Williams Pipeline-Nooksack Line Lowering Project

Williams/Northwest Pipeline, LLC has applied for a Shoreline Substantial Development Permit and Shoreline Conditional Use Permit to allow the removal, replacement, and lowering of 1,700 ft. of 30-inch diameter natural gas pipeline and the removal of 1,550 ft. of abandoned 26-inch diameter pipeline within the north Fork of the Nooksack River.  The project is expected to take 14-17 weeks.  Northwest proposes to conduct timber felling as early as fall of 2018 and construction of the replacement pipeline will begin in 2019 during the driest months of the year (May to late September), followed by restoration.