Squaxin Island Tribe's Natural Resources

Squaxin Island Tribe's Natural Resource Department Weblog

Squaxin Island Tribe's Natural Resources header image 4

Entries from June 2012

History of the Deschutes River Estuary available

June 20th, 2012 by eoconnell · Comments Off on History of the Deschutes River Estuary available

How the Deschutes River estuary came to be dammed in the 1950s has been a heated topic locally the last few years. A history of the local efforts to dam the estuary and create Capitol Lake is now available. The history covers the time from just after statehood when the first dam was proposed to […]

[Read more →]

Tags: Deschutes River Estuary

Finding low summer flows on the Deschutes

June 8th, 2012 by eoconnell · Comments Off on Finding low summer flows on the Deschutes

The Squaxin Island Tribe is conducting a season long study to find out when the Deschutes’ flows get low: In order to establish how much water salmon need to survive during the summer months, the Squaxin Island Tribe is starting a lengthy examination of streamflow in the Deschutes River. “We want to look at the […]

[Read more →]

Tags: Salmon