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Water Resource Management: Where we are Today (2016)

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16-11-003November 2016
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Author(s) Carrie Sessions
Description Over the last 20 years, the Washington State Supreme Court has issued several rulings that have profoundly reshaped how the Department of Ecology (Ecology) manages water. Taken together, these rulings have removed several of our tools and as a result, we currently lack flexibility for balancing the competing needs of water users across the state. The most recent decisions, Foster (2015) and Hirst (2016), directly impact water users across the state.
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Keywords case law, water management, mitigation, instream flow