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Water rights — and responsibilities: A use tax would benefit Whatcom farmers

Water can no longer be considered an inexhaustible resource

Rights to water from the Nooksack River, pictured here between farmlands in Lynden, will be adjudicated through a legal process beginning this year. Farmers would be wise to get ahead of the game by measuring and paying a tax for water use, guest writer Eric Hirst argues in a Cascadia Daily News commentary. (Hailey Hoffman/Cascadia Daily News)
By Eric Hirst Guest Writer
Whatcom farmers will have much less water to irrigate their crops in the future, for two key reasons
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