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Puget Sound Dissolved Oxygen Model Nutrient Load Summary for 1999-2008

 
Publication number Date Published
11-03-057November 2011
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Author(s) Mohamedali, T., M. Roberts, B. Sackmann, and A. Kolosseus
Description Nutrient loads, particularly nitrogen, have been identified as a potential stressor to the Puget Sound ecosystem. These loads can lower dissolved oxygen concentrations in marine waters. The Department of Ecology is developing the Puget Sound Dissolved Oxygen Model to further understand the processes that affect low dissolved oxygen in Puget Sound. This report presents estimates of nutrient loading into Puget Sound and the Straits Georgia and Juan de Fuca from rivers and wastewater treatment plants. These estimates will be used as inputs into the Puget Sound Dissolved Oxygen model. The report also presents estimates of natural nutrient loads and compares results with those of previous studies.
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Keywords data, dissolved oxygen, Ecology, flow, focus, goals, model, nutrient, ocean, point source, Puget Sound, river, waste, water
WATERSHED Water Resource Inventory Areas
(WRIA 01,WRIA 02,WRIA 03,WRIA 06,WRIA 07,WRIA 09,WRIA 10,WRIA 13,WRIA 14,WRIA 15,WRIA 17,WRIA 18,WRIA 19,WRIA PS)
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