Stormwater Action Monitoring (SAM) conducts status and trend monitoring in Western Washington streams and nearshore marine waters.
What is the goal?
The goal is to measure changes in Puget Sound lowland streams and urban nearshore areas as a result of stormwater management.
The Stormwater Work Group recommended four receiving waters studies in the 2013-2018 stormwater permit cycle:
- Puget Sound draining lowland streams
- Puget Sound urban nearshore sediments at 1 fathom
- Puget Sound urban nearshore caged mussels
- Puget Sound shoreline bacterial data compilation