The Regional Monitoring Program for Water Quality in the San Francisco Estuary is an innovative collaboration of the San Francisco Bay Regional Water Quality Control Board, the regulated discharger community, and the San Francisco Estuary Institute. It provides water quality regulators with information they need to manage the Estuary effectively. The Program issues a report each year that presents the latest results from monitoring and addresses a theme related to a timely water quality topic. The theme for 2011 is "Pollutant Effects on Aquatic Life".
This edition addresses one of the primary goals of Bay water quality managers: ensuring that pollutants do not interfere with the ability of aquatic species to thrive in Bay waters. The report features articles on pollutant effects on phytoplankton, fish, birds, and seals, and a detailed look at the water quality element of the recent State of the Bay Report.
Printed copies are available on request. Please contact Jay Davis (firstname.lastname@example.org).
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Download last year’s Pulse of the Bay! This report from the Regional Monitoring Program for Water Quality in San Francisco Bay summarizes the present state of Bay water quality and looks into the crystal ball at what the condition of Bay water might be 50 years from now.
The Pulse is a companion to the State of the Estuary Report and examines whether Estuary waters are clean enough to be safe for fishing, for swimming, and to provide healthy habitat for aquatic life.