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Title

Review and Synthesis of Available Information to Estimate Human Impacts to Dissolved Oxygen in Hood Canal

 
Publication number Date Published
13-03-016March 2013
VIEW NOW: Acrobat PDF format (Number of pages: 109) (Publication Size: 2543KB)
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Acrobat PDF format (Number of pages: 24) (Publication Size: 1MB)
Note: This supplemental pdf contains three documents: (1) Cover letter for EPA and Ecology review of science and regulatory options, (2) HCCC letter requesting science review and regulatory options, and (3) Water quality regulations applicable in Hood Canal.

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Author(s) Cope, B. (EPA) and M. Roberts (Ecology)
Description A series of fish kills in Hood Canal triggered public concern and multiple scientific investigations. The Hood Canal Coordinating Council requested that EPA and the Washington State Department Ecology review the available science surrounding dissolved oxygen in Hood Canal. We concluded that human nutrients are not contributing to the episodic fish kills in Central Hood Canal but, due to limitations in the available science, we were unable to determine whether or not human nutrients are violating water quality standards in Lynch Cove.

The second pdf above includes three documents: (1) Cover letter for EPA and Department of Ecology review of science and regulatory options, (2) HCCC letter requesting science review and regulatory options, and (3) Water quality regulations applicable in Hood Canal.

Contact information for the Ecology author, Mindy Roberts, is listed below. The EPA author, Ben Cope, can be reached at 206-553-1442 or Cope.Ben@epa.gov.
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Contact Mindy Roberts at 360-407-6804 or Mindy.Roberts@ecy.wa.gov
Keywords Lynch Cove, dissolved oxygen, fish kill, Hood Canal, nitrogen, on-site sewage
WATERSHED Water Resource Inventory Areas
(WRIA 14,WRIA 15,WRIA 16,WRIA 17)