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Supreme Court Acts to Protect Senior Water Rights Including Instream Flows

December 16th, 2011 by jkonovsky · Comments Off on Supreme Court Acts to Protect Senior Water Rights Including Instream Flows

The Supreme Court upheld an important Thurston Superior Court decision yesterday.  The court majority decided that new subdivisions must secure water supplies during the planning stages–that step to determine water adequacy cannot wait until houses are actually built. This ruling makes logical sense.  It eliminates the possibility that developers might make significant upfront investments and […]

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