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Ashland Makes Plans To Cool Its Wastewater

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It's a simple fact of life that we release treated wastewater into streams. 

And even if the treatment plants comply with the law and get most of the contaminants out, the water can still be a bit warmer than the stream temperature.  And that's not a good thing for cold-water fish like salmon. 

So the City of Ashland reached an agreement with The Freshwater Trust to plant trees to help shade and cool the streams where Ashland's wastewater is released. 

It follows a similar agreement between TFT and the City of Medford.  TFT rep Alex Johnson visits with details of the program.  

 

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Geoffrey Riley is a graduate of the University of Missouri School of Journalism and has hosted the Jefferson Exchange on JPR since 2009. He's been a broadcaster in the Rogue Valley for more than 35 years, working in both television and radio.
John Baxter's history at JPR reaches back three decades.  John was the JPR program director who was the architect of "the split" when JPR grew from a single program stream to three separate streams. We coaxed him out of retirement and he's now a co-producer of the Jefferson Exchange.