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Wash. Water Ruling Could Have Far-Reaching Effects, Including Dropping Property Values

Skagit County, Western Wash.

Wash. Dept. of Ecology to hold water rights workshop on Dec. 2 in Mount Vernon.

By Rachel Lerman/Posted: Sunday, December 1, 2013 9:00 am

Potential builders and landowners face a state of limbo as the state Department of Ecology searches for solutions in a water rights battle that has lasted decades.

The battle over water rights in the Skagit River basin reached a plateau Oct. 3 with the state Supreme Court’s ruling against Ecology in a […]

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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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