Critical aquifer recharge areas resources for VSP planning
The goal of establishing critical aquifer recharge areas (CARA) is to protect the functions and values of a community’s drinking water by preventing pollution and maintaining supply. Get resources for incorporating critical aquifer recharge areas into your Voluntary Stewardship Program.
- Department of Ecology – Critical Aquifer Recharge Areas Guidance Document
- Washington Nitrate Prioritization Project
- Protecting Washington's Groundwater - The Nitrate Project (storymap)
- USGS – Aquifers and Groundwater basics
- Department of Health – Source water protection
- Department of Health – Water system planning
- Department of Ecology – Facility/Site
- Department of Ecology – Facility/Site GIS layer
- Department of Ecology – Well Logs
- Department of Ecology – Low impact development
- RCW 90.44.400 – Groundwater management areas
- RCW 36.70A.172 – Criteria for determining which information is the "best available science"
- WAC 365-195-905 through 920 – Criteria for determining which information is the "best available science"
- Learn more about the Growth Management Act and critical areas from the Department of Commerce.
- Department of Commerce – Growth Management Services Critical Areas Handbook