Publications Home || Browse by topic || Browse by program || Ecology website

Publication Summary

Our Ecology website has changed, which can cause broken links.
To report these, please contact us with the publication and broken link.


Predicted Impacts of Climate Change on Groundwater Resources of Washington State

Publication number Date Published
16-03-006March 2016
VIEW NOW Predicted Impacts of Climate Change on Groundwater Resources of Washington State (Number of pages: 127) (Publication Size: 1461KB)

Trouble viewing? Try these free options.
Author(s) Pitz, C.
Description This report summarizes findings from an evaluation of how global climate change may impact groundwater resources in Washington State in the coming decades. Recommendations are presented to help our state prepare for, and adapt to, the climate-related changes that are predicted for groundwater.

The primary concern identified during this evaluation is the potential for a climate-driven increase in groundwater pumping in Washington State. If there is a substantial increase in the net volume of groundwater withdrawal to address water supply shortages associated with climate change, there are likely to be strong and undesirable effects on groundwater storage and baseflow discharge.
The mission of the Department of Ecology is to protect, preserve, and enhance Washington’s environment. To help us meet that goal, please consider the environment before you print or request a copy.

ADA Accessibility
The Department of Ecology is committed to providing people with disabilities access to information and services by meeting or exceeding the requirements of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), Section 504 and 508 of the Rehabilitation Act, and Washington State Policy #188.
Visit Ecology’s website for more information.
Contact Martha Maggi at 360-407-6453 or
Keywords groundwater, climate change
WEB PAGE Climate change