2021 RMP Water Cruise Plan

San Francisco Estuary Institute (SFEI) | October 14th, 2021


This report details plans associated with the annual Regional Monitoring Program for Water Quality in the San Francisco Estuary (RMP) water cruise. The RMP water samplin

Agrichemicals in surface water and birth defects in the United States

Acta Paediatrica (Wiley) | March 6th, 2009


Objectives: To investigate if live births conceived in months when surface water agrichemicals are highest are at greater risk for birth defects. Methods: Monthly conc

Assessment of Interim Flow Water-Quality Data of the San Joaquin River Restoration Program and Implications for Fishes, California, 2009–11

U.S. Geological Survey (USGS), San Francisco Water Department | June 29th, 2015


After more than 50 years of extensive water diversion for urban and agriculture use, a major settlement was reached among the U.S. Departments of the Interior and Commerc

California regulation of agricultural runoff

American Bar Association (ABA) | November 1st, 2017


Agriculture in California is a multibillion dollar industry that produces more than half of the nation’s fruits, nuts, and vegetables. But this comes at a cost. Agricul

Chlorinated Byproducts of Neonicotinoids and Their Metabolites: An Unrecognized Human Exposure Potential?

American Chemical Society (ACS) | January 14th, 2019


We recently reported the initial discovery of neonicotinoid pesticides in drinking water and their potential for transformation through chlorination and alkaline hydrolys

Comparing imidacloprid, clothianidin, and azoxystrobin runoff from lettuce fields using a soil drench or treated seeds in the Salinas Valley, California

Environmental Pollution (Elsevier) | October 10th, 2022


Neonicotinoid insecticide use has increased over the last decade, including as agricultural seed treatments (application of chemical in a coating to the seed prior to pla

Contaminant Concentrations in Sport Fish from San Francisco Bay: 2014

San Francisco Estuary Institute | January 1st, 2014


This summary report presents results from a 2014 survey of contaminants in San Francisco Bay sport fish, as well as an additional 2015 sampling of sport fish in Artesian

Contaminant Effects on California Bay-Delta Species & Human Health

San Francisco Estuary & Watershed Science (UC Davis) | December 1st, 2016


Many contaminants in the California Bay-Delta exceed regulatory standards, impact aquatic species, and potentially affect human health. Recent studies provide evidence th

Control of the Clear Lake Gnat in California

Journal of Economic Entomology | August 1st, 1951


Current-Use Pesticides, Fragrance Ingredients, and Other Emerging Contaminants in San Francisco Bay Margin Sediment and Water

San Francisco Estuary Institute (SFEI) | February 28th, 2020


The Regional Monitoring Program for Water Quality in San Francisco Bay (RMP) has recently focused attention on better characterization of contaminants in nearshore “ma

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