Water rights rule change coming to Yakima Valley

Outlet: Yakima Herald

May 21, 2012

The Department of Ecology will consider new water rights applications in the Moxee and Wide Hollow areas for the first time in more than 12 years, but there will be a price. Farmers, developers and others with pending water rights applications — some filed decades ago — will be required to provide mitigation water to offset their new use before their application can be approved.

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