• Yarrow Creek Basin Details

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    Lake Washington Watershed (WRIA 8) / State Stream #08-0252

    Updated: July 2017

    The City of Bellevue does not guarantee that the information on this map is accurate or complete. This data is provided on an "as is" basis and disclaims all warranties.

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    Land Characteristics

    Basin Area
    1,654 Total Acres
    City Area
    4.3%
    Drainage Jurisdiction(s)
    Bellevue: 55.4%
    Beaux Arts: 0.0%
    Clyde Hill: 0.0%
    Issaquah: 0.0%
    King County: 16.9%
    Kirkland: 27.7%
    Medina: 0.0%
    Newcastle: 0.0%
    Redmond: 0.0%
    Renton: 0.0%
    Lowest Elevation
    15 Ft
    Highest Elevation
    537 Ft
    Total Length of Open Channel
    4.7 Miles
    Total Length of Storm Drainage Pipes:
    20.4 Miles

    Salmon Present in the Basin

    • Chinook*+ (Lake only)
    • Rainbow trout (Lake only)
    • Coho+ (Lake only)
    • Sockeye (Lake only)
    • Cutthroat trout
    • 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)
    5,849
    % of all Basins
    3.9%
    Basin Population Density
    2,263 People per Square Mile

    Land Use

    Entire Basin Within Bellevue
    Public Right of Way 21.0% 60.6%
    Commercial/Office 7.9% 5.6%
    Industrial 0.6% 0.6%
    Institutional/Government 1.9% 1.7%
    Mixed Use/Misc 5.2% 4.0%
    Multi-Family 2.6% 1.9%
    Open Space/Park 25.2% 1.3%
    Single Family Residential 30.8% 21.3%
    Unknown 4.9% 3.0%

    Land Cover

    Entire Basin Within Bellevue
    Impervious 32.6% 42.4%
    Tree Canopy 53.8% 40.0%
    Impervious in 100 Ft Stream Buffer 27.6% 23.2%
    Tree Canopy in 100 Ft Stream Buffer 57.2% 41.2%