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Environmental Indicators

Environmental indicators are simple measures that tell us what is happening in the environment. Since the environment is complex, indicators show a shorthand representation of key environmental statuses and trends. Indicators below are added and updated when new data become available.

Low Stream Flow Low Stream Flow - Low water flows from rivers and streams around the Sound affect salmon runs, wildlife, and our water supply.

Freshwater Quality Freshwater Quality - 36 percent of the major rivers in Puget Sound are failing to meet water quality goals.

Marine Water Quality Marine Water Quality

Marine Swimming Beaches Marine Swimming Beaches

Toxics in Sediment Toxics in Sediment

Puget Sound
Vital Signs

Indicating Puget Sound's health and vitality

State of the Salmon

Track salmon recovery progress as Washingtonians respond to the challenges of restoring healthy runs.

Results Washington Goal 3: Sustainable Energy and a Clean Environment

Protecting, preserving, and restoring Washington State's natural resources is vital to our economic vitality, health, and quality of life.

EPA Regional Indicators

Region 10 includes Washington, Oregon, Idaho, and Alaska