Costly Chaos: Difficulties Already Plague State’s Massive Whatcom Water Lawsuit in First Court Hearing

(LYNDEN, Wash.) Local farmers are concerned as troubling questions and legal conflicts already threaten to delay the Washington State Department of Ecology’s massive water rights lawsuit in Whatcom County. The confusion resulting from the massive scale of the growing lawsuit has already led to delays. The size of the lawsuit ...

Whatcom Family Farmers Reacts to Nooksack Water Rights Adjudication Court Filing

The state’s official court filing of the water rights adjudication for the Nooksack Basin is a sad moment for our farming community in Whatcom County. While we knew the adjudication filing was coming for some time, it still reflects a major milestone. Despite the many efforts by Whatcom farmers to ...

Whatcom Residents Again Pack Water Rights Event

Water, legal experts delivered valuable guidance in second informational event; first event in November was standing room-only (LYNDEN, Wash.) Whatcom County residents packed the room for a special informational event in Lynden Wednesday evening, March 27th, where they learned how to prepare for the state’s upcoming water rights adjudication ...

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Making Sure You’re Prepared for Adjudication: Water Rights Educational Event Planned in Lynden March 27

Click here for March 27 Event Details Water, legal experts to give local residents valuable guidance in second informational event; first event in November was standing room-only (LYNDEN, Wash.) Whatcom County residents are invited to a special informational event in Lynden on the evening of Wednesday, March 27th, where ...

Ecology Giving Unfair ‘Free Pass’ for Major Whatcom Water Use

In new comments, farmers criticize state regulators’ proposal to exempt residential irrigation in upcoming Whatcom water court case, saying move amounts to illegal change of state law (LYNDEN, Wash.) New proposed claim forms that Whatcom water users would have to submit in court to try to keep their water rights ...

Protecting Your Water: Understanding The Water Rights Lawsuit

March 27, 2024  |  6:30 - 8:30 pm Northwest Washington Fairgrounds Peoples Bank Farm Pavilion Your RSVP is not required, but is appreciated so we know how many plan to attend. RSVP Today! Whatcom County residents are invited to a special informational event in Lynden on ...

Bracing for Upcoming Whatcom Water Lawsuit, Hundreds Gather in Lynden to Learn from Experts

Local residents packed a meeting this past week featuring experts outlining how they can protect their water access, as a state lawsuit on water rights in Whatcom County is expected to begin this coming spring. Over 300 people heard from prominent water rights lawyers and technical experts who led the ...

Ecology’s Water “Solutions Showcase” Highlights Keys to Success in Yakima Basin

Countering Ecology’s focus on adjudication in Whatcom, leaders in the Yakima Integrated Water Plan explain cooperation and trust are essential to resolving water issues and show how litigation “stymied” progress on solving Yakima Basin issues for decades (LYNDEN, Wash.) The State Department of Ecology sponsored a “Solutions Showcase” on ...

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