Nisqually a vision for Capital Lake

OlympiaFebruary 17, 2013 

Every time I drive past the Nisqually Wildlife refuge I am thrilled to see the changes made from taking out the dams that held back the saltwater. I keep wondering each time, especially when I see the slack tide, how many tiny species of fish and wildlife are left for birds and small animal life to subsist on?

I think about how twice-a-day fresh saltwater could also flood the Capital Lake area if it, too, were back to where it belongs as an estuary. Walkers and joggers could get a chance to view eagles and other birds feeding during low tides, and beautiful clean water, not plagued with ugly growth on the lake during the warmer days of summer.

I am quite old so I hope it happens soon so I can see it for myself.

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