San Francisco Bay

The San Francisco Bay region is 4500 square miles, extending from Tomales Bay in Marin County to southern Santa Clara County and inland to the eastern edge of Suisun Bay. Land use varies from the urban Bay area cities to the Napa and Sonoma Valley wine growing regions and includes significant Pacific Coast marshes as well as Suisun Marsh, the largest contiguous brackish marsh on the West Coast of North America.

"Should the Peripheral Canal be Built?"

Transactions of the Commonwealth Club of California | July 1st, 1975


"Water, Water, Everywhere"

Scientific American | April 1st, 1942


FROM sky-scraping Shasta Dam on the north to Bakersfield on the south, beneficiary of water to be carried by canals stretching like tentacles up and down California'

100 years of California's water rights system: patterns, trends and uncertainty

Environmental Research Letters, IOP Publishing | August 19th, 2014


For 100 years, California’s State Water Resources Control Board and its predecessors have been responsible for allocating available water supplies to beneficial uses,

2-Gates Fish Protection Demonstration Project

Metropolitan Water District of Southern California (MWD) | July 16th, 2009


The 2-Gates Project proposes an alternative management strategy to achieve protection of the delta smelt (Hypomesus transpacificus). The Central Valley Project (CVP) and

2015 Annual Monitoring Report

San Francisco Estuary Institute (SFEI) | July 1st, 2016


The Regional Monitoring Program for Water Quality in San Francisco Bay (RMP) is the primary source for long-term contaminant monitoring information for the San Francisco

2015 Urban Water Management Plan

Metropolitan Water District of Southern California (MWD) | June 1st, 2016


Metropolitan’s 2015 Urban Water Management Plan (UWMP) has been prepared in compliance with Water Code Section 10608.36 of SB X7-7, which was enacted in 2009, a

2016 Quality Assurance Program Plan for the Regional Monitoring Program for Water Quality in San Francisco Bay

San Francisco Estuary Institute (SFEI) | September 14th, 2016


The Regional Monitoring Program for Water Quality in the San Francisco Estuary (RMP) was created to provide longterm monitoring information on ecosystem health in the E

2016 Regional Monitoring Plan (RMP) Multi-Year Plan

San Francisco Estuary Institute (SFEI) | January 1st, 2016


In 1992 the San Francisco Bay Regional Water Board passed Resolution No. 92-043 directing the Executive Officer to send a letter to regulated dischargers requiring them t

2016 Regional Monitoring Program (RMP) Bird Egg Samples Quality Assurance Report.

San Francisco Estuary Institute (SFEI) | December 13th, 2017


 In 2016, bird egg samples were collected from 4 areas for terns with 84 individual samples analyzed for Hg and 12 composites analyzed for Se. Samples for cormorants wer

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