In 2017, the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) National Water-Quality Assessment (NAWQA) project is assessing stream quality in coastal California, United States. The USGS California Stream Quality Assessment (CSQA) will sample streams over most of the Central California Foothills and Coastal Mountains ecoregion (modified from Griffith and others, 2016), where rapid urban growth and intensive agriculture in the larger river valleys are raising concerns that stream health is being degraded. Findings will provide the public and policy-makers with information regarding which human and natural factors are the most critical in affecting stream quality and, thus, provide insights about possible approaches to protect the health of streams in the region.
Van Metre, P.C., Egler, A.L., and May, Jason, 2017, The California Stream Quality Assessment: U.S. Geological Survey Fact Sheet 2017–3014, 2 p., https://doi.org/10.3133/fs20173014.
ISSN: 2327-6932 (online)
Additional publication details
|Publication Subtype||USGS Numbered Series|
|Title||The California stream quality assessment|
|Series title||Fact Sheet|
|Publisher||U.S. Geological Survey|
|Publisher location||Reston, VA|
|Contributing office(s)||California Water Science Center|
|Additional Online Files (Y/N)||N|