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Washington Water Watch – September

A LETTER FROM THE EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR Hello! As summer fades into fall we are (finally!) getting some rain, though the state is still experiencing drier-than-normal weather. It will take a lot of rain to make up for the current drought…

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Washington Water Watch – Summer 2023

FROM THE EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR Summer is in full swing, and thankfully we are being spared from the excessive heat plaguing most of the world right now. But because of the unusually dry spring we had most of the state is…

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Washington Water Watch May 2023

LETTER FROM THE EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR Hello! The warm weather has finally come to Western Washington, but instead of joy, CELP’s board and staff are saddened by the loss of water hero Professor Bill Rodgers, on the heels of losing water…

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Washington Water Watch – April 2023

The Hopefulness of Spring A LETTER FROM THE EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR Spring is finally here, and we are all excited for the return of sunlight and 60-degree-plus days. This year we are entering spring with an average snowpack, and hopefully, it…

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Washington Water Watch: October 2021

Dear Friends, We hope you’ve enjoyed the few sunny October days and are doing well. During the rainy season, don’t be tricked into thinking we don’t have water supply issues. We will hear forecasts of endless days of rain, but…

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Washington Water Watch: September 2021

Dear friends, As we are finally starting to see rain again, we reflect on a surprising water year. Hydrologist track and measure water on a different time cycle than a standard calendar year. A water year is measured from October…

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Washington Water Watch: August 2021

Dear friends, As the dry, hot weather continues, we are increasing water conservation efforts, protecting streamflows, and keeping an eye on our water resources. Drought and fire season started early, putting our water resources in dire shape. Fifty-nine percent of…

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Washington Water Watch: Summer 2021

EDIT: The newsletter includes a save the date for Celebrate Waters. The date has since changed to September 9th. Dear Friends, As we approach summer, we at CELP are keeping an eye on our water resources. This winter and spring…

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Washington Water Watch: March 2021

Dear Friends, It has now been over a year since the start of the pandemic, and all our lives have changed. We hope you and your loved ones have stayed safe and well. All of us at CELP have adapted…

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Washington Water Watch: Jan. & Feb. 2021

Happy New Year! We are starting the new year with a new administration, and with it hope for federal progress on clean and abundant water, strengthening tribal treaty rights, and modernizing the Columbia River Treaty.   Here at home, we started…

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