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Water rights permit processing reaches new levels

I received an e-mail from Maria Bellon, Water Resources Program Manager for the state Department of Ecology. She was excited to tell me about updated decision numbers for the water rights they have been processing this fiscal year. Including the month of May, the decision count for the last 11 months was:

  • 661 decisions (excluding withdrawals)
  • 166 withdrawals
  • For a total of 827 applications being taken out of the backlog this fiscal year. Continue reading