Mercer Slough

On some business in south Bellevue, I found time to wander about Mercer Slough. It's an interesting habitat that was created when Lake Washington was lowered 9 feet, as a consequence of putting in Chittenden Locks and the Ship Canal.

It is very fertile, and was used to hybridize rhododendrons and grow vegetables. Today, a productive blueberry farm is still on the site, and is plainly visible on Google Maps.


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