The City faces new water quality challenges from rapid urban growth and is exploring methods to bolster its current water quality monitoring program. Current monitoring efforts by the City and County within the City of Sammamish are limited in scale and do not provide City staff with sufficiently robust or quantitative means to identify pollution sources or develop projects that improve water quality. This project will develop a written, implementable water quality monitoring plan for the City. The plan will address different types of monitoring in multiple water bodies, such as wetlands, streams, and lakes that would potentially answer a variety of study questions for future City projects. The proposed monitoring will complement existing monitoring measures implemented by King County and others within the city.
The project team will host a project booth at the City’s Earth Day event at Beaver Lake Lodge on April 21, 2018, from 10am to 1pm. The Earth Day event is open to all City residents. City staff will be present with some information posters to share more information about the program and solicit feedback and opinions. Topics will include:
December 2017 – Project kick-off with King County
February 2018 – Draft report written
March 2018 – Editing report draft
April 17, 2018 – Public outreach at Earth Day
April 2018 – Final report draft
May 08, 2018 – City Council Study Session Discussion: Introduction to the Water Quality Monitoring Strategic Plan and Implementation (60-minutes)
June 19, 2018 - City Council Resolution to Adopt
current water quality monitoring efforts
The City of Sammamish and King County currently monitor the water quality of some surface water bodies in the City. For a comprehensive list, please see our current water quality monitoring page.
proposed additional water quality monitoring