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Feb. 12, 2018 Salmon face double whammy from toxic stormwater

WSU Researchers Find Multiple Damages Done by Stormwater

Researchers at WSU have been studying the effects of polluted stormwater runoff from urban roadways, specifically in relation to salmon living in streams alongside those roadways. They have found that stormwater can not only kill salmon in streams, but it also poses additional risks to fish that are not immediately killed upon contact. While some of the potentially deadly effects of stormwater can be mitigated through the use of soil-based filtering systems, that benefit is not universal. What more can we do to reduce the devastating effects of polluted stormwater runoff? 
Read the full WSU Insider article using the following link: https://insider.wsu.edu/2018/02/12/salmon-face-double-whammy-from-toxic-stormwater/