- Manuals & guides
- Rules & proposed regulations
- Technical reports
- Libraries and topical collections
Libraries and topical collections
- Natural Resources Technical Document and Research Center
- Science Library Search
- Water and Land Resources Division document list
- Solid Waste Division document list
- Brightwater Project Library
- Hazardous Waste Library
- Natural resources maps
- Environmental indicators and performance measures
- Groundwater maps and reports
- Agriculture reports and publications
- Lake reports and publications
- Stream water quality reports
- Stormwater reports and publications
- Flooding and flood control documents
- Kokanee studies, reports and technical documents
- Biosolids documents and external links
- Combined Sewer Overflow Control Program library
Manuals & Guides
The Integrated Pond
Tips for architects and builders to enhance the design and value of stormwater ponds
Puget Sound Shoreline Stewardship Guidebook
Ecologically sensitive tips for owners of beach and bluff shorelines.
Stormwater Pollution Prevention Manual
Best management practices for businesses to prevent pollution in stormwater runoff
- Being a good neighbor during construction
- Biosolids Recycling
- Odor Control
- Fuel Cell Demonstration Project
- Discharging Industrial Waste
- South Treatment Plant
- West Point Treatment Plant
Water and Land Management in King County
A directory of services, programs and activities provided by King County DNRP's Water and Land Resources Division
KC Weed News
noxious weed workshops and tours, and weed highlights.
newsletter for teachers provides info about Solid Waste Division educational programs.
Presenting new scientific data and information and sharing local knowledge about environmental sciences.
Unincorporated Area News
King County government's monthly newsletter for unincorporated area residents.
What's New in the Snoqualmie Watershed
News from the Snoqualmie Watershed Forum about salmon conservation and restoration.
2010 King County Energy Plan
detailed roadmap to improve energy efficiency and advance the use and production of renewable and greenhouse gas-neutral energy.
Boise Creek Rapid Rural Reconnaissance Report
Inventory of the Boise Creek Basin's surface water needs including its priority drainage, habitat, and water quality projects.
King County Flood Hazard Management Plan
Outlines a robust program to prepare for, and respond to, future flood disasters.
Groundwater Protection Services and Funding
2005 Report to King County Council and Seattle-King County Board of Health
Final WRIA 8 Chinook Conservation Plan
Long-term measures planned by multi-jurisdictional partners to restore salmon habitat and their populations in the Lake Washington, Cedar River, and Sammamish watershed.
Patterson Creek Rapid Rural Reconnaissance Report
The document will help guide the surface water-related work King County performs in Patterson Creek basin. Look up priority drainage, habitat, and water quality projects, acquisitions, studies, and programs to be funded over time by surface water management fees dedicated to King County's capital budget.
Natural Lands Site Management Guidelines
Stormwater Management Program Document
Lays out required stormwater management activities and the processes to accomplish them, to comply with King County's National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System (NPDES) permit.
Vashon-Maury Island Rapid Rural Reconnaissance Report
The document will help guide the surface water-related work King County performs on Vashon-Maury Island. Look up priority drainage, habitat, and water quality projects, acquisitions, studies, and programs to be funded over time.
Near-Term Action Agenda for Salmon Habitat Conservation
Interim measures that were to be undertaken while multi-jurisdictional partners work on a long-term conservation plan for salmon habitat in the Lake Washington, Cedar River, and Sammamish Watershed.
Final WRIA 9 Near-term Action Agenda for Salmon Habitat Recovery Planning
Interim measures that can be undertaken while we work on a long-term conservation plan for salmon habitat in the Green/Duwamish watershed.
May Creek Basin Plan
Plan addresses drainage and habitat in the area draining to May Creek, north of Renton.
Games and Quizzes
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Wetland Mitigation Banking
Public Rules & Guidelines
State Environmental Policy Act process and procedures.
Technical and Performance Reports
Greenhouse gas emissions inventories
Find reports of greenhouse gas emissions for the King County community and King County government.
Cedar River Recreation Study
Report describing the primary boating and floating areas along the Cedar River and characterization of the floating experience for recreational users.
FARMS Report - Future of Agriculture Realizing Meaningful Solutions
Report describes the findings of a study that determining what measures King County and other agencies should take to ensure the continued success of local agriculture.
Environmental Stewardship in King County, Department of Natural Resources and Parks Annual Report
Toward a Sustainable, Prosperous King County
Report of King county's Climate Change, Energy, Green Building and Environmental Purchasing Programs.
Solid Waste Division annual report
Small Habitat Restoration Program Annual Reports:
Sediment Quality Evaluation in Lake Sammamish, Lake Union, and Lake Washington
Report of chemical and biological substances, their distribution and toxicity, and benthic communities at various sample sites.
Chinook Spawner Survey Technical Reports
Greater Lake Washington Drainage - 2006
Ambient Groundwater Monitoring Results, 2001-2004
Report of groundwater samples from across King County, providing measurements of well depth and concentrations of nitrate, arsenic, lead, and iron in well water.
Marine Water Quality Reports
Groundwater Protection Program
Streams and River Monitoring Reports
Assessment of habitat conditions in rivers and streams.
White River Land Acquisition Evaluation Report
Review the lands recommended to be acquired for salmon habitat restoration and flood management.
Core Areas: A Framework for Identifying Critical Habitat for Salmon
Habitat report describing river and watershed features favorable to salmon survival.
Brightwater Environmental Review
Environmental review describing effects of the planned Brightwater Treatment Plant and related conveyance facilities.
Snoqualmie Watershed Aquatic Habitat Conditions Report: Summary of 1999 - 2001 Conditions
Summary of habitat conditions for multiple species of salmonids and other aquatic biota in aquatic ecosystems of the Snoqualmie Watershed.
Salmon Habitat Limiting Factors for the Puyallup River Basin/ WRIA 10 (external, Acrobat)
West Hill Drainage Study
Inventory, analysis and recommendations to improve the drainage infrastructure in the Bryn Mawr area of South Lake Washington.
Habitat Inventory and Assessment of Juanita Creek
A report on instream and riparian salmon habitat quality in Juanita Creek in the Kirkland area of north King County.
Small Streams Toxicity/Pesticide Study
A report about toxic substances such as pesticides and metals in streams draining to Lake Washington.
State of the Nearshore Report
A summary of the characteristics of the Puget Sound shoreline and estuarine ecosystem in King County.