The Regional Monitoring Program for Water Quality in San Francisco Bay 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 Bay effectively. The Program issues a report each year, the Pulse of the Bay in odd years and the RMP Update in even years.

The purpose of the RMP Update is to provide a concise overview of recent RMP activities and findings, and a look ahead to significant products anticipated in the next two years.

The report includes:

  • a brief summary of some of the most noteworthy findings of this multifaceted Program;
  • a description of the management context that guides the Program; and
  • a summary of progress in and plans for addressing priority water quality topics.

View the PDF of the 2016 RMP Update here

In odd years, we publish The Pulse, which provides an in-depth summary of the latest information on Bay water quality.

For a hard copy of the Update, please send your name, address, and the quantity to

If you have comments or corrections please contact Jay Davis at

Previous RMP Updates:











Find an interactive, eBook version of the 2014 RMP Update here

2012 to 2016
Programs and Focus Areas: 
Clean Water Program
Bay Regional Monitoring Program
Environmental Informatics Program
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