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Stormwater detox: How natural infrastructure can help save salmon

Posted by | March 30, 2016

Jenifer McIntyreWhen stormwater drains from roadways, parking lots, and rooftops, it often carries a torrent of pollutants into local rivers and streams. The runoff is toxic enough to kill adult coho salmon in just a few hours. The problem is so vast that stormwater runoff has become the biggest source of pollution in the Puget Sound.

WSU scientist Jenifer McIntyre has discovered new ways to mitigate the lethal effects of stormwater runoff. Her lecture on April 12, 2016 in Seattle reveals what we can do to restore water quality in our communities.

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