INNOVATIVE MONITORING PROGRAM TO ASSESS SOURCES OF WATER QUALITY DEGRADATION
The California Bay Delta Authority (formally CALFED) identified the need to address the source of water quality degradation in Rock Slough and the Contra Costs Canal and included this project as an integral part its program. Possible sources of water quality degradation include agricultural drainage, wet weather runoff, and groundwater seepage. As part of this program, Contra Costa Water District has implemented an innovative adaptive monitoring program that builds on existing monitoring to assess the sources of degradation to Rock Slough and Contra Costa Canal. The monitoring program includes a field survey, grab sampling, and continuous measurements of electrical conductivity and flow. These monitoring elements build upon each other to focus in on the sources of degradation. Monitoring results revealed two distinct sources of water quality degradation and provided valuable data for modeling to evaluate the potential alternatives to improve water quality in Rock Slough. Agricultural drainage and groundwater seepage were identified as the primary source contributing to water quality degradation in Rock Slough and Canal, respectively.
No Reference information available - sign in for access.
No Citation information available - sign in for access.
No Supplementary Data.
Document Type: Research Article
Publication date: 2004-01-01
More about this publication?
- Proceedings of the Water Environment Federation is an archive of papers published in the proceedings of the annual Water Environment Federation® Technical Exhibition and Conference (WEFTEC® ) and specialty conferences held since the year 2000. These proceedings are not peer reviewed. A subscription to the Proceedings of the Water Environment Federation includes access to most papers presented at the annual WEF Technical Exhibition and Conference (WEFTEC) and other conferences held since 2000. Subscription access begins 12 months after the event and is valid for 12 months from month of purchase. A subscription to the Proceedings of the Water Environment Federation is included in Water Environment Federation (WEF) membership.
WEF Members: Sign in (right panel) with your IngentaConnect user name and password to receive complimentary access. Access begins 12 months after the conference or event
- Subscribe to this Title
- Membership Information
- About WEF Proceedings
- WEFTEC Conference Information
- Learn about the many other WEF member benefits and join today
- Ingenta Connect is not responsible for the content or availability of external websites