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Headwaters are steep snowy watersheds at the source of rivers

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Headwaters are higher elevation stream basins, draining to floodplains, typically with constrained channels, and with a substantial portion of precipitation falling as snow. Headwaters typically flow into a floodplain. They are different than lowland watersheds because of their higher elevation, and that their streams and rivers are commonly confined and eroding

Headwater Topic Pages

The following Topic Pages are categorized with Headwater.

Headwater Places By Region

The following Headwater Pages are organized by region.

Admiralty Inlet

East Sound

Fraser Lowlands

Hood Canal

Juan de Fuca

San Juan Islands

South Puget Sound

South Vancouver Island

Sunshine Coast

West Sound

Whidbey Basin

Headwater Workgroups and Efforts

The following Workgroups and Efforts are associated with Headwater.