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Historical changes to Lake Washington and route of the Lake Washington Ship Canal, King County, Washington

Open-File Report 81-1182

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Abstract

Lake Washington, in the midst of the greater Seattle metropolitan area of the Puget Sound region (fig. 1), is an exceptional commercial, recreational, and esthetic resource for the region . In the past 130 years, Lake Washington has been changed from a " wild " lake in a wilderness setting to a regulated lake surrounded by a growing metropolis--a transformation that provides an unusual opportunity to study changes to a lake's shoreline and hydrologic characteristics -resulting from urbanization.

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Publication type:
Report
Publication Subtype:
USGS Numbered Series
Title:
Historical changes to Lake Washington and route of the Lake Washington Ship Canal, King County, Washington
Series title:
Open-File Report
Series number:
81-1182
Year Published:
1983
Language:
English
Publisher:
U.S. Geological Survey
Description:
Report: 9 p.; Plate: 33.53 x 57.12 inches
Country:
United States
State:
Washington
County:
King County
Other Geospatial:
Lake Washington
Online Only (Y/N):
N
Additional Online Files (Y/N):
Y