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A summary by the [[ENVS 560/L Watershed Systems]] class at [http://csumb.edu CSUMB].
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== Summary ==
 
== Summary ==
  
The Water Quality Control Plan for the Central Coast Region (Basin Plan) is the Board's master water quality control planning document.  It designates beneficial uses and water quality objectives for waters of the State, including surface waters and groundwater.  It also includes programs of implementation to achieve water quality objectives.<ref>[[CCRWQCB]] http://www.waterboards.ca.gov/centralcoast/publications_forms/publications/basin_plan</ref>
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The Water Quality Control Plan or 'Basin Plan' for the Central Coast Region is the [[Central Coast Regional Water Quality Control Board]]'s master water quality control planning document.  It designates beneficial uses and water quality objectives for waters of the State, including surface waters and groundwater.  It also includes programs of implementation to achieve water quality objectives.<ref>[[CCRWQCB]] http://www.waterboards.ca.gov/centralcoast/publications_forms/publications/basin_plan</ref>
 
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== Background ==
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The Central Coast Regional Water Quality Control Board (RWQCB) is one of nine RWQCBs in California[[Image:Central_Coast.jpg|right|200px|Central Coast Region Water Quality Control Board Extent Map]] and has jurisdiction over a 300 mile-long by 40 mile-long section of the Central Coast of California. <ref name = "central"> [https://www.waterboards.ca.gov/centralcoast/publications_forms/publications/basin_plan/docs2017/2017_basin_plan_r3_complete.pdf] </ref> Agriculture, tourism, and oil primarily dominate the economic and urban atmosphere of this region. <ref name = "central">[https://www.waterboards.ca.gov/centralcoast/publications_forms/publications/basin_plan/docs2017/2017_basin_plan_r3_complete.pdf]</ref> Water quality occurring most frequently in this region include excessive salinity conditions and hardness of groundwater; nitrate concentrations are becoming an increasingly growing problem. <ref name = "central"> </ref> Seven groundwater basins contain total dissolved solids ([[TDS]]) counts greater than 1000 mg/L: <ref name = "central"> </ref>
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* Near [[City of Hollister]]
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* Lower Forebay of the Salinas River Valley ([[Salinas River Watershed]])
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* The [[Carrizo Plain]]
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* The [[Santa Maria Valley]] and the [[Cuyama Valley]]
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* [[San Antonio Creek]]
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* Lompoc and Santa Rita Basins of the [[Santa Ynez River Valley]]
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* [[Goleta]] and [[Santa Barbara]]
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The [[Carrizo Plain]] groundwater basin has the highest concentration of mineralization at over 5000 mg/L [[TDS]]. <ref name = "central"> </ref>
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== References ==
 
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* [[CCRWQCB]]
 
* [[CCRWQCB]]
 
* [[TMDLs in the Monterey Bay Region of California]]
 
* [[TMDLs in the Monterey Bay Region of California]]
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== Disclaimer ==
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This page may contain student work completed as part of assigned [[ENVS 560/L Watershed Systems|coursework]]. It may not be accurate. It does not necessary reflect the opinion or policy of [[CSUMB]], its staff, or students.

Revision as of 14:34, 26 March 2019

A summary by the ENVS 560/L Watershed Systems class at CSUMB.

Summary

The Water Quality Control Plan or 'Basin Plan' for the Central Coast Region is the Central Coast Regional Water Quality Control Board's master water quality control planning document. It designates beneficial uses and water quality objectives for waters of the State, including surface waters and groundwater. It also includes programs of implementation to achieve water quality objectives.[1]

References

  1. CCRWQCB http://www.waterboards.ca.gov/centralcoast/publications_forms/publications/basin_plan

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Disclaimer

This page may contain student work completed as part of assigned coursework. It may not be accurate. It does not necessary reflect the opinion or policy of CSUMB, its staff, or students.