Managing Water Resources

Kitsap County is 1 of 3 Washington counties that do not receive any water supply from mountain snowpack. All of our water comes from rain that falls on the peninsula. Because of a rainshadow cast by the Olympic Mountains, this rainfall is unevenly distributed. Holly, in the southwest part of the county, averages almost 80 inches per year whereas Hansville, in the north end, averages just over 30 inches annually. Watch this video to learn about Kitsap’s unique hydrology and steps being taken to monitor and manage the water resources on which we all depend.

Take few minutes to watch the video for a great overview of how KPUD monitors and manages our water resources.

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