Posts Tagged ‘Washington State Department of Ecology’

Keeping Smoke Away With…Steam?

Smoke and the summer months unfortunately go hand in hand. But an effort by the Department of Ecology seeks to reduce non-wildfire smoke. Marcus Bellissimo reports chipping and steaming are critical tools in the toolbox.

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Sinking Sailboat Causes State Spill Response on Lake Chelan

A partially submerged vessel on Lake Chelan initiated a “spill response” due to leaking diesel fuel Tuesday afternoon. The State Department of Ecology notified emergency management personnel from the Sheriff’s Office that a 29-foot sailboat was more than half-way submerged, located along the south shore of the lake just down lake of 25 Mile Creek.…

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Cascade Snowpack Gets Big Boost From February Storms

Snow in the Valley equals snowpack in the mountains, which in turn brings water during the spring and summer months. A recent bout of heavy snowstorms this month has helped the states snowpack get out of the danger zone. Marcus Bellissimo reports.

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Warm, Dry, But Not Quite ‘Drought’-Level Conditions For NCW, State Ecology Dept. Says

From abnormal dryness to adequate stream flows, the State Ecology Department monitors water supply conditions throughout the state. The Aug. 9 map by the U.S. Drought Monitor shows severe drought conditions continuing in southwest Washington. Areas of moderate drought conditions expanded across the northern part of the state and across Western Washington. The remainder of the state…

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