Continuous Water-Quality and Suspended-Sediment Transport Monitoring in the San Francisco Bay, California, Water Years 2016–17

Fact Sheet 2020-3023
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Abstract

The U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) monitors water quality and suspended-sediment transport in the San Francisco Bay (Bay) as part of a multi-agency effort to address estuary management, water supply, and ecological concerns. The San Francisco Bay area is home to millions of people, and the Bay teems with plants and both resident and migratory wildlife, and fish. Freshwater mixes with salt water in the Bay and is subject to riverine influences (floods, droughts, managed reservoir releases, and freshwater diversions) and marine influences (tides, waves, and effects of salt water). To understand this environment, the USGS along with its cooperators (see “Acknowledgments”), has been monitoring the Bay’s waters continuously since 1988.

Suggested Citation

Einhell, D.C., Downing-Kunz, M.A., and Livsey, D.N., 2020, Continuous water-quality and suspended-sediment transport monitoring in the San Francisco Bay, California, water years 2016–17: U.S. Geological Survey Fact Sheet 2020–3023, 4 p., https://doi.org/10.3133/fs20203023.

ISSN: 2327-6932 (online)

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Publication type Report
Publication Subtype USGS Numbered Series
Title Continuous water-quality and suspended-sediment transport monitoring in the San Francisco Bay, California, water years 2016–17
Series title Fact Sheet
Series number 2020-3023
DOI 10.3133/fs20203023
Year Published 2020
Language English
Publisher U.S. Geological Survey
Publisher location Reston, VA
Contributing office(s) California Water Science Center
Description 4 p.
Country United States
State California
Other Geospatial San Francisco Bay
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