PUD No. 1 of Jefferson County v. Washington Dept. of Ecology

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511 U.S. 700 (1994)

Issue. Did the Department properly condition the water quality certification for the project on the maintenance of minimum stream flows to protect salmon and steelhead runs?
Holding. The State may include minimum stream flow requirements in a water quality certification issued pursuant to § 401 of the CWA insofar as such flows are necessary to enforce a designated use contained in a state water quality standard.

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