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Chambers Creek Dye Study: Final Model Simulation Report

Publication number Date Published
14-03-016April 2014
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Author(s) Albertson, S.
Description The state Department of Ecology just released a report applying an existing three-dimensional water circulation and water quality model for South Puget Sound to investigate shellfish harvest closure zones around the Chambers Creek WWTP. In this report, the hydrodynamic confirmation of the SPS model for 2012 is presented, along with results from a dye-release field study made during that year. Findings suggest that most of the effluent stays near the surface by the WWTP and heads seaward out of Tacoma Narrows. Some of the effluent mixes vertically near Tacoma Narrows and re-enters South Puget Sound along with other incoming water via deeper density-driven inflow. This can help DOH evaluate where to set sanitary lines for harvesting shellfish.
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Keywords HUC number, Chambers Creek, model
WEB PAGE Modeling the environment
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