Starting in Spring 2024, the Department of Ecology (Ecology) will send a summons via certified mail to people on record who have a water right document or own a parcel outside a water service area. The mailing will include instructions and two forms. Recipients are required to fill out one of two forms based on their water usage: the Small Use Court Claim Form or the Full-length Court Claim Form. The instructions will be used for both forms.
To review the claim forms and instructions, please scroll down to the bottom of the page and click on the review documents button or see them on this site: DRAFT WRIA 1 Nooksack area adjudication claim forms for comment period.
Before finalizing the forms and instructions, we are holding a 60-day comment period as required by RCW 90.03.140(3) to receive feedback to improve the process and ensure the documents are in good shape prior to the spring filing.
While we welcome all comments about the forms and instructions, we are particularly interested in knowing:
After the comment period ends, we will review all feedback received and incorporate changes as needed.
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