March 19, 2017 100 Years of Water Law
We are commemorating Washington’s first water law, which is turning 100 this year. The 1917 law was needed to address conflicts over the use of water, a resource held in common by Washington state citizens. Over time, the law has been changed to ensure that competing needs are addressed, including water to support the environment and fisheries, growing communities and individual homes, farms, and industry.
Read the full features on the Washington State Department of Ecology website: