A 2009 settlement between the United States, Lummi Nation, Ecology and landowners guides groundwater use on the Lummi Peninsula.
The agreement resulted from a federal court case, United States, Lummi Nation v. Ecology, et. al. It includes a description of water user responsibilities, water use limitations, metering, and chloride sampling requirements.
Federal water master's annual reports
The settlement agreement requires the federal water master to issue an annual report of the activities of the Federal Water Master’s Office. Each report summarizes requests for action, decisions or orders issued, and enforcement actions taken during the fiscal year.
Settlement and legal documents
All aspects of the agreement are now in effect. Below are key documents related to the settlement agreement:
On Nov. 20, 2007, Judge Zilly signed and filed the order and judgment in this case. The judge approved the settlement agreement as it was filed on Nov. 13, 2007, with amendments required by the court.