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  • A comparison of the taxonomic and trait structure of macroinvertebrate communities between the riffles and pools of montane headwater streams

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    A comparison of the taxonomic and trait structure of macroinvertebrate communities between the riffles and pools of montane headwater streams

    Hydrobiologica, Springer International Publishing | May 30, 2018...
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    Macroinvertebrate community taxonomic and trait structure showed consistent differences between riffles and pools across 12 headwater streams in the Sierra Nevada (California) even...

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  • An Evaluation of Compensatory Mitigation Projects Permitted Under Clean Water Act Section 401 by the California State Water Resources Control Board, 1991-2002

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    An Evaluation of Compensatory Mitigation Projects Permitted Under Clean Water Act Section 401 by the California State Water Resources Control Board, 1991-2002

    California State Water Resources Control Board | August 2, 2008...
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    The purpose of this project, which was funded by the California State Water Resources Control Board (SWRCB), was to evaluate the compliance and...

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  • An Index of Biotic Integrity (IBI) for Perennial Streams in California’s Central Valley

    An Index of Biotic Integrity (IBI) for Perennial Streams in California’s Central Valley

    California State Water Resources Control Board | December 1, 2008...
    Summary

    Bioassessment is the science of using aquatic organisms as indicators of ecological condition in streams in rivers. Many types of organisms can be...

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  • Assessing the Health of Southern California Streams

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    Assessing the Health of Southern California Streams

    California State Water Resources Control Board | April 14, 2011...
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    There are over 4,200 miles of perennial streams in the coastal watersheds of Southern California. Effective protection and management of these resources require...

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  • Authority and Effectiveness of the State Water Resources Control Board

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    Authority and Effectiveness of the State Water Resources Control Board

    Delta Vision | July 1, 2008...
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    This report addresses issues related to the effectiveness of the California State Water Resources Control Board (“State Board” or “Board”) in carrying out...

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  • Bay Delta Water Quality Control Plan (Bay Delta Plan)

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    Bay Delta Water Quality Control Plan (Bay Delta Plan)

    California State Water Resources Control Board | December 13, 2006...
    Summary

    "Bay Delta Plan" is short for the State Water Resources Control Board's (State Water Board) San Francisco Bay/Sacramento-San Joaquin Delta Estuary Water Quality...

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  • Benthic Invertebrate and Deposited Sediment TMDL Guidance for the Pajaro River Watershed

    Benthic Invertebrate and Deposited Sediment TMDL Guidance for the Pajaro River Watershed

    California State Water Resources Control Board | March 1, 2016...
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    The Pajaro River and its tributaries are exposed to sediments from a variety of sources. To establish limits for regulating this pollutant, it...

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  • Bioaccumulation of Pollutants in California Waters: A Review of Historic Data and Assessment of Impacts on Fishing and Aquatic Life

    Bioaccumulation of Pollutants in California Waters: A Review of Historic Data and Assessment of Impacts on Fishing and Aquatic Life

    California State Water Resources Control Board, San Francisco Estuary Institute | October 24, 2007...
    Summary

    This report was written for the State Water Resources Control Board’s Surface Water Ambient Monitoring Program (SWAMP) as a step toward the development...

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  • Biology-based Stressor Thresholds

    Biology-based Stressor Thresholds

    California State Water Resources Control Board, Non-point Source Program | October 1, 2011...
    Summary

    The objective of this memo is to describe how biological assessment data (such as those collected using Surface Water Ambient Monitoring Program (SWAMP)...

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  • Citizen’s Guide to Working with the California Water Boards

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    Citizen’s Guide to Working with the California Water Boards

    California State Water Resources Control Board | July 8, 2011...
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    The Guide provides an overview of the Water Boards and the many opportunities that all Californians have to participate with the Water Boards...

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  • Clearer Structure, Cleaner Water: Improving Performance and Outcomes at the State Water Boards

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    Clearer Structure, Cleaner Water: Improving Performance and Outcomes at the State Water Boards

    Little Hoover Commission | January 1, 2009...
    Summary

    The Little Hoover Commission on Thursday urged the governor and the Legislature to reform the State Water Resources Control Board and nine Regional...

