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Washington Lakes, Rivers and Water Resources




Washington Lakes and Rivers Map
Washington Rivers Shown on the Map:   Chehalis River, Columbia River, Cowlitz River, Entiat River, Hangman Creek, Klicktat River, Lewis River, Lower Crab Creek, Methow River, Naches River, Nisqually River, Nooksack River, Okanongan River, Palouse River, Pend Oreille River, Puyallup River, Quinault River, Rock Creek, Sanpoil River, Skagit River, Skykomish River, Snake River, Spokane River, Toppenish Creek, Touchet River, Tucannon River, Union Flat Creek, Wenatchee River and Yakima River.

Washington Lakes Shown on the Map:   Banks Lake, Franklin D. Roosevelt Lake, Lake Chelan, Lake Crescent, Lake Sacajawea, Lake Wallula, Lake Washington, Moses Lake, Ozette Lake, Potholes Reservoir and Ross Lake.


 Washington Stream and River Levels
Washington river levels map
The United States Geological Survey has a number of stream gages located throughout Washington. These estimate stream levels, discharges and record them over time. This data is published on the web and many stations allow users to plot custom graphs. Get updated Washington river and stream levels from USGS here.


 Washington Stream and River Level Alerts
Washington water level alerts
The United States Geological Survey has a system that will send you an email message when flood levels are reached on any steam with USGS gaging equipment that you have selected. Sign up here to recieve Washington stream and river level alerts.


 Washington Water Publications
Washington precipitation map
The United States Geological Survey has a number of publications related to water use and water resources in Washington. View the water resource publications for Washington here.


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 Washington Drought Map
Washington drought map
The United States Geological Survey publishes updated drought maps on their website. There you can view a map that shows where below normal 7-day average stream flow conditions were recently recorded. The maps are updated daily. Get a current Washington drought map here.




 Washington Precipitation Map
Washington precipitation map
The National Atlas Project has precipitation maps for Washington and other states that you can view online or print for personal use. These maps show the average annual precipitation levels mapped across the state. View and print an Washington precipitation map here. Precipitation maps prepared by the PRISM Climate Group at Oregon State University and the United States Geological Survey.


 Washington Elevation Map
Washington elevation map
The topography of an area determines the direction of stream flow and often is a primary influence on the geographic distribution of precipitation. View a detailed Washington elevation map.


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