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April 20, 2007 at 3:33 PM

Cool Earth Day sites

The state Department of Ecology just launched a couple of nifty Web sites.

One is the Coastal Atlas, a zoomable map of shorelines in Western Washington, perfect for plotting that next oyster hunting expedition.

The other is a site that reports several times per day the stream flow levels in key watersheds. In announcing the “Instream Flow Data” service, the agency’s release said:

Ecology is launching the new feature during Earth Week 2007 to underscore the challenges we face in effectively managing water resources for the benefit of people as well as salmon.

I wonder if you’ll be able to see the flow levels change when Microsoft, Google and Yahoo! get traffic surges at their hydropowered datacenters along the Columbia River.

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