Ann Soule

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: 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: 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: 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: 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

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: Charismatic megafauna

Charismatic megafauna: It’s a mouthful. It’s a good start on a haiku. Google reports that it means, “Large animals with symbolic value and widespread popular… Continue reading

Water Matters: Circles, cycles, but no conclusions

In the past few months I’ve realized that my fixation on cycles is authentic, at least: like a circle, it has no end. In Part… Continue reading

Water Matters: Circles and cycles, part II

Last month the topic of this column wasn’t water, but recycling. I gave in to my fascination and wrote about the wicked problem of expanding… Continue reading

Watter Matters: Circles and cycles, Part 1

If your bandwidth for crises isn’t overwhelmed, you may be aware there’s a recycling crisis going on right now. The vast quantities of recyclables that… Continue reading

Water Matters: Sustainability

This Monday evening there were at least two winners … the Seahawks impressed and Sequim City Council heard all the good work staff is doing… Continue reading

Water Matters: Climate meltdown

It’s been a tough week. No one likes to lose. But the defeat of Initiative 1631 — setting a fee for carbon emissions — was… Continue reading

Water Matters: A day without water

In case you missed it, Oct. 10 was the fourth annual “Imagine a Day Without Water.” Fortunately, observance of this new tradition can happen anytime,… Continue reading

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