Final California 2018 Integrated Report (303(d) List/305(b) Report)

Supporting Information

Regional Board 7 - Colorado River Basin Region

Water Body Name: Imperial Valley Drains
Water Body ID: CAR7231000019990205150323
Water Body Type: River & Stream
 
DECISION ID
70879
Region 7     
Imperial Valley Drains
 
Pollutant: Endosulfan
Final Listing Decision: Delist from 303(d) list (TMDL required list)
Last Listing Cycle's Final Listing Decision: Delist from 303(d) list (TMDL required list)(2016)
Revision Status Revised
Reason for Delisting: Applicable WQS attained; reason for recovery unspecified
Impairment from Pollutant or Pollution: Pollutant
 
Regional Board Conclusion: This pollutant is being considered for removal from the section 303(d) list under section 4.11 of the Listing Policy. Under this section when all other delisting factors do not result in the delisting of a water segment but information indicates attainment of standards, a water segment shall be evaluated to determine whether the weight of evidence demonstrates that water quality standard is attained. If the weight of evidence indicates attainment, the water segment shall be removed from the section 303(d) list.

Four lines of evidence are available in the administrative record to assess pollutant. LOE No. 46183 is combined with LOE No. 5607 for a use rating determination because both of them were assessed for the same beneficial uses, in the same matrix, and the same water quality objectives. Ten of samples exceed the water quality objective, and the exceedances were occurred from 1985 to 1996.

Organochlorine (OC) pesticides are man-made chemicals. There are no natural sources of these OC compounds. Endosulfan is one of the OC compounds, which was used for mainly agricultural uses during 1980s and 1990s. However, USEPA has initiated action to end the use of Endosulfan based on the Endosulfan Memorandum of Agreement in 2010. The use of Endosulfan is phasing out, and the registrants of Endosulfan are voluntarily cancelling all existing Endosulfan uses.

Since OC compounds are attached to sediments, sediment management practices (MPs) plays important roles in reducing the compounds. A USEPA approved TMDL, Imperial Valley Drains (IVDs) Sediment TMDL and Prohibition, is already in place in Imperial County, which requires farmers/growers to implement improved sediment MPs.

According to the CA Department of Pesticide Regulations (DPR) pesticide use reporting (PUR), the annual use of Endosulfan in Imperial County, where this waterbody is located, is significantly reduced past 20 years. The reported annual Endosulfan uses were 247, 400 pounds in 1990, and the amount reduced to 22 pounds in 2010. Although the use of Endosulfan for Alfalfa seed, which is the major crop produced in the Imperial County, will be ended by July 31, 2016, the farmers in Imperial County have stopped its uses since 2011. No uses of Endosulfan were reported in the PUR in 2011 in the Imperial County.

In addition, seven additional fish tissue samples, which were not included in the current assessment cycle due to data solicitation cutoff date, were collected by the SWAMP and CA Department of Fish and Game (DFG) in 2011, and none of the samples exceeded applicable water quality objectives.

Based on the readily available data and information, the weight of evidence indicates that there is sufficient justification for removing this water segment-pollutant combination from the section 303(d) list.

This conclusion is based on the staff findings that:
1. The data used satisfies the data quality requirements of section 6.1.4 of the Policy.
2. Ten of 40 total fraction fish tissue samples exceeded the NAS fish tissue guideline and this exceeds the allowable frequency listed in Table 4.1 of the Listing Policy. However, the uses of Endosulfan is phasing out; the farmers have stopped using the Endosulfan for Alfalfa seed since 2011; the last exceedance was occurred on 11/3/1996; and more recent data, collected from 1999-2011, indicates that the water quality standard is attained.
3. This process is scientifically defensible and reproducible.
 
Regional Board Decision Recommendation: After review of the available data and information, RWQCB staff concludes that the water body-pollutant combination should be removed from the section 303(d) list because applicable water quality standards for the pollutant are not being exceeded.
 
