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Will receding Nisqually Glacier impact Yelm’s aquifer?

“Scientist say glaciers on the South facing, weather side of Mount Rainier, are the most sensitive to change and the Nisqually glacier is receding at six times the historic rate.” Photo Credit: Dean J. Koepfler, The Olympian Staff photographer

The city’s unbridled approval of so many housing developments the last 10 years, yet being so challenging for light industry, local businesses and jobs to be cultivated here, has been unwise, as the reputation of Yelm’s city hall attests. Even owners of a well-known business publicly highlighted such.

With the recent high-profile stories by leading scientists about the deterioration of melting glaciers supplying water to our area’s aquifers, even Yelm’s new well deep may be in danger of adequately supplying all of their customers’ needs if this city does not take heed:

– Losing Paradise: Climate Change Is Changing Mount Rainier”
“If the scientists are right, the end is near for a Northwest treasure at least as we know it.

Global warming is melting Mount Rainiers glaciers at six times the historic rate,” by Rob Carson, Tacoma News Tribune.
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Posted by Steve on February 3, 2015 at 6:22 am | Permalink

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