Water law update

This has been a good week in water law, first with the Washington Supreme Court ruling in the Foster v. DOE case where the Supreme Court recognized the importance of “first in time, first in right” and the “prior appropriations” doctrines on Oct 8. As of today, we have a favorable ruling on WOTUS. The 6th Circuit just issued a nationwide stay on WOTUS. This is a very positive step for water rights. See more below: