3 edition of Water quality monitoring project for Lake Louise, Whatcom County, WA found in the catalog.
Water quality monitoring project for Lake Louise, Whatcom County, WA
by Huxley College of Environmental Studies, Western Washington University in Bellingham, WA
Written in English
|Series||Internship report, Internship report (Huxley College of Environmental Studies)|
|The Physical Object|
|Pagination||25, 5 leaves :|
|Number of Pages||25|
Subject: Lake Whatcom Model recalibration. This memorandum discusses the most recent (third) calibration of the Lake Whatcom CE-QUAL-W2 water quality model. Tributary loadings were supplied by the new HSPF watershed model. Model development and initial calibration were documented in the report “Lake Whatcom Water Quality. Lake Whatcom and Water Quality Control This lake is valuable for more than recreation, though. It is home to habitat and 23 sub-watersheds that all feed into Whatcom Creek and Bellingham Bay. It is also the source of drinking water for over , Whatcom County residents. With so many uses and high demands, water quality is poor.
Lake Whatcom is the drinking water source for o residents of Whatcom County, approximately half the county's population. It provides drinking water for the City of Bellingham, Lake Whatcom Water and Sewer District, several other smaller water districts/associations, and about homes that draw water directly from the lake. • Develop a dedicated monitoring network across the aquifer to end reliance on and unknowns of the private domestic supply network used for sampling of nitrate-N. (1) Obert, W.C. Nitrate in ground water, western Whatcom County, Washington. Western Washington State College Master’s Thesis, p. (2) Erickson, D., and D. Norton.
trend in dissolved oxygen in the lower part of the lake, which is in conflict with the water quality goals set for the lake in the Lake Whatcom Watershed Management Plan. Introduction and Background Lake Whatcom is a ten-mile long lake located in Whatcom County, partially within the . The water quality standards for groundwater and surface water help protect — and allow us to regulate the quality of — water in Washington by setting pollution limits. Water quality standards are the backbone of our regulations and describe how clean lakes, rivers, groundwater, and marine waters need to be for the health of people and other.
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Congratulations Whatcom County. Incommunity actions led to improved water quality and two significant shellfish bed reopenings. Spring harvest restrictions were removed from acres of tribal shellfish beds in Portage Bay. acres of shellfish beds in Drayton Harbor were upgraded to year-round harvest.
However, we still have more. Whatcom County Public Works PIC program uses water quality monitoring data to identify priority areas for improvement programs and provides community outreach and education, technical and financial assistance for landowners, and coordination with County departments and other agencies to identify and address potential bacteria sources.
Interactive County-Wide Water Quality Maps The WCPW staff coordinates with County Health, Planning and Development Services (PDS), Whatcom Conservation District (WCD), and State Departments of Agriculture (WSDA) and Ecology (ECY) to monitor water quality and respond to drainages where elevated bacteria levels are consistently observed.
Whatcom County Public Works coordinates a routine water quality monitoring program at a fixed-network of approximately 90 sites around the county. Additional sampling is conducted in focus areas where elevated fecal coliform levels have been seen consistently and water quality improvement programs are being implemented.
Lake water quality Water quality monitoring project for Lake Louise & protection Most lake water quality monitoring in Washington is currently conducted by counties, local health departments, lake associations, and volunteer groups. Our scientists coordinate algae and invasive-plant monitoring and participate in a periodic national survey.
Adjacent to Lake Louise NRCA is the acre Stimpson Family Nature Reserve that includes ownership by Whatcom County, Whatcom Land Trust and the City of Bellingham. Between the two, the area offers more than 4 miles of hiking trails and a number of interpretive signs to enhance the experience.
Maintain records for over wells drilled in Whatcom County since ; the records include information on both water quality and quantity and helps staff to identify areas of concern; Plan for surface water problems (i.e. Lake Samish Blue-Green Algae) Provide community education and answering questions about safe drinking water.
Lake Whatcom Water & Sewer District is taking steps to ensure continued operation of our water & sewer system. For the most up-to-date information on the District’s response to the current Covid crisis and customer resources, please click here, and consider following our Facebook page to be alerted of updates.
Water Quality. Our mission is to keep Washington waters clean. Use this site to find out if a lake, stream, or marine beach near you is healthy or polluted. Learn about water cleanup plans and how we’re addressing stormwater runoff, promoting good wastewater management, and protecting wetlands that are important for habitat and flood control.
Water quality data from Ecology’s Environmental Information Management (EIM) database. These data are from either the (now defunct) lake water quality monitoring program or data collected along with the aquatic plant monitoring program.
Additional data may be available by clicking on the ‘details’ link. This is the amount of supplementary funds currently needed for Whatcom County to comply with TMDL and NPDES stormwater permit requirements in the following Lake Whatcom Stormwater Program areas: capital project construction, capital project maintenance, outreach and education, homeowner incentives/residential retrofits, water quality monitoring.
Lake Whatcom Management Program The Lake Whatcom Management Program (LWMP) is a joint effort between the City of Bellingham, Whatcom County, and Lake Whatcom Water and Sewer District to p rotect and preserve Lake Whatcom as a long-term source of drinking water.
Inthe elected bodies of the three entities adopted a set of 6 general and 21 specific goals for Lake Whatcom water quality. Lake Whatcom Water & Sewer District contracts with Xpress Bill Pay to provide billing and web-payment services for its customers.
Payments can be made with your VISA, MasterCard, or Discover with either a credit or debit card, or you can transfer funds directly from your checking account. Growing concern about the decline in water quality as evidenced by monitoring data collected since the s eventually led to the formation of the Lake Whatcom Management Committee made up of the county executive, the Bellingham mayor and the manager of the Sudden Valley water district (now the Lake Whatcom Water and Sewer District).
Lake Whatcom is not only a nearby environmental and recreational treasure, but it is also the source of drinking water forWhatcom County residents.
While the Lake is still relatively clean, and drinking water quality is high, human activities in and around the Lake have fed worrisome trends. The report describes Lake Whatcom water quality data collected last year compared to historical monitoring data collected over the last 60 plus years.
We need to take notice because Lake Whatcom is the primary drinking water source for aboutresidents in Bellingham and Whatcom County. Visit the post for more.
Herrera designed and implemented a water quality monitoring project to evaluate the impact of on-site septic systems on Lake Whatcom, which serves drinking water to a population of more t people in Bellingham, Washington.
Leslie McRoberts is a long-time resident of Sudden Valley who is active and invested in both Lake Whatcom Water & Sewer District and the Sudden Valley Community Association. She served on the Board of Commissioners for almost 11 years between andand returned in Mission Whatcom County Public Works Natural Resources Division’s mission is to manage, sustain, enhance, and protect Whatcom County’s natural environment to meet the needs of present and future generations by providing sound natural resource services for the common good of the people, being a resource to our community, and supporting environmental stewardship.
The table below lists water quality standards for fecal coliform bacteria at marine and freshwater sites in Whatcom County coastal drainages. The freshwater water quality standards that govern Whatcom County are established and regulated by the Department of Ecology and approved by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency.
Inthe Puget Sound Water Quality Authority launched the Public Involvement and Education program to protect Puget Sound by funding projects that help fulfill the Puget Sound Water Quality Work Plan.
Since that time, the Authority, and its successor, the Puget Sound Action Team, have provided almost $6 million for.The Lake Whatcom Comprehensive Stormwater Plan was completed in It includes an analysis of threats to water quality and watershed health and recommended solutions to protect Lake Whatcom.
Whatcom County Public Works uses the Lake Whatcom Comprehensive Stormwater Plan to guide water quality treatment project identification and prioritization.This draft report, which is Volume 2 for this water quality improvement project, identifies how much phosphorus can be discharged to the lake, and identifies how the bacteria load (established in Volume 1) should be allocated between Whatcom County and the city of Bellingham, all so that the lake will meet water quality standards.