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Sound Science for Informed Water Quality Management
SWAMP is tasked with assessing water quality in all of California’s surface waters. The program conducts monitoring directly and through collaborative partnerships; and provides numerous information products, all designed to support water resource management in California.
New from SWAMP!
- Bioaccumulation Monitoring Program
- Bioassessment Program
- Stream Pollution Trends (SPoT) Monitoring Program
- Freshwater CyanoHABs Program (Blue-Green Algae)
- Special Studies
- SWAMP Statewide Planning Documents
- SWAMP General Information (Fact Sheets, Posters, etc.)
- Webinars and PowerPoint Presentations
- Regional Reports and Documents
See what we're doing (& what we've done)
Keep up-to-date on SWAMP activities: Subscribe to the SWAMP Water Quality Monitoring email list.
2016 CA Aquatic Bioassessment Workgroup (CABW) Meeting - Videos now Web Posted
Have you seen a Cyanobacteria (Blue Green Algae) Bloom? Report it here! - (Spring/Summer 2016)
Going fishing soon? Is it a good idea to eat what you catch from your local river, stream, reservoir or lake? Check it out at...
http://www.mywaterquality.ca.gov/safe_to_eat/consumption_advisories/index.html or http://www.oehha.ca.gov/fish/so_cal/
Now that the winter/early spring rains are continuing here, check out your local stream or river to see the changes! You can use our Rivers & Streams Portal to see what to look for. For your own safety, please stay away from any landslide or flash flood hazard areas during and following any significant storms.
How does recreation at your local beach look? Is the water quality OK for wading, surfing, or swimming? Check out your nearest ocean beaches, and many inland spots at: http://www.mywaterquality.ca.gov/safe_to_swim/index.html. Remember the ocean waters are not generally healthy & safe for 3 days following a storm, due to polluted runoff.
Introduction to Toxicity Test Methodology and Applications Technical Memo (February 2016)
A Regional Approach to Evaluating the Biological Condition of Southern California's Wadeable Streams (February 2016)
Mercury Risks To Wildlife In California Lakes: Statewide Survey Finds Fish-Eating Birds At Risk in Many Lakes (December 2015)
SWAMP Field Methods Course - Now complete with the addition of Module 7: Biological & Physical Assessments
WATER QUALITY SCIENCE SYMPOSIUM
June 29th- The 1st Annual Water Quality Science Symposium follows the Water Boards’ Data Fair and Data Innovation Challenge, with the focus being on the use of data by other programs and Departments.
OIMA Brown Bag Seminar Series
The Office of Information Management and Analysis (OIMA) is pleased to announce that it has organized a monthly Brown Bag Seminar series for 2017. All staff and the public interested in water quality data analysis and monitoring are invited to attend.
- Continuous Low Level Aquatic Monitoring (C.L.A.M.) Samplers for Pesticide Screening in Urban Runoff: Development and Validation of an Analytical Approach , Thursday, February 23 12:00-12:30 PM | Flyer | Video
- Past Brown Bag Series and Schedule for 2017
Meet our Partners
SWAMP has developed a rich and varied network of partners over the years.
Go to the "Meet Our Partners" webpage to be directed to the project/partner feature page.
Contact Mary Tappel for assistance finding reports, tools, templates, Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs), or any general monitoring information on this large SWAMP website: