Lake Whatcom Capital Project Plan Update

The Lake Whatcom Comprehensive  Stormwater Plan was completed in 2008.  It includes an analysis of threats to water quality and watershed health and recommended solutions to protect Lake Whatcom.  Whatcom County Public Works uses the Lake Whatcom Comprehensive Stormwater Plan to guide water quality treatment project identification and prioritization.  All capital projects included in the current plan have either been built or are on the County’s current six-year capital project plan, the Water Resources Improvement Program.  Whatcom County is updating the capital project section of the plan in 2016 to identify and prioritize new water quality treatment capital projects within the county portion of the Lake Whatcom watershed (outside of city limits).  

The update process will include:

  • Collecting information on known surface water problems and possible water quality treatment capital projects from the public and Lake Whatcom Management Program partners.
  • Engineering analysis to identify and scope new capital projects.
  • Evaluation and prioritization of proposed projects based on preliminary cost estimates and estimated phosphorus load reduction.
  • Developing conceptual designs for priority capital projects.
  • Developing a draft and final addendum to the Lake Whatcom Comprehensive Stormwater Plan.

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If you have trouble using this on-line form, call Remy McConnell with Whatcom County Public Works at (360) 778-6298 and ask to be added to the notification list.

First Public Meeting
Provide your input on stormwater problems in the Lake Whatcom watershed


Thursday, April 28, 2016
6:00 to 7:30 p.m.
Bloedel Donovan Park Multi-Purpose Building
Bellingham, WA 

 

Lake Whatcom watershed