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Focus on: New streamflow restoration law

Publication number Date Published Date Revised
18-11-006May 2018May 2019
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Author(s) Johnson-Waggoner, Kristin
Description Washington state has a new law affecting water resource management. In January 2018, the Legislature passed Engrossed Substitute Senate Bill (ESSB) 6091 in response to the Hirst decision. ESSB 6091 addresses the court’s decision by allowing landowners to obtain a building permit for a new home relying on a permit-exempt well. The law also directs local planning groups to develop streamflow restoration plans that address the potentially negative impacts from new development.
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Keywords stream flows, Water Resource Inventory Area, Hirst
WEB PAGE Streamflow restoration