Water Supply Archives - Salish Current

Nooksack water rights adjudication is on track for April filing

February 14, 2024
Clifford Heberden
State officials in the Legislature, courts administration and Ecology are preparing Whatcom courts and residents for pending historic water rights adjudication.
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Candidates talk water as Whatcom wells run dry

September 8, 2023
Kai Uyehara

Nooksack watershed and Whatcom County leaders face lower streamflows, higher stream temperatures, less snow runoff and higher temperatures. What do candidates say?

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Looking ahead in the San Juans: island water planning … 2036

December 1, 2022
Nancy DeVaux

How do you plan for the future water supply when you don’t have all the information?

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Islanders grapple with concerns over a finite resource: water

August 18, 2022
Clifford Heberden

Aquifers around the Salish Sea are at risk from seawater intrusion, exhaustion and the concern that replenishment could become more and more difficult with the changing climate.

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Community Voices / Is time running out? Streamflow trends in the Nooksack watershed

December 15, 2021
Eric Hirst

Given the high volume of rain and flooding during the past few weeks, it may seem strange to talk about water scarcity in the Nooksack River system. Although the watershed has ample water in the winter (often too much water), it holds too little in the summer to support healthy salmon. Complicating the water supply issue are the adverse effects of climate change.

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