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King County Recycled Water Maps

King County

Maps display the location of recycled water treatment plants in King County and where customers can retrieve recycled water.

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Barton Roadsie Rain Gardens

King County

These videos explains the benefits of rain gardens and how King County's Barton CSO Control project constructed 91 roadside rain gardens on 15 blocks in West Seattle.

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Fate of Personal Care Products and Pharmaceuticals and Growth Response for Reclaimed Water Irrigated Turf Grass

King County and University of Washington

Report details a University of Washington research comparison study to address concerns regarding turf growth response, salinity, and the fate and transport of personal care products and pharmaceuticals.

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Recycled Water Research

KIng County

Graphics and short text detail why recycled water is beneficial for plants and soil, and explains the elements that cannot be treated out of recycled water.

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What is Loop?

Loop

Webpage explains how Loop Biosolids are made starting from wastewater from King County residents'. A video on the webpage sums up the information into a 1.5 minutes.

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Georgetown Wet Weather Treatment Station - making construction sustainable

King County

This video explains how KCWTD is building their Georgetown Wet Weather Treatment Station sustainably and in accordance to environmental regulations.

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Puget Sound State of Knowledge Report

University of Washington Climate Impacts Group

State of Knowledge: Climate Change in Puget Sound is a comprehensive synthesis report summarizing relevant research on the likely effects of climate change on the lands, water, and people of the Puget Sound region. The report includes how climate change will affect the water cycle, sea level, water quality, the Built Environment, human health, and more in Puget Sound.

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Re-Green The Green

WRIA 9 Watershed Ecosystem Forum

44 page report from 2016 details the riparian revegetation strategy for the Green/Duwamish and Central Puget Sound Watershed (WRIA 9). The report highlights the need for streamside forest cover to protect salmon and meet directives of the Endangered Species Act, the Clean Water ACt, and Native American fishing rights.

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Washington State Color Maps of Climate Data

Office of the Washington State Climatologist

Maps of recent temperature, precipitation, soil moisture, snow water equivalent, and potential evapotranspiration anomalies, seasonal forecasts, long term climate projections, and much more....

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2015 Puget Sound Fact Book

Puget Sound Institute University of Washington Tacoma

The 2015 Puget Sound Fact Book brings together statistics and other information about the health and makeup of the Puget Sound ecosystem. Areas of focus include climate change, geography, water quality, habitats, human dimensions and regional species. The fact book was prepared for the Encyclopedia of Puget Sound with funding from the Environmental Protection Agency and the Puget Sound Partnership.

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King County Wastewater Treatment Divison Energy Use

Webpage provides metrics on King County WTD's energy use through graphs.

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Service Area of King County Wastewater Treatment Division

King County

Maps display wastewater pipes, treatment plants, and overall service area of KCWTD.

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King County Wastewater Treatment Division Energy History

King County

Timeline shows King County WTD's energy history including when they began producing and selling biogas.

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Salish Sea Currents Magazine

University of Washington Puget Sound Institute

The Salish Sea Currents online magazine features stories focusing on the science of ecosystem recover. The stories are grouped into sponsored series based on timely issues of events in Puget Sound. The magazine is published by the University of Washington Puget Sound Institute.

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Lessons from nature: How we create resources from wastewater

Loop

In this video, Dr. Darrell Rodgers of Seattle and King County Public Health explains how engineering technology mimics natural processes in wastewater treatment plants to produce Loop biosolides, biogas, and recycled water.

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