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What Are the Impacts of Sea Level Rising in Thurston County?

March 5, 2020 - 5:30 PM
Olympia Community Center
222 Columbia St NW, Olympia

Presentation about the effect of rising waters in our waters by the Squaxin Tribe. Rising tides and salt water will change the port and estuary as we know them today.

The Squaxin Island Tribe Sea Level Rise Story Map
Candice Penn, Climate Specialist, Squaxin Island Tribe
Brian McTeague, G.I.S. Manager, Squaxin Island Tribe

South Puget Sound, the Nisqually, Chehalis and Deschutes Rivers, and myriad lakes and streams offer Thurston County residents and guests wonderful water views and playgrounds. But, as Rochester resident Dale Grulke points out:
“You really don’t know how important water is until it’s not there anymore.”

Urgent factors face Thurston County’s water supply: longer, drier summers; shorter wet rainy periods; growing population; local streams that support fewer salmon; ground water reservoirs that can’t sufficiently recharge.

To understand the realities of water resources in Thurston County, attend TWO PUBLIC MEETINGS in March 2020: Both are on Thursdays—March 5 & March 26. The programs build on the information gleaned from the League’s Where’s the Water? 2019 Forums.

Sponsored by the League of Women Voters of Thurston County, The Olympian and Browsers Book Shop

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