Friday, June 19, 2009

Seattle creek sees daylight again

A new smart growth development next to Seattle's Northgate Mall has replaced a parking lot -- and exposed the headwaters of Thornton Creek to the light of day for the first time decades.



Careful restoration means healthier water quality and fish habitat downstream.

Article: Thornton Creek breathes again at Northgate -- The nearly 12-square-mile Thornton Creek watershed is the largest in Seattle and Shoreline, and about 67,000 people live in homes that send pollutants into the watershed. Coho salmon have been seen in the creek and Mahler recently saw a cutthroat trout in the stream behind his Northgate home.

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