Water-quality assessment of the Puget Sound Basin, Washington environmental setting and its implications for water quality and aquatic biota

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Published by U.S. Dept. of the Interior, U.S. Geological Survey, Branch of Information Services [distributor] in Tacoma, Wash, Denver, Colo .

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  • Water quality -- Washington (State) -- Puget Sound.,
  • Aquatic organisms -- Washington (State) -- Puget Sound.

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Other titlesEnvironmental setting and its implications for water quality and aquatic biota.
Statementby Ward W. Staubitz ... [et al.].
SeriesWater-resources investigations report -- 97-4013.
ContributionsStaubitz, W. W., Geological Survey (U.S.)
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Paginationvii, 76 p. :
Number of Pages76
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Open LibraryOL18113071M

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