Many of you have asked us for assistance in better understanding the background and history leading up to Okanogan County's recent Ordinance 2019-11, which in effect placed a moratorium on the division of land within the Methow watershed, subject to a few narrow exceptions. As we work to play a constructive role in the processes ahead, we offer the following documents that we have found helpful in understanding this action by the County Commissioners, and the underlying issues:

Links to information specifically about Okanogan County Ordinance 2019-11

Links to studies focused on water quality and availability:

Links to relevant case law:

    Links to general background on Washington State Water Law

    Links to other organizations with resources:

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