The Story of Water

The Story of Water

The Story of Water Clallam CountySOW Brochure 11-6-19

A Collaborative Community Project

PDF iconThe Story of Water is a collaborative project of the Clallam County League of Women Voters and local community partners, including the cities of Sequim and Port Angeles, Clallam County, The Jamestown S'Klallam Tribe, Dungeness River Audubon Center, Olympic Peninsula Audubon Society, North Olympic Land Trust, Clallam Conservation District, PUD#1, and local hydrologists. The program is designed to educate our local community about the water challenges facing Clallam County in maintaining a healthy and sustainable water supply for personal, agricultural and business consumption. Our project begins with the Dungeness Watershed and will move west in focus in the next several years.

LWVCLA Partnerships

Part 1: The Story of Water: An Introduction

For Presentation at Community Organizations

A presentation featuring the 20-minute film, From Source to Sea: Dungeness Watershed that highlights the beauty and the dynamics of the Dungeness Watershed and the challenges for our community. 

Join us for a public presentation of the film on Wednesday, December 4 at 6:00 pm at the Jamestown S'Klallam Tribal Community Center, 1033 Old Blyn Highway.

To request “The Story of Water—An Introduction” for your group, contact Carrol Hull at

Part 2: The Story of Water: In-Depth

October 2019–June 2020 

A lecture series with experts that explores the many aspects of this critical resource and the future of the Dungeness Watershed.

The Story of Water: In-Depth
A Lecture Series  

October 2019–June 2020
6:30 PM Sequim City Hall Council Chambers

  • October 23, 2019  How our Water System Works: The Hydrology of the Dungeness Watershed  Ann Soule, City of Sequim.
  • November 13, 2019  Olympic Mountain Glaciers and Snowpack: Changes and Future Challenges  Bill Baccus, Olympic National Park
  • December 11, 2019  Tribal Water Rights and History: “From Time Immemorial”  Hansi Hals, Jamestown S’Klallam Tribe Natural Resources 
  • January 15, 2020  Water Law in Washington: Who Owns the Water and What Are Our Rights?  Mike Gallagher, WA Department of Ecology and Lindsey Schromen-Wawrin Shearwater Law PLLC, Port Angeles
  • February 19, 2020  Irrigators and Protectors: Rights and Conservation Actions Exercised by Our Farmers  Joe Holtrop, Clallam Conservation District
  • March 18, 2020  Storm Water and Water Quality: What Steps Are Being Taken to Protect Our Water?  Heather Watts, Clallam County Environmental Health and Ann Soule, City of Sequim
  • April 15, 2020  Safeguarding Our Natural Resources: What Is Endangering the Future of Salmon?  Randy Johnson, Jamestown S’Klallam Tribe and Representative from WA Department of Fish and Wildlife
  • May 21, 2020  Conserving and Storing Water: What Are Our Choices?  Local Water Managers
  • June 17, 2020  Our Water Future in Clallam County  Panel of Experts and Stakeholders