Free flowing rivers and clean air essential to wild salmon and eagles

Free flowing rivers and clean air essential to wild salmon and eagles
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Interesting videos

Salmon Recovery Fund:
2011 Biannual Salmon Recovery Conference (Great Wolf Lodge)

Farmed Atlantic Salmon:
Farmed Salmon Exposed
Farrmed Salmon - Clayoquot Sound

Columbia / Snake River Salmon Recovery:
Salmon: Running the Gauntlet (PBS, Save Our Wild Salmon, others)

Pebble Mine: Bristol Bay, Alaska:
Sig Hansen (Deadliest Catch) Opposes Pebble Mine
Pebble Mine is a Trojan Horse

SSCS Announcements:

The Leader: October Issue: "Cohen Commission Inquiry", "Living with Western Washington Rivers", "International Farmed Salmon"

SSCS events being planned:

1. November 18, 2011: SSCS-hosted Living with Western Washington Rivers Symposium: Veterans' Memorial Museum: Chehalis, Washington

2. May 29-31, 2012: SSCS-hosted International Farmed Salmon Symposium: Universiity of British Columbia: Vancouver, Washington.


Archived Flood News

Archived Flood News
Local and around the world

Dams and levees prove ineffective as Mississippi River flood "control" strategies

Ongoing Project: Chehalis River Basin Flood Risk Management and Ecosystem Restoration

SSCS volunteers are working with Chehalis River basin residents, business owners, elected officials and others on flood risk management and ecosystem restoration efforts in the uniquely important Chehalis River basin, the second largest river basin in all of Washington State.

Phase 2B Report - April 14 2011

Phase 2B - Questions and comments

Proposed location for Chehalis River dam

Proposed location for Chehalis River dam
Prime salmon and steelhead spawning and rearing habitat (May 31, 2010)

FEMA map 7-Chehalis-Centralia Airport. Click map for 15 Lewis County FEMA maps (52MB)

FEMA map 7-Chehalis-Centralia Airport. Click map for 15 Lewis County FEMA maps (52MB)
Orange = floodway, Yellow = floodplain

SSCS Chehalis Basin Objective 1: Protect human lives, safety, health and property

SSCS Chehalis Basin Objective 1: Protect human lives, safety, health and property
December 2007 rainstorm claimed six human lives and thousands of livestock

SSCS Chehalis Basin Objective 2: Ensure economic stability

SSCS Chehalis Basin Objective 2: Ensure economic stability
Interstate commerce delayed ($4 million per day) - click on photo for economic impacts and synthesis of Chehalis River basin reports (February, 2008)

SSCS Chehalis Basin Objective 3: Protect and restore Chehalis River basin natural spawning fish

SSCS Chehalis Basin Objective 3: Protect and restore Chehalis River basin natural spawning fish
Adult male Coho "silver" salmon in natural habitat - click on photo for Endangered Species Act

SSCS Chehalis Basin Objective 3: Protect and restore Chehalis River basin wildlife

SSCS Chehalis Basin Objective 3: Protect and restore Chehalis River basin wildlife
Roosevelt Elk rely year around on a healthy Chehalis River basin.

Chehalis River Basin property damage - Cause 1: Development in the floodplain

Chehalis River Basin property damage - Cause 1: Development in the floodplain
Catastrophic floods: 1996, 2007, 2009

Chehalis River Basin property damage - Cause 2: Steep slope clear-cut logging practices

Chehalis River Basin property damage - Cause 2: Steep slope clear-cut logging practices
Willapa Hills mass wasting. Photo made available by Natural Settings and LightHawk

SSCS Recommendation: Basinwide - Restored Natural Processes - Immediate Results

SSCS Recommendation: Basinwide - Restored Natural Processes - Immediate Results
Cost-effective, basin-wide restoration of forestlands, floodplains, wetlands. Will put local skilled and unskilled residents to work immediately. (Photo courtesy of Dave Powell, USDA Forest Service, United States) - click on photo for SSCS Resolution 51810

Dam Proponents' Recommendation: Destructive, ineffective, costly, not before 2050

Dam Proponents' Recommendation: Destructive, ineffective, costly, not before 2050
Opposed by SSCS - Two in-channel earthen hydropower dams, each larger than the Skookumchuck Reservoir pictured above, Inundated spawning habitat, no fish passage, impacted downstream water quality, ineffective, cost-prohibitive - click on photo for One Voice website

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