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Chief Kitsap Academy students build water sensor computers

Using wires, computer chips, batteries, PVC piping, duct tape and glue, a group of students at Chief Kitsap Academy gathered data about water quality in their backyard this spring. Working with the University of Washington, a group of nine high school students in Karen Matsumoto’s marine biology class constructed small computers with temperature probes to […]

PDN: Jamestown S’Klallam, Agencies Discuss Pre-Drought Conditions in Dungeness River

During a recent community meeting in Sequim, a panel of weather, fish and wildfire scientists came together to discuss how this winter’s low-snow pack will affect the Dungeness River Valley this summer. Jamestown S’Klallam Tribe Natural Resources Director Scott Chitwood discussed the potential impacts to the salmon that will be returning this year, including an expected 1.3 million […]

Sequim Gazette: Jamestown S’Klallam Tribe concerned about water supply for salmon

Jamestown S’Klallam Tribe natural resources director Scott Chitwood spoke with the Sequim Gazette recently about the tribe’s concern for water supply and salmon this summer following 2014-15’s mild winter and low snowpack in the Olympic Mountains. “We’re thinking about surface flows,” Scott Chitwood, natural resources director for the Jamestown S’Klallam Tribe, said. “What influences groundwater influences surface […]