The Water Resources Program performs a wide array of activities to
protect the health of streams, lakes and Puget Sound. Much of our work
is focused on reducing pollution and erosion caused by stormwater runoff
-- from the time rainwater hits pavement, to the time it enters a body
of water or the ground. We keep a watch over our water bodies through an
extensive monitoring program, while Stream Team volunteers
work to restore our local rivers and streams. Our work is guided by
basin plans and watershed characterizations that take into account the
unique characteristics and challenges in each watershed. We also
proudly support the work of the lake management districts at Long Lake
and Lake Lawrence.
The Water Resources Program is part of the
Thurston County Resource Stewardship
Water Resource Programs
Efforts to reduce pollution and erosion caused by contaminated
Precipitation, Groundwater, Streamflow and other Environmental
Thurston County Lakes
Programs to protect the quality of water in Long Lake and Lake Lawrence.
A volunteer-based program to protect and enhance streams, rivers, lakes and Puget Sound.
Water Resource Plans and Projects
Woodard Creek Basin
Stormwater Retrofit Study
Granted funded study to identify stormwater retrofit
projects in the Woodard Creek Basin.
Capital Facilities Plan
The Capital Facilities Plan (CFP) is a six-year plan updated
annually describing capital projects proposed by the Stormwater
Science-based examinations of the natural features of watersheds
that are used for policymaking.
Efforts to reduce pollution that flows into Woodland Creek and out into Henderson Inlet.
Thorough investigations into the water problems and potential solutions within
Low-Impact Development (LID)
LID is a stormwater management strategy that is designed to
minimize impervious surfaces, maximize native vegetation
retention, and filter stormwater on site as much as