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Publication number Date Published Date Revised
07-11-042October 2007November 2011
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Author(s) Water Resources Program
Description In 2006, the Washington State Department of Ecology (Ecology) amended the Skagit River water management rule (Chapter 173-503 WAC). The amendments created reservations to provide reliable water supplies for future development in the Skagit River basin, while still protecting flows needed for fish and other in-stream values. The reservations are finite amounts of water, set aside for specific future out-of-stream uses.
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Keywords reservation, Skagit, water resource, water right, instream flow
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WATERSHED Water Resource Inventory Areas
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