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Entries from February 2011

The myth of the “stinky mudflats” on a restored Deschutes Estuary (80 percent of the time and healthy)

February 22nd, 2011 by jdickison · Comments Off on The myth of the “stinky mudflats” on a restored Deschutes Estuary (80 percent of the time and healthy)

One of the myths that defenders of Capitol Lake like to mention is the danger of ever present mud flats on a restored Capitol Lake. Obviously, they like to point out, a quiet and peaceful dammed river is much preferable to mud flats. What they don’t mention is the scientific studies that point out how […]

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Tags: Deschutes River Estuary

SB 5757

February 21st, 2011 by jkonovsky · Comments Off on SB 5757

Passed out of committee on to Way & Means. We might get this out of the Senate!

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Tags: Water Quality

Senate Bill 5757

February 14th, 2011 by jkonovsky · Comments Off on Senate Bill 5757

Tuesday, February 15th, 10AM, Senate Hearing Room 4, J.A. Cherber Building.  The Senate Environment, Water and Energy Committee will hold a hearing on SB 5757.  The Squaxin Island Tribe will testify in support of the bill. From the Squaxin perspective, the bill will provide funding to help local jurisdictions make  science-based decisions on water availability […]

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Tags: Water Quality