The Nooksack River from the Hannegan Road bridge south of Lynden, Oct 7, 2016. The Washington state Supreme Court recently ruled that Whatcom County must make sure there is enough available water before issuing permits for new developments in rural areas, in part to protect salmon-bearing streams like the Nooksack. The case has been working its way through the courts since 2013.
The Nooksack River from the Hannegan Road bridge south of Lynden, Oct 7, 2016. The Washington state Supreme Court recently ruled that Whatcom County must make sure there is enough available water before issuing permits for new developments in rural areas, in part to protect salmon-bearing streams like the Nooksack. The case has been working its way through the courts since 2013. Philip A. Dwyer pdwyer@bhamherald.com
The Nooksack River from the Hannegan Road bridge south of Lynden, Oct 7, 2016. The Washington state Supreme Court recently ruled that Whatcom County must make sure there is enough available water before issuing permits for new developments in rural areas, in part to protect salmon-bearing streams like the Nooksack. The case has been working its way through the courts since 2013. Philip A. Dwyer pdwyer@bhamherald.com

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