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Main Title Potential intertidal habitat restoration sites in the Duwamish River Estuary
Author Tanner, C. D.
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Author Title of a Work
Tanner, Curtis D.
CORP Author Environmental Protection Agency, Seattle, WA. Environmental Evaluations Branch. ;Port of Seattle, WA. Engineering Dept.
Publisher U.S. Environmental Protection Agency,
Year Published 1991
Report Number EPA-910-9-91-050
Stock Number PB93-122190
OCLC Number 30063643
Subjects Water--Pollution--Washington (State)--Duwamish River Estuary ; Estuarine pollution--Washington (State)--Duwamish River
Additional Subjects Habitat improvement ; Wetlands ; Estuaries ; Water pollution effects ; Coastal regions ; Wildlife ; Fishes ; Urban areas ; Duwamish River ; Spatial distribution ; Marine biology ; Aquatic ecosystems ; Trends
Library Call Number Additional Info Location Last
ESAD  EPA-910-9-91-050 2 copies Region 10 Library/Seattle,WA 06/09/2016
NTIS  PB93-122190 Most EPA libraries have a fiche copy filed under the call number shown. Check with individual libraries about paper copy. 01/01/1988
Collation vii, 93, {2} p. : ill., maps ; 28 cm.
Restoration of wetland habitats in highly urbanized areas is generally constrained by scarcity of opportunity, adverse impacts of surrounding land use, and cost. Although areal wetland losses approach 98% in Seattle's Duwamish River estuary, the system continues to support important salmonid runs, as well as a variety of bird and mammal species. Estuarine-dependent organisms are likely limited by quality and quantity of intertidal habitat in the system. Because the long-range, estuary-wide benefit of site-specific mitigation and restoration projects is limited, it is imperative to develop estuary-wide restoration plans. Towards this end, an inventory and analysis of potential intertidal habitat restoration sites has been completed for the Duwamish River estuary. Twenty-four sites, ranging in size from 0.8 to 25 acres were identified and comparative functional potential assessed. The majority of these sites (18) occur in the upper estuary. Two sites are located in Elliott Bay, and four are located near the historic mouth of the river in the vicinity of Harbor Island. Spatial data have been developed in geographic information system (GIS) format. Other site-specific data relative to habitat restoration has also been assembled.
"EPA 910/9-91-050". PB93-122190 "December 1991." Bibliography: p. 91-93.