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Online tools & databases

This is the gateway to Ecology's many web-accessible databases and tools. 

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.

Regulatory online tools & databases

  • Facility/Site database —  access information on facilities and sites of interest to Ecology.
  • Polluted waters - 303(d) Listing — listing of streams, lakes, and estuaries whose beneficial uses are impaired by pollutants.
  • Water quality permit databases — Information on water quality permits for municipalities, industries, dairies, fish-rearing facilities, stormwater, sand and gravel operations, and aquatic pesticides.
  • TurboWaste online reporting — TurboWaste allows you to file certain Notifications of Dangerous Waste Activity and Dangerous Waste Annual Reports over the internet.

See more regulatory online tools — Go to our Regulations & Permits collection and select "Online Tools" in the Category filter on the left

Scientific data

  • Air quality monitoring — this database provides near real-time air quality information to protect health. It's used to determine if air quality meets health-based federal standards.
  • Environmental Information Management (EIM) — access discrete and time-series environmental data for air, water, soil, sediment, aquatic animals, and plants.
  • Lake environmental data — Washington state lake data includes: aquatic plants, toxic algae, herbicide use, and fish management.
  • Long-term marine water quality data —  information from all saltwater sampling since 1989.
  • Marine Sediment monitoring - we measure levels of chemicals & toxicity, and identifying invertebrates in Puget Sound sediments.
  • Product testing database — various consumer products are tested to ensure state and federal rules are met. The presence of a chemical in a product does not necessarily mean it's unsafe. See the focus sheet ror more information.
  • Stream Flow Monitoring Network — current and historical streamflow data from active monitoring stations. 

See more scientific online tools — Go to our Research & Data collection and select "Online Tools" in the Category filter on the left