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Water Undone: The Efforts to Save the Puyallup River Watershed
  • James E. Gawel
Produced and written by Jim Gawel; directed and photographed by Paul Lovelady.

"The Puyallup River watershed is a major source of fresh water into Puget Sound through Commencement Bay in Tacoma. But it suffers from a multitude of pollution problems, including policies on “land use favoring paving and shingles,” as detailed in this documentary from UW Tacoma. The program takes viewers through the interwoven watershed-river system that supplies water for drinking, irrigation, recreation, food, wildlife and the natural beauty of the Northwest. It explains how spreading urbanization threatens the Puget Sound area’s water supply and lays out the case for improvement: to clean up Puget Sound, start with the watersheds."
--University of Washington Tacoma UWTV
  • Ecosystem-based management,
  • Water quantity,
  • Water quality,
  • Puyallup Watershed
Publication Date
March 12, 2014
Citation Information
James E. Gawel. "Water Undone: The Efforts to Save the Puyallup River Watershed" (2014)
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