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Jan. 4, 2012 State Puts Stormwater Restrictions on Clark County

 Following an injunction granted by U.S. District Judge Ronald B. Leighton, Clark County must now follow the state’s default stormwater guidelines while its own are being reviewed by the state Court of Appeals. The state’s plan requires that newly developed sites drain at the same rate they did before Euro-American settlement. The county’s current plan requires developers to ensure that on-site flow conditions are unchanged, with the county making up the difference in presettlement flow standards off-site, within the same water resource inventory area. Plaintiffs challenged the county  management plan in 2010, claiming it does not adequately protect salmon.  

 

Read the article in The Columbian by Stephanie Rice.