Little Bear Creek Basin Plan (Water Quality Study)

Background and Purpose


Snohomish County Public Works Surface Water Management (SWM) Division developed the Little Bear Creek Basin Plan to meet the watershed planning requirement for the county’s National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System (NPDES) Phase I Permit.

The focus of the plan, the Little Bear Creek basin, is located in unincorporated Snohomish County, east of the cities of Bothell and Mill Creek and north of the city of Woodinville.

The intent of the plan is to provide a framework for future stormwater management actions that will protect and enhance the basin’s water quality and habitat resources.

Timelines for Draft and Final Plan


Draft Plan
The County presented the Draft Plan for review and comment at an Open House at the Brightwater Center on June 21.
  • The plan and appendices are available for review and comment. 
  • Comments on the plan are due on July 6, 2017. They can be sent via email to project manager Arthur Lee
"New" icon image Appendix B Modeling Report Revisions 
Since the June 21 Open House where the Draft Plan was presented, some minor revisions were made to the Modeling Report (Appendix B). 
  • Those revisions are available for review and comment.
  • Comments on the Modeling Report revisions are due July 14, 2017. They can be sent via email to project manager Arthur Lee.
Final Plan
The final plan will be submitted to the Department of Ecology by Sept. 6, 2017.

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