Unless you have Water Rights, don’t Take Water out of the Green/Duwamish River and its Tributaries

Why taking water out of our area rivers is a bad idea:

  1. The fish need more river water -- not less!
  2. Withdrawing water out of tributaries and the mainstem of the river sucks up juvenile fish and kills them! If you have water rights, please insure diversion is properly screened.
  3. Water levels in the river are already low and the summer is heating up!
  4. It’s illegal! And fines of up to $5k per day can be issued


If you spot a problem on the river or in one of its tributaries, please call The Department of Ecology at 1-800-468-0261.

Fish Without Fish Screens