 
Line of Evidence (LOE) for Decision ID 70879, Endosulfan
Region 7     
Imperial Valley Drains
 
LOE ID: 126506
 
Pollutant: Endosulfan
LOE Subgroup: Pollutant-Tissue
Matrix: Tissue
Fraction: Fish fillet
 
Beneficial Use: Commercial or recreational collection of fish, shellfish, or organisms
 
Number of Samples: 10
Number of Exceedances: 0
 
Data and Information Type: PHYSICAL/CHEMICAL MONITORING
Data Used to Assess Water Quality: Water Board staff assessed SWAMP RWB7 Monitoring data for Imperial Valley Drains to determine beneficial use support and the results are as follows 0 of the 10 samples exceeded the water quality standard for Endosulfan. Data were collected for 6 fish species (1 composite(s) of Mosquitofish each composed of 25 fish per composite, 4 composite(s) of Tilapia spp. each composed of 5 fish per composite, 2 composite(s) of Common Carp each composed of 5 fish per composite, 1 composite(s) of Grass Carp each composed of 4 fish per composite, 1 composite(s) of Common Carp each composed of 1 fish per composite, 1 composite(s) of Tilapia spp. each composed of 6 fish per composite).
Data Reference: Water Quality Assessment Data for the 2018 solicitation cycle submitted through CEDEN for SWAMP RWB7 Monitoring.
 
SWAMP Data: SWAMP
 
Water Quality Objective/Criterion: All waters shall be maintained free of toxic substances in concentrations which are toxic to, or which produce detrimental physiological responses in human, plant, animal, or indigenous aquatic life. (Water Quality Control Plan for the Colorado River Basin Region)
Objective/Criterion Reference: Water Quality Control Plan for the Colorado River Basin Region (Includes amendments effective on or before January 8, 2019)
 
Evaluation Guideline: The modified OEHHA Fish Contaminant Goal for endosulfan (l and ll) in fish tissue is 13,000 ppb. This screening level assumes an average body weight of 70 kg and a consumption rate of 32 g/day. A cooking reduction factor of 1 is applied for skin-off fillets. (Klasing, S., and R. Brodberg, 2008; USEPA, 2000)
Guideline Reference: Development of Fish Contaminant Goals and Advisory Tissue Levels for Common Contaminants in California Sport Fish: Chlordane, DDTs, Dieldrin, Methylmercury, PCBs, Selenium, and Toxaphene
  Guidance for Assessing Chemical Contaminant Data for Use In Fish Advisories Volume 1: Fish Sampling and Analysis
 
Spatial Representation: Data was collected from 7 station(s) with the station code(s): 723NRFGDN, 723BARWDR, 723NRGNDN, 723RI3DRN, 723SCNTDR, 723CNTDRN, 723OLANDR.
Temporal Representation: Data for this line of evidence were collected between 2012-05-07 and 2014-12-08
Environmental Conditions:
QAPP Information: Quality Assurance Program Plan and Standard Operating Procedures for SWAMP program  
QAPP Information Reference(s): Quality Assurance Program Plan and Standard Operating Procedures for SWAMP program
 
Line of Evidence (LOE) for Decision ID 70879, Endosulfan
Region 7     
Imperial Valley Drains
 
LOE ID: 126458
 
Pollutant: Endosulfan
LOE Subgroup: Pollutant-Tissue
Matrix: Tissue
Fraction: Fish fillet
 
Beneficial Use: Commercial or recreational collection of fish, shellfish, or organisms
 
Number of Samples: 7
Number of Exceedances: 0
 
Data and Information Type: PHYSICAL/CHEMICAL MONITORING
Data Used to Assess Water Quality: Water Board staff assessed RWB7 TMDL data for Imperial Valley Drains to determine beneficial use support and the results are as follows 0 of the 7 samples exceeded the water quality standard for Endosulfan. Data were collected for 6 fish species (2 composite(s) of Mosquitofish each composed of 48 fish per composite, 1 composite(s) of Mosquitofish each composed of 117 fish per composite, 1 composite(s) of Common Carp each composed of 1 fish per composite, 1 composite(s) of Mosquitofish each composed of 45 fish per composite, 1 composite(s) of Common Carp each composed of 4 fish per composite, 1 composite(s) of Mosquitofish each composed of 18 fish per composite).
Data Reference: Water Quality Assessment Data for the 2018 solicitation cycle submitted through CEDEN for RWB7 TMDL.
 
