The Steady Decline of Salmon Runs to Lake Washington

byย AARON KUNKLER, ย Bothell Reporter Reporterย 

Salmon runs used to be a prominent feature of Lake Washington and Puget Sound, but their numbers have dramatically declined following decades of shoreline development, contamination and increasing wetland urbanization, prompting ecology experts to galvanize governments and private landowners to try and carve out a place for salmon in the rapidly developing greater Seattle area.

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