South Puget Sound diversion dam (Photo credit: Burt Clothier)
Back in February, we posted about the Washington State Department of Ecology’s upcoming Certified Water Rights Examiner (CWRE) program. Designed to help water rights holders streamline the process of moving a water right permit to certificate status, the program is now active. Following the initial round of examinations in late May and early June, Ecology has published a list of certified examiners here.
Robinson Noble has two CWREs on staff: Burt Clothier, LHG, in our Tacoma office and Max Wills, LHG, in our Woodinville office. Our services now support water users through all phases of the water rights process from application, source development, and mitigation analysis through permit approval and proof of appropriation certification by a CWRE.
Kari Thomas has joined Robinson Noble as a Project Geologist in our Tacoma office. She has over six years of experience in geotechnical engineering, industrial hygiene, materials, and environmental consulting fields. She is an experienced field team leader and field health and safety coordinator. Her work experience and formal education include groundwater and soil sampling, Phase I and Phase II environmental site investigations, geotechnical and environmental drilling, asbestos and hazardous material building surveys, hazardous materials abatement oversight, indoor air quality and mold assessments, well installation, and construction monitoring. Kari also has experience working with wetlands management, stream gaging, and sediment-loading studies.