1 edition of Stormwater runoff in the Lake Whatcom Watershed found in the catalog.
Stormwater runoff in the Lake Whatcom Watershed
Includes bibliographical references.
|Other titles||Huxley 436/536.|
|Statement||[assessment team, James Adair ... et al.|
|Contributions||Adair, James M., Huxley College of Environmental Studies.|
|The Physical Object|
|Pagination||68,  leaves :|
|Number of Pages||68|
Stormwater/Drainage. The City's stormwater drainage system includes streets, ditches, culverts, pipes, swales, detention ponds and other publicly-owned facilities that collect and/or convey stormwater. The Public works crew manages and maintains the City's stormwater collection and conveyance system. The Stormwater Retrofit Analysis and Recommendations for Juanita Creek Basin in the Lake Washington Watershed focuses on a tributary stream to Lake Washington covering the City of Kirkland. The publication identifies a retrofit strategy or strategies that would meet the project goal -- improving flow and water quality to support aquatic life, including use by fish. Lake County has implemented a storm drain awareness and marking campaign of "Only Rain Down the Storm Drain". If you suspect and illicit discharge to the County’s stormwater system, please contact the Lake County Stormwater Section at or via email at [email protected] Basin Management Action Plans (BMAPS). The SWWD stormwater utility operates on the same principals as a city stormwater utility. However, the watershed constructs regional scale projects, outside of city responsibilityThe revenue collected is used to pay back bonds, pay for capital projects, pay for the operation and maintenance of regional stormwater/flood control systems, and to.
The stormwater runoff carries pollutants such as oil, dirt, chemicals, and lawn fertilizers directly to streams and rivers, where they seriously harm water quality. To protect surface water quality and groundwater resources, development should be designed and .
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Development stormwater runoff does not occur. Seasonal Clearing Limitations On parcels within the Lake Whatcom watershed, clearing Stormwater runoff in the Lake Whatcom Watershed book which expose more than square feet of soil are not permitted from October 1 through May 31 per WCC Development permits may be submitted at any time during the year.
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.
Watershed description Lake Whatcom is a large natural lake in Whatcom County (Figure ES-1 vicinity map). The outlet of the lake is to Whatcom Creek at the northwest end, where it is regulated by a dam. During parts of the year when there is Stormwater runoff in the Lake Whatcom Watershed book flow in the Middle Fork of the Nooksack River.
Watershed Closure Information: For parcels within the Lake Whatcom, Lake Samish & Lake Padden Watersheds, permits may be issued all year round, but earthwork that exceeds sq.
is prohibited until June 1. Phasing of soil disturbance is prohibited. Contact PDS stormwater staff for more details. Click here for more information. New Stormwater Regulations - A comprehensive collection of tips to help residents improve our drinking water source.
Introduction to Lake Whatcom (PDF) Phosphorus (PDF) Yard Care (PDF). in the Lake Whatcom Watershed Revised 12/06/10 To obtain a copy of this list, please contact the City of Bellingham Public Works Stormwater Division at ‐‐ or call the Stormwater Hotline at ‐‐ to leave a message after stormwater runoff or to improve nutrient content or soil structure.
These amendments can be. After a bit of research, I came across a Huxley environmental impact assessment about the effect of stormwater runoff on Lake Whatcom watershed. The report had a section which seemed to best describe the impact automobiles and roads have on our watershed: “Pollutants from the road are washed into Lake Whatcom by stormwater runoff.
In Decemberthe Whatcom County Council established the Lake Whatcom Stormwater Utility Service Area (Ordinance ) under the authority of RCW The Service Area includes the entire unincorporated (outside city limits) Lake Whatcom watershed (see map below).
Lake Whatcom watershed and sub-basins (Matthews et al., ) Lake Whatcom is the primary drinking water source for aboutresidents of Whatcom County. The lake is comprised of three sub-basins from which samples are collected in October through December, in February and April through September each year.
Lake County Stormwater Management Commission W Winchester Road Suite Libertyville, IL Phone Contact Us Parking and Directions. Use the Rain, Reduce the Runoff in Whatcom County homes within the Lake Whatcom watershed since the lake is the primary reservoir for most residents in the area.
plants is. Whatcom County has set up the NPDES Phase II website to help inform residents of Whatcom County on requirements of our current NPDES Phase II Municipal Stormwater Permit, provide resources and education on our program areas, and to achieve compliance with Permit requirements.
