Environment

Seismic Detection Network Continues to Grow 37 Years After St. Helens

On this 18th day of May, we remember the eruption of Mount St. Helens 37 years ago. During the 1980 blast, the upper 1,300 feet of the summit was removed by a huge debris avalanche, leaving a one-by-two mile horseshoe-shaped crater now partially filled by a lava dome and a glacier. And it’s not just…

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2017 Likely Wettest Year for Pacific Northwest Since 2011

On Monday we told you about a new record set at Rocky Reach Dam in April – the highest average monthly river flow past the dam since measurements started on the Columbia in 1914. And depending on weather, forecasters predict flows will likely increase through this month. Northwest River Center forecasts are for Columbia River…

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Forest Service Seeks Volunteers to Combat Invasive Weeds in Cle Elum Area

This summer, crews will combat invasive non-native plant infestations on more than 700 acres on the Forest near Cle Elum. Starting in June, areas from Liberty to Gold Creek will be treated through a combination of efforts including hand pulling and limited, spot herbicide application. Planned treatment areas include Table Mtn., Reecer Creek, Swauk Creek,…

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