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Comment period extended for environmental review of Chehalis flood reduction project
The public is invited to participate in an online public hearing April 2 & online public meeting April 21 to comment on draft environmental review for proposed Chehalis River flood reduction project.
Fecal Matters: Saltwater State Park is now open to the public, King County
Seattle and King County Public Health have lifted the no-contact advisory to water contact at Saltwater State Park and Washington State Parks have re-opened the park to the public.
We can't effectively regulate Hanford cleanup without access to key information from U.S. Department of Energy

We've issued a Director's Determination, giving the U.S. Department of Energy 30 days to meet our information requirements.

Eyes Over Puget Sound: Conditions still favorable for fish growth
During our monthly flight in October, we saw plumes of river water starting to flow into Puget Sound.
Despite challenges, recycling is still the right thing to do – for the environment and the economy

As the nation prepares to celebrate America Recycles Day on Nov. 15, remember the environmental and economic value that recycling brings, and see available online resources.

Tacoma Smelter Plume: Model Remedies Guidance gets an update

The Tacoma Smelter Plume Model Remedies Guidance provides straightforward directions on soil sampling and cleanup of soil contaminated with arsenic and lead. 

Dust buster: A plan to manage dust in and near Wallula

Near the Tri-Cities, southwest winds pick up dust and send it through Kennewick and into Wallula at times.

Use caution if your local lake has a colorful coating
Reports of toxic blue-green algae blooms are beginning to surface east of the Cascades.
Wait, how can there be a drought when it’s raining?
Residents of Spokane and the southeast experienced a relatively damp spring, while much of Western and Central Washington have seen warmer than normal temperatures and low precipitation since April.
We oppose federal proposal to redefine 'waters of the United States'

Today, we sent our official response opposing a draft rule to redefine the scope of waters of the United States. The Clean Water Act is instrumental in protecting Washington's water.

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