Lake Whatcom

Lake Whatcom is the primary drinking water source for the City of Bellingham and parts of Whatcom County. The City of Bellingham and Western Washington University have collaborated on investigations of the water quality in Lake Whatcom since the early 1960s. Beginning in the 1980s, a monitoring program was developed by the City and the Institute for Watershed Studies to provide long-term water quality data for the lake and its tributaries. In addition to serving the needs of the community, this project has provided the foundation for faculty and student research projects, M. S. theses, and professional publications.


Browse the Lake Whatcom Collections:

Lake Whatcom Annual Reports

Lake Whatcom Bathymetry Report

Lake Whatcom Other Reports

Lake Whatcom Publications

Lake Whatcom Theses