WSU scientists discover coho salmon die, chum salmon survive in polluted stormwater.
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By Eric Sorensen, WSU News
VANCOUVER, Wash. – Washington State University researchers have found that salmon face a double whammy when they swim in the stormwater runoff of urban roadways.
It is estimated that 75 percent of contamination in the Puget Sound is unwittingly produced by citizens — via commercial wastewater, sewage treatment plants, stormwater runoff from roads and paved surfaces, construction and other activities.
By Gene Patterson, WSU Public Health/Water Quality
Whether we work or live next to a stream, lake or miles away from either, our everyday actions affect water quality.
By Scott Weybright, College of Agricultural, Human & Natural Resource Sciences
SEATTLE – Community workshops to design a “blue greenway” to help the South Park and Georgetown neighborhoods adapt to rising tides associated with climate change will be held Sept. 22-24 at Seattle Community College’s Georgetown campus in C222.
By Linda Weiford, WSU News
PUYALLUP, Wash. – Chum rule. In the same toxic stormwater brew that killed coho salmon in less than three hours, their chum cousins did just fine.