League members working on Thurston County Water Realities Study—Part II have been learning about the most urgent factors faced by Thurston County as it encounters increasingly longer and drier summers, shorter wetter rainy periods, and a growing population. Local streams are supporting fewer and fewer salmon. Ground water reservoirs are not being sufficiently recharged.
Given that the quality and quantity of Thurston County water is complicated by factors that include the Hirst Decision and a subsequent law passed by the Legislature in March 2018, the LWV-TC Study Group will host Five Public Meetings in 2019.
Meeting 2— Where’s the Water: Water for People, Water for Fish
Tuesday, March 5 at the Olympia Center, 5:30 pm.
MAIA BELLON, Director, Washington Department of Ecology “NEW STATE POLICIES ON WATER RIGHTS AND WATERSHED PLANNING, FLOWING FROM RECENT JUDICIAL, LEGISLATIVE, AND EXECUTIVE ACTIONS”
GEORGE WALTER, Environmental Program Supervisor, Nisqually Natural Resources, Nisqually Indian Tribe “WATERSHED PROTECTION: THE PROCESS AND RESULTS OF THE WASHINGTON WATER RESOURCE INVENTORY AREAS (WRIA) PLANNING EFFORT”
MARC DAILY, Executive Director, Thurston Regional Planning Council “PLANNING FOR THE FUTURE AND A GROWING THURSTON COUNTY POPULATION.”
222 Columbia St NW
OLympia, WA 98501
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