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Eyes Over Puget Sound: Surface Conditions Report – March 24, 2015

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15-03-072March 2015
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Author(s) Krembs, C.
Description Puget Sound is feeling the heat! Starting in October, temperatures are the highest on our record since 1989. Salinity and oxygen are much lower. Recent rains have rivers flowing high. Aerial views show dramatic sediment loads from rivers mixing into otherwise blue water. But don’t be fooled – by summer, snow-fed rivers are expected to run significantly below normal, with implications for Puget Sound water quality. For details, explore the special Drought Effects segment. Spring blooms are visible only in some confined bays. Jellyfish are going strong in finger inlets of South Sound. Glimpse Puget Sound’s glacial history.
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Keywords marine waters, Hood Canal, Puget Sound, dissolved oxygen
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