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Wash. Dept. of Ecology and Swinomish Tribe Agree on Temporary Groundwater Use

Joint News Release: Washington State Department of Ecology and Swinomish Indian Tribal Community – October 10, 2013 (13-258)

Ecology and Swinomish Tribe agree 2001-2013 Skagit groundwater use secure while water supply solutions are developed

 

OLYMPIA – The Washington Department of Ecology (Ecology) will not require Skagit Basin well owners who established groundwater rights between April 14, 2001, and Oct. 2, 2013, to curtail their water use after a recent court decision overturned a 2006 state water rule.

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Skagit County Suggests Swinomish Indian Tribal Community Dismisses Its [Water]Lawsuit

Sandra Spargo, Defending Water in the Skagit River Basin, Dec. 15, 2012 Please find below an article in the Skagit Valley Herald that is entitled, County suggests Swinomish dismiss its lawsuit. The Swinomish lawsuit (supported by the City of Anacortes without citizen input), if successful, could lead to all rural and agricultural landowners in the Skagit River Basin losing access to well water if they had drilled their well in 2001 or after, Ecology officials have said.

Moreover, if the […]

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