Ann Soule

Water Matters: Capetown and closer to home

Capetown, South Africa, has the world’s attention lately, counting down the days until the drinking water supply for four million people runs out on April… Continue reading


Water Matters: Water politics, again

If you track government budgets at all, last week was a doozy. As of late Friday, the U.S. Congress allowed the federal operating budget to… Continue reading


Water Matters: Gift-giving season

Snow! Nature’s gift, blanketing our world with beauty. Blankets: connote warmth, security, wrapped up with love. Snow! Cold and ice. Slush and slog. Treacherous. Anxiety-producing.… Continue reading


Water Matters: Silver lining

My husband loves to fish. He comes from a Midwestern family of fisher folk. On my first trip to his parents’ we drove to a… Continue reading

Water Matters: Reviewing the water year

Water can be a scary thing. For over a month people in hurricane country have been overwhelmed with water, dealing with flooded homes and completely… Continue reading

Water Matters: 50 inches of Harvey

This Harvey was no 6-foot tall invisible rabbit. This Harvey dropped 4 feet, 2 inches of rain on millions of Texans in less than a… Continue reading

Water Matters: Whiskey’s for drinking

… and water’s for fighting over. Attributed to Mark Twain, this legendary quote has been repeated for over a century. Legendary for good reason. The… Continue reading

Watter Matters: Hydro graphing

The Dungeness River is past its peak, according to a graph of its flow for the year. A hydrograph is an expression of water volume… Continue reading

Water Matters: Watering jobs

Same time last year I directed this column to Sequim High School graduates with encouragement to consider a career involving water. My daughter was one… Continue reading

Water Matters: Have a great week!

Occasionally people ask if I run out of topics for this water column. It makes me laugh inside to be reminded what a nerd I… Continue reading

Water Matters: Wall of science

Explore ‘Science Rising’ Science Rising will be free and open to the public, held April 22 on the Port Angeles City Pier, with demonstrations and… Continue reading

Water Matters: Broken records

The previous record for the fastest rate of broken records is now broken. The wettest winter on record for Washington. The warmest February ever for… Continue reading

Water Matters: With snowfall, size matters

This is not about federal politics, nor the passage of the school levies — though both are big topics for discussion. To be honest, it’s… Continue reading

Water Matters: Cost-benefit

Twenty-five to 35 million dollars. What would you do with that amount of money? If you were to spend it on a construction project for… Continue reading

Water Matters: Belle of the Ball, Part 2

If you were around here 20 years ago, do you remember Bell Creek actually running all summer? If you were in grade school then, did… Continue reading

Water Matters: Truth or dare

Remember the kids’ game where you had to choose between confessing a truth — most likely the name of your crush — or brave a… Continue reading

Water Matters: Holiday greetings … from your local water supply

It’s that holiday letter time of year again — at least for those who haven’t fully transitioned to Facebook to get and share all their news.

Water Matters: Neither seen nor heard

Let’s start at the bottom: Sequim Bay is the body of water that graciously takes in almost all water flowing through the fair city of Sequim. Sequim Bay hosts sailors, swimmers, salmon, clams, oysters, a marine lab and much, much more.

Water Matters: Valuable, vulnerable Blue Glacier

In my book, the view of Mount Olympus from the High Divide is one of the most glorious scenes anywhere, ever. We’re looking south across the broad Hoh River valley, but it feels like we could stretch an arm out and make designs in the Snow Dome with our finger.

Water Matters: Location, location, location

As a consumer of local news you’ve probably read or heard about the proposed Dungeness reservoir …?