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Water shortage plans affect Puget Sound’s major cities!
Yelm fighting for more water
Salmon in-crisis in too-warm Columbia River

“Sockeye salmon battle their way upstream
as part of their annual migration”
Photo credit: Alex Mustard/Solent News/REX

– “Seattle, Everett, Tacoma activate water shortage response plans”
“Seattle, Everett, and Tacoma issued a joint statement on Monday, saying that all three will activate water shortage response plans.

The first stage is advisory.

In mid-July, nearly of Washington state was reported to be in severe drought, but there are not mandatory water restrictions. Additionally, after the hottest June in recorded history, higher-than-usual water consumption and record-low stream flows into storage reservoirs, Seattle Public Utilities changed its water supply outlook from good to fair,” quoting KIRO-TV 7 news in Seattle.
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Editor’s note: And the City of Yelm keeps spending hundreds of thousands of dollars in attorney fees to preserve more than doubling of the city’s water rights just to build more homes here?
Wazzup with that?
What about taking care of what we currently have with adequate Police staffing, as an example?

– “Sockeye Salmon in Columbia River Dying”
“Half of Columbia River sockeye salmon population dead or dying due to hot water in basin.”

“More than a quarter million sockeye salmon returning from the ocean to spawn are either dead or dying in the Columbia River and its tributaries due to warming water temperatures.

Federal and state fisheries biologists say water that is 5 to 6 degrees warmer is wiping out at least half of this year’s returning population of the cold-water species.

Ritchie Graves of the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration says up to 80 percent of the population could ultimately perish,” by Keith Ridler, Associated Press.
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– “Dry conditions could persist into next year”
From KIRO-YV 7 News in Seattle
Click here for the video.

Posted by Steve on July 28, 2015 at 7:59 am | Permalink

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