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Hydrodynamic Model Report: Quartermaster Harbor Nitrogen Management Study

Publication number Date Published
13-03-026September 2013
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Author(s) Albertson, S.
Description King County, in collaboration with the Department of Ecology and UW-Tacoma, began the Quartermaster Harbor Nitrogen Management Study in 2009, with the aid of a West Coast Estuaries Initiative Grant from EPA. The need for the study was driven by observation of dissolved oxygen levels below the Washington State standard of 7 mg/L.

This report describes the development of a hydrodynamic model. The target model skill, as identified in the Quality Assurance Project Plan, was to achieve an average root mean square error of +/-1 psu in salinity, +/-1 deg C in temperature, and within 10% (~ 10 cm/s) of velocity relative to field measurements.

The model predicts instantaneous flushing times for the inner harbor that vary from 20 to over 100 days.
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Keywords flushing, hydrodynamic, Quartermaster Harbor, resilence time, Vashon-Maury Island, Puget Sound
WEB PAGE Quartermaster Harbor Nitrogen Management Study: Documents, Data and Maps (King County website)+X6101
WATERSHED Water Resource Inventory Area 15 Kitsap