Bull trout picture, credit: U. S. Fish and Wildlife Service

Designating Waters for Char Protection

Land Ownership and Native Char Spawning

This section contains maps by WRIA(1) that show, in greater detail, the streams that Ecology protects for native char.
Note: information in these maps should be used for general purposes only. This data was superseded during the 2006 rule revision. Current designated char waters can be found in Table 602 of the 2006 Water Quality Standards.

Please select a WRIA using the map below or the links on the right side of this page.

List of WRIAs
wria # - name
01 - Nooksack
02 - San Juan
03 - Lower Skagit-Samish
04 - Upper Skagit
05 - Stillaguamish
06 - Island
07 - Snohomish
08 - Cedar-Sammamish
09 - Duwamish-Green
10 - Puyallup-White
11 - Nisqually
12 - Chambers-Clover
13 - Deschutes
14 - Kennedy-Goldsborough
15 - Kitsap
16 - Skokomish-Dosewallips
17 - Quilcene-Snow
18 - Elwha-Dungeness
19 - Lyre-Hoko
20 - Soleduc-Hoh
21 - Queets-Quinault
22 - Lower Chehalis
23 - Upper Chehalis
24 - Willapa
25 - Grays-Elokoman
26 - Cowlitz
27 - Lewis
28 - Salmon-Washougal
29 - Wind-White Salmon
30 - Klickitat
31 - Rock-Glade
32 - Walla Walla
33 - Lower Snake
34 - Palouse
35 - Middle Snake
36 - Esquatzel Coulee
37 - Lower Yakima
38 - Naches
39 - Upper Yakima
40 - Alkali-Squilchuck
41 - Lower Crab
42 - Grand Coulee
43 - Upper Crab-Wilson
44 - Moses Coulee
45 - Wenatchee
46 - Entiat
47 - Chelan
48 - Methow
49 - Okanogan
50 - Foster
51 - Nespelem
52 - Sanpoil
53 - Lower Lake Roosevelt
54 - Lower Spokane
55 - Little Spokane
56 - Hangman
57 - Middle Spokane
58 - Middle Lake Roosevelt
59 - Colville
60 - Kettle
61 - Upper Lake Roosevelt
62 - Pend Oreille

1 The Department of Ecology and other state resource agencies frequently use a system of "Watershed Resource Inventory Areas" or "WRIAs" to refer to the state's major watershed basins. Federal agencies frequently use an alternative watershed system based on USGS Cataloging Units or "HUCs" (Hydrological Unit Codes). The federal system is similar to the WRIA system except for differing basin groupings and the federal units extending beyond the Washington state boundary into Canada, Oregon, and Idaho. Some of our WRIA maps show portions of the overlapping USGS Cataloging Units where they help to show how watersheds extend past the state boundary.

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Last updated March 2008