Environmental Health
Surface Water (Lakes, Rivers & Streams)
  Surface Water Protection  

Surface Water Protection (also known as Resource Protection) activities include:

  • Ambient monitoring of streams and lakes
  • Surface water quality data management and analysis (see Thurston County Annual Water Quality Monitoring Reports)
  • Publication of a bi-annual water quality report
  • Biotoxin shellfish monitoring (for info, see Shellfish Harvest Closures)
  • Nonpoint pollution source identification
  • Stormwater sampling and investigations
  • Septic system dye-tracing along shorelines
  • Effectiveness of best management practices for pollution prevention
  • Agricultural complaints response

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This page last updated: 04/29/17