Water Quality Monitoring & Assessment

scientists conduct water testing

Staff take a micro-zooplankton pump sample

Water quality and assessment consists of 4 program components:

  • Environmental Monitoring Program (EMP)
  • Municipal Water Quality Program (MWQP)
  • Bryte Chemical Laboratory (Bryte Lab)
  • Quality Assurance/Quality Control (QA/QC) Program


Routine water quality monitoring efforts are conducted by EMP and MWQP, primarily in the Sacramento – San Joaquin River Delta (Delta). Bryte Lab analyzes water quality samples for routine monitoring, research, and special studies. The QA/QC Program works to ensure that all environmental data generated and utilized by the department are of known and verifiable quality, technically valid, and appropriate for their intended purpose.

 

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Staff take organic carbon water quality samples.

 

With the exception of MWQP, these programs are funded by the State Water Project. MWQP is funded through a special funding agreement between the State Water Project Contractor’s Authority, participating state water contractors, and us. Discrete and continuous water quality data is available on the Water Data Library and California Data Exchange Center (CDEC), respectively.

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Water Quality Monitoring Stations
Water Quality Monitoring Stations

Data

Discrete and continuous water quality data is available on the Water Data Library and California Data Exchange Center (CDEC), respectively.

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Real Time Data Forcasting

The Real Time Data and Forecasting-Comprehensive Program (RTDF-CP) produces weekly reports with current and forecasted water quality conditions. Email RTDF@water.ca.gov to request the reports.

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