SWAMP Data: SWAMP
 
Water Quality Objective/Criterion: All waters shall be maintained free of toxic substances in concentrations which are toxic to, or which produce detrimental physiological responses in human, plant, animal, or indigenous aquatic life. (Water Quality Control Plan for the Colorado River Basin Region)
Objective/Criterion Reference: Water Quality Control Plan for the Colorado River Basin Region (Includes amendments effective on or before January 8, 2019)
 
Evaluation Guideline: The modified OEHHA Fish Contaminant Goal for endosulfan (l and ll) in fish tissue is 13,000 ppb. This screening level assumes an average body weight of 70 kg and a consumption rate of 32 g/day. A cooking reduction factor of 1 is applied for skin-off fillets. (Klasing, S., and R. Brodberg, 2008; USEPA, 2000)
Guideline Reference: Development of Fish Contaminant Goals and Advisory Tissue Levels for Common Contaminants in California Sport Fish: Chlordane, DDTs, Dieldrin, Methylmercury, PCBs, Selenium, and Toxaphene
  Guidance for Assessing Chemical Contaminant Data for Use In Fish Advisories Volume 1: Fish Sampling and Analysis
 
Spatial Representation: Data was collected from 4 station(s) with the station code(s): 723RICEDR, 723PEACHD, 723BARWDR, 723CNTDRN.
Temporal Representation: Data for this line of evidence were collected between 2011-02-07 and 2011-04-20
Environmental Conditions:
QAPP Information: Quality Assurance Program Plan and Standard Operating Procedures for SWAMP program  
QAPP Information Reference(s): Quality Assurance Program Plan and Standard Operating Procedures for SWAMP program
 
Line of Evidence (LOE) for Decision ID 70879, Endosulfan
Region 7     
Imperial Valley Drains
 
LOE ID: 46182
 
Pollutant: Endosulfan
LOE Subgroup: Pollutant-Tissue
Matrix: Tissue
Fraction: Fish fillet
 
Beneficial Use: Commercial or recreational collection of fish, shellfish, or organisms
 
Number of Samples: 4
Number of Exceedances: 0
 
Data and Information Type: Fish tissue analysis
Data Used to Assess Water Quality: Water Board staff assessed SWAMP data for Imperial Valley Drains to determine beneficial use support and results are as follows: 0 of 4 samples exceed the criterion for Endosulfan, Total. Eleven composites (2 - 3 fish per composite) were generated from three species: common carp, Tilapia spp, and channel catfish. Total endosulfan was calculated as the sum of endosulfan l and endosulfan ll. Composites collected at the same time on the same day for the same species were averaged in accordance with the listing policy.
Data Reference: RWB7 Fish Tissue Study 2004
 
SWAMP Data: SWAMP
 
Water Quality Objective/Criterion: No individual chemical or combination of chemicals shall be present in concentrations that adversely affect beneficial uses. There shall be no increase in hazardous chemical concentrations found in bottom sediments or aquatic life (Water Quality Control Plan, Colorado River Basin).
Objective/Criterion Reference: Water Quality Control Plan Colorado River Basin, with amendments adopted through June 2006
 
Evaluation Guideline: The modified OEHHA Fish Contaminant Goal for endosulfan (l and ll) in fish tissue is 13,000 ppb. This screening level assumes an average body weight of 70 kg and a consumption rate of 32 g/day. A cooking reduction factor of 1 is applied for skin-off fillets.
Guideline Reference: Development of Fish Contaminant Goals and Advisory Tissue Levels for Common Contaminants in California Sport Fish: Chlordane, DDTs, Dieldrin, Methylmercury, PCBs, Selenium, and Toxaphene
  Guidance for Assessing Chemical Contaminant Data for Use In Fish Advisories Volume 1: Fish Sampling and Analysis
 
Spatial Representation: Data for this line of evidence for Imperial Valley Drains was collected at 2 monitoring sites [ Central Drain - 723CNTDRN, Greeson Drain - 723GRSDRN]
Temporal Representation: Data was collected over the time period 11/2/2004-11/4/2004.
Environmental Conditions: Staff is not aware of any special conditions that might affect interpretation of the data.
QAPP Information: The SWAMP QAPP (2002) was followed.
QAPP Information Reference(s): Quality Assurance Management Plan for the State of California's Surface Water Ambient Monitoring Program. Sacramento, CA. State Water Resources Control Board. SWAMP. December 2002 (1st version)
 
Line of Evidence (LOE) for Decision ID 70879, Endosulfan
Region 7     
Imperial Valley Drains
 
