Water Supply Bulletins

Bulletins focused primarily on lakes

Note: The Washington State Department of Natural Resources has compiled the data from Water Supply Bulletins 14, 43, and 57 into GIS geodatabases that are available for public download. Visit the Washington State Department of Natural Resources GIS Data Download Page to view the metadata and download the geodatabase files for these bulletins.

Rectangles on map show approximate study extent.

map of Washington state
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Lakes of Washington, Volume 1
Water Supply Bulletin 14 (1973) evaluates lakes in Washington State and is part of an overall inventory of the water resources of the state. Discussion of the quality of water has been excluded from this work. This volume of Water Supply Bulletin 14 covers lakes of Western Washington.
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Lakes of Washington, Volume 2
Water Supply Bulletin 14 (1973) evaluates lakes in Washington State and is part of an overall inventory of the water resources of the state. Discussion of the quality of water has been excluded from this work. This volume of Water Supply Bulletin 14 covers lakes of Eastern Washington.

Note: The scanned 3rd edition of Volume 2 has "2nd ed." printed erroneously on cover and spine.

42a
Data on selected lakes in Washington, Part 1
Water Supply Bulletin 42, Part 1 (1973) describes the physical, chemical, and biological data collected from select lakes of Washington State. For each lake a description of the physical setting, a general discussion of water quality, a bathymetric map, and an aerial photograph is given. The basic data include depth profiles of dissolved-oxygen concentration and temperature. This bulletin includes lakes located in Kitsap, Pierce, King, Cowlitz, and Lewis counties, WA.

Note: Water Supply Bulletin 42 was initially printed as Water Supply Bulletin 41, in 1973.

