In May, 2016 Lake Forest Park Water District (LFPWD) applied for, and was awarded a grant from the Washinton State Dept. of Health with the purpose of “moving LFPWD closer to a Critical Aquifer Recharge Area (CARA) designation to protect its source water, and to provide education and applied learning experience for college geology students.”

Applied Earth Sciences Inc. (AESI) was commissioned to produce a study to characterize the LFPWD source aquifer, further inventory existing and potential sources of contamination, analyze susceptibility of known contaminate sources, provide addtional mapping and gis data, designate areas of highest risk of contamination, suggest possible ordinances to reduce risk, collaborate with North Seattle College (NSC) geology students in a soil analysis project to study surficial geology in a region pertaining to the aquifer recharge, and produce guidelines to complete the CARA process. The findings of AESI were presented in a public meeting on August 22 at the Brier city hall.

The following link is the final report from AESI as accepted by LFPWD.

2016 LFPWD AESI CARA Classification Report