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Clark County’s Bi-Zi Farms at risk; Ecology says it will enforce 5,000 gallon per day water limit

Latest step in two-year water rights battle for sixth-generation Brush Prairie family farm

By Shari Phiel, Columbian staff writer
Published: September 21, 2023, 6:04am
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Farmer Joe Zimmerman recalls how Bi-Zi Farms in Brush Prairie hasn't been able grow as many crops as usual because of the state's water usage restrictions.
Farmer Joe Zimmerman recalls how Bi-Zi Farms in Brush Prairie hasn't been able grow as many crops as usual because of the state's water usage restrictions. (Taylor Balkom/The Columbian) Photo Gallery

BRUSH PRAIRIE — Bi-Zi Farms’ two-year battle with the state Department of Ecology over water rights isn’t over yet, but a recent ruling by the state agency could drive the business closer to closing its doors for good. Co-owner Bill Zimmerman said he received a letter from the state Saturday detailing the ruling.

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