100 Years of Washington Water Law

Washington State Department of Ecology’s Water Resources Division is commemorating Washington’s first water law, which is turning 100 this year.

Learn more about the law that was originated in 1917 to address conflicts over the use of water – a resource held in common by Washington state citizens.

Click here to learn more about the water law, watch a video history of Washington state water rights and find out what the water law means for our shared future.