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Less water waste means healthier rivers | Greener Edmonds


Last updated 8/5/2020 at 8:49pm

Our water comes from a protected watershed in the Cascades. Spada Reservoir is in the headwaters of the Sultan River, a tributary of the Skykomish, which is in turn a tributary of the Snohomish.

Wild fish in these rivers include whitefish; cutthroat, rainbow/steelhead, and bull trout; and coho, pink, chum, and chinook salmon. Some of these species are in trouble, and they all need water.

Reducing water waste and water use in our homes means that these rivers get more. Summer is a critical time, but plant and animal species in the Northwest have adapted to natural river conditions that i...

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