creek watershed

Portland Malls, Hotels Now Need Permits for Stormwater Discharge

Portland Malls, Hotels Now Need Permits for Stormwater Discharge

PORTLAND, Maine, December 8, 2008 (ENS) – Properties with more than one acre of impervious area, such as parking lots and large roofs, must from now on apply for a Clean Water Act permit for stormwater discharges to Long Creek, which drains a watershed in the Portland metropolitan area. Long Creek does not meet required…

Hangman Creek Water Quality Tracked With Dye

Hangman Creek Water Quality Tracked With Dye

SPOKANE, Washington, September 8, 2008 (ENS) – This week, scientists from the Washington state Department of Ecology will begin using a fluorescent dye to study flows in Hangman Creek, also known as Latah Creek. The information is being gathered in an effort to understand how to improve water quality in the creek. The Hangman Creek…

California Fights Nestle's Plan to Bottle Pristine Waters

California Fights Nestle's Plan to Bottle Pristine Waters

SACRAMENTO, California, August 4, 2008 (ENS) – The State of California will challenge the environmental plan for a bottled water plant that Nestle Waters North America intends to build in Siskiyou County if the company does not revise its contract to pump water from the McCloud River, says the state’s top lawyer. “It takes massive…

Washington Plans to Cool Overheated Redmond Creeks

Washington Plans to Cool Overheated Redmond Creeks

BELLEVUE, Washington, July 28, 2008 (ENS) – Bear are not seen on Bear Creek in Redmond, Washington any more. They have been displaced from this area just east of Seattle by apartment buildings and shops, railway yards and businesses, including the main campus of Microsoft. Now, the state has a plan to tackle the high…