Water Planning & WRIA 1

WRIA1 Website

We are currently experiencing technical difficulties with the wria1project.whatcomcounty.org website. 

Sorry for the inconvenience. We are actively working to resolve these issues. In the meantime, we have posted materials for upcoming meetings below. We also have posted recent documents and audio files at the following file sharing website: https://tinyurl.com/wria1project-dropbox. If you need assistance with these files, please contact Robin Klein at RKlein@co.whatcom.wa.us.


Current Meeting Materials

WRIA Planning Unit
January 16, 2019, 1:30 to 3:00 pm
Civic Center Garden Room
322 N Commercial St., Bellingham, WA
NEW 6091 Draft
NEW 6091 Strikethrough Draft



Upcoming Meetings

WRIA Planning Unit
January 23, 2019, 6:00 to 8:00 pm
Civic Center Garden Room





WRIA 1 Watershed Management Project

The framework for watershed management in the state is based on geographic areas known as Water Resource Inventory Areas (WRIAs). WRIA 1 includes the Nooksack River basin and several adjoining smaller watersheds, such as the coastal drainages of Dakota and California Creeks, as well as Lake Whatcom.

The WRIA 1 Watershed Management Plan was completed in 2005 through the cooperation of local stakeholders and governments and provides a roadmap for addressing water quantity, water quality, in-stream flow, and fish habitat challenges. 

Local Integrating Organization


The WRIA 1 website is currently unavailable.  We are working to resolve this issue.