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September 14, 2021

Tribe threatens suit over Skagit estuary

LA CONNER, Skagit County (AP) — The Swinomish Tribe is threatening to sue the federal government to speed up estuary restoration — and salmon preservation — on the Skagit River delta.

Much of the estuary has been drained and closed off with tide gates to facilitate agriculture, but such habitat is crucial for juvenile salmon.

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