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If you like to watch: Breaching Condit Dam, 10/26/11
New blog: Some thoughts on Carl Safina’s Proposal For A Merger of Knowledge and Devotion
Gov. Gregoire puts her proposal out this afternoon on how to balance the state budget’s $2 billion shortfall. Lawmakers gather in special session in late November. Gregoire to unveil proposed cuts to state budget
Closely watched trains. Spokane enviro groups don’t like the prospects of having dozens more trains passing through loaded with coal going west to China. Environmental groups upset about coal trains
Local hero: Jessie Stensland in the Whidbey News Times profiles the work of Mike McVay, beach detective, who finds pieces of beaches that belong to the public but whose ownership may have been ‘lost, forgotten or fogged up over the years.’ Sleuth uncovers public beaches — Island County joins the effort by hiring researcher
The Kitsap Sun reports on the progress replacing two culverts at Taylor and David roads to allow for a better flow of Dickerson Creek which flows into Chico Creek. For the habitat and the salmon. Restoration projects planned for Dickerson Creek in the Chico area
P.R. piece by Golder Associates but a good overview of how Snohomish PUD is moving forward with assessing the use of tidal energy in Puget Sound. Mapping a future for tidal energy
Now, your tug weather--
WEST ENTRANCE U.S. WATERS STRAIT OF JUAN DE FUCA- 300 AM PDT THU OCT 27 2011
SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY IN EFFECT FROM THIS AFTERNOON THROUGH LATE TONIGHT
GALE WATCH IN EFFECT FROM LATE TONIGHT THROUGH FRIDAY AFTERNOON
NW WIND 10 KT BECOMING E IN THE MORNING...THEN RISING TO SE 15 TO 25 KT LATE. WIND WAVES 1 FT BUILDING TO 2 TO 4 FT. W SWELL 7 FT AT 9 SECONDS BUILDING TO 9 FT AT 14 SECONDS IN THE AFTERNOON.
SE WIND 15 TO 25 KT RISING TO 25 TO 35 KT LATE. WIND WAVES 3 TO 6 FT. W SWELL 9 FT AT 13 SECONDS. CHANCE OF RAIN IN THE EVENING... THEN RAIN LIKELY AFTER MIDNIGHT.
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