Water resources data collected from field monitoring, permitting requirements, and technical studies must be compiled and organized for it to be useful. To facilitate the organization, management, and use of these data, the county has developed a water resources data management system.
Information stored in the database has been collected by the county, several federal and state agencies, and volunteer organizations. The database includes information related to:
Groundwater level monitoring
Stream habitat assessments
Surface water flow
Surface water quality
The water resources database is linked with other county data information systems to facilitate data retrieval and analysis by staff. The database is currently linked to the county Land Management Information System (LMIS) and the county Geographic Information System (GIS).