Skokomish Tribe breaches dike

The Skokomish Tribe is breaching a dike on purpose.   It’s an effort to return part of the Skokomish River delta along the Hood Canal to what it once was, and the effort is expected to have a number of benefits.  The tribe is letting the sea back in onto what was diked and drained for farmland back in the 1940s.

“This area hasn’t been flooded with saltwater in 70 years,” said Keith Dublanica, who is the tribe’s senior lands planner and former natural resource director.

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