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  • A Compilation of Water Quality Goals

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    A Compilation of Water Quality Goals

    State Water Resources Control Board | January 1, 2016...
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    This State Water Resources Control Board (State Water Board) staff report, A Compilation of Water Quality Goals, supersedes the April 2011 edition and...

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  • Achieving State Goals for the Sacramento-San Joaquin Delta

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    Achieving State Goals for the Sacramento-San Joaquin Delta

    Legislative Analyst's Office | January 15, 2015...
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    The Sacramento-San Joaquin Delta (Delta) is a biodiverse ecosystem that covers about 1,150 square miles and supports over 700 species of fish and...

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  • Adaptation of a reference site selection methodology to creeks and sloughs of California’s Sacramento Valley and alternative strategies for developing a regional bioassessment framework

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    Adaptation of a reference site selection methodology to creeks and sloughs of California’s Sacramento Valley and alternative strategies for developing a regional bioassessment framework

    Central Valley Regional Water Quality Control Board | November 14, 2005...
    Summary

    Bioassessment has shown significant promise as an effective tool for ambient water quality management in many regions of California. However, the scale and...

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  • Assessing the effectiveness of drywells as tools for stormwater management and aquifer recharge and their groundwater contamination potential

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    Assessing the effectiveness of drywells as tools for stormwater management and aquifer recharge and their groundwater contamination potential

    Science Direct | May 24, 2016...
    Summary

    Drywells are gravity-fed, excavated pits with perforated casings used to facilitate stormwater infiltration and groundwater recharge in areas where drainage and diversion of...

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

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

    USGS | June 29, 2015...
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    After more than 50 years of extensive water diversion for urban and agriculture use, a major settlement was reached among the U.S. Departments...

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  • Assessment of the condition of San Francisco Bay Area depressional wetlands

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    Assessment of the condition of San Francisco Bay Area depressional wetlands

    State Water Resources Control Board | March 23, 2017...
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    Depressional wetlands are the most abundant, yet most threatened wetland type in California. Despite their relatively ubiquitous nature, they are poorly characterized, and...

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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 Plan Phase 2 Workshop Summary Report

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    Bay Delta Plan Phase 2 Workshop Summary Report

    State Water Resources Control Board | January 1, 2013...
    Summary

    The California State Water Resources Control Board (Board) is tasked with updating the 2006 Water Quality Control Plan for the Bay-Delta Estuary (Bay-Delta...

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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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  • California Non-Point Source Encyclopedia

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    California Non-Point Source Encyclopedia

    State Water Resources Control Board | July 20, 2004...
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    The goal of this guidance document is to provide the best, most relevant information to State agencies, regional boards, local agencies, and nonpoint...

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  • California Non-point Source Program Implementation Plan 2014 – 2020

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    California Non-point Source Program Implementation Plan 2014 – 2020

    State Water Resources Control Board | August 5, 2015...
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    The 2014 - 2020 California Nonpoint Source (NPS) Program Implementation Plan (NPS Program Implementation Plan) describes how the State will be using its...

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  • California State Water Project 2006 Watershed Sanitary Survey Update

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    California State Water Project 2006 Watershed Sanitary Survey Update

    Department of Water Resources | June 20, 2007...
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    The State Water Project (SWP) provides drinking water to approximately two-thirds of California’s population and is the nation’s largest state-built water development project....

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  • Case Studies in Tribal Water Quality Standards Programs: The Hoopa Valley Tribe

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    Case Studies in Tribal Water Quality Standards Programs: The Hoopa Valley Tribe

    Environmental Protection Agency | July 24, 2006...
    Summary

    The Hoopa Valley Tribe has lived in its valley for over 10,000 years and has always depended on the migration and spawning runs...

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  • Central Valley Salinity Alternatives for Long-Term Sustainability (CV-SALTS)

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    Central Valley Salinity Alternatives for Long-Term Sustainability (CV-SALTS)

    Central Valley Salinity Coalition (CVSC) | January 19, 2017...
    Summary

    Elevated salinity and nitrates in surface water and groundwater are increasing problems affecting much of California, other western states, and arid regions throughout...

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  • Characterizing and quantifying nutrient sources, sinks and transformations in the Delta: synthesis, modeling, and recommendations for monitoring

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    Characterizing and quantifying nutrient sources, sinks and transformations in the Delta: synthesis, modeling, and recommendations for monitoring

    San Francisco Estuary Institute | January 5, 2016...
    Summary

    The Sacramento-San Joaquin Delta (the Delta) receives high loads of the nutrients nitrogen (N) and phosphorous (P) from wastewater treatment effluent and agricultural...

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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...
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    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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  • Clearing the Waters: A Focus on Water Quality Solutions

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    Clearing the Waters: A Focus on Water Quality Solutions

    Pacific Institute | March 22, 2010...
    Summary

    Every day, 2 million tons of sewage and industrial and agricultural waste are poured into the world’s waters. The result is that more...

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  • Communities that rely on a contaminated groundwater source for drinking water

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    Communities that rely on a contaminated groundwater source for drinking water

    State Water Resources Control Board | January 1, 2013...
    Summary

    AB 2222 (Caballero, Chapter 670, Statutes of 2008) requires the State Water Resources Control Board to submit a report to the Legislature that...

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  • Conceptual model for salinity in the Central Valley and Sacramento-San Joaquin Delta

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    Conceptual model for salinity in the Central Valley and Sacramento-San Joaquin Delta

    Central Valley Drinking Water Policy Workgroup | July 13, 2007...
    Summary

    This report examines the state of knowledge about the causes of salinity increase in the system and opportunities to improve the Delta as...

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