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Flushing of Washington lake continues as residents complain of bad smell
LONGVIEW, Wash. (AP) — Federal officials have backed off a proposal that would have stopped the flushing of Lake Sacajawea, a practice that prevents buildup of smelly life forms. The Longview Daily News reports that the National Marine Fisheries Service wanted stop the flushing to protect smelt in the Cowlitz River. Fresh river water is used to flush the lake and prevent algae blooms and microbes from causing the lake to stink.