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Puget Sound Georgia Basin Model

Water Quality Projects - Overview

Conventional water quality pertains to parameters such as dissolved oxygen (DO), pH, total suspended solids, turbidity and other parameters associated with the biogeochemical cycles of nutrient consumption and primary production. These parameters are simulated by the Salish Sea Model. The model use has thus been initiated to test the sensitivity of conventional water quality parameters to local anthropogenic changes to the system induced by population growth or construction and development. The model is also being used to assess the impacts to water quality from natural and global changes such as sea level rise and climate change.

Fate and transport of priority pollutants and toxic chemicals is a planned future development activity.


Salish Sea Model Overview

Research & Projects