Research & Data

Ecology provides the high-quality science that is the foundation of Washington state environmental policy. Our monitoring, assessment, and modeling services provide a data-rich understanding of our state’s land, air, and water. We provide access to that data through reports, databases, maps and user-friendly online tools.

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Research & Data

Ecology provides the high-quality science that is the foundation of Washington state environmental policy. Our monitoring, assessment, and modeling services provide a data-rich understanding of our state’s land, air, and water. We provide access to that data through reports, databases, maps and user-friendly online tools.

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Washington Air Quality Advisory
The Washington Air Quality Advisory (WAQA) tells you when air quality is healthy or unhealthy.
Effectiveness monitoring for water quality
Our scientists study the effectiveness of projects to protect and improve water quality.
Lake water quality monitoring & protection
Working with partners, we compile data on algae, invasive plants, and some toxic chemicals in lakes.
River and stream monitoring
Our freshwater data helps us to assure clean and abundant water to support human and aquatic life.
Wastewater testing
Whole effluent toxicity testing ensures wastewater does not harm aquatic life.
Coastal zone mapping & erosion monitoring
We survey Washington's coastlines to monitor coastal erosion and track sediment movement over time.
Monitoring for toxic chemicals
We conduct long-term monitoring to understand levels and trends of toxics in the environment.
Testing for chemicals in consumer products
We test consumer products to make sure manufacturers comply with chemical restrictions.
Models & spreadsheets
Computer models predict changes and spreadsheets calculate. We offer these tools to the public.
Air quality studies
Information about air quality studies we conduct.
State agency greenhouse gas reports
Washington state agencies are tracking, reporting, and reducing their greenhouse gases.
Climate change reports and publications
Our most current information about climate change, observations, and projections.
Washington greenhouse gas limits
We track progress in reducing carbon pollution and work to align state limits with climate science.
Columbia River reports & documents
Our Office of Columbia River scientific reports and documents support water supply projects for Eastern Washington
Toxics Release Inventory
The Toxics Release Inventory (TRI) identifies chemicals used at businesses or facilities.
BEACH annual report
See our annual county-by-county report on bacterial levels at saltwater swimming beaches for 2017.
Kitsap County annual BEACH report
We sampled 12 beaches in Kitsap County in the summer of 2017.
King County annual BEACH report
We sampled 10 beaches in King County for bacteria in the summer of 2017.
Jefferson County annual BEACH report
Learn about the three beaches sampled for bacteria in Jefferson County in the summer of 2017.
Island County annual BEACH report
Learn about the four beaches sampled for bacteria in Island County in the summer of 2017.
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