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Focus on: Watershed Health Monitoring 2022

Publication number Date Published
22-03-010January 2022
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Author(s) Engeness, B.
Description The Department of Ecology’s Watershed Health Monitoring (WHM) program assesses streams and rivers across the state to obtain a consistent, objective picture of habitat and biological conditions. We track these conditions over time to answer important questions about the overall function and health of our watersheds.

Our scientists determine watershed health by analyzing the monitoring data for each region. We assess the key factors and conditions that affect the continued success of aquatic species.

We sample eight regions across the state on a rotating basis. During 2022, WHM will survey 50 streams and rivers in the Coastal region between July 1 and October 15. We previously sampled this region in 2010 and in 2014.
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Keywords aquatic life, status, watershed health, water quality, trends, Coastal region, rivers and streams
WEB PAGE Watershed Health monitoring
WATERSHED Water Resource Inventory Areas
(WRIA 20,WRIA 21,WRIA 22,WRIA 23,WRIA 24)
DATA Environmental Information Management (EIM) #WHM_WHM0


Focus on: Watershed Health Monitoring 2023