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August 15, 2014

Ellensburg starts to daylight creeks, trying to bring salmon back to town

The Yakima Herald-Republic

ELLENSBURG — The settlers who founded Ellensburg in the 1870s were likely drawn by the plentiful water in creeks crisscrossing the valley, but as the city expanded, it grew right over those streams.

Look at a Google map of downtown Ellensburg and you'll see Wilson Creek wind across Main Street. Walk the block, however, and there's no sign of flowing water.

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