Nooksack basin Archives - Salish Current

The complexity of water rights adjudication

May 3, 2024
James Davenport

Commentary: The court has conflicting principles to resolve in determining rights to water in the Nooksack Basin.

read more

Climate change complicates Nooksack adjudication 

April 18, 2024
Eric Hirst

Commentary: What happens when property owners hold legal water rights that bear little relationship to the amount of water actually available?

read more

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.
read more

Issues to watch in 2024

January 4, 2024
Dan Raas

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.

read more

Who to vote for? Read what the candidates have to say

October 17, 2023
Whatcom Watch in partnership with Salish Current

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.

read more

U.S., Canada make headway on cross-border Nooksack flood strategy

September 12, 2023
Catherine Skrzypinski and Clifford Heberden

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?

read more

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?

read more

Claims about Nooksack water rights must meet fact test

November 3, 2022
Fred Likkel

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.

read more

Collaborate, adjudicate to settle Nooksack water issues

August 4, 2022
Eric Hirst

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.

read more

Grant to fund collaboration plan for solutions to Nooksack Basin water issues

April 15, 2022
Clifford Heberden

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.

read more

Floods, fish and farming intersect in Nooksack Basin’s complex challenge

February 17, 2022
Clifford Heberden

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.

read more

Community Voices / Nooksack flood, water solutions to protect families, fish and farms will require collaboration

January 5, 2022
Rich Appel

Whatcom farmers are calling for communitywide collaboration in pursuing solutions to flooding and water supply issues in the Nooksack River Basin.

read more

A STRONG COMMUNITY NEEDS A STRONG LOCAL PRESS.

Help us revive local journalism.

MORE
© 2024 Salish Current | site by Shew Design