Stormwater runoff is the most common cause of water pollution. In Whatcom County, most storm drains lead straight to streams, lakes, or marine waters — whatever goes into your storm drain can end up, untreated, in our local waters.
The Lake Whatcom Watershed To anyone visiting Lake Whatcom for the first time, it may seem purely a recreational piece of natural beauty. What people may not know is that Lake Whatcom provides drinking water to more t residents including the entire City of Bellingham.
The lake holds around billion gallons of water which it receivesFile Size: KB. The Lake Whatcom Watershed Overlay District is intended to manage and treat stormwater runoff and establish more stringent standards on clearing activities and reduce the phosphorus loading into Lake Whatcom, in order to preserve and protect a.
June - DRAFT Whatcom County – Lake Whatcom Stormwater Utility FCS GROUP Issue Paper Issue Paper – Rate Structure Alternatives Tetra Tech assissted in the development of the “Focus on Phosphorus” sections.
page 2 Together, these pollutants and the increased velocity and volume of runoff cause dramatic. 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. Why does stormwater runoff matter. As the population grows in Washington, urban development increases. This means more people, more developed land, and an increase in stormwater runoff and pollution to Washington's waters.
Unmanaged stormwater runoff can: Damage salmon habitat. Contribute to flooding and drought. Contaminate swimming areas. Whatcom County has been under Permit requirements since The Permit is effective August 1, Click here to view the permit. As part of the Permit, Whatcom County is required to develop a Stormwater Management Program (SWMP) designed to reduce the discharge of pollutants from the stormwater sewer system into waters of the State.
WHATCOM COUNTY PLANNING & DEVELOPMENT SERVICES WATERSHED PERMIT ACTIVITY - CASES RECEIVED 2/1/ - 2/28/ Watershed: Lake Whatcom Case Type: Appeals Permit # Site Address Parcel # Rec'd Date APL FAIRVIEW STREET Description: Appeal of SHX NOAR 2/6/ Whatcom County Public Works is hosting a public meeting to discuss the Lake Whatcom Stormwater Utility Service Area on Wednesday, Ap p.m.
at the Bloedel Donovan Park Multipurpose Room, Electric Ave., Bellingham, WA The County has made several upgrades to stormwater regulations in the Lake Whatcom watershed in the past. However, previous efforts were done without the mandated phosphorus pollution reduction requirements that are required through the Clean Water Act being implemented by the Washington State Department of : Dan Mcshane.
About the Watershed Development Ordinance (WDO) The goal of the Lake County Watershed Development Ordinance (Octo ) (PDF) is to ensure that new development does not increase existing stormwater problems or create new ones. The WDO establishes minimum countywide standards for stormwater management, including floodplains, detention, soil.
A watershed is an area of land that drains to a common body of water such as a stream, river or lake. Excluding water taken in by plants, all the rain that falls on Arlington eventually drains into the Potomac River.
The 26 square miles of the County are a small part of square-mile Chesapeake Bay watershed. Watershed Management protects and improves the environmental and aesthetic quality of the County surface waters such as creeks, streams, lakes, bays, and coastal waters.
Surface Water Assessment Fee. Frequently Asked Questions. Fertilizer & Landscape Mgmt - what to know. Water Quality- Monitoring. Stormwater Runoff. Regulatory Programs. Stormwater runoff. We issue various water quality permits that aim to control urban and stormwater runoff from industries, construction sites, cities, counties, ports, state highways, and boatyards.
Get involved in improving water quality. Protecting and improving water quality requires all of us to do our part. Whatcom County - Stormwater System Inventory for the Lake Samish Basin As stated previously, Whatcom County is responsible for M&O of the stormwater, lake-level management, and onsite sewer system infrastructure within the Whatcom County.
Using Economic Incentives to Manage Stormwater Runoff in the Shepherd Creek Watershed, Part I (US EPA, 65 pp, ) Describes a "reverse auction" to give homeowners incentives to install rain gardens and rain barrels; also describes monitoring water quality improvements to measure the effectiveness of the program.
Page viii Lake Whatcom Watershed Table ES Sampling Sites, Land Use, and Contaminants of Concern in the Lake Whatcom and Whatcom Creek Watersheds.
Site Land Use in Drainage Contaminants of Concern Lake Whatcom Watershed Lake Whatcom Basin 1 Urban residential Mercury, Indeno(1,2,3-c,d)pyrene, Dieldrin, PCBs Lake Whatcom Basin 2 (DW Intake)File Size: 1MB. Whatcom County Public Works is hosting a public meeting to discuss the Lake Whatcom Stormwater Utility Service Area on Wednesday, Ap p.m.
at the Bloedel Donovan Park Multipurpose Room, Electric Ave., Bellingham, WA Property owners in the unincorporated portion of the Lake Whatcom watershed are encouraged to attend to learn. Watershed: Lake Whatcom Case Type: Critical Areas Permit # Site Address Parcel # Rec'd Date CA Description: remove one cedar tree in watershed 12/5/ Owner info: BENJAMIN O & MARGO J KIZER, 57 WINDWARD DR BELLINGHAM WA CA NORTHSHORE ROAD # Stormwater and Watersheds.
WHAT IS STORMWATER RUNOFF. A watershed is an area of land where the stormwater drains into a common body of water, such as a stream or lake. Everyone lives in a watershed.
Over half of Reidsville is in the Haw River Basin. The relationship between impervious cover and surface runoff. Impervious cover in a watershed results in increased surface runoff. As little as 10 percent impervious cover in a watershed can result in stream degradation.
(Source: "Protecting Water Quality from Urban Runoff." Document No. EPA F). Adding new stormwater facilities to treat stormwater runoff. Protecting Streams Learn about County streams, stream restoration projects to reduce pollution from erosion, protect infrastructure, and improve water quality.
A watershed is area of land where surface water and runoff converges to one specified point. The end point is usually another river, lake, stream, bay, or ocean. The boundaries of a watershed are determined by the topography and slope of the land. Many small watersheds (known as sub-watersheds) make up larger watersheds.
Watershed Planning (WRIA1) Stormwater Division The Stormwater Division works to protect water resources, improve water quality, and reduce impacts from stormwater runoff in Whatcom County.
We implement stormwater programs and build capital improvement projects in target watersheds and lead Whatcom County’s NPDES Phase II stormwater program. Lake Whatcom (from the Lummi word for "loud water") is located in Whatcom County, Washington, United is the drinking water source for approximat residents in the city of Bellingham as well as Whatcom County.
It is approximately 10 miles (16 km) in length and 1 mile ( km) in width at its widest. Lake Whatcom is located and managed within three Location: Whatcom County, Washington. The Sammamish Watershed drains into Lake Washington too, and is published on a separate page.; That drainage includes Swamp Creek, North Creek, Bear Creek and Little Bear Creek, Cottage Lake Creek, Evans Creek, Issaquah Creek, Tibbetts Creek and a number of smaller creeks draining to the east and west shores of Lake Sammamish.
The mission of the Burt Lake Watershed Planning Project is to protect and enhance the water quality of Burt Lake and its tributaries by reducing current and future polluted runoff.
The planning committee was composed of a variety of local stakeholders, so. Lessons on the Lake-> Chapter List-> Chapter 1 -> How does surface runoff affect the watershed.
HOW DOES SURFACE RUNOFF AFFECT THE WATERSHED. Surface runoff is water that either does not have time to sink into the ground or is produced in such quantity (e.g., floods) that the normal soaking–up process cannot take place. Water in the form of.
The City of Bellingham and Western Washington University have collaborated on investigations of the water quality in Lake Whatcom since the early s. Beginning in the s, a monitoring program was developed by the City and the Institute for Watershed Studies to provide long-term water quality data for the lake and its tributaries.Stormwater runoff is rain or melting snow that cannot soak into the ground, and instead flows from the land into nearby waterbodies.
Stormwater runoff is not treated in any way. Nonpoint source pollution is another term for polluted stormwater runoff and other sources of water pollution whose sources are hard to pinpoint.
The term comes from.Bass Lake Watershed Water Quality Improvement Study TABLE OF CONTENTS due to pollutants it receives from stormwater runoff. It is the City’s desire to implement solutions to improve the lake’s water quality for the benefit of its users and the environment.