As detailed in this issue by Cate Gable's front-page story, there is a complicated perfect storm of legal and environmental issues surrounding the Grays River in Western Wahkiakum County. Sorting it all out will be a long process, but finding a satisfactory resolution is a worthwhile goal.

Perhaps the biggest thing to keep in mind with the Grays River - and this applies to many other area watersheds, as well - is that its current condition is the result of several generations of decisions. Some of these made perfect sense at the time, while with the benefit of hindsight it is now apparent that others were bound to cause problems. It may well take a couple of generations to sort it all out.

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