Sediment Quality in Port Gardner Bay, 2012
Sediment Quality in Port Gardner Bay, 2012 (Number of pages: 8) (Publication Size: 1281KB)
|Author(s)||Partridge, V., S. Weakland, M. Dutch, E. Long, and K. Welch|
|Description||In 2012, the Washington State Department of Ecology surveyed surface sediment conditions throughout Port Gardner Bay, including portions of eastern Possession Sound, the Port of Everett, and the Snohomish River Delta. 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 generally high throughout most of the study area.
This report gives the primary results of the 2012 survey and comparisons to the 2007 survey of the encompassing Whidbey Basin region, 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 web page linked below.
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|Keywords||Everett, Possession Sound, Snohomish Delta, Port Gardner, sediment, Puget Sound|
|WEB PAGE||Urban bay sediment monitoring|
|WATERSHED||Water Resource Inventory Area 07 Snohomish|
|DATA||Environmental Information Management (EIM) #UWI
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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