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Governor Inslee has directed Ecology to take the necessary steps to allow increased water to spill over the Snake and Columbia River dams during the spring season.
Tom Tebb, director of Ecology's Office of Columbia River, received special recognition during the Washington State Water Resources Association (WSWRA) annual conference.
Dubbed the "Wood Fiesta," large wood is being helicoptered into remote and rugged terrain and placed in streams and floodplains to help improve habitat for native fish species.
Warm water is becoming all too common in the summer months. So much so, that we have teams floating the river to document refuges of cooler water.
Months of unusually warm and dry weather continue to put pressure on the state’s rivers and streams.
70 percent of the state is abnormally dry, according to the U.S. Drought Monitor.
The U.S. Drought Monitor map classifies much of the region as experiencing moderate drought-like conditions.
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