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Urban stormwater treatment in the Lake Whatcom Watershed

M. R. Saunders

Urban stormwater treatment in the Lake Whatcom Watershed

a review of the medium term data, 1995-1999

by M. R. Saunders

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Published by Huxley College of Environmental Studies, Western Washington University in Bellingham, WA .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Water quality -- Washington (State) -- Whatcom, Lake, Watershed,
  • Stormwater infiltration -- Environmental aspects -- Washington (State) -- Whatcom, Lake, Watershed,
  • Storm water retention basins -- Washington (State) -- Whatcom, Lake, Watershed,
  • Lake ecology -- Washington (State) -- Whatcom, Lake

  • Edition Notes

    Statementprepared by M. R. Saunders.
    SeriesInternship report, Internship report (Huxley College of Environmental Studies)
    The Physical Object
    Pagination27, [13] leaves :
    Number of Pages27
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL13626828M
    OCLC/WorldCa52362104

    About Us Water Resources is responsible for the preservation, health, and growth of Clear Lake, the largest fresh water lake in California. The two main branches of Water Resources are Lakebed Management and Lake County Watershed Protection District from . basin in the Lake Whatcom watershed east of Bellingham, WA (Figure 1). Lake Whatcom receives a substantial portion of recharge from groundwater; approximately 80% of the lake watershed is fractured bedrock (Chuckanut Formation) that is estimated to provide less than 30% of the groundwater recharge budget for the lake. Valleys filled with late. 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.


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Urban stormwater treatment in the Lake Whatcom Watershed by M. R. Saunders Download PDF EPUB FB2

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.

Lake Whatcom Comprehensive Stormwater Plan Executive Summary Lake Whatcom in Whatcom County, Washington is an important recreational area and water source for the citizens of Bellingham and surrounding suburban and rural watershed is experiencing, nutrient enrichment and algae blooms in the lake, a decline in water.

A comprehensive collection of tips to help residents improve our drinking water source. Introduction to Lake Whatcom (PDF) Phosphorus (PDF) Yard Care (PDF). 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 sufficient flow in the Middle Fork of the Nooksack River. The Watershed Advisory Board (WAB) provides citizen advice to the City regarding the protection, clean-up, Urban stormwater treatment in the Lake Whatcom Watershed book restoration of the Lake Whatcom reservoir and watershed.

The WAB further advises on the acquisition and management of properties Urban stormwater treatment in the Lake Whatcom Watershed book the City's watershed land acquisition program.

The HIP connects landowners living in the Lake Whatcom watershed with the technical and financial assistance they need to take action to improve water quality in the lake. With support from professional experts, HIP participants are encouraged to complete voluntary projects that both protect Lake Whatcom and accentuate the unique character of.

In Decemberthe Whatcom County Council established the Lake Whatcom Stormwater Utility Service Urban stormwater treatment in the Lake Whatcom Watershed book (Ordinance ) under the authority of RCW The Service Area includes the entire unincorporated (outside city limits) Lake Whatcom watershed (see map below).

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 3 progressive milestones in the control of phosphorus in stormwater entering the lake and bacteria in stormwater entering lake tributaries. Stormwater flows to storm drains and ditches, which empty directly into our lakes, streams and Bellingham Bay often without treatment.

When stormwater picks up fertilizer, pesticides, oil, soap, and bacteria from pet waste, water can become polluted.

Stormwater is managed to ensure the health and safety of our citizens and wildlife. 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 Urban stormwater treatment in the Lake Whatcom Watershed book Stormwater Permit, provide resources and education on our program areas, and to achieve compliance with Permit requirements.

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 Urban stormwater treatment in the Lake Whatcom Watershed book more t residents including the entire City of Bellingham.

The lake holds around billion gallons of water which it receivesFile Size: KB. 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 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. Lake Whatcom Work Plan and responses to comments now available The Bellingham City Council, the Whatcom County Council, and the Lake Whatcom Water and Sewer District Board of Commissioners were slated to vote on final approval of the new Lake PostedPM by City of Bellingham ; CANCELLED: Ma Lake Whatcom Joint Councils and Commission.

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 # WHATCOM COUNTY PLANNING & DEVELOPMENT SERVICES WATERSHED PERMIT ACTIVITY - CASES RECEIVED 09/01/ - 09/30/ Watershed: Lake Whatcom Permit # Site Address Parcel # Rec'd Date Case Type: Burn Permits BRN LONGEETS LANE 09/11/ Description: One 10x10x10 burn pile, daylight hours only, attended at all times.

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.

Stormwater infiltration is not unique to Lake Whatcom and if stormwater is considered at the very beginning of the design phase for a home versus as an after thought, costs will be much less or one can avoid major redesigns or complicated engineered stormwater treatment : Dan Mcshane.

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.

Authorize the mayor to sign an agreement with Whatcom County to provide stormwater maintenance services for the county’s portion of the Lake Whatcom watershed and city’s UGA. Inthe city will add three stormwater employees and a new vactor truck. The county will pay all costs incurred plus 15 percent overhead.

