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Frequently Asked Questions: Water rights adjudication will protect water rights in Spokane Area (Historical)

Publication number Date Published Date Revised
09-11-017June 2009May 2013
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Author(s) Benno Bonkowski
Description Adjudication is the only legally binding way to determine who has a valid water right, how much water can be used, and who has priority during shortages. It is fundamental to protecting water rights.

As Idaho proceeds with their Northern Idaho Adjudication, Washington is making preparations necessary to begin a Spokane area adjudication. An adjudication is important to ensure that Washington State water right claims on waters shared with Idaho are fully protected.
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Keywords process, water, water right, adjudication
WEB PAGE Water right adjudications
WATERSHED Water Resource Inventory Areas
(WRIA 54,WRIA 57)