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Water and Land Resources Division

King County, Washington

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Water and Land Resources Division, King County, Washington

Resources you can use
Water and Land Resources Division


Water and Land Resources document ordering
A price list for reports and documents that can be ordered from WLR.

King County Dept of Natural Resources and Parks publications

King County Political Physiography MapResource-related reference maps, geographic data, and aerial photos

Videos and animations

Funny Groundwater Animation for Kids and Adults The groundwater story animation- see groundhogs sing and dance as they teach about groundwater!

Road to recovery - salmon restoration
Overview of salmon recovery successes in the area covered by the tri-county partnership including King County, Snohomish County and Pierce County.


The Grant Exchange
Browse a comprehensive list of environmental and educational grants offered by King County Water and Land Resources Division.

Other resources

Western Washington native plant guide
Northwest native plant pictures, descriptions, examples of planting plans and tools for making a plant list for buying native plants at your nursery.

Noxious weed identification and control
Identify your weeds from a comprehensive photo collection and find out the best practices know to control them.

Environmental volunteer opportunities
A current calendar of volunteer events offered by the Department of Natural Resources. Events include planting native plants along streambanks and wetlands, salvaging native plants from construction sites, workshops on natural-resource related topics, and more.

Environmental data

Lake monitoring data
Look up water quality monitoring on Lakes Washington, Union, and Sammamish.

Swimming beach bacteria levels and water temperature
Look up observed counts of e. coli and fecal coliform bacteria, and water temperature from sampling stations at beaches across King County.

Stream data
Keeping watch for pollution in greater Lake Washington streams.

Hydrologic information
Look up data and graphs of hydrologic data for rivers and creeks across King County, and download records.

Flood conditions and flood preparedness
Look up current river conditions and learn how to prepare for flooding.

Marine monitoring
Get water and sediment quality data for Puget Sound within King County's borders.

Groundwater information
Find maps and data measuring groundwater levels and quality across the region.

Salmon watcher program
Find data on fish distribution in King County based on volunteer sightings.

Snoqualmie watershed riparian photo viewer
Use a map to to get photographs of individual stream reaches on the Snoqualmie River and its various tributaries.