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Budd Inlet/Capitol Lake/Deschutes River Total Daily Maximum Load Study Model Review

Publication number Date Published Date Revised
14-10-039 July 2014 September 2018
VIEW NOW Budd Inlet/Capitol Lake/Deschutes River Total Daily Maximum Load Study Model Review (Number of pages: 175) (Publication Size: 2618KB)

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Author(s) The Cadmus Group, Inc. and Scott Wells & Associates for EPA Region 10
Description The goal of this project was to provide an external peer review of the Generalized Environmental Modeling System for Surface Waters (GEMSS) water quality and hydrodynamic models used for the TMDL study for Budd Inlet, Capitol Lake, and the Deschutes River. The purpose of this review was to provide guidance on how the model application may be improved in the future. If the suggestions presented in this review were implemented in the modeling study, the management conclusions from the present modeling study may not change. Hence, these suggestions are presented to focus on directions for later improvement in the model’s ability to represent existing field data.

The primary TMDL document reviewed for this study was Roberts et al. (2008). This included summaries of the field data, modeling approach, and TMDL approaches. This review focused primarily on the modeling approach. In addition, reports, memos, model documents, and files for the model were made available for this review.

NOTES Added second peer review and forward to document
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Keywords water quality improvement project, temperature, sediment, TMDL, Total Maximum Daily Load, pH, dissolved oxygen, fecal coliform, bacteria
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