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Focus on Modeling Dissolved Oxygen in Puget Sound

 
Publication number Date Published
08-03-032September 2008
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Author(s) Kolosseus, A. and M. Roberts
Description The Department of Ecology is evaluating the effects of current and potential future nutrient loads on dissolved oxygen levels in Puget Sound, using a water quality model.

The Puget Sound model will help answer the following questions:

*Are human sources of nutrients in and around Puget Sound significantly impacting water quality?

*How much nutrient reduction is necessary to reduce human impacts in sensitive areas?

The Department of Ecology and the Pacific Northwest National Laboratory will work collaboratively with the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and advisory groups to conduct the nutrient pollution modeling.
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Keywords environmental, Pacific Northwest, model, water, Puget Sound, laboratory, dissolved oxygen, Environmental Protection Agency
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