Watersheds

Find articles, maps, and other content tagged by any of the 21 watershed sub-basins in the Puget Sound area. The geospatial boundaries below represent the 4th level (8-digit) hydrologic unit boundaries of the Watershed Boundary Dataset (WBD) layer for Washington. Data source: The U.S. Department of Agriculture, Natural Resources Conservation Service.

map showing the 21 watershed sub-basins in Puget Sound

Strait of Georgia watershed San Juan Islands Watershed Dungeness-Elwha Watershed Crescent Hoko Watershed Hood Canal Watershed Skokomish Watershed Puget Sound Watershed Nooksack Watershed Fraser Watershed Upper Skagit Wwatershed Lower Skagit Watershed Stillaguamish Watershed Snohomish Watershed Skykomish Watershed Snoqualmie Watershed Lake Washington Watershed Duwamish Watershed Puyallup Watershed Nisqually Watershed Deschutes Watershed

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