Dr. Robin A. Matthews, Director of WWU’s Institute for Watershed Studies, will discuss Lake Whatcom’s ongoing water quality issues as part of the Huxley College of the Environment Speaker Series at 4 p.m. on Thursday, November 21 in Communications Facility 105 on the Western Washington University campus.
The presentation is free and open to the public.
Since 1987, Dr. Matthews has been involved with monitoring water quality in Lake Whatcom, which provides drinking water to nearly 100,000 people in Whatcom County. In 1998, Lake Whatcom was officially listed on the Washington Department of Ecology’s 303(d) list of impaired waterways, and continues to suffer from a host of problems that have led to moratoriums on growth and development in the watershed.
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