Understanding Washington Water Law

This page is being maintained as an archive of past information and will not be updated.

Our challenge is to share our water supply and to use it efficiently and carefully so there is enough for everyone and everything that depends on it.  How we collectively resolve competing needs is critical. Whether we know it or not, we are all – each and every one of us – water managers.

The following links to publications are provided to assist you with answers to questions you may have related to the current process for adopting an instream flow and water management rule in the Quilcene-Snow watershed.

Washington Water Law

Water Rights

Ground Water Permit Exemption

Instream Flow