Central Coast Water Quality Preservation, Inc. manages the Cooperative Monitoring
program for the Conditional Waiver for Irrigated Lands in the area covered by the Central
Coast Regional Water Board. Monitoring will occur in two Phases. Phase 1 will be
conducted this year and is focused on sampling sites located in the Salinas River
watershed and the Santa Maria River watershed. Next January, additional sampling will
commence throughout all water bodies specified by the Regional Water Board.
The monitoring program began on schedule in January 2005.
For a detailed description of the monitoring program being implemented you can go to the
Monitoring and Reporting Program
Samples collected during monitoring are subjected to analysis for a number of
constituents which are then reported to the Regional Water Board.
Sample Locations along the Salinas River watershed are shown here:
Sample locations along the Santa Maria watershed are shown here: