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. 


Featured online tool

Lakes environmental data

Washington state lake data includes: aquatic plants, toxic algae, herbicide use, fish management, grants and loans, etc.

  • 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:
  • Dirt Alert map — shows the general pattern of arsenic contamination from the Asarco Tacoma Smelter. You can also view information about other areas of arsenic contamination statewide.
  • Flood hazard maps — do you live or work in a floodplain? Flood hazard maps help determine the flood risk to your home or business.
  • Lakes data map — see data, including toxic algae, from state lakes where we do monitoring.
  • 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.
  • EcoEPay —  Ecology accepts online payments for some permits and fees. Use this tool to make a payment.
  • 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.

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