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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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Why do combined sewer overflows happen?

King County

Graphics and text explain the history of King County's wastewater system related to combined sewer overflows (CSOs) and why CSOs pose a problem today.

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West Point Treatment Process

King County

Infographic and text explain how wastewater is treated at West Point Treatment Plant in 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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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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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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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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Brightwater Treatment Process

King County

Infographic and text explain how wastewater is treated at Brightwater Treatment Plant in KCWTD.

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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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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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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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Sustainability in King County's Waste Water Treatment Divison

King County

This infographic details King County WTD's 2019 efforts relating to sustainability including their Loop Biosolids program. The resource provides data relating to their energy savings, recycled water distributed, and more.

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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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