Figure 1:  Puget Sound basin land cover change 1880 and 2002.  1880 information from University of Washington Library map collection; 2002 is from classified LandSat imagery.

Puget Sound Past, Present, and Future: 150 years of hydrologic change

The Puget Sound basin has changed remarkably since Anglo settlement in the mid-1800s. The primary agents of change have been urbanization, primarily in the lowlands, forest harvest (lowlands and uplands), and a warming climate. 

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