Water Quality Monitoring

Jefferson County Conservation District has been monitoring water quality in eastern Jefferson County since 1993. Watershed monitored include: Chimacum, Discovery Bay, Ludlow, and Hood Canal. JCCD also assists Jefferson County Public Works by monitoring groundwater at the county landfill.

Parameters Monitored: fecal coliform bacteria, dissolved oxygen, water temperature, pH, conductivity, and turbidity

Currently, JCCD is working jointly with Jefferson County Environmental Health to monitor 31 stations in the Chimacum Watershed as part of the Hood Canal Priority Basins Project. Fecal coliform results are updated monthly. If you would like to receive these updates, email us at info@jeffersoncd.org.

With the aid of volunteers, we also monitor juvenile salmon and other fish species.

Water Quality Reports:

In 2015, the District completed a comprehensive review of water quality and fish data collected in the Chimacum Watershed over the past several decades.

2015 Chimacum Report: a comprehensive review

Final Water Quality Report 07-09 with appendices


Chimacum Creek 2011 WQ report