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In Washington state’s Puget Sound, scientists have made discovery of a “toxic cocktail,” made up of excess rainfall that flows into the nearest body of water, carrying pollutants along with it. Stormwater washes sediment, grease, road grime, tire wear and any litter small enough to slip into storm drains into the sound. And that’s just what can be seen. There’s much more.

Producer, Videographer, & Editor - Katie Campbell
Underwater Photography - Laura James
Video & Photos Courtesy - Michael Werner & Greg Davis

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Dept. of Ecology, State of Washington, Municipal Stormwater

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Aerial Fish Stocking; Hiking from Portland to the Pacific Coast; Stormwater (2406)

Oregon Field Guide: Episode #2406
Original Broadcast: November 8, 2012