Wetlands

Ryderwood Lake

Wetlands provide numerous valuable functions, including but not limited to providing wildlife and fish habitat, water quality enhancement, flood and erosion control, aquifer recharge and discharge, shoreline stabilization, research and education opportunities and recreation.

Wetlands must be delineated using the Washington State Wetland Rating System for Western Washington: 2014 Update. More information on the rating system can be found on the Department of Ecology's website: http://www.ecy.wa.gov/programs/sea/wetlands/ratingsystems/index.html

Map Sources

National Wetlands Inventory Maps, US Department of Interior, Fish and Wildlife Service