NOTICE OF APPLICATION TO ENTER GROUNDWATER RIGHT G4-23992(A)C INTO THE WASHINGTON STATE TRUST WATER PROGRAM
Pursuant to RCW 90.03.380 and RCW 90.42.040(5)(a) be advised that on December 7, 2011, Martin Pitney of Pinecreek Orchards LLC. made application to the State of Washington Department of Ecology to transfer the entire quantity of water allocated under Ground Water Certificate G4-23992(A)C to Ecology’s Trust Water Program. The proposed change of use is for groundwater preservation within the deep alluvial deposits extending from Oroville to Tonasket, instream flows of the Okanogan and Columbia Rivers and mitigation for consumptive use associated with new out-of-stream and groundwater uses.
The Water Right Certificate authorizes a maximum withdrawal of 1,208 gallons per minute; 958.4 acre-feet per year from April 1 to October 1, for the irrigation of 239.6 acres; with a priority date of June 11, 1975. The historic place of use is located within Sections 7, 8, 17 and 18 of Township 37 North, Range 27 East, Willamette Meridian, Okanogan County, Washington. The points of withdrawal are identified as three groundwater wells all located within the south half of Section 17, Township 37 North, Range 27 E.W.M. Ecology’s Trust Water Program will manage the water right for the new purpose(s) and place(s) of use.
Protests or objections to approval of this application may be filed with the Department of Ecology and must include a detailed statement of the basis for the objections. Protests must be received by March 3, 2012. All letters of protest will become public record. Protests must be accompanied by a $50 recording fee payable to the Department of Ecology, Cashiering Unit, PO Box 47611, Olympia, WA 98504-7611. Fees must be paid by check or money order and are nonrefundable. Cash will not be accepted.