About Lake Whatcom Reservoir

​The Lake Whatcom Reservoir provides our drinking water, habitat for fish and wildlife, and recreational opportunities. The surrounding watershed is home to 15,000 residents.

The Lake Whatcom Watershed spans multiple jurisdictions including the City of Bellingham, Whatcom County and the Lake Whatcom Water and Sewer District.

Other Resources

Guide to the Lake Whatcom Watershed -Stewards of the Lake
City Actions to Improve Water Quality in Lake Whatcom: A Chronology (PDF)


Natural Resources Contacts
Lake Whatcom Management Program
Property Acquisition Program
Lake Whatcom Development Analysis (PDF)