***A Message for the Water Resources Listserv***
A joint effort between Ecology's Environmental Assessment and Water Resources Programs has brought forth a valuable resource, the entire Washington State Water Supply Bulletin series is now available in PDF format on a new Ecology website.
The Water Supply Bulletin series is a valuable collection of reports presenting information about the state's freshwater resources, including groundwater supply, stream discharge, lakes, and snow pack. The bulletins, many of which are authored by the U.S. Geological Survey researchers in cooperation with the state, include data on conditions in Washington as far back as 1878. Intact hard copies of these documents have been getting more difficult to find over time, so our two programs decided to have the bulletins scanned into PDF format for easy access by all.
The bulletins presented on the website are subdivided into five major topic areas: reports on state Geology and Groundwater Resources, comprehensive studies of Hydrologic Systems, Lakes studies, and historic data summaries of Snowfall and Stream Flow. At the top of each of these subject pages you'll see a state map. Click the corresponding bulletin number for the study area you're interested in to see the bulletin title. Click that title to see a short description of the bulletin and a further link to the scanned report and map plates.
At this time, a number of the PDF files are quite large; in the coming months we hope to break many of the bulletins into smaller parts for easier downloading.
Here is a direct link to the website:
A link is also provided to the website from the Water Resources Program Homepage: