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 about 18,000 residents.

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


Stewards of the Lake: A Guide to Living in the Lake Whatcom Watershed
Natural Resources Contacts
Lake Whatcom Management Program
Property Acquisition Program

We are adjusting some City operations due to the current COVID-19 surge, prioritizing essential services and the safety of employees and the public.