Ann Soule

Water Matters: A team effort

There’s an award-winning team of folks that’s been working behind the scenes for our community … for 30 years. Team members’ projects attract attention, but… Continue reading

 

Water Matters: Drought by the numbers, 180 and 120 cfs

A cubic-foot-per-second (cfs) is a measure of stream flow equivalent to about 7.5 gallons passing a point each second. It’s 450 gallons each minute and… Continue reading

 

Watter Matters: History matters

In my last column I indulged in banter about the passage of time. Now, we’re diving deep and I hope you’ll join me … On… Continue reading

 

Water Matters: Time after time

It’s high school graduation time again and our attention turns to that special threshold of modern life. I am reminded how those last months fly… Continue reading

Water Matters: The ‘Grandfather Fir’

In my foothills neighborhood we recently lost our sentry tree, a 500-year old Douglas Fir towering above the 100-year old forest. Fire is a periodic… Continue reading

Water Matters: #OneWater

Last month I had the good fortune to attend the annual Sustainable Water Management Conference, held this year in Seattle by the American Water Works… Continue reading

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