Puget Sound Watershed Characterization Project


Background:

This project, funded by an EPA grant, is a collaborative effort between Ecology, the Puget Sound Partnership, and state Department of Fish and Wildlife. The goal of the project is to create a relatively complete watershed characterization for all of Puget Sound. This is important because it can provide scientific information about which landscape areas and processes are the most important to protect and restore.

The results can be used by local planners and decision-makers to inform land use planning and policy decisions while helping minimize negative environmental impacts from land use changes. Completing this work is a key near-term action in the Puget Sound Action Agenda.

The Water Flow and Water Quality Assessments are available from links provided in the tables below. This includes the final guidance document and methods, PDF maps of the water assessment results and their associated GIS data files.  The Fish and Wildlife Assessments will be available in June.


Links:

For more information on this project see:
    http://www.ecy.wa.gov/puget_sound/characterization/index.html

Documents:

The document files are all available from the table below:

To view the Table of Contents of each document, click on the name in the first column ‘View Document Outline’ in the table below. This will give you a preview of what is included in the document. To actually download a document, click on the filename in the fourth column ‘Download Document.’

 

Documents For Water Flow & Water Quality Assesments
View Document Outline Originator Format Download Document File Size (mb)
Volume 1 - Table of Contents Ecology PDF Volume 1 - Final - Water Resource Assessments 6.93
  Ecology PDF Appendix A - Draft - Regional Planning 0.4
Appendix B – Table of Contents Ecology PDF Appendix B - Draft - Water Process 2.0
Appendix C – Table of Contents Ecology PDF Appendix C - Draft - Water Quality 2.0
Documents For Habitat Assesments
View Document Outline Originator Format Download Document File Size (mb)
Volume 2 - Table of Contents WDFW PDF Volume 2 - Habitat Assessments Final Dec. 2013 9.5

Please note the file size before downloading.


Data and Maps:

Each zip file contains all the GIS results data for the water assessments for each geographic extent in a geodatabase (GDB) format. This includes the final result layers, as well as the intermediate analysis layers. To see a list of the data included, click on the name under “Contents.” There is a README file within each zip file that explains in more detail what information is included and how to view the results.  You can view these data in ArcView.

If you do not have access to ArcView, the maps of the analysis results can be viewed by downloading the PDF files.

Water Assessment Results
Geographic Area Geodata
(gdb.zip)
File Size (mb) Water Flow
Maps (PDF)
File Size (mb) Water Quality
Maps (PDF)
File Size (mb)
Click to View Content List          
Puget Sound PS_WFWQ 780 PS_WF_Maps 220 PS_WQ_Maps 40
WRIA 1 WRIA1_WFWQ 122 WRIA1_WF_Maps 70 WRIA1_WQ_Maps 13
WRIA 2 WRIA2_WFWQ 76 WRIA2_WF_Maps 30 WRIA2_WQ_Maps 6
WRIA 3_4 WRIA3_4_WFWQ 131 WRIA3_4_WF_Maps 94 WRIA3_4_WQ_Maps 18
WRIA 5 WRIA5_WFWQ 83 WRIA5_WF_Maps 38 WRIA5_WQ_Maps 8
WRIA 6 WRIA6_WFWQ 79 WRIA6_WF_Maps 32 WRIA6_WQ_Maps 7
WRIA 7 WRIA7_WFWQ 140 WRIA7_WF_Maps 97 WRIA7_WQ_Maps 16
WRIA 8 WRIA8_WFWQ 118 WRIA8_WF_Maps 77 WRIA8_WQ_Maps 13
WRIA 9 WRIA9_WFWQ 96 WRIA9_WF_Maps 55 WRIA9_WQ_Maps 9
WRIA 10 WRIA10_WFWQ 103 WRIA10_WF_Maps 49 WRIA10_WQ_Maps 9
WRIA 11 WRIA11_WFWQ 189 WRIA11_WF_Maps 45 WRIA11_WQ_Maps 8
WRIA 12 WRIA12_WFWQ 74 WRIA12_WF_Maps 34 WRIA12_WQ_Maps 7
WRIA 13 WRIA13_WFWQ 83 WRIA13_WF_Maps 39 WRIA13_WQ_Maps 7
WRIA 14 WRIA14_WFWQ 79 WRIA14_WF_Maps 31 WRIA14_WQ_Maps 6
WRIA 15 WRIA15_WFWQ 111 WRIA15_WF_Maps 68 WRIA15_WQ_Maps 13
WRIA 16 WRIA16_WFWQ 68 WRIA16_WF_Maps 31 WRIA16_WQ_Maps 5
WRIA 17 WRIA17_WFWQ 75 WRIA17_WF_Maps 27 WRIA17_WQ_Maps 6
WRIA 18 WRIA18_WFWQ 73 WRIA18_WF_Maps 25 WRIA18_WQ_Maps 13
WRIA 19 WRIA19_WFWQ 67 WRIA19_WF_Maps 30 WRIA19_WQ_Maps 9
Supporting Data            
PS Layers PS_layers.zip 3,076        
Cartographic Layers Cartographic.zip 251        
Mid-Scale Results Filename
(gdb.zip)
File Size
(mb)
Water Flow Maps (PDF) File Size
(mb)
Water Quality Maps (PDF) File Size
(mb)
Gorst Gorst_WF   Gorst_WF_Maps      
Pilchuck Pilchuck_WF   Pilchuck_WF_Maps      
Habitat Assessment Results
Geographic Area Geodata
(gdb.zip)
File Size (mb) Water Flow
Maps (PDF)
File Size (mb) Water Quality
Maps (PDF)
File Size (mb)
Puget Sound Terrestrial_and_Freshwater.zip 32        
Puget Sound Marine_Shoreline.zip 57        

Please note the file size before downloading.


Contacts:

For questions concerning the Puget Sound Characterization Project, please contact:
Stephen Stanley
Washington State Department of Ecology
Shorelands and Environmental Assistance Program
P.O. Box 47600
Olympia, Washington 98504-7600
Phone: (425) 649-4210
E-Mail: Stephen.stanley@ecy.wa.gov
For questions concerning the Puget Sound Characterization Project Data, please contact:
Susan Grigsby
Washington State Department of Ecology
Shorelands and Environmental Assistance Program
P.O. Box 47600
Olympia, Washington 98504-7600
Phone: (360) 407-7546
E-Mail: susan.grigsby@ecy.wa.gov 
For questions concerning the website, please contact:
Rich Kim
Spatial Database Administrator
Washington State Department of Ecology
GIS Technical Services
P.O. Box 47600
Olympia, Washington 98504-7600
Phone: (360) 407-6121
E-Mail: rich.kim@ecy.wa.gov

Page last updated Thursday, December 12, 2013