Groundwater quality in the shallow aquifers of the Monterey Bay, Salinas Valley, and adjacent highland areas, California

Fact Sheet 2018-3026
Prepared in cooperation with the California State Water Resources Control Board
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Abstract

Groundwater provides more than 40 percent of California’s drinking water. To protect this vital resource, the State of California created the Groundwater Ambient Monitoring and Assessment (GAMA) Program. The Priority Basin Project of the GAMA Program provides a comprehensive assessment of the State’s groundwater quality and increases public access to groundwater-quality information. The shallow aquifers of the groundwater basins around Monterey Bay, the Salinas Valley, and the highlands adjacent to the Salinas Valley constitute one of the study units.

Suggested Citation

Burton, C.A., 2018, Groundwater quality in the shallow aquifers of the Monterey Bay, Salinas Valley, and adjacent highland areas, California (ver. 1.1, June 2018): U.S. Geological Survey Fact Sheet 2018–3026, 4 p., https://doi.org/10.3133/fs20183026.

ISSN: 2327-6932 (online)

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Publication type Report
Publication Subtype USGS Numbered Series
Title Groundwater quality in the shallow aquifers of the Monterey Bay, Salinas Valley, and adjacent highland areas, California
Series title Fact Sheet
Series number 2018-3026
DOI 10.3133/fs20183026
Edition Version 1.1: June 2018; Version. 1.0: May 2018
Year Published 2018
Language English
Publisher U.S. Geological Survey
Publisher location Reston, VA
Contributing office(s) California Water Science Center
Description 4 p.
Public Comments Groundwater Ambient Monitoring and Assessment (GAMA) Program
Country United States
State California
Other Geospatial Monterey-Salinas Shallow Aquifer Study Unit
Online Only (Y/N) Y