Wednesday, August 27, 2014

8/27 Sea star wasting, free Elwha, spill risk study, Vic sewer, no-swim new beach

(PHOTO: Donna Fabian)
Signs of sea-star recovery in California but not in NW
The sea-star population, devastated by a wasting disease, shows signs of resurgence in California but not necessarily in Washington. Caitlin Cruz reports. (Seattle Times)

Only debris left to clean up as Elwha River is free to travel its own path
The Elwha River is free. The final 30-foot section of the Glines Canyon Dam was destroyed by an explosion at 4:12 p.m. Tuesday when crews with Barnard Construction Inc. of Bozeman, Mont., detonated charges at the site. Arwyn Rice reports. (Peninsula Daily News)

Kinder Morgan pipeline spill simulation to predict environmental risk
The potential spread of a possible oil spill from the proposed Kinder Morgan Trans Mountain pipeline is being assessed today by a simulated spill in the Fraser River and Burrard Inlet. The simulation — created by a team from the City of Vancouver and environmental organizations, Raincoast Conservation Foundation and the Georgia Strait Alliance — drops biodegradable yellow plywood cards in the waters of the Fraser River and tracks their drift on a map, in order to show the potential reach of a pipeline oil spill. (CBC)

Put sewage issue on the ballot, Esquimalt councillor says
Esquimalt Coun. Tim Morrison believes the township’s residents are solidly behind his council’s unanimous rejection of a regional sewage treatment plant at McLoughlin Point, and he wants to give them a chance to prove it. Morrison has called for three questions to be included on Esquimalt’s Nov. 15 municipal ballot, including one asking whether residents support Esquimalt council’s decision to reject the Capital Regional District’s zoning application for a sewage plant. Bill Cleverley reports. (Times Colonist)

New Westminster beach opens - but you can't swim in the water
There is a new sandy beach by the Fraser River in New Westminster, B.C., but visitors cannot swim in the water. The beach on Timber Wharf at Westminster Pier Park is between three and four metres above the water. (CBC)

Now, your tug weather--
WEST ENTRANCE U.S. WATERS STRAIT OF JUAN DE FUCA- 247 AM PDT WED AUG 27 2014
TODAY
LIGHT WIND...BECOMING NW 5 TO 15 KT IN THE AFTERNOON. WIND WAVES 2 FT OR LESS. W SWELL 3 FT AT 11 SECONDS. PATCHY FOG THIS
 MORNING.
TONIGHT
W WIND 5 TO 15 KT. WIND WAVES 2 FT OR LESS. W SWELL 3 FT AT 16 SECONDS.
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