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Using Sediment Profile Imaging (SPI) to Evaluate Sediment Quality at Two Cleanup Sites in Puget Sound: Part II - Port Gamble Bay

 
Publication number Date Published
07-03-026July 2007
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Author(s) Gries, T.
Description Two surveys of the wood waste cleanup site in Port Gamble Bay were conducted in August 2006 to see if SPI results could predict regulatory indicators of sediment quality. Based on this limited study, SPI parameters did not appear to predict sediment quality as defined by numeric sediment quality standards and cleanup screening levels. However, SPI mapped an area of wood waste very similar to one having high % fine-grained sediment and total organic carbon, as well as one occupied by a distinct benthic community.

Recommendations were to conduct (1) more analysis and review of findings, (2) more studies at other cleanup sites, and (3) SPI more often in early cleanup site investigations.
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Keywords Lower Duwamish Waterway, samples, waterway, cleanup, water, sediment, quality, waste, wood, superfund, Puget Sound
WEB PAGE Port Gamble Gay and Mill Site
WATERSHED Water Resource Inventory Area 15 Kitsap
DATA Environmental Information Management (EIM) #SPI_PG06

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