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Water Resources Inventory Area 1 Watershed Management


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Funding and support for this study were provided by the Initiating Governments of WRIA 1 (the Lummi Nation, Nooksack Tribe, City of Bellingham, Public Utility District No. 1 of Whatcom County, and Whatcom County) and the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS). Information in these webpages was compiled and prepared for publication by the USGS in cooperation with the Initiating Governments.

Many agencies and individuals assisted the USGS by responding to requests for information. In particular, we wish to thank the University of Washington Map Library (Seattle), the Tacoma Public Library (Special Collections), Western Washington University (Center for Northwest Studies), and Clark University Archives, Worcester, Mass., for historical land-use information; the Whatcom County Planning Department, Western Washington University Geography Department, and Environment Canada for Geographic Information System (GIS) data; the Watershed Professionals Network and Water Resources Consulting for background information about hydrologic data previously collected in the study area; the cities of Bellingham, Blaine, Sumas, Everson, and Lynden, the Public Utility District No. 1 of Whatcom County, the Washington State Department of Health, the Whatcom County Health and Human Services Department, and operators of smaller water-supply systems for water-use information; the Washington State University Cooperative Extension for data and consultation for computing reference evapotranspiration and crop coefficients; the Washington State Department of Natural Resources Library for geological publications; Environment Canada, Cities of Bellingham, Everson, and Lynden, Whatcom County Water District No. 10, Northwest Weather and Avalanche Center, and Oregon Climate Service for climate data; the Whatcom County Conservation District for irrigation information; the Whatcom County Health and Human Services Department for a well database; and the Washington State Department of Ecology, Western Washington University (Institute for Watershed Studies--Huxley College), Environment Canada, and the City of Bellingham for streamflow data.

The following USGS personnel contributed to this study:

Scientific Support:
H.H. Bauer, Hydrologist and Reviewer
W.R. Bidlake, Hydrologist
J.W. Chennault, Hydrologic Technician
B.W. Drost, Hydrologist and Reviewer
L.M. Frans, Hydrologist
E.L. Inkpen, Hydrologist
J.L. Ramsey, Hydrologic Technician
B. Thomas, Hydrologist
M. van Heeswijk, Hydrologist and Project Chief

Geographic Information System Support:
T. Marie, Hydrologic Technician
T.D. Olsen, Geographer
K.M. Schurr, Hydrologist

R.W. Crist, Illustrator
D.L. Walth, Illustrator

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