42b
Data on selected lakes in Washington, Part 2
Water Supply Bulletin 42, Part 2 (1974) describes the physical, chemical, and biological data collected from select lakes of Washington State. For each lake a description of the physical setting, a general discussion of water quality, a bathymetric map, and an aerial photograph is given. The basic data include depth profiles of dissolved-oxygen concentration and temperature. This bulletin includes lakes located in Cowlitz, Lewis, Kitsap, Thurston, Pierce, King, Skagit, Whatcom, Stevens, and Spokane counties, WA.
42c
Data on selected lakes in Washington, Part 3
Water Supply Bulletin 42, Part 3 (1976) describes the physical, chemical, and biological data collected from select lakes of Washington State. For each lake a description of the physical setting, a general discussion of water quality, a bathymetric map, and an aerial photograph is given. The basic data include depth profiles of dissolved-oxygen concentration and temperature. This bulletin includes lakes located in Stevens, Pend Orielle, Snohomish, Thurston, Mason, Lewis, Kitsap, and King counties, WA.
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42d
Data on selected lakes in Washington, Part 4
Water Supply Bulletin 42, Part 4 (1976) describes the physical, chemical, and biological data collected from select lakes of Washington State. For each lake a description of the physical setting, a general discussion of water quality, a bathymetric map, and an aerial photograph is given. The basic data include depth profiles of dissolved-oxygen concentration and temperature. This bulletin includes lakes located in King, Spokane, Skagit, Snohomish, Island, Kitsap, Mason, Pierce, and Thurston counties, WA.
42e
Data on selected lakes in Washington, Part 5
Water Supply Bulletin 42, Part 5 (1976) describes the physical, chemical, and biological data collected from select lakes of Washington State. For each lake a description of the physical setting, a general discussion of water quality, a bathymetric map, and an aerial photograph is given. The basic data include depth profiles of dissolved-oxygen concentration and temperature. This bulletin includes lakes located in Clark, Skagit, Okanogan, Lewis, Thurston, Snohomish, Chelan, Whatcom, King, Cowlitz, and Skamania counties, WA.
42f
Data on selected lakes in Washington, Part 6
Water Supply Bulletin 42, Part 6 (1980) describes the physical, chemical, and biological data collected from select lakes of Washington State. For each lake a description of the physical setting, a general discussion of water quality, a bathymetric map, and an aerial photograph is given. The basic data include depth profiles of dissolved-oxygen concentration and temperature. This bulletin includes lakes located in Okanogan, King, Spokane, Grant, Thurston, Lincoln, Douglas, Adams and Pierce counties, WA.
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Reconnaissance data on lakes in Washington -- Vol. 1, Clallam, Island, Jefferson, San Juan, Skagit, and Whatcom Counties
Water Supply Bulletin 43, Vol.1 (1976) describes the physical, chemical, and general biological data collected from select lakes of Washington State. For each lake a description of the physical setting, a general discussion of water quality, a bathymetric map, and an aerial photograph is given. Physical and morphometric parameters described include: drainage area, surface altitude, surface area, volume, mean depth, maximum depth, length of shoreline, shoreline configuration, development of volume, and bottom slope. This bulletin includes lakes located in Clallam, Island, Jefferson, San Juan, Skagit and Whatcom counties, WA.
43b
Reconnaissance data on lakes in Washington -- Vol. 2, King and Snohomish Counties
Water Supply Bulletin 43, Vol.2 (1976) describes the physical, chemical, and general biological data collected from select lakes of Washington State. For each lake a description of the physical setting, a general discussion of water quality, a bathymetric map, and an aerial photograph is given. Physical and morphometric parameters described include: drainage area, surface altitude, surface area, volume, mean depth, maximum depth, length of shoreline, shoreline configuration, development of volume, and bottom slope. This bulletin includes lakes located in King and Snohomish counties, WA.
43c
Reconnaissance data on lakes in Washington -- Vol. 3, Kitsap, Mason, and Pierce Counties
Water Supply Bulletin 43, Vol.3 (1976) describes the physical, chemical, and general biological data collected from select lakes of Washington State. For each lake a description of the physical setting, a general discussion of water quality, a bathymetric map, and an aerial photograph is given. Physical and morphometric parameters described include: drainage area, surface altitude, surface area, volume, mean depth, maximum depth, length of shoreline, shoreline configuration, development of volume, and bottom slope. This bulletin includes lakes located in Kitsap, Mason, and Pierce counties, WA.
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Reconnaissance data on lakes in Washington -- Vol. 4, Clark, Cowlitz, Grays Harbor, Lewis, Pacific, Skamania, and Thurston Counties
Water Supply Bulletin 43, Vol.4 (1976) describes the physical, chemical, and general biological data collected from select lakes of Washington State. For each lake a description of the physical setting, a general discussion of water quality, a bathymetric map, and an aerial photograph is given. Physical and morphometric parameters described include: drainage area, surface altitude, surface area, volume, mean depth, maximum depth, length of shoreline, shoreline configuration, development of volume, and bottom slope. This bulletin includes lakes located in Clark, Cowlitz, Grays Harbor, Lewis, Pacific, Skamania and Thurston counties, WA.
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Reconnaissance data on lakes in Washington -- Vol. 5, Chelan, Ferry, Kittitas, Klickitat, Okanogan, and Yakima Counties
Water Supply Bulletin 43, Vol.5 (1976) describes the physical, chemical, and general biological data collected from select lakes of Washington State. For each lake a description of the physical setting, a general discussion of water quality, a bathymetric map, and an aerial photograph is given. Physical and morphometric parameters described include: drainage area, surface altitude, surface area, volume, mean depth, maximum depth, length of shoreline, shoreline configuration, development of volume, and bottom slope. This bulletin includes lakes located in Chelan, Ferry, Kittitas, Klickitat, Okanogan, and Yakima counties, WA.
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Reconnaissance data on lakes in Washington -- Vol. 6, Adams, Benton, Douglas, Franklin, Grant, Lincoln, Walla Walla and Whitman Counties
Water Supply Bulletin 43, Vol.6 (1976) describes the physical, chemical, and general biological data collected from select lakes of Washington State. For each lake a description of the physical setting, a general discussion of water quality, a bathymetric map, and an aerial photograph is given. Physical and morphometric parameters described include: drainage area, surface altitude, surface area, volume, mean depth, maximum depth, length of shoreline, shoreline configuration, development of volume, and bottom slope. This bulletin includes lakes located in Adams, Benton, Douglas, Franklin, Grant, Lincoln, Walla Walla, and Whitman counties, WA.
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Reconnaissance data on lakes in Washington -- Vol. 7, Pend Oreille, Spokane, and Stevens Counties
Water Supply Bulletin 43, Vol.7 (1976) describes the physical, chemical, and general biological data collected from select lakes of Washington State. For each lake a description of the physical setting, a general discussion of water quality, a bathymetric map, and an aerial photograph is given. Physical and morphometric parameters described include: drainage area, surface altitude, surface area, volume, mean depth, maximum depth, length of shoreline, shoreline configuration, development of volume, and bottom slope. This bulletin includes lakes located in Pend Oreille, Spokane, and Stevens counties, WA.
49
Primer on lakes in Washington
Water Supply Bulletin 49 (1978) provides a non-technical introduction to the many physical, chemical, and biological characteristics of the lakes in Washington State. This bulletin includes a glossary of lake and geologic terms related to lakes.
57
Trophic classification of Washington lakes using reconnaissance data
Water Supply Bulletin 57 (1985) describes the physical, cultural, and water quality conditions for 134 lakes throughout Washington State. Each lake was indexed by trophic level using two methods: 1) a relative, multivariate technique based on secchi-disc transparency and concentrations of total phosphorus, total organic nitrogen, and chlorophyll-a in the epilimnion; and 2) an absolute univariate technique based on any one of three water quality parameters: secchi-disc transparency, total phosphorus concentration, or chlorophyll-a concentration.

For more information about the Environmental Assessment Program groundwater team activities, please see Groundwater Assessment in Washington State.