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Rick Dinicola,
Associate Director, WA Water Science Center,
934 Broadway,
Suite 300
Tacoma, WA 98402

(253) 552-1603
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Water Resources Resources of Southwest Washington

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WA143 - Surface- and Groundwater Resources of the Lower Columbia River and Pacific Slope Basins in Washington - Completed FY1971

Problem - A need exists for a comprehensive report that provided the information and data on quantity and quality of the available water for use in planning the development and management of land and water resources of southwest Washington.

Objectives - The Washington Department of Ecology is the lead agency in a study (type IV) of the land and water resources of southwest Washington. The study area includes those stream basins that drain into: (1) the columbia river downstream of Bonneville Dam, (2) the pacific ocean, and (3) the strait of Juan de Fuca west of the Elwha River. This project will report the variability in and the characteristics of the quantity and quality of surface and ground water in the study area.

Approach - The only new data will be provided from a reconnaissance-type study of ground-water resources in Wahkiakum and Pacific counties. These data and existing data and information are to be extended, analyzed, and summarized in describing the characteristics of the water resources of the study area. Presentation of detailed data and information for 10 subregions as well as a summary for the region are planned.

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