Accession Number : ADA336934

Title :   Evaluation of Freshwater Aquatic Resources and Stormwater Management at U.S. Naval Submarine Base, Bangor, Washington.

Descriptive Note : Technical rept.

Corporate Author : WASHINGTON UNIV SEATTLE APPLIED PHYSICS LAB

Personal Author(s) : May, Christopher W.

PDF Url : ADA336934

Report Date : DEC 1997

Pagination or Media Count : 150

Abstract : Surface and storm water conditions on the Naval Submarine Base (NSB), Bangor, Washington, are evaluated, and recommendations are made to improve water quality and enhance the ecological integrity of aquatic resources located on the base. NSB, Bangor, is located within the upper Hood Canal watershed, a sensitive and ecologically important area of Puget Sound. The base is the only major industrial facility on Hood Canal and as such has a unique responsibility to protect this valuable natural resource. Based on a thorough assessment of physical, chemical, and biological conditions in streams, wetlands, and lakes within the base, an integrated surface and storm water management (SSWM) plan is developed. This plan is built around a watershed-based, resource driven approach for protecting aquatic ecosystems from the effects of human activities. The SSWM plan includes specific recommendations for improving storm water best management practices with the goal of reducing the quantity of storm water run-off and improving water quality. Application of innovative techniques for managing storm water run-off and for non-point-source pollution control was a high priority. The stream protection strategy is a long-range, on-going process that will require close cooperation with local county and tribal agencies. This plan could serve as a model for other Department of Defense facilities in the Pacific Northwest region and could be adapted to other areas of the country as well.

Descriptors :   *NATURAL RESOURCES, *FRESH WATER, *WATER RESOURCES, *ECOLOGY, *AQUATIC BIOLOGY, DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE, INTEGRATED SYSTEMS, INDUSTRIES, STRATEGY, HUMANS, FACILITIES, STORMS, PROTECTION, ECOSYSTEMS, WETLANDS, WATER QUALITY, LAKES, SUBMARINE BASES, RUNOFF, COOPERATION, STREAMS, PUGET SOUND.

Subject Categories : Ecology
      Hydrology, Limnology and Potamology
      Water Pollution and Control

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE