Thanks for the coverage on this.
The state of Washington can begin a massive investment in local area fuel cell generating plants.

Not only would this make up the shortfall in hydropower, but they can be integrated with solar and natural gas supplies.

And being distributed, they are more resistant to centralized outages during disaster.
@2 - Oh, are you still here?
Actually @2 has a point. We could invest in Platinum LEEDS 40-100 story buildings that generate their own energy & water. The tech exists at the UW and SCC and NSC and SU.

Meanwhile replace your old appliances with efficient EnergyStar ones. I cut my electric usage by that, bought 4 solar cells (great for renters) from Community Solar, and replaced all my lights with LEDs on sale at Fred Meyer, Costco, & Home Depot. Now my bills are minuscule.
I am not one of those people that doesn't think we as people affect the earth. I am on the other hand one of those people that thinks that Inslee is using statistics in a way to manipulate the truth. He wants more tax revenue and globalization is his reasoning to raise taxes. Seattle experiences droughts every 10 years since we started recoding it.
Lowest rainfall.
•2003 – 1.09 inches
•1919 – 1.43 inches
•1967 – 1.61 inches
•1945 – 1.65 inches
•1938 – 1.78 inches

Warmest summers
•1967 – 66.8 degrees
•1958 – 66.5 degrees
•1961 – 66.3 degrees
•1992 – 66.2 degrees
•2003 – 65.7 degrees

In 2003, the Puget Sound area had its second driest summer on record, measuring just 0.89 inch of precipitation during the months of June, July and August. Officially, the driest summer on record, measured by the National Weather Service Climate Monitoring Office at the Seattle-Tacoma International Airport (Sea-Tac), occurred in 1987 when rainfall measured only 0.84 inch, the norm being 3.3 inches. However, airport records only date back to 1945. Unofficially, records from downtown Seattle dating back to 1891 indicate that the area’s driest summer was in 1919, with a measly 0.65 inch of rainfall.

Don't you love facts presented in a way that doesn't have an agenda?
This is a really good article. Also, Supreme Ruler is onto something.
@6 Summer is the driest and warmest time of year? We know this. The issue here is lack of snow and snowmelt in the mountains during winter.
This is a clever and well written article. Global warming is a global impact. Now if the rest of Seattle could pull their heads out of their asses and realize drought is a huge issue for the rest of the State and has been way before Seattle realized it, (apparently at the realization in this article), this could be a unifying issue for Washington as a whole. News Flash: the Central and Eastern part of this State has been dealing with water shortage for quite sometime. Let's see, electricity or food? Hmm, big decisions ahead.
maxmillionzucato is right. It was so awful of Seattle to deny climate chang until this article and to stand in the way of central and eastern Washington's progressive environmental agenda. And it was downright hateful of the federal government to force the Grand Coulee Project on that former desert. When will we learn????

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