Rain Gardens Could Make Runoff Safe For Salmon – Sightline


The local Marine Resources Committees of the North Sound are working on a variety of rain garden projects, along with WSU. We’d love to have the funding to expand them. Think about protecting Chimicum Creek from the runoff of the Chimicum High School parking lot, which is only about 100 feet away.

When Northwest scientists collected rainwater runoff from Seattle’s Highway 520 and exposed juvenile salmon to the stormwater, all of the fish were dead within 12 hours.

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