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Science In Your Backyard: Washington


  • Western Regional Office

    Federal Office Building
    909 First Avenue, 8th Floor
    Seattle, WA 98104
    Phone: (206) 220-4600
    Fax: (206) 220-4624

  • Washington Water Science Center

    Water Science Center Office, Kress Building
    934 Broadway, Suite 300
    Tacoma, WA 98402
    Phone: (253) 552-1600
    Fax: (253) 552-1581
    Office hours: 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Pacific Time

  • David A. Johnston Cascades Volcano Observatory (CVO)

    Columbia Tech Center
    1300 SE Cardinal Court, Bldg. 10, Suite 100
    Vancouver, WA 98683-9589
    Phone: (360) 993-8900
    Fax: (360) 993-8980

  • Spokane Office, Mineral Resources

    Dave Frank, Facility Manager
    U.S. Geological Survey
    904 W Riverside Ave.,Room 202
    Spokane, WA 99201
    Phone: 509-368-3101

  • Western Fisheries Research Center

    Headquarters and Seattle Laboratory
    6505 NE 65th Street
    Seattle, Washington 98115
    Phone: (206) 526-6282
    Fax: (206) 526-6654

  • National Spatial Data Infrastructure Partnership Office (Liason for: WA)

    U.S. Geological Survey
    934 Broadway, Suite 300
    Tacoma, WA, 98402
    Tom Carlson
    Phone: (253) 552-1682

  • Washington Cooperative Fish and Wildlife Research Unit

    University of Washington School of Aquatic & Fishery Sciences
    Fishery Sciences Building
    Box 355020
    Seattle, WA 98195-5020
    Phone: 206-543-6475
    Fax: 206-616-9012

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Washington State Facts

Image of Washington with a star pinpointing the location of the capital.
Locations on image are approximate

Capital: Olympia(Star shaped icon located on map pinpointing capital.)
Land Area: 66,544 sq. miles
(source: 2010 Census)
Population: 6,724,540
(source: 2010 Census estimate)
Highest Point:
Mt. Rainier at 14,411 feet, located in the county/subdivision of Pierce
(source: U.S. Geological Survey)
Lowest Point:
Pacific Ocean at Sea Level
(source: U.S. Geological Survey)
Geographic Center:
Located in Chelan County approx. 10 miles west-southwest of Wenatchee
(source: U.S. Geological Survey)


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