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Entries from June 2010

Mitigation – reduce the severity of an action by lessening the impact.

June 29th, 2010 by jdickison · Comments Off on Mitigation – reduce the severity of an action by lessening the impact.

This is the third in a series of posts about replying to the assumption by Lacey’s city manager Greg Cuoio that mitigation is a good way to provide more water for the city of Lacey. You can read all the posts here. The concept of mitigation has commonly been used to address environmental impacts, growing […]

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Tags: water mitigation

Oakland Bay Improving, But Sustained Funding Needed

June 23rd, 2010 by jkonovsky · Comments Off on Oakland Bay Improving, But Sustained Funding Needed

On 6/22, the Squaxin Island Tribe and other partners on an advisory committee made a report to the Oakland Bay Clean Water District Board of Directors (aka the Mason County Commissioners) on the status of Oakland Bay.  The review was generally positive, but cautious.  Below summarizes some of my and others comments. Water quality has […]

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Tags: Water Quality

Water, Fish Need

June 17th, 2010 by jdickison · Comments Off on Water, Fish Need

This is the first in a series of posts replying to the assumption by Lacey’s city manager Greg Cuoio that mitigation is a good way to provide more water for the city of Lacey. Water in the State of Washington has a very few actual owners. When we talk about water rights, we are talking […]

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Tags: water mitigation

Deschutes Water – Cuoio Gets it Wrong, Again

June 16th, 2010 by jdickison · Comments Off on Deschutes Water – Cuoio Gets it Wrong, Again

Why can’t Lacey City Manager Greg Cuoio think before he opens his mouth and insults the Squaxin Island Tribe? Or maybe he does think and his insults are intentional. In any case, Cuoio’s recent comments to the Olympian are an inaccurate rendition of the current status of very delicate discussions regarding the continued plundering of […]

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Tags: water mitigation

Benefits to Salmonids of Dam Removal

June 3rd, 2010 by jkonovsky · Comments Off on Benefits to Salmonids of Dam Removal

Gary Chittim from Seattle’s King 5 TV wonders if the increased coho smolt production documented in Goldsborough Creek after removal of a small dam in 2001 will be also be achieved with the  salmonids in the Elwha River when much larger dams are removed in the near future… See:  http://www.king5.com/news/environment/Shelton-Area-Creek-Provides-Preview-to-Elwha-Dam-Removal–95454479.html

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Tags: Salmon