RAIN

Issue 3, Spring 2019

RAIN

Issue 3, Summer 2019

Rain is a key part of our Salish Sea region.

Where does rain come from, where does it go, what’s it good for?

The articles listed below tell stories about some of rain’s interesting features, from the shape of its drops to its journey across our landscape, from poetry to geology.

Precipitation

Precipitation

Some personal observations about rain, and also about the snow form of rain, from the eyes of a transplanted midwesterner who’s lived here for the last 25 years.

Raindrop

Raindrop

What shapes are raindrops, and why are they that way? This article offers some hands-on challenges and explanations for the young at heart and the curious.

Poems-3

Poems-3

Two poets explore how rain touches people in different ways – from the practical to the emotional…rain as a principle character, as a bit actor, as a metaphor.

Rainbow

Rainbow

Unrelenting atmospheric sheets of rain move eastward, inhabitants of the Salish Sea witness the most efficient transportation system in the world: the water cycle.

Soil

Soil

Rain and soil make an incredible team. By taking a deep dive into the wonder of soil, we can begin to understand the many roles it plays, and why soil is such a big deal.

Soil Pedestals

Soil Pedestals

​Rain nurtures Salish forests, and the forest ensures that even heavy rainstorms are not damaging. But when hard rain comes down on bare ground…

Coho

Coho

One hidden mystery of the Salish Sea is the precipitous decline in coho survival rates over the past three decades. How does rain factor into this mystery?

Currency

Currency

Cutthroat are beautiful, watchable fish, if you know how to find them. Like coho salmon, they will move as far upstream as possible, even ascending seemingly impossible falls and moving into tiny trickles.

Salish Magazine

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Very Special Thanks to all of the authors, donors, and photographers, as well as: 
Susan Merrill
Kathleen Thorne
Neva Welton