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Introduction to watersheds

White River watershed facts - Learn about White River history and fisheries, look at a watershed map and visit other White River related resources.

Report problems: drainage and water quality

Stormwater runoff pollution and how to reduce it
Tips on how to reduce water pollution from home, yard, car, pets and so forth.

Flooding and hydrology

White River flooding information
Look up river gage levels, flood phases and descriptions provided by King County Flood Warning System.

Projects in the White River Watershed

Water and land improvement projects, White River Watershed
Look up flooding, wastewater treatment and stormwater projects in King County, Washington.

Lower White River Countyline Levee Setback Project and Pacific Right Bank Project
Two projects along the lower White River to increase flood storage and reduce the risk of flood damage during high water.

Middle Boise Creek Restoration Project
Overview of a project to widen a creek, plant native riparian trees, install wood and restore an associated wetland to improve habitat near Enumclaw.

Lower Boise Creek Habitat Restoration Project
Overview of a project to remove contamination and restore a creek to create salmon spawning habitat near Enumclaw.

Surface water management and groundwater

Report problems: drainage and water quality

Puyallup-White River watershed map (Acrobat pdf)
Drainage map displaying streams, lakes, drainage divides, major roads and jurisdictions straddling King County and Pierce County.

Boise Creek basin map

South King County Groundwater Management Area
Learn about plans to protect the aquifer in the south county area including the White River watershed localities of Algona, Pacific, and unincorporated King County areas.

Lakes: statistics and water quality

Lake Weedwatcher Program
Got a small boat? Interested in saving a lake from the horrors of dense weed infestations?


Science documents - White River Watershed

Recreation and appreciation

Fishing regulations and seasons (external link)
Washington Dept. of Fish and Wildlife fishing rules for Washington State including White River, its tributaries and lakes within the watershed.

Known hazards on King County rivers
Reports of confirmed logjams and obstructions that pose a hazard to recreational river users, but does not include hazards that are not known.


Agriculture in King County, Washington
Info about several programs serving growers in King County and resources promoting local agriculture. The White River watershed includes part of King County's larger agricultural districts.

Noxious weed infestation map
Interactive map showing location of regulated noxious weed infestations.

Forestry services and information - King County services and contacts for foresters and homeowners involved in forestry.

King County volunteer opportunities - Get the "Dirt" on upcoming events.

For more information about the White River Watershed, or to get involved in watershed activities, call Josh Kahan, Basin Steward, at 206-477-4721.

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News and announcements

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Aug. 2, 2020
External article, Seattle Times
New fish trap on White River can handle a million salmon a year, biggest facility in nation 

Dec. 19, 2019
External report, KOMO News
Possible White River flooding will be first test of new $24M flood protection efforts

Clean Water Healthy Habitat
Clean Water Healthy Habitat
The right investments at the right time in the right places.

Dec. 6, 2019
External report, KING5 News
New marine heat wave known as 'the Blob' spotted again off the West Coast

Oct. 23, 2019
King County Flood Control Executive Committee Directs $300,000 For Butte Avenue Flood Mitigation Project

Oct. 9, 2019
External article, Pew
Climate Readiness Plan: Just (Let the Rivers) Go With the Flow

Oct. 19, 2018
Salmon recovery projects in King County watersheds awarded $4.6 million in Cooperative Watershed Management grants

Oct. 3, 2019
External article, Auburn Reporter
Annual flood protection work along White River begins Oct. 7 in Pacific

Oct. 2, 2018
Executive Constantine appoints John Taylor as the first director of the new Department of Local Services, the go-to agency for unincorporated King County

Sep. 18, 2018
Creating a go-to services agency for the 250,000 people who live in unincorporated King County 

Jul. 19, 2018
External article, Sightline Institute
Climate Change Could Ruin Drinking Water Plans for Lake Tapps 

May 23, 2018
King County hosting meetings June 12 and 13 on use of large wood in river projects

Pacific Right Bank Flood Protection Project
We want your comments on a proposed flood protection project for the right (or west) bank of the White River

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