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Document Type: Contract Report
Center: NWFSC
Document ID: 5455
Title: Environmental monitoring of the Manchester Naval Fuel Pier replacement, Puget Sound, Washington, 1991-1994
Author/Editor: P. Roni, Laurie A. Weitkamp
Publication Year: 1996
Contracting Agency: U.S. Department of Navy, Naval Facilities Engineering Command, Western Division
Contract Number: N62474-91-MP-00758
Pages: 40 p. plus appendices
Date: 1996

In February 1991, the Habitat Investigations Program of the Coastal Zone and Estuarine Studies Division, National Marine Fisheries Service, in cooperation with the U.S. Navy, began a monitoring program to assess environmental conditions before, during, and after the replacement of the Manchester Naval Fuel Department pier near Manchester, Washington.  The environmental monitoring program was designed to assess the following:  1) pre-construction environmental quality; 2) potential habitat impacts caused by active pier replacement; and 3) subsequent environmental quality, once construction and demolition activities were complete and the new pier was in operation.  Water quality, eelgrass Zostera marina distribution and density, juvenile salmonid migration patterns, and fish abundance were monitored from 1991 to 1994.  This final report provides a summary of the fourth year of monitoring (1994), along with a summary and comparison of results from the previous 3 years of monitoring.