Edmonds Streams, Lakes, Wetlands
& other Critical Areas

If you see signs of pollutant spills near or in a storm drain or water body, please call 425-771-0235. 
After normal working hours, phone 911

For information on the Lake Ballinger/McAleer Creek Watershed Forum, click here.

Streams, lakes and wetlands are critical areas protected from development, and constitute a natural part of the  Edmonds drainage system.  For a map of Edmonds Watersheds, click here.

  • Edmonds has approximately 7 miles of streams.
  • Streams provide a natural setting and feeding areas for coho and chum salmon, cutthroat trout, waterfowl and other wildlife.
  • In Edmonds it's illegal to remove plants from or disturb stream corridors. Please call Planning Division at 425-771-0220 for more information.
  • In addition to bordering Puget Sound, Edmonds has one lake, Lake Ballinger, two ponds, Goodhope Pond and Westgate Pond.
  • Edmonds has one large wetland, Edmonds Marsh as well as the two ponds and several smaller wetlands.
  • Wetlands slow down stormwater runoff, which prevents flooding and erosion, and serve as a rich habitat for fish and wildlife.

If you live near a stream and would like information regarding best management practices click here.

To volunteer to stencil storm drains with a pollution prevention message click here or call 425-771-0235, extension 1603.