Water Quality Improvement Project
Lake Whatcom Area:

Related Information

Letter from Executive Louws (November 25, 2015)
Letter accepting clarifications on resolving the dispute.

Whatcom County Council action taken (November 24, 2015)
Record of council acceptance of the clarifications.

Ecology closure letter (November 12, 2015)
Letter asking for confirmation that dispute is resolved.

Lake Whatcom Total Phosphorus and Bacteria TMDL Clarifications
Mutually agreeable clarifications on TMDL implementation.

Ecology Petition Response (January 14, 2015)
Response to Whatcom County petition

Whatcom County Petition (December 18, 2014)
Request for dispute resolution.

Lake Whatcom water quality still slipping, data shows (March 17, 2011)
The Bellingham Herald article

Ecology accepts plan for better protection of water quality in Lake Whatcom (March 11, 2011)
Ecology news release

State rejects well drilling ban, approves county plan for Lake Whatcom safeguards (March 11, 2011)
The Bellingham Herald article

Focus on Lake Whatcom TMDL: Draft study identifies limits for Lake Whatcom phosphorus and bacteria

City of Bellingham Petition to Amend WAC 173-501-060 and WAC 173-501-070

Ecology denial letter to Mayor of Bellingham

Whatcom County letter of commitment

Ecology’s April 29, 2011 response to Whatcom County’s list of proposed code sections and development standards to be addressed

Whatcom County May 18, 2011 response to Ecology comments

Whatcom County July 18, 2011 notification of revised schedule

Workshops on new developments scheduled

Focus on Lake Whatcom: State working with city, county to improve water quality protections for Lake Whatcom

Frequently Asked Questions on Ecology's Petition Response: How Ecology′s alternative to the Lake Whatcom petition will serve to protect the lake′s water quality

WRIA 1: Nooksack Watershed Information (Water web site)

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Last updated December 2015