Dec. 13 blog – More than half of the state's water supply starts out as snowpack, which is why it is so important to keep an eye on it — not just for ski conditions, but as part of our drought monitoring.We started this week with snowpack at 28% of normal for this time of year.
Dec. 12 blog – This month’s aquatic critter looks like a luminous holiday spirit carrying dozens of flickering candles. The northern opalescent nudibranch has been called the most beautiful invertebrate in Puget Sound, and it’s easy to see why.
Dec. 9 news release – A stage 1 burn ban in Chelan, Douglas, Kittitas, Klickitat counties and the Methow Valley in Okanogan County will expire at 8 a.m. Tuesday, Dec. 10.
Dec. 6 news release – A ban on outdoor burning and the use of uncertified stoves and fireplaces begins at 8 a.m. Sunday, Dec. 8, in Okanogan County’s Methow Valley, and for all of Chelan and Douglas counties due to poor air quality in the region. A Stage 1 ban that began earlier this week in Kittitas and Klickitat counties will be extended. Restrictions on burning will continue through 12 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 11, when conditions will be reassessed
Dec. 4 blog – First-hand account of a new Washington Conservation Crew member's experience tossing salmon carcass pellets into the Chiwawa River. The pellets provide important nutrients to the river.
Dec. 4 news release – A ban on outdoor burning and the use of uncertified stoves and fireplaces begins at 12 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 4, in Kittitas and Klickitat counties due to poor air quality in the region.
Dec. 2 statement – Maia Bellon announces she's stepping down as director of the Washington state Department of Ecology.
Nov. 27 blog – Once a month, we take high-resolution photos of Puget Sound water conditions, using seaplane to travel between our long-term monitoring stations. We publish these, along with monitoring station data, in the Eyes Over Puget Sound report.