This marine nearshore sediment monitoring study sampled sediments at approximately one fathom depth along the urban nearshore in Puget Sound during the summer of 2016.
The U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) is the project lead, working with assistance from Washington Department of Natural Resources (DNR), and King County Environmental Lab (KCEL).
The goal of this study is to assess chemical concentrations in the Puget Sound urban nearshore sediments.
Sampling and data analysis are completed and the final report is expected in late 2017. Recommendations from the science team for a regional urban nearshore sediment trend program will also be included in the final report.
The Stormwater Work Group (SWG) will make changes to the SAM nearshore trend monitoring program based on recommendations from the report and further discussion by SWG's technical committees.