Yakima River

Yakima River

Yakima RiverApril/May brings the annual “flood irrigation” of farmland in and around the Yakima River, near Ellensburg. Toxic fertilizer runs into creeks like Cherry and Wilson that feed the Yakima River. Below Wilson Creek, the Yakima River struggles to absorb the brown layer of muck and debris. Solutions have included creating holding tanks to filter the irrigated water near where it runs into local creeks. Farmers argue that it’s too expensive to build. So year after year the cycle is repeated. It’s time to unite all stakeholders in an effort to create a strong voice for the long term health of the Yakima River. Troutdogs is exploring the establishment of a coalition to address the many issues that confront the use of this unique resource. Please contact me at Troutdogs if you are interested in participating. Future posts will provide updates.

About mhamilton

http://www.troutdogs.com/writing-narration-production/wp-content/uploads/Michael-Head-Shot.jpgVoice actor, free lance writer and radio television producer living in Seattle , Washington. I am also a professional fly fisherman. My home water is the blue ribbon catch and release Yakima River, near Ellensburg, Washington. I offer select anglers a full day guided fly fishing adventure upon request. E-mail or all me direct.

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