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Water Boards: 2002 CWA Section 305(b) Report

Every two years, the State Water Resources Control Board submits a report on the State's water quality to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency pursuant to Section 305(b) of the federal Clean Water Act. The Report provides water quality information to the general public and serves as the basis for U.S. EPA 's National Water Quality Inventory Report to Congress. Water quality assessment information from California's nine Regional Water Quality Control Boards has been compiled and presented in the format (terminology and tables) requested in U.S. EPA 's 1998 305(b) Guidelines.

Cover Page
Table of Contents
Introduction and Background
I. Introduction
II. Background
A. Total Surface Waters
B. Water Pollution Control Programs
1.  Programs to Assess Water Quality
2.  Programs to Preserve, Maintain, and Restore Water Quality
C. Cost/Benefit Assessment
1.  Funding Review
2.  Improvements in Water Quality (Case Studies)
D. Regional Watershed Overview
1.  Introduction
2.  Regional Water Quality Control Board Facts Sheets
III. Surface Water Assessment
A. Surface Water Assessment
B. CWA Section 303(d)
1.  Background
2.  Development of the 2002 CWA Section 303(d) List of Water Quality
     Limited Segments
3.  2002 CWA Section 303(d) List of Water Quality Limited Segments
4.  Monitoring List, Enforceable Program List, and TMDL Completed for 2002
C. Designated Use Support Summary
D. Individual Use Summary
E. Total Sizes of Waters Impaired by Various Cause Categories
F. Total Sizes of Waters Impaired by Various Source Categories
G. Public Health Concerns
1.  Health Warnings
2.  Ocean Beaches Affected by Bathing Area Closures
IV. Groundwater Quality Assessment
A. Existing Groundwater Quality Monitoring and Assessment Programs in California
B. Existing Groundwater Monitoring/Assessment Data
C. Development of a Comprehensive Monitoring Program in California
D. Chapter References
E. Groundwater Quality Data for Individual Hydrologic Regions
Appendices
A. Beneficial Use Designations
B. 2002 CWA Section 303(d) List of Water Quality Limited Segments
C. Monitoring List 2002
D. Enforceable Programs List 2002
E. TMDL Completed List 2002