Wednesday, Nov. 26, 2014

Saving the Rogue

New coordinator aims to reduce Gold Hill, Ore., runoff

A grant has allowed water quality expert Molly Bradley to help Gold Hill residents clean up what they put into the Rogue River. MARK FREEMAN

Mail Tribune

Mail Tribune

Molly Bradley is trying to save the Rogue River one rain garden at a time, and she's got one year to do it. Bradley is Gold Hill, Ore.'s new water-quality improvement coordinator charged with reducing the city's stormwater runoff and all the petroleum, nitrogen and other pollutants that find their way into the Rogue from the city's impervious surfaces.

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Wash. directors ask EPA to refine water rule

Capital Press

Directors of four Washington state agencies are asking the EPA to eliminate some of the guesswork about which waters will fall under the Clean Water Act. The directors submitted a joint letter one day before the EPA stopped taking public comments on its proposed waters of the U.S. rule.

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Mine waste cleanup improving water quality

Spokesman-Review

Cleaning up historic mining waste is paying dividends for water quality in Idaho's Coeur d’Alene River Basin, according to a new report. Since the early 1990s, concentrations of lead, cadmium and zinc have dropped by 65 percent.

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