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The following estimates on how long reserved water could last without being supplemented were calculated using:
|Bagley Creek||Bell Creek||Cassalery Creek||Dungeness River and
|Gierin Creek||McDonald Creek||Meadowbrook Creek||Seibert Creek|
|127.36 years||24.27 years||6.08 years||866.06 years||74.70 years||33.29 years||862.50 years||584.67 years|
Most of the reserves can be expected to last many years. Cassalery Creek is a concern. However, providing effective mitigation is not only possible in that subbasin, early mitigation projects have been identified and are already being pursued.
There is no statutory prohibition to expanding the size of the reserves if future conditions warrant this. However, it would be necessary to clearly demonstrate that allowing the additional impact would be in the overriding public interest and that the state’s obligation to protect streams and fish are met. Changing these reserves would require adopting an amended rule, including agency and tribal consultation, and the public process required under the Administrative Procedures Act.
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