PROJECT DETAILS

Location

Monterey Bay, California

Client

Monterey Bay Sanctuary Foundation
California Regional Water Quality Control Board

Size

1300 Sq Miles

About this Project

Our team lead a multi-displinary effort in the Upper Pajaro River Watershed, one of the largest riverine systems draining to the Monterey Bay, to assess water quality impairments.  We completed a field based assessment of upland and stream conditions to identify erosion and sedimentation sources.  A GIS inventory of field conditions was compiled and used to estimate sediment loads and inform the development of numerical and narrative based TMDL limits.  Watershed-wide recommendations was provided for reducing, managing, and preventing sedimentation from a variety of land uses, including urban development, agricultural lands, and small equestrian lots.

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