Wednesday, Sept. 28, 2016

‘Milestone’ moment

Klamath River dam removal plan submitted to feds

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Eureka Times-Standard

The largest dam removal project in U.S. history which seeks to remove four Klamath River dams by 2020 is once again in the hands of the federal government for consideration as of Friday. Having worked on revising the plan since the start of the year, proponents called Friday’s plan submission a “milestone” for the 337-mile long Klamath River while also recognizing it as the beginning of a much larger effort to restore the river.

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Erosion chews away southwest Washington coast

Oregon Public Broadcasting

The Washington State Department of Ecology says the fastest erosion on the West Coast is happening at aptly named Washaway Beach — located between the southwest Washington towns of Grayland and Tokeland. Most places threatened by erosion try to fight back. But the erosion at Washaway Beach is so rapid, the question now is to fight — or retreat.

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Conference focuses on Arctic drinking water

KNBA Anchorage

The lack of running water and flush toilets in more than 3,000 homes across Alaska causes health problems, but another issue looms even larger: The effects of climate change on drinking water sources. That’s according to scientists at last week's international Water Innovations for Healthy Arctic Homes conference in Anchorage.

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