Unless you have Water Rights, don’t Take Water out of the Green/Duwamish River and its Tributaries
Why taking water out of our area rivers is a bad idea:
- The fish need more river water -- not less!
- Withdrawing water out of tributaries and the mainstem of the river sucks up juvenile fish and kills them! If you have water rights, please insure diversion is properly screened.
- Water levels in the river are already low and the summer is heating up!
- It’s illegal! And fines of up to $5k per day can be issued
If you spot a problem on the river or in one of its tributaries, please call The Department of Ecology at 1-800-468-0261.