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Posted on: August 24, 2017

Planning Prepares for the Watershed Closure

For parcels within the Lake Whatcom, Lake Samish and Lake Padden watersheds, the last day permits can be issued is September 15, 2017 due to the seasonal closure beginning October 1st. 2017 through May 31st, 2018. During the watershed seasonal closure no activities which expose more than 500 square feet of soil (in total) are permitted.

WCC 20.51.410(3) and WCC 20.80.735(2) prohibit the issuing of permits in the watershed within two weeks of the seasonal closure on October 1st 2017. Those permits that are not able to be issued by September 15th, 2017 will be issued June 1st, 2018.

If you have questions about the seasonal closure, please contact PDS-Natural Resources, Watershed staff at 360-778-5900 or pds@whatcomcounty.us.

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