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First Salish Sea-Wide Shoreline Armoring Study Shows Cumulative Effects on Ecosystem

Bulkheads and seawalls along the shores of Puget Sound help ease erosion and stabilize bluffs to protect waterfront properties. But these walled structures also shrink beaches, reduce habitat for invertebrates and spawning fish and, indirectly, degrade conditions…

In Floodplains, Protecting People Can Also Improve Habitat Health

March 24, 2015 - in Analysis, Corporate, Stormwater

TACOMA, Wash., March 25, 2015—Floodplains in the Puget Sound region can be managed to protect people and also increase the health of rivers, according…

Puget Sound Trip Planner Provides Transit Guidance via Mobile Devices

January 12, 2015 - in Modeling, Planning, Products, Transit, Transportation

Delivering on his initiative to better coordinate transportation services across the Puget Sound region, King County Executive and Sound Transit Chair…

Tacoma’s Dogged Data Collection Combats Stormwater Pollution

June 16, 2014 - in Maintenance, Stormwater, Water

While 40 years ago industrial pipes contributed 85 percent of water pollution, now 85 percent comes from storm water and the runoff from farmers’ fields. These flows end in bodies of water like the Chesapeake Bay and Puget Sound. As localities all over the…