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Groundwater Management in King County, Washington

Find comprehensive services, data and information related to groundwater in King County, Washington.

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Groundwater Management in King County, Washington State

The Groundwater Story
King County Groundwater Protection Program

Flash Player 9 is required.

Watch this musical animation while learning about the importance of groundwater to living things -- including people -- and how to help protect this hidden resource. The Groundwater Story is designed for kids and adults who like watching funny cartoons while learning.

This Flash animation requires Adobe Flash (external link). Flash file size is 6.5 Mb. Animation play time, 3 minutes, 43 seconds.

To download the Groundwater Animation file:

Flash file (.swf)
Groundwater Animation flash file (6.5 Mb file)
Right Click; Save Target as - or save to disk. Then the flash movie file (.swf) can be opened in a web browser such as I.E., Firefox or Safari.

QuickTime & iPod file
Groundwater Animation mp4 file (21 Mb file)
Save - or save to disk. Then the mp4 file can be played in QuickTime or transferred to an iPod

This online groundwater animation was produced by Leaping Media through Seattle Public Schools and in coordination with King County's Groundwater Protection Program. The movie project was funded by a Splash water quality educational grant from King County with additional support from Water Tenders and City of Renton, Washington.

King County wins "Best of Web" award (Sept. 2006)
Citation is one of five for online excellence, including an education award for our Groundwater Story animation.

This page is produced by the King County Groundwater Protection Program. To learn more about this group and its responsibilities, please read about the Groundwater Protection Program.