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Wetlands


Areas that are inundated or saturated by surface water or ground water at a frequency and duration sufficient to support, and that under normal circumstances do support, a prevalence of vegetation typically adapted for life in saturated soil conditions. Wetlands generally include swamps, marshes, bogs, and similar areas. Wetlands do not include tho [..]
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WDNR


Washington State Department of Natural Resources. A state agency that is charged with managing and protecting the public lands of Washington State.
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WDFW


Washington State Department of Fish and Wildlife. A state agency that is charged with managing fish and wildlife species based on the best available science and the scientific process that generates new information for informed, future decision making. See About Washington Dept. of Fish and Wildlife (external link).
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Water Resource Inventory Area or WRIA


Water Resource Inventory Areas were formalized under Washington Administrative Code (WAC) 173-500-040 and authorized under the Water Resources Act of 1971, Revised Code of Washington (RCW) 90.54. The Washington Department of Ecology was given responsibility for the development and management of these administrative and planning boundaries. The WRIA [..]
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Water-related use


Water-related use means a use or portion of a use which is not intrinsically dependent on a waterfront location but whose economic viability is dependent upon a waterfront location because: The use has a functional requirement for a waterfront location such as the arrival or shipment of materials by water or the need for large quantities of water; [..]
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Water-dependent use


Water dependent use means a use or portion of a use which cannot exist in a location that is not adjacent to the water and which is dependent on the water by reason of the intrinsic nature of its operations.
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Washington State Administrative Code or WAC


A document that lays out how state agencies shall organize and adopt state rules and regulations. WACs and rules and regulations refer to agency guidelines adopted pursuant to the Administrative Procedure Act.(external link).
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Trophic State


A term used to describe the productivity of a lake ecosystem classifying it as one of three increasing categories based on algal biomass: oligotrophic, mesotrophic, or eutrophic. Since algal populations can be difficult and expensive to measure accurately, trophic state indicators are calculated as proxies on the basis of total phosphorus, chloroph [..]
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Total Impervious Area or TIA


The total area within in a defined area (such as a catchment basin) that is covered by non-pervious, non-infiltrating, constructed surfaces, i.e. surfaces that do not allow rain water to seep into the ground. Examples of such surfaces include asphalt, concrete and buildings.
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total impervious area or tia


The total area within in a defined area (such as a catchment basin) that is covered by non-pervious, non-infiltrating, constructed surfaces, i.e. surfaces that do not allow rain water to seep into the ground. Examples of such surfaces include asphalt, concrete and buildings.
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