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Water Resources Adjudication Assessment Legislative Report

Publication number Date Published
20-11-084September 2020
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Author(s) McPherson, Robin and Adjudication Staff
Description In 2019, the Legislature directed the Department of Ecology “to assess and explore opportunities to resolve water rights uncertainties and disputes through adjudications in selected basins where tribal senior water rights, unquantified claims, and similar uncertainties about the seniority, quantity, and validity of water rights exist.” Over the last year, we have reviewed watersheds around the state to determine which areas are most ready to begin an adjudication process. Through this assessment, we have identified the Nooksack and Upper Columbia/Lake Roosevelt watersheds as priority basins to begin this work.
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Keywords water management, Water Rights, water right, adjudication
WEB PAGE Water right adjudications

DRAFT WRIA 1 Nooksack area adjudication claim forms for Comment period

Focus on: Potential Adjudication in Nooksack Basin

Focus on: Potential Adjudication in Lake Roosevelt and Middle Tributaries

Focus on: Future Adjudications