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Kittitas (pronounced 'kit-i-tass') County is located in central Washington
State. It spans from the lush forested Cascade Mountains to the upper Yakima River Valley plains and
the Columbia River.
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OLYMPIA – The Washington State Department of Health recently added the 150-mile stretch of the Columbia River from McNary Dam to the I-90 bridge near Vantage to its growing list of waterways with fish consumption advisories. After testing levels of mercury and polychlorinated biphenyls – commonly known as PCBs –in six fish species found in that section of the Columbia River, DOH recommends the following meal limits: DO NOT EAT: Northern pikeminnow 1 meal per month: Carp, mountain whitefish, white sturgeon 2 meals per month: Bridgelip sucker, largemouth bass, walleye 4 meals per month: Smallmouth bass Healthy choices: Lamprey, salmon, shad and steelhead
Fish is a nutritious source of protein and Omega-3 fatty acids, and DOH recommends eating at least two seafood meals per week as part of a heart healthy diet. To reduce your exposure to contaminants in fish, eat a variety of fish from a variety of sources. Before you fish, check for advisories at www.doh.wa.gov/fish or call 1-877-485-7316.
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Kittitas County, from the Cascades to the Columbia, and online at https://www.co.kittitas.wa.us
Liz Coleman, Environmental Public Health Office 360-481-2016Julie Graham, Strategic Communications Office 360-810-1628
Kittitas County has a total area of 2,333 square miles. The highest point in the county is Mount Daniel at 7,959 feet above sea level.