Sediment Quality in the San Juan Islands, Changes over a 10-Year Period
Sediment Quality in the San Juan Islands, Changes over a 10-Year Period (Number of pages: 8) (Publication Size: 2174KB)
|Author(s)||Partridge, V., S. Weakland, M. Dutch, and K. Welch|
|Description||In 2012, the Washington State Department of Ecology surveyed surface sediment conditions throughout the San Juan Islands and compared them to results from a similar survey conducted with the same methods in 2002 and 2003. Sediment condition was assessed using four indices of sediment contamination, toxicity to laboratory animals, sediment-dwelling invertebrate communities (benthos), and combined Sediment Quality Triad Index. Overall sediment quality was high and remained largely unchanged from 2002-2003 to 2012.
This report gives the primary results of the 2012 survey and comparisons to the 2002-2003 survey, all of Puget Sound, and the Puget Sound Partnership's “Vital Signs” indicator targets. Data and supporting information are available on Ecology's Marine Sediment Monitoring website linked below.
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|Keywords||San Juan Islands, sediment, Puget Sound|
|WEB PAGE||Marine Sediment Monitoring|
|WATERSHED||Water Resource Inventory Area 02 San Juan|
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2012 Addendum to Quality Assurance Project Plan: The Puget Sound Assessment and Monitoring Program/Urban Waters Initiative: Sediment Monitoring in the San Juan Islands and Port Gardner/Everett Harbor
Quality Assurance Project Plan: The Puget Sound Assessment and Monitoring Program Sediment Monitoring Component.
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