News + Updates Tweets Snotel Map 2015 News on Wildfires, Rivers, Weather, and Other Drought-related Topics November 9. The Spokesman-Review Weathercatch: Warmer, drier weather likely to stick around for a while November 9. Dept. of Ecology Blog Air Time: A summer of unhealthy smoke October 23. Capital Press FEMA to help some wildfire-ravaged counties in Washington October 15. Tri-City Herald Officials discuss ways to reduce size of wildfires October 5. Tri-City Herald Drought was rough on sockeye, future could be an upstream battle September 29. The Olympian Dramatic climate shifts require attention to forests, water September 28. NPR Fall Brings No Relief To The West As Wildfires Worsen September 24. Seattle Times Columbia River water levels hit 6-year low September 15. Northwest Treaty Tribes How Treaty Tribes Are Responding to the Drought September 14. Central Washington Fire Recovery Floodwatch Preparation September 8. WSU New Wildfire Recovery Website September 3. GoSkagit State lifts some drought-related fishing restrictions August 31. US Army Corps of Engineers Lakes Washington, Union lowest in 28 years August 29. Dept. of Ecology Blog WCC Fish Response: Crews help fish battle the drought August 28. Washington Dept. of Fish and Wildlife –Snoqualmie River fishing hours restricted –Areas of Sauk River closed to fishing in response to drought conditions August 26. NorthWest Treaty Tribes How Real-Time Data Helps The Nisqually Tribe Protect Salmon August 25. GoSkagit Marblemount hatchery doing better than most August 25. Cliff Mass Weather Blog A Great Source for Northwest Smoke Forecasts August 23. The Columbian Water temperatures ease, but drought persists August 19. GoSkagit Drought prompts more rule changes for region’s rivers August 17. GoSkagit Drinking water levels may be dropping sight unseen during drought August 17. Washington Dept. of Fish and Wildlife Drought conditions prompt WDFW to limit suction dredging, other activities in rivers August 10. Tri-City Herald Heat causes fish to die at Whatcom Falls hatchery August 8. Komo News How dry is it? Sprinkler system set up in Olympic rain forest August 3. Dept. of Ecology Drought conditions prompt changes in Lake Osoyoos levels; More water will be stored now to support Okanogan River flows in the fall August 3. Dept. of Ecology Air Quality Monitoring Network View Air Quality Information by Location July 30. Dept of Ecology Blog Puget Sound waters left sweltering after double punch from the drought and the Blob July 30. GoSkagit So far so good for state fish hatcheries in Skagit County – Heat, disease kills 1.5M fish around state July 29. King5 State diverts river to help salmon July 29. GoSkagit Puget Sound waters reach record warm temperatures July 28. Washington Dept. of Fish and Wildlife WDFW takes steps to reduce effects of drought at fish hatcheries July 27. Seattle Times Snowpack drought has salmon dying in overheated rivers July 23. NWPR NW Fish Survival Tested By Warm Waters And Low Stream Flows July 19. USGS Map of Monthly Streamflow Compared to Historical Streamflow for the Month of the Year Map of Monthly Streamflow Compared to Historical Streamflow for the Month of the Year. Courtesy United States Geological Survey (USGS) July 18. Washington Dept. of Fish and Wildlife Drought prompts fishing moratorium for sturgeon on Columbia, Snake rivers July 17. Washington Dept. of Fish and Wildlife Drought conditions prompt fishing closures, restrictions on numerous rivers (To take effect Saturday (July 18) at 12:01 a.m) July 14. Yakima Herald State could close some rivers to fishing due to drought July 12. GoSkagit Burn bans expand across Western Washington July 6. Tri-City Herald Yakima River fish fighting for survival with drought July 6. NWPR Driest June On Record For Wettest Part Of Washington June 29. FIRE PROTECTION BUREAU Fireworks Ban or Restricted Sales/Use by County and City (BANNED in many Cities Across Washington) June 26. Governor Jay Inslee Governor Inslee and Commissioner of Public Lands Goldmark take steps to reduce wildfire risk June 26. WA State Dept. of Natural Resources DNR EXPANDS BURN BAN TO INCLUDE WESTERN WASHINGTON (Hot And Dry Conditions Increasing Fire Danger Statewide) June 26. King 5 News Fish stranded in Puyallup River due to low water levels June 20. U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Drought affecting how Corps officials manage Chittenden Locks June 17. Washington Trails Association Wildfire Season Arrives: Thunder Creek Closures, Fire Safety Tips June 11. Spokesman-Review B.C. reservoirs will help aid Northwest during drought June 9. Skagit Valley Herald Drought brings low flows early to Spokane River June 9. United States Environmental Protection Agency Conserving Water June 5. WA Dept. of Ecology Blog Rapidly declining stream and river flows are telling the story of our drought June 1. King 5 News Whitewater rafting businesses adapt to slow rivers May 29. Cliff Mass Weather Blog Drought Misinformation May 19. Earth Observatory NASA Diminished Snow Pack in the Pacific Northwest (Moderate Resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer Images) May 19. The Utilities and Transportation Commission Effective Water Conservation May 18. Tri-City Herald Expect dry fountains, brown lawns on Capitol Campus this summer May 15. Western Governors’ Association Drought Update: California desalination rules, Washington fishery concerns May 12. Washington’s ‘snow drought’ puts fisheries at risk May 11. Disaster Safety.Org Protect Your Property from Wildfire May 4. Dept. of Ecology La conservación del agua: Comienza contigo April 22. Washington Energy Services 10 Easy Steps You Can Take Towards Water Conservation April 22. Tri -City Herald Yakima Basin drought becomes a reality April 20. WA DNR DNR Offering Wildfire Preparation Info for Communities March 30. Dept. of Ecology Forecast: Dust storms and wildfires ahead for Central and Eastern Washington March 20. Tri-City Herald Kennewick, Richland KID customers can’t depend on city water in drought March 9. Bureau of Reclamation Yakima Project River Operations supervisor recommends that water conservation be considered by all users in the Yakima Basin.