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  • Desalination Plant Entrainment Impacts and Mitigation

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    Desalination Plant Entrainment Impacts and Mitigation

    California State Water Resources Control Board | October 9, 2013...
    Summary

    Raw seawater is used for a variety of purposes, including as source water for desalination plants and to cool coastal power plants. Raw...

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  • Development of Flow Criteria for the Sacramento-San Joaquin Delta Ecosystem

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    Development of Flow Criteria for the Sacramento-San Joaquin Delta Ecosystem

    California State Water Resources Control Board | August 4, 2010...
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    Water Code section 85086 (See Appendix B), contained in the Delta Reform Act, was enacted as part of the comprehensive package of water...

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  • Ecological Condition Assessments of California’s Perennial Wadeable Streams (2000 through 2006)

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    Ecological Condition Assessments of California’s Perennial Wadeable Streams (2000 through 2006)

    California State Water Resources Control Board | October 15, 2007...
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    The struggle to adequately monitor the condition of waterbodies with limited financial resources is a challenge faced by water resource agencies worldwide. For...

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  • Effects of wildfire on benthic macroinvertebrate assemblages in Southern California streams and implications for bioassessment monitoring programs

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    Effects of wildfire on benthic macroinvertebrate assemblages in Southern California streams and implications for bioassessment monitoring programs

    California State Water Resources Control Board | June 13, 2012...
    Summary

    Wildfires are common in arid regions of southern California, sometimes burning as much as half a million acres in a season. These fires...

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  • Estimating Exposure of Piscivorous Birds and Sport Fish to Mercury in California Lakes Using Prey Fish Monitoring—A Predictive Tool for Managers

    Estimating Exposure of Piscivorous Birds and Sport Fish to Mercury in California Lakes Using Prey Fish Monitoring—A Predictive Tool for Managers

    U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) | May 22, 2015...
    Summary

    Numerous water bodies in California are listed under the Clean Water Act as being impaired due to mercury (Hg) contamination. The Surface Water...

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  • Evaluation of the California State Water Resource Control Board’s Bioassessment Program

    Evaluation of the California State Water Resource Control Board’s Bioassessment Program

    California State Water Resources Control Board | May 15, 2009...
    Summary

    The State of California’s bioassessment, monitoring and assessment (M&A), and water quality standards (WQS) programs were reviewed in January 2008 using the U.S....

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  • Executive Summary: An Evaluation of Compensatory Mitigation Projects Permitted Under Clean Water Act Section 401 by the California State Water Resources Control Board, 1991-2002

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    Executive Summary: An Evaluation of Compensatory Mitigation Projects Permitted Under Clean Water Act Section 401 by the California State Water Resources Control Board, 1991-2002

    California State Water Resources Control Board | August 1, 2007...
    Summary

    The purpose of this project, which was funded by the California State Water Resources Control Board (SWRCB), was to evaluate the compliance and...

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  • Extent of California’s Perennial and Non-perennial Steams

    Extent of California’s Perennial and Non-perennial Steams

    California State Water Resources Control Board, Non-point Source Program | October 1, 2011...
    Summary

    The distribution of perennial and non-perennial streams in different regions of the State has direct bearing on several of the State Water Board’s...

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  • Groundwater Quality Data for the Madera/Chowchilla–Kings Shallow Aquifer Study Unit, 2013–14: Results from the California GAMA Program

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    Groundwater Quality Data for the Madera/Chowchilla–Kings Shallow Aquifer Study Unit, 2013–14: Results from the California GAMA Program

    U.S. Geological Survey (USGS), California State Water Resources Control Board | February 2, 2017...
    Summary

    Groundwater quality in the 2,390-square-mile Madera/Chowchilla–Kings Shallow Aquifer study unit was investigated by the U.S. Geological Survey from August 2013 to April 2014...

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