Online tools & databases

This is the gateway to Ecology's many web-accessible databases and tools. These tools help you conduct business with us, and give you access to a wealth of scientific data and information. 


screenshot of the Beach Closure look-up map.

Featured online tool

Look up beach closures

Want to know if it's safe to swim at your local beach? The BEACH Program monitors high-risk swimming beaches from Memorial Day to Labor Day.

Public look-up tools

  • Air quality monitoring network — a network of air monitoring stations to measure air pollution throughout the state.
  • Contaminated sites — we have a couple of ways you can learn more about polluted properties we're cleaning up:
  • Flood hazard maps — do you live or work in a floodplain? Flood hazard maps help determine the flood risk to your home or business.
  • Public beaches (Coastal Atlas) — maps and information about public beaches in Washington state.
  • Recycling services — information on recycling opportunities in your neighborhood.
  • Shoreline aerial photos — current and historical photos of coastal, sound and inland shorelines.
  • Staff directory — Ecology staff e-mail addresses and phone numbers.
  • Swimming beach closures (Coastal Atlas) — maps and information about beach closures in and around Puget Sound and Washington's ocean beaches.
  • Well report viewer — Information on the location, ownership, construction details, and lithology of completed wells.

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