Nooksack water rights adjudication is on track for April filing
Issues to watch in 2024
Commentary: Keep an eye on the six initiatives to the legislature, Nooksack water rights adjudication, child care initiative grants, new Bellingham Mayor Kim Lund and new sheriff in town Donnell “Tank” Tanksley.
Who to vote for? Read what the candidates have to say
November’s general election will decide who will lead Whatcom County and the City of Bellingham in 2024. Ballots will be mailed on Oct. 20 for the Nov. 7 election. In collaboration with Salish Current, Whatcom Watch queried candidates for their stances on crucial issues, to help voters make their choices.
U.S., Canada make headway on cross-border Nooksack flood strategy
As the two-year anniversary of a devastating Nooksack River flood approaches, cross-border strategy talks are beginning to take shape, taking community cooperation and climate change into consideration. Is it enough?
Candidates talk water as Whatcom wells run dry
Nooksack watershed and Whatcom County leaders face lower streamflows, higher stream temperatures, less snow runoff and higher temperatures. What do candidates say?
Claims about Nooksack water rights must meet fact test
Commentary: Collaboration is the only way to solve the twin problems of too little water at one time, too much at another, in the Nooksack Basin.
Collaborate, adjudicate to settle Nooksack water issues
Summer streamflows in the Nooksack Basin have been declining for decades, while the need for irrigation water grows as summers get hotter and rainfall diminishes.
Grant to fund collaboration plan for solutions to Nooksack Basin water issues
Interested parties hope Solutions Table funding approved by the Whatcom County Council this week will spark collaborative work toward holistic solutions for water availability in the Nooksack River basin.
Floods, fish and farming intersect in Nooksack Basin’s complex challenge
As Whatcom County works to prepare for the next major flooding events and to foster community resilience, a discussion on long-term solutions and ways to promote salmon population and environmental preservation along the Nooksack River is taking shape.
Community Voices / Nooksack flood, water solutions to protect families, fish and farms will require collaboration
Whatcom farmers are calling for communitywide collaboration in pursuing solutions to flooding and water supply issues in the Nooksack River Basin.