Vasa Creek Basin Drainage Details

Lake Washington Watershed (WRIA 8) / State Stream #08-0156

Updated: July 2017

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Land Characteristics

Basin Area
1,268 Total Acres
City Area
5.9%
Drainage Jurisdiction(s)
Bellevue: 100.0%
Beaux Arts: 0.0%
Clyde Hill: 0.0%
Issaquah: 0.0%
King County: 0.0%
Kirkland: 0.0%
Medina: 0.0%
Newcastle: 0.0%
Redmond: 0.0%
Renton: 0.0%
Lowest Elevation
31 Ft
Highest Elevation
1,196 Ft
Total Length of Open Channel
4.7 Miles
Total Length of Storm Drainage Pipes:
30.1 Miles

Salmon Present in the Basin

  • Chinook*+ (Lake only)
  • Kokanee+
  • Sockeye (Lake only)
  • Rainbow & Cutthroat Trout
  • Coho+
  • Steelhead (Lake only)

* Listed Federal Endangered Species
+ City Species of Local Importance (Bellevue Land Use Code 20.25H.150A)

Population

The population density in Bellevue ranges from 1,344 to 9,851 people per square mile.

Basin Population (2016)
7,498
% of all Basins
5.0%
Basin Population Density
3,785 People per Square Mile

Land Use

Entire Basin Within Bellevue
Public Right of Way 21.4% 21.4%
Commercial/Office 5.2% 5.2%
Industrial 0.1% 0.1%
Institutional/Government 4.3% 4.3%
Mixed Use/Misc 4.7% 4.7%
Multi-Family 0.3% 0.3%
Open Space/Park 2.8% 2.8%
Single Family Residential 53.8% 53.8%
Unknown 7.3% 7.3%

Land Cover

Entire Basin Within Bellevue
Impervious 39.3% 39.3%
Tree Canopy 45.0% 45.0%
Impervious in 100 Ft Stream Buffer 17.9% 17.9%
Tree Canopy in 100 Ft Stream Buffer 73.5% 73.5%
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