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Fidalgo Bay Sediment Investigation, Fidalgo Bay, WA, Data Report (Historical)

Publication number Date Published
08-09-109April 2008
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Author(s) Science Applications International Corp.
Description Fidalgo Bay has been identified by the Washington State Department of Ecology (Ecology)
under the Toxics Cleanup Program’s Puget Sound Initiative for focused sediment cleanup and
source control. The purpose of this report is to determine the nature and extent of sediment
contamination in Fidalgo Bay, Anacortes, WA. Previous investigations in the bay have shown
exceedances of the Sediment Management Standards (SMS). This bay-wide sediment
characterization was initiated to identify contamination areas that may require cleanup and
provide information concerning cleanup concentrations. This report includes the results of
sediment profile imaging (SPI), surface sediment chemistry, and sediment toxicity testing
conducted following the study design and methods described in the Fidalgo Bay Sediment
Investigation, Anacortes, WA, Sediment Sampling and Analysis Plan (SAP) dated September 17, 2007 (Ecology 2007, SAIC 2007).
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Keywords toxics cleanup, sediment, management, source control, Puget Sound Initiative, sediment management standards
WATERSHED Water Resource Inventory Area 03 Lower Skagit-Samish

Fidalgo Bay Sediment Investigation Anacortes, WA, Sediment Sampling and Analysis Plan

Focus Puget Sound Fidalgo & Padilla Bays