Study: Less Water for Seattle and Surrounding Communities

The Seattle Times reports that warmer weather and smaller Cascade snowpacks will shrink water supplies by as much as a quarter for Seattle and surrounding areas in the future, according to new studies.

Studies by the University of Washington and the water utilities of Seattle, Everett, and Tacoma foreshadow a future of dwindling supplies of water divided among competing needs. These needs include a growing population that flushes toilets and waters lawns, as well as the salmon that need cool water to survive.

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