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North River Bacteria and Temperature Verification Study: Data Summary

Publication number Date Published
16-03-003June 2016
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Author(s) Rosewood-Thurman, M.
Description The North River is located in Pacific and Grays Harbor Counties in rural southwest Washington. Certain reaches of the North River and contributing tributaries are included on the Washington State 303(d) list of impaired waterbodies because they did not meet surface water quality criteria for fecal coliform bacteria (FC) and temperature.

This technical study evaluates FC and temperature during the 2014-2015 study. The two listed FC sites are not meeting Primary Contact, Marine Water Quality Standards for FC. The Department of Ecology and Port Blakely monitored temperature sites are also exceeding their respective Core Summer Salmonid Habitat and Supplemental Spawning Criteria. This study recommends these FC and temperature listings remain in Category 5.
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Keywords North River, verification, temperature, fecal coliform, bacteria
WATERSHED Water Resource Inventory Area 24 Willapa
DATA Environmental Information Management (EIM) #JKAR0005


Quality Assurance Project Plan: North River Temperature and Bacteria Verification Study