Unusual phytoplankton blooms caused by warm ocean water give scientists a glimpse into the future of marine life, from shellfish to whales.
Late summer 2017 brings warm air temperatures and drier conditions throughout Puget Sound. Streamflows in the region's northern rivers are lower than rivers in South Puget Sound.
Cooler and wetter conditions set the stage for a favorable supply of freshwater in June 2017.
Learn about how the global climate affects water quality, see the impacts warmer waters had on Puget Sound, and compare photos from flights throughout 2016.
November 2016 surface-conditions report: heavy rains swelled Puget Sound rivers and streams to above-normal levels, so water temperatures, salinity, and oxygen improved.
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