Climate change is darkening Seattle’s water forecast

Investigate West: One of the country’s fastest-growing cities suddenly has a long-term water problem. The weather was uncharacteristically drizzly for late summer when Seattle Public Utilities tour guide Ralph Naess, tooling along a backroad in the city-protected Cedar River watershed, suddenly looked skyward with alarm at a sudden sunbreak. “Hey -- the sun is coming out. Bad news!” Naess exclaimed. Turning to visitors, he explained: “We would much prefer a dousing rain for a month.” It’s not unusual for......

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