WASHINGTON STATE

Washington State House Democrats

HOUSE DEMOCRATS

Stop suction-dredging the life out of Washington waterways

From the Seattle Times –┬áIN a rush of crystal-clear water tumbling across boulders and logs before spilling into quiet pebble-bedded pools, Peshastin Creek is a classic North Cascades waterway that has long been home to steelhead and bull trout.

So when the pristine tributary of the Wenatchee River was hit by unusually low flows and spiking temperatures back in August 2015, it made perfect sense that state regulators moved quickly to dramatically curtail fishing for all species. – (Click here to continue reading)