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Water

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Protecting our Water Supplies

ECOLOGY PRIORITIES

Managing our Waters | Our Living Shorelines | Report a Spill

MANAGING WATER SUPPLIES

Drought | Water Supply Information | Instream Flows | Metering Water Use | Water Rights | Water Market | Wells | Irrigation Guide | Reclaimed Water | Water Conservation | Wastewater & Water Treatment Plants

WATERSHEDS AND BASINS

River Basins: Columbia, Spokane, Puget Sound and more | Watershed Planning | Updates By Watershed (WRIA) | Watershed Characterization for Puget Sound

GROUNDWATER

FLOODS

FRESHWATER, LAKES, RIVERS, STREAMS AND WETLANDS

Aquatic Plants, Algae and Lakes | Aquatic Invasive Species | Flooding & Floodplain Management Freshwater Assessment (proposed) | Lake Water Quality | Wetlands |

SHORELANDS MANAGEMENT

Coastal Zone Management (CZM) | Shoreline Management (SMA) | Coastal Atlas | Puget Sound Shorelines

MARINE AND COASTAL WATERS

Coastal Assessment | BEACH Program | Aquaculture | Ocean Resources | Ocean Acidification

DAMS

Dam Safety | 401 Certification for Hydropower | Condit Dam Removal

WATER POLLUTION

Surface Water Quality Standards | Quality Assessment (303[d]) & Improvement Projects (TMDLs) | Stormwater and Runoff | Nonpoint Pollution | Point Source Pollution | Spills Response | Controlling Toxic Chemicals in Puget Sound | Toxics Studies | Urban Waters Initiative | Clean Water on Agricultural Lands

MONITORING WATER

Beach Water Quality | Freshwater Monitoring | Instream Flows | Marine Water Quality | River and Stream Flow Data | River and Stream Water Quality | Water Data Quality Assurance | Watershed Health Monitoring


GRANTS AND FUNDING

Water Quality Funding | Non-Point Pollution Projects | Flood Control Grants | Shoreline Master Program Grants

PUBLICATIONS

Estuaries | Groundwater | Instream Flows | Lakes | Puget Sound | Water Cleanup Plans (TMDLs) | Water Quality Success Stories | Watersheds | Wetlands

FORMS

Water Claims | Water Rights | Well Construction | Dam Safety | Wastewater Discharge

DATABASES

Coastal Atlas | PARIS - Water Quality permits | Polluted Waters - 303(d) Listing | Water Resources Explorer | Well Logs

RULES, REGULATIONS & ENFORCEMENT

Water Quality | Water Resources | Shorelands | Spills | Water Quality Field Tickets

PERMITS

Environmental Permitting Assistance (ORIA) | Water Quality Permit Data | Joint Aquatic Resource Permits Application (JARPA) | Water Quality Permits |
401 Water Quality Certification: | Hydropower | Non-Hydropower |

Lake Whatcom Reservoir
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INTERACTIVE DROUGHT MAP

NOTE: viewable with Chrome, Firefox and IE10

DROUGHT 2015

FRESHWATER ALGAE

Blue-green algae blooms in lakes

RAINWATER COLLECTION

WETLANDS

Functions of wetlands and wetland delineation

WATER QUALITY STANDARDS

Reducing exposure to toxics (fish consumption rate)

POLLUTED WATERS

Proposed updates to the 303d list are open for public comment through May 15.

WELL LOG INFO

Look up the location, ownership, construction details and lithology of a completed well.

REPORT A SPILL

STORMWATER AND POLLUTED RUN-OFF

CERTIFIED WATER RIGHT EXAMINERS

OCEAN ACIDIFICATION

SHORELINE MASTER PROGRAMS

Local Shoreline Master Programs apply the Shoreline Management Act at the community level.