Stories for WRIA 18*



Water Quality stories support the Water Quality Program's five Program activities. Some stories may fall under more than one category, and are listed accordingly.


Clallam County: Educating Homeowners About Their Septic Systems
The lack of routine inspection and maintenance of home on-site septic systems was an identified issue in the Dungeness Bay shellfish downgrade and water cleanup (TMDL) response plan, along with several other nonpoint and watershed plans. Clallam County piloted a “Do It Yourself” (DIY) inspection training program to help participants recognize and correct system problems before their systems caused a larger problem.
(Prevent and reduce point and stormwater pollution

Dungeness Bay Water Cleanup: Parnerships build success
In the 1990s increasing bacteria levels led the Washington State Department of Health (WDOH) to close shellfish beds in Dungeness Bay. Ecology, Jamestown S’Klallam tribe, Clallam County, the Clallam Conservation District, and the local Streamkeepers volunteers came together to create the Dungeness Clean Water Workgroup. to begin cleanup.
(Clean-up Polluted Waters)







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* 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.


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Last updated September 2014