The growth in development across Clallam County in the past 25 years including Carlsborg (above), Sequim and Port Angeles (below), has led to an increase in “impermeable surface area” such as buildings, roads and other pavement that don’t allow water to soak back into the ground but instead turn into stormwater runoff, Clallam County hydrologist Carol Creasey says. Land development can increase the percentage of water from rain or snowfall that turns into stormwater, and assists pollutants and toxins to eventually wind up in Puget Sound, she said. Sequim Gazette file photos by Michael Dashiell

The growth in development across Clallam County in the past 25 years including Carlsborg (above), Sequim and Port Angeles (below), has led to an increase in “impermeable surface area” such as buildings, roads and other pavement that don’t allow water to soak back into the ground but instead turn into stormwater runoff, Clallam County hydrologist Carol Creasey says. Land development can increase the percentage of water from rain or snowfall that turns into stormwater, and assists pollutants and toxins to eventually wind up in Puget Sound, she said. Sequim Gazette file photos by Michael Dashiell

Stormwater management the focus of DRMT meeting

The Dungeness River Management Team heard a presentation on Clallam County stormwater plans

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