The California stream quality assessment

Fact Sheet 2017-3014
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Abstract

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.

Suggested Citation

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)

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Publication type Report
Publication Subtype USGS Numbered Series
Title The California stream quality assessment
Series title Fact Sheet
Series number 2017-3014
DOI 10.3133/fs20173014
Year Published 2017
Language English
Publisher U.S. Geological Survey
Publisher location Reston, VA
Contributing office(s) California Water Science Center
Description 2 p.
Country United States
State California
Additional Online Files (Y/N) N