Lummi Nation reaches deal over water usage

The Lummi Nation of Washington has reached a deal over water usage on its reservation

The deal dictates the amount of water that will go to tribal members and to non-Indians on the reservation. Non-Indian usage will be monitored by the state Department of Ecology

According to the state, about 22 percent of the reservation is owned by non-Indians. Their share of water is based on 120 acre-feet, out of 900-acre feet that will flow to the reservation.

The federal government is a party to the agreement. It must be approved by a federal judge.

Get the Story:
Lummi Peninsula water deal struck (The Belligham Herald 11/3)

Relevant Links:
Lummi Nation - http://www.lummi-nsn.org