FERN Digs into a Long Running-Dispute on Water Management

In “Epic floods in Pacific Northwest revive long-running dispute over how to manage a river,” published with Mother Jones, Teresa Cotsirilos, details how climate change has caused the water levels of rivers like the Nooksack to become erratic and less predictable. Farmers want regular dredging and aggressive flood-control measures in place, but Indigenous groups and scientists say that will doom the endangered Chinook salmon and could be disastrous to a river on the verge of ecosystem collapse.

The story was picked up by NewsBreak (local news app), FISHBIO (fisheries and environmental consulting company) and Western Washington University, as well Flipboard (news and social network aggregator).

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