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A chinook (king) salmon.
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case March 28, 2006

Preserving Flows in the Cedar River

Earthjustice represented the Muckleshoot Indian Tribe in a challenge to a 50-year exemption from the Endangered Species Act for harm caused to Chinook salmon from water withdrawals from the Cedar River where the City of Seattle gets its drinking water. The exemption imposed no constraints on the City’s ability to increase water withdrawals beyond recent…

Press Release: Victory March 28, 2006

Muckleshoot Tribe Settle with Seattle on Cedar River Water

City promises to protect streamflows “in perpetuity”