News, Publications & Events 2009
These news stories are updated regularly by Tupper Mack Wells. For the most recent stories, scroll down. To view the archives, see the column on the right.
In an article published in Western Water Law & Policy Reporter, Tupper Mack Wells attorney Sarah Mack explores the Washington Department of Ecology administrative policy issued on October 9, 2009 on collection of rainwater for beneficial use. In a departure from its previous position, the agency announced that… Continue reading
In its third decision in four years applying Washington’s water right relinquishment statute, Division III of the Court of Appeals affirmed forfeiture of a water right from the Walla Walla River in Pacific Land Partners, LLC v. Ecology, 150 Wn.App. 740, 208 P.3d 586 (2009), based on… Continue reading
Tupper Mack Wells attorney Sarah Mack, in an article published in the Western Water Law & Policy Reporter, looks at the 2009 legislation to modernize the water rights adjudication process, in Chapter 332, Laws of 2009 (ESHB 1571), effective on July 26, 2009. Drawing on recommendations from the… Continue reading