Nov. 25, 2019 EOPS October

Now Available

Ecology’s Marine News: “EYES OVER PUGET SOUND”

Surface condition report “October, 2019” is now available.

At a glance:

After a dry early summer followed by more than expected rain, rivers mostly remained lower than in 2018. In October air temperatures dropped, but water temperatures remained warm enough for spawning anchovies in South and Central Sound and herring and salmon optimal growth in Whidbey Basin. By the end of October many red-brown blooms vanished, yet the waters of South Sound are still green, adorned with rafts of organic debris in many places. Read what happened the year before in the Puget Sound Marine Waters 2018 Overview.