(AB) Approved. Urban and community forestry is the management of the urban forest for environmental, community, and economic benefits, while watershed planning promotes sound land use and resource management to improve water resources within a watershed. This integration of urban forestry techniques into urban watershed planning acknowledges the importance of.

Lake County Stormwater Management Commission W Winchester Road Suite Libertyville, IL Phone Contact Us Parking and Directions. The project involves the installation of stormwater detention and treatment facilities at the public works operations facility, and provides for enhanced treatment of stormwater from Orleans Street and Carolina Street to Barkley Blvd.

Although not required by code, the project will help protect water quality in Whatcom Creek and Bellingham Bay. 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 about this new service area and upcoming.

Lake Whatcom Watershed Total Phosphorus and Bacteria TMDLs: WQ Study Findings Page 8 - DRAFT 1 List of Tables 2 3 Page 4 Table 1. Waterbodies and Parameters on the (d) List Addressed by.

Description: LOR - PHILLIP YORK - two lots in the R5A & LAKE WHATCOM WATERSHED 11/2/ Other: TYLER GREEN, F STREET BELLINGHAM WA Owner info: DAVID K MUGLESTON, MASON PL EXE LAKE LOUISE ROAD Description: 2 lot LOR 11/10/ Applicant info: JASON STONER.

stormwater or urban watershed management may exceed the costs of the program. Proactive stormwater management programs that employ a variety of techniques that begin with design and go all the way to stormwater pollution treatment practices can save substantial resources.

A good storm-water program can save resources in a number of Size: KB. Adopted Septemthe City of Duvall Watershed Plan identifies goals and polices that seek to direct future development in a way that protects and restores Duvall’s watershed processes. To implement the watershed goals and policies, the plan identifies actions the city can take to improve forest cover, water quality, wildlife.

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 political jurisdictions: the Location: Whatcom County, Washington.

An Introduction to Urban Watersheds: What is a watershed. It doesn't matter how far you live from a stream, river, or lake, you live in a watershed.

Everyone resides in a watershed. A watershed is an area of land from which all water drains, running downhill, to a shared destination. 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 unique and important water resource, Lake Whatcom.

• Conservation priorities for Whatcom Land Trust’s seven focal areas are displayed on the map. 1 5 LAKE WHATCOM WATERSHED The glacially-carved mile Lake Whatcom provides drinking water for more t Bellingham residents.

Its water quality is compromised by pollutants from stormwater runoff, forestry practices, and recreational uses. Lake Whatcom is a large natural lake in Whatcom County.

The northwest end of the lake lies within the city of Bellingham, and 22 small watersheds drain into the lake. The lake has been threatened by declining water quality, and in was put on the state’s list of polluted water bodies.

Author(s) Serdar, D., D. Davis, and J. Hirsch: Description: The Washington State Department of Ecology conducted a screening-level survey of contaminants in the Lake Whatcom and Whatcom Creek watersheds during Lake Whatcom Water Quality: History & Future of a Local Environmental Ethics Issue. Key overall themes for this unit include: Northwest regional and Bellingham local environmental history.

Your future professional roles and the place of environmental ethics and advocacy in relation to them. Urban growth area watershed management options. (2) The department shall initiate a pilot project for the municipal watershed delineated by the Lake Whatcom hydrographic boundaries to determine what factors need to be considered to achieve water quality standards beyond those required under chapter RCW and what additional management actions can be taken on state trust lands that can contribute to such higher water quality standards.

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. 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 erosion/sediment control, water. Lake Whatcom Watershed Total Phosphorus and Bacteria TMDLs: WQ Study Findings Appendices B-F – Page 7 Appendix B.

Data Quality Analysis Quality Assurance Methods The Quality Assurance Project Plan (QAPP) for the Lake Whatcom Watershed Total Phosphorus and Bacteria TMDL study called for a separate quantitative analysis of bias, precision, and.

Effective management of urban stormwater runoff and water quality issues can only be accomplished once drainage area and flow networks are accurately identified.

Typically, geospatial evaluation of hydrologic impacts begins with identification of water flow and watershed boundaries, applying assessment techniques based on those designed forFile Size: 1MB. Lake Whatcom water quality pdf been pdf due to increased development in the watershed surrounding the lake.

Lake Whatcom is the sole drinking water source for more t Whatcom County residents, including those in the City of Bellingham. Lake Whatcom itself covers 5, acres and the Lake Whatcom Watershed consists of 31, : Melissa Better, U Cheng Chan, Ann Christianson, Claire Jensen, John King.Type II solid waste handling facilities, when located outside of the Cherry Point Major Port Industrial Urban Growth Area Type III solid waste handling facilities; provided, that: (1) The facility or site will not be located within the year floodplain or the Lake Whatcom watershed.Ebook watershed is ebook 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 .