Ann Soule

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Water column: April fools?

For anyone who loves snow in the mountains, the data say it’s party time at the Dungeness Snotel* station! On April 1, the “end of… Continue reading

 

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Water Column: Parting words

As a student of water, I have used this monthly column to communicate what I’ve learned from the Dungeness River, the aquifer system, different historical… Continue reading

 

Water Column: Slow flow, part III (conclusion)

Water Column: Slow flow, part III (conclusion)

Compared to most indicators for 2020, the Water Year is closing relatively smoothly.

 

Water Column: Slow flow, Part II

Water Column: Slow flow, Part II

Wow. What a difference two weeks makes. (Bear with me as this is a deep dive into the very shallow – but fascinating – Dungeness… Continue reading

Water Column: Slow flow, Part II
Water column: Slow flow, Part I

Water column: Slow flow, Part I

The dog days of summer are here at last, giving us a great excuse to simply hang out by the Dungeness River. The gurgling of… Continue reading

Water column: Slow flow, Part I
Water Column: Resetting the rules

Water Column: Resetting the rules

If you’re into games of intricate strategy and tales of suspense and mystery, you’d probably enjoy water law. You just have to be extraordinarily patient… Continue reading

Water Column: Resetting the rules
Water Column: 2020 vision

Water Column: 2020 vision

I’ll do my best to bring water into this water column, but with our cool, damp spring and a few global distractions, for once, water… Continue reading

Water Column: 2020 vision
Water Matters: Raised consciousness

Water Matters: Raised consciousness

As a “non-essential,” mostly-office worker, I’ve been in a lot of Zoom meetings lately with others also working from home. As awkward as online meetings… Continue reading

Water Matters: Raised consciousness
Water Matters: No Planet B

Water Matters: No Planet B

With the approach of the 50th anniversary of Earth Day during a global health crisis I wanted to hear what our youth are thinking. They… Continue reading

Water Matters: No Planet B
Water Matters: Public health and water quality

Water Matters: Public health and water quality

It all started with oysters. Now, get your head out of the gutter – I’m talking about cleaning up Dungeness Bay. But gutters have a… Continue reading

Water Matters: Public health and water quality
Water Matters: Deluge

Water Matters: Deluge

This is supposed to be a column focused on water conservation by the local agricultural sector, but with all the rain in January and early… Continue reading

Water Matters: Deluge
Water Matters: Laws of water

Water Matters: Laws of water

The funny thing about water law is that it can seem as fluid as the medium it’s meant to manage. The relatively new state of… Continue reading

Water Matters: Laws of water
Water Matters: Reciprocal gifts

Water Matters: Reciprocal gifts

Did Mother Earth gift you crab to crack or oysters to shuck this season? Fresh delicacies from the cold waters of the Strait are a… Continue reading

Water Matters: Reciprocal gifts
Water Matters: Local meltdown

Water Matters: Local meltdown

Have you ever stood on the smooth top of a glacier? Heli-skiing perhaps? Or maybe you were deposited there by bus during an Alaskan cruise?… Continue reading

Water Matters: Local meltdown
Water Matters: How our water works

Water Matters: How our water works

‘Story of Water’ “The Story of Water: In Depth” monthly lecture series starts Wednesday October 23, 6:30pm, City Council Chambers, Sequim Civic Center, 152 W.… Continue reading

Water Matters: How our water works
Water Matters: Clean Water ‘Act’

Water Matters: Clean Water ‘Act’

A friend pointed out that stuff is happening with regard to federal protection of clean water … and perhaps I should write about it. That… Continue reading

Water Matters: Clean Water ‘Act’
Water Matters: Water rates

Water Matters: Water rates

The current “snowpack drought” is affecting all the rivers in Western Washington, and water systems directly using those rivers for their supply, such as Port… Continue reading

Water Matters: Water rates
Water Matters: Driving on sunshine

Water Matters: Driving on sunshine

It’s the season of long days, with increasing warmth, sunshine – and snowmelt in the Dungeness River. The river rises to its peak in June… Continue reading

Water Matters: Driving on sunshine

Water Matters: Drought!

Drought! Gesundheit! Oh, what did you say? Drought was just declared for the Olympic Peninsula! I don’t believe it … it’s been raining. And it’s… Continue reading

Water Matters: Seeking equilibrium

Water Matters: Seeking equilibrium

More than 25 years ago I wanted to share a hydrologist’s delight that Sequim’s annual Irrigation Festival coincided with “National Drinking Water Week,” and the… Continue reading

Water Matters: Seeking equilibrium