Washington State Coastal Erosion Management Strategy
The shores of Washington's inland coast - Puget Sound - undergo chronic and episodic erosion and landsliding. The problem is not nearly so great here as elsewhere in the U.S.A., but what...

Effects of Estuarine Habitat Quality on Juvenile Salmon: I. Chemical Contaminant Exposure and II. Altered Growth and Immune Function
Some urban estuaries on the west coast of the US are important habitats for several species of juvenile salmon and receive multiple stresses from human activities. Because these estuaries...

Dunes Management Plan: Long Beach Peninsula, Washington
The dunes management plan, completed in June 1989, addresses public education; land use jurisdiction and enforcement; funding; economic and environmental resource values; land development...

Wetland Creation and Restoration on the US Pacific Coast
Major wetland creation or restoration projects on the Pacific Coasts of the United States have regional characteristics and reasons for being built: (1) they are all either within deep...

Potential Application of the Coastal Barrier Resources Act to Washington State
Congress reauthorized the coastal barrier resources act(CBRA) in 1990. Section 6 of the law directed the department of the interior to study the feasibility of extending the provisions...

Northwest Straits National Marine Sanctuary Study
This paper describes the potential application of the National Marine Sanctuary program to the Northwest Straits study area in northwestern Washington State, USA. Several observations...

Coordinating Toxic Cleanup with Future Site Utilization
The Port of Olympia owns a site where former industrial activity left a legacy of toxic contamination, and which is currently involved in a cleanup action. A waterfront site which was...

A Cooperative Coastal Data Collection Program in Washington State
The Washington State Department of Ecology and the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers have initiated a cooperative agreement for the joint management and funding of the Washington Coastal Data...

Grays Harbor, Washington Estuary Management Plan
This paper examines the estuary planning process in Grays Harbor, Washington, from the motivating conflicts, through plan adoption and implementation. Collaborative planning was viewed...

IVHS Strategic Planning for Washington State
Implementation of IVHS technologies must be based on a strategic planning approach. The strategic plan must consider regional and statewide needs and should prompt integration of IVHS...

Automatic Vehicle Location at Seattle Metro
Seattle Metro has issued final acceptance on a signpost-based AVL system. The system has been well received by operators and by service communications coordinators. Metro has taken steps...

Seattle Area Traffic Management System Upgrade
The Washington State Department of Transportation (WSDOT) implemented the first components of this freeway monitoring and control system in 1967. A major upgrade to this system was completed...

Transit Signal Priority Treatments in the Puget Sound Region
This paper documents work which has been done in the Puget Sound region toward developing a region wide signal priority treatment. The study results documented herein were accomplished...

Bellevue Smart Traveler: Reducing SOV Commuting
The Bellevue Smart Traveler (BTS) research team is currently developing a prototype traveler information center (TIC) to serve a downtown office complex in Bellevue, Washington. The goal...

Wastewater Treatment and Disposal System for a Vegetable Processing Facility
The authors describe the implementation of a wastewater management system designed to dispose of up to 2.1 million gallons of vegetable processing wastewater generated per day at Bellingham...

Simulation of Rapid Reservoir Drawdown for Flood Control, Cowlitz Falls Project
The Cowlitz Falls Dam is a run-of-river project, currently under construction on the Cowlitz River in Washington State, 23 Km downstream from the town of Randle. The requirements for reservoir...

Analysis of Cabinet Gorge Dam
After a 1987 inspection of the Cabinet Gorge Dam, Part 12 consultants contracted by Washington Water Power (a private utility based in Spokane, Washington) made several recommendations...

Bridge Scour Evaluations in Washington State
Eighteen existing bridges were investigated for Washington State DOT as part of the FHWA National Scour Evaluation Program. Investigations included review of file information, site inspection,...

The Seattle Forecast Model: A Tool for Water Resources Management in the Seattle Area
The Seattle Forecast Model, SEAFM, developed by Hydrocomp Inc. for the Seattle Water Department, is an interactive, graphic system for streamflow forecasting and reservoir analysis of...

Washington State Pavement Management System
This paper provides a brief overview of the Washington State Pavement management System....

 

 

 

 

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