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2016 CA Aquatic Bioassessment Workgroup (CABW) Meeting - Videos now Web Posted

CA Aquatic Bioassessment Workgroup (CABW)/Society for Freshwater Science (SFS) Newsletter (2016)

Have you seen a Cyanobacteria (Blue Green Algae) Bloom? Report it here! - (Spring/Summer 2016)

2015 Update to the SWAMP Achievements Report now Available

2015 California Aquatic Bioassessment Workgroup Videos are now Online

SWAMP's Contaminants of Emerging Concern (CECs) Website, including 2016 Updates

SWAMP Data Management Resources & Quality Assurance (Including State Water Board Quality Assurance/Quality Control), including 2016 Updates

SWAMP's Bioassessment Website, including 2016 Updates

California CyanoHAB (Cyanobacteria Harmful Algal Blooms) Network, including 2016 Updates

Going fishing soon? Is it a good idea to eat what you catch from your local river, stream, reservoir or lake? Check it out at...
http://www.mywaterquality.ca.gov/safe_to_eat/consumption_advisories/index.html or http://www.oehha.ca.gov/fish/so_cal/

Benthic Invertebrate and Deposited Sediment TMDL Guidance for the Pajaro River Watershed - March 2016

Now that the winter/early spring rains are continuing here, check out your local stream or river to see the changes! You can use our Rivers & Streams Portal to see what to look for. For your own safety, please stay away from any landslide or flash flood hazard areas during and following any significant storms.

How does recreation at your local beach look? Is the water quality OK for wading, surfing, or swimming? Check out your nearest ocean beaches, and many inland spots at: http://www.mywaterquality.ca.gov/safe_to_swim/index.html. Remember the ocean waters are not generally healthy & safe for 3 days following a storm, due to polluted runoff.

Assessment of the Condition of Southern California Depressional Wetlands - April 2016

Freshwater CyanoHABs Program (Blue-Green Algae) - 2016

2015 Battle Creek Watershed Hydrology and Sediment Assessment - 2016

Colusa Basin Drainage Area Fluvial Sediments: Dynamics, Environmental Impacts and Recommendations for Future Monitoring - 2016

Standard Operating Procedures for the Collection of Field Data for Bioassessments of California Wadeable Streams: Benthic Macroinvertebrates, Algae, and Physical Habitat (May 2016)

Introduction to Toxicity Test Methodology and Applications Technical Memo (February 2016)
A Regional Approach to Evaluating the Biological Condition of Southern California's Wadeable Streams (February 2016)

Central Coast Ambient Monitoring Program (CCAMP) Data Navigator (January 2016)

Standard Operating Procedure (SOP) for Lab Processing, Identification, and Enumeration of Stream Algae (September 2015)

Mercury Risks To Wildlife In California Lakes: Statewide Survey Finds Fish-Eating Birds At Risk in Many Lakes (December 2015)

Water Quality Monitoring Collaboration Network Monthly Webinars

Creek Watch: Using iPhones to Help Our Watersheds

SWAMP Field Methods Course - Now complete with the addition of Module 7: Biological & Physical Assessments



SWAMP Newsletter

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June 29th- The 1st Annual Water Quality Science Symposium follows the Water Boards’ Data Fair and Data Innovation Challenge, with the focus being on the use of data by other programs and Departments.


OIMA Brown Bag Seminar Series

The Office of Information Management and Analysis (OIMA) is pleased to announce that it has organized a monthly Brown Bag Seminar series for 2017. All staff and the public interested in water quality data analysis and monitoring are invited to attend.


Meet our Partners

SWAMP has developed a rich and varied network of partners over the years.

Go to the "Meet Our Partners" webpage to be directed to the project/partner feature page.

Contact information

Contact Mary Tappel for assistance finding reports, tools, templates, Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs), or any general monitoring information on this large SWAMP website:

Mary Tappel