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It’s dry and getting drier, especially in Southwest Washington. Read the latest about the state’s water supply:
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WA Dept of Ecology Jul 18
Ecology is seeking to update state water quality testing standards for recreational uses, like boating and swimming. Public comment is now open! Learn more at:
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WA Dept of Ecology Jul 18
Replying to @DirtyHippyChimp
This map tells a bit of the story: It appears Oregon has an area of severe drought-like conditions.
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WA Dept of Ecology Jul 18
Sooes Beach in Clallam County is now open for water recreation. Recent water sampling determined that bacteria levels were low and safe for swimming. Read more on the blog:
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Ecology SW - Dave Jul 17
Hiring: As a vessel & oil transfer inspector, you’d help prevent oil spills. Based in our Vancouver field office.
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WA Dept of Ecology Jul 16
Replying to @EcologyWA
UPDATE: vessel was not disabled but is now receiving a tug escort due to inoperable emergency generator.
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WA Dept of Ecology Jul 16
Neah Bay emergency response towing vessel is on its way to intercept Antigua-flagged 153-ft disabled cargo vessel MV BBC Sapphire 14 miles NW of Cape Flattery
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WA Dept of Ecology Jul 13
Replying to @DJPaineNews
Donna, we're emailing you now. Thanks for your interest.
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WA Dept of Ecology Jul 13
Sooes Beach in Clallam County is closed. The public is advised to avoid contact with the water until further notice due to high levels of fecal bacteria. This beach will be sampled again next week. Read more on our blog:
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WA Dept of Ecology Jul 13
How dry is Washington? Find the latest conditions on our blog:
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WA Dept of Ecology Jul 12
Our spill responders are also at the scene.
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WA Dept of Ecology Jul 12
Fake bird today at oiled wildlife practice with at Satsop Development Park-thankfully, no real birds today!
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Governor Jay Inslee Jul 11
Our roads are still the biggest source of carbon emissions in Washington, and that’s why I’ve made promoting electric vehicles one of my top priorities. Charles Knutson, one of my policy advisers, shares what’s next on the future of in our state:
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Ecology NW - Larry Jul 11
Replying to @ecyseattle
Looks much better today! Seeing no sheen on Lake Washington off St. Edward State Park. Keeping oil spill containment boom anchored around the sunken boat that burned Sunday. Salvage planning continues. Photo album:
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WA Dept of Ecology Jul 11
Cline Spit County Park in Clallam County is now open for swimming and water recreation. The beach had been under a water quality advisory because of elevated levels of fecal bacteria. Read more on the blog:
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Ecology CW - Joye Jul 10
Our spill responders are on their way to a tanker truck collision at Thrall Road and Number Six Road near Ellensburg. 50 gallons of diesel leaking from saddletanks. WSP helping with hazmat; handling collision
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Ecology NW - Larry Jul 10
Besides seeking people for 300 crew positions, has 19 open slots for individual placements. All start in Oct. for 11 months of service.
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Ecology NW - Larry Jul 10
Replying to @ecyseattle
Dive team yesterday recovered fuel, installed plugs & patches. We’re keeping boom around the sunken 40 ft boat in Lk Wash, & monitoring closely. May take some time to plan & stage a safe salvage.
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WA Dept of Ecology Jul 3
JOB ALERT: Now recruiting 18-25 year olds and military veterans for environmental positions! Seeking 300 candidates for positions statewide. Plant trees, build trails, take career-transferable trainings, and more! Apply online:
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WA Dept of Ecology Jul 9
Latest status of Lake Washington boat sinking.
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