Jefferson County Conservation District has been monitoring water quality in eastern Jefferson County since 1993. Watersheds 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
JCCD worked jointly with Jefferson County Environmental Health to monitor 31 stations in the Chimacum Watershed as part of the Hood Canal Priority Basins Project. For more information and data requests, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
With the aid of volunteers, we also monitor juvenile salmon and other fish species.
Trends in Temperature and Juvenile Coho Abundance in Chimacum Creek
Below is a dropbox link to a recording of Glenn Gately’s June 1st, 2022 Presentation, “Trends in Temperature and Juvenile Coho Abundance in Chimacum Creek”
Water Quality Reports:
Discovery Bay Comprehensive Report 2020
Glenn Gately, Fish Biologist and Water Quality Specialist, has authored a detailed and comprehensive review of water quality and fish data collected in the Discovery Bay Watershed from 1988 to 2019. This report also includes the best managements practices that were implemented during this time period. If you have any questions regarding the report, please e-mail Glenn at email@example.com.
Chimacum Comprehensive Report 2015
In 2015, the District completed a comprehensive review of water quality and fish data collected in the Chimacum Watershed over the past several decades.
Final Water Quality Report 2007-2009