2. Protect and improve water quality, including groundwater, rivers, streams, lakes, and the Puget Sound.

Outlook: Stormy, concerns for the future
Of the 43 basins classified as “Intact” or “Sensative” in 2006, one basin was reclassified as “Impacted” in 2011. None of the 24 basins classified as “Impacted” saw conditions improve over the same time period.
  1. Benchmark
  2. Evaluation
  3. More Information


  • Protect small stream basins that are currently ranked as “Intact” or “Sensitive.”
  • Improve and restore as many “Impacted” stream basins as possible.
Source: Sustainable Thurston Priority Target