LOE ID: 126208
 
Pollutant: Endosulfan
LOE Subgroup: Pollutant-Tissue
Matrix: Tissue
Fraction: Fish fillet
 
Beneficial Use: Warm Freshwater Habitat
 
Number of Samples: 7
Number of Exceedances: 0
 
Data and Information Type: PHYSICAL/CHEMICAL MONITORING
Data Used to Assess Water Quality: Water Board staff assessed RWB7 TMDL data for Imperial Valley Drains to determine beneficial use support and the results are as follows 0 of the 7 samples exceeded the water quality standard for Endosulfan. Data were collected for 6 fish species (2 composite(s) of Mosquitofish each composed of 48 fish per composite, 1 composite(s) of Mosquitofish each composed of 117 fish per composite, 1 composite(s) of Common Carp each composed of 1 fish per composite, 1 composite(s) of Mosquitofish each composed of 45 fish per composite, 1 composite(s) of Common Carp each composed of 4 fish per composite, 1 composite(s) of Mosquitofish each composed of 18 fish per composite).
Data Reference: Water Quality Assessment Data for the 2018 solicitation cycle submitted through CEDEN for RWB7 TMDL.
 
SWAMP Data: SWAMP
 
Water Quality Objective/Criterion: All waters shall be maintained free of toxic substances in concentrations which are toxic to, or which produce detrimental physiological responses in human, plant, animal, or indigenous aquatic life. (Water Quality Control Plan for the Colorado River Basin Region)
Objective/Criterion Reference: Water Quality Control Plan for the Colorado River Basin Region (Includes amendments effective on or before January 8, 2019)
 
Evaluation Guideline: National Academy of Science guidelines (NAS 1972) establish a maximum Endosulfan, Total concentration of 100 ug/Kg (wet weight) in tissue samples for protection of aquatic life from bioaccumulation of toxic substances.
Guideline Reference: National Academy of Sciences. Water Quality Criteria 1972. EPA-R3-73-033. Washington, D.C.: U.S. Environmental Protection Agency
 
Spatial Representation: Data was collected from 4 station(s) with the station code(s): 723RICEDR, 723PEACHD, 723BARWDR, 723CNTDRN.
Temporal Representation: Data for this line of evidence were collected between 2011-02-07 and 2011-04-20
Environmental Conditions:
QAPP Information: Quality Assurance Program Plan and Standard Operating Procedures for SWAMP program  
QAPP Information Reference(s): Quality Assurance Program Plan and Standard Operating Procedures for SWAMP program
 
Line of Evidence (LOE) for Decision ID 70879, Endosulfan
Region 7     
Imperial Valley Drains
 
LOE ID: 127097
 
Pollutant: Endosulfan
LOE Subgroup: Pollutant-Water
Matrix: Water
Fraction: Total
 
Beneficial Use: Commercial or recreational collection of fish, shellfish, or organisms
 
Number of Samples: 1
Number of Exceedances: 0
 
Data and Information Type: PHYSICAL/CHEMICAL MONITORING
Data Used to Assess Water Quality: Water Board staff assessed RWB7 TMDL data for Imperial Valley Drains to determine beneficial use support and results are as follows: 0 of 1 samples exceeded the water quality standard for Endosulfan.
Data Reference: Water Quality Assessment Data for the 2018 solicitation cycle submitted through CEDEN for RWB7 TMDL.
 
SWAMP Data: SWAMP
 
Water Quality Objective/Criterion: The Endosulfan criterion (for the total concentrations of alpha-endosulfan [Endosulfan I] and beta-endosulfan [Endosulfan II]) for the protection of human health from consumption of organisms only is 240 ug/L (California Toxics Rule, 2000).
Objective/Criterion Reference: Water Quality Standards 2000. Establishment of numeric criteria for priority toxic pollutants for the State of California: Rules and regulations. Federal Register Vol. 65, No. 97. Washington, D.C.: Environmental Protection Agency
 
Evaluation Guideline:
Guideline Reference:
 
Spatial Representation: The samples were collected at 1 monitoring site(s) (723CNTDRN)
Temporal Representation: The samples were collected between the dates of 2011-02-11 and 2011-02-11
Environmental Conditions:
QAPP Information: Quality Assurance