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Water Currents is a free, quarterly newsletter from WSU Extension and the State of Washington Water Research Center featuring water quality projects and research. Subscribe to Water Currents today to receive the next issue in your inbox.

Current issue:

June 2022- Issue 12Cleaning Stormwater with Carbon

Biochar has potential to address stormwater runnoff pollutants when used in stormwater management. And, do you want to Adopt-a Drain?

Past Issues:

May 2022- Issue 11- Trainings, galore!

A round-up of upcoming trainings across Extension.

March 2022- Issue 10- Seed Grant Funding from WRC

Learn how to apply for Seed Grant Funding from the State of Washington Water Research Center.

February 2022- Issue 9 – Double Cropping Seed Grant Update

Could double cropping impact water demand in Washington State while increasing agricultural productivity? An update from one of WRC’s Seed Grant recipients.

December 2021 – Issue 8 – Skagit Supply and Demand Synthesis

A new website from the WRC sharing information about water supply and demand in the Skagit basin, an article featuring grad student Stephanie Blair, and upcoming events.

October 2021- Issue 7- Seed Grant Update

An update on one of the WRC Seed Grant funded projects, upcoming events, and a recording of Dr. McIntyre’s testimony to the Dept. of Natural Resources Subcommittee.

Spring 2021 – Issue 6 – Stormwater Runoff Impacts

New research on how toxic tires impact Coho salmon brains, a DEI focused scholarship for LID, and a debrief on the virtual Municon Conference.

Winter 2021 – Issue 5 – Toxic Tires, Winners and more

Breakthrough research on what’s been killing Coho salmon, announcing the 2021 Seed Grant award winners, details of the upcoming Municon Conference and more.

Fall 2020 – Issue 4 – Singing in the Rain.

Learn the secrets of stormwater in the latest issue including: Is your roof toxic? What happen during the “first flush” and more.

Spring 2020 – Issue 3

Featuring stories on invasive mussels, impacts of wildfire, harmful algae blooms, the Washington Stormwater Center and more.

Winter 2020 – Issue 2

Featuring stories on mulch in raingardens, using art to educate about science, plastic microfibers, and green infrastructure.

Summer 2019 – Issue 1

Stories on the Art of Range podcast, monitoring raingarden function, building raingardens, training volunteers.

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