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March 1, 2018

Hirst ‘fix' excluded Skagit County, leaving many property owners there high and dry

  • A court ruling on water access known as the “Hirst decision” essentially froze development projects across the state.
    WNPA Olympia News Bureau

    Photo by Alex Visser [enlarge]
    This sign marks the entrance to Forest Park Estates near Concrete. Ten of the 29 lots were sold, but only one was developed.

    Along its 150-mile course, the Skagit River crosses boundaries political and natural as it carries water from British Columbia to Washington state, cutting through the high, dry air of the Cascade Mountains before settling in the low wetness of Puget Sound.

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