Ecology uses geographic information system (GIS) tools and procedures as aids
in accomplishing its mission of protecting the land, air, and waters of the
state. The agency has built and maintains the GIS applications described here in
order to help our staff and others understand the diverse natural and cultural
environment we live and work in. As a public service, we are making our GIS
applications available here.
Web Browser Applications
Air Quality Monitoring
- This database provides near real-time
air quality information to protect health. It's used to determine if air
quality meets health-based federal standards.
Coastal Atlas Map
- Information about Washington’s marine shorelines and the land areas near
Puget Sound, the outer coast, and the estuarine portion of the Columbia
River, including public access and beach closures. The Coastal Atlas
includes information about:
Columbia River Mainstem - Water Resources Information System (WEBMAP)
- Mapped water rights, place of use,
diversions, stream flows, metering, and water right documents.
- Environmental Information Management (EIM)
Identification (F/SID) System
- Information on facilities and sites of
interest to the Department of Ecology.
- View Washington State lake data
including aquatic plants, toxic algae, herbicide use, fish management,
grants and loans and more.
Polluted Waters - 303(d) Listing
- View the water bodies listed under Section 303(d) of the Clean Water Act
by the Washington State Department of Ecology as violating clean water
Shoreline Aerial Photos
- A collection of over 95,000 oblique
aerial photos of Washington’s shorelines. The first set is from the 1970’s
and focused on Washington's 2,500 miles of marine shoreline; the most recent
sets travel inland, covering the lakes and rivers of Eastern Washington.
- Searchable map of areas with arsenic
soil contamination from former smelters in Tacoma and Everett. Impacted
areas include parts of Thurston, Pierce, King, and Snohomish counties.
Spills Map Series
- A series of maps communicating spill risks and planning processes in
Washington State, including: Response plans, past incidents, oil trains,
facilities, equipment and more.
Water Quality Atlas
- The WQ Atlas is a web based map application being developed for both
Ecology staff and external users to obtain information about water quality
in Washington State. It will incorporate Ecology’s most significant surface
water information into one searchable tool. This will include data for many
of Ecology’s delegated responsibilities under the Clean Water Act: WQ
standards, Assessment Waters, Permits/Outfalls, and the Improvement Project
Water Resources Explorer
- Water Rights and Wells web site that
provides access through an interactive map to information maintained by the
Water Resources Program (Program) within the Department of Ecology as well
as links to other water resource related information.
- Water and habitat assessments that compare areas within a watershed for
restoration and protection value. It is a coarse-scale tool that supports
decisions regarding where efforts should be focused and What types of
actions to take at that place.
Washington State Well Report Viewer
- Information on the location, ownership,
construction details, and lithology of completed wells.
Water Quality Assessment for Washington
Questions/Comments about GIS applications at Ecology? Contact:
Washington State Department of Ecology
P.O. Box 47600
Olympia, Washington 98504-7600
Phone: (360) 407-6088
Fax: (360) 407-6493
Page maintained and last updated on
Friday, October 27, 2017 16:05
by Rich Kim