Cedar River Watershed
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The City of Seattle’s Cedar River Municipal Watershed is carefully managed to support and supply clean drinking water to 1.4 million people in the greater Seattle area. The watershed covers 90,638 acres and is owned by the City of Seattle. Come explore and learn about this remarkable rain-soaked landscape by visiting the Cedar River Watershed Education Center or attending one of our many tours. For a primer, feast your eyes and view our Watershed slideshow.
Watershed Tour Information
Winter's snows are piling up in the City's mountain watersheds. Check out the Education Center for center hours, current weather conditions and upcoming 2013 winter weekend opportunities as well as this spring's programs, workshops, and field trips.
The Cedar River Watershed hosts a rich diversity of plants, animals, and habitats.
- Read our watershed newsletter and view our slideshow on how snow become our drinking water.
- Learn about our Watershed Tours and Programs.
- Learn more about the watershed's remarkable biodiversity.
- School Programs- 2012- 2013 school year tours started mid-September.
- How it is being protected and restored by the City under its 50-year Habitat Conservation Plan.
- How Seattle Public Utilities manages our clean drinking water supply and treatment at Cedar River.
- Learn about the history of the watershed.