Focus on: New streamflow restoration law
Focus on: New streamflow restoration law (Number of pages: 2) (Publication Size: 849KB)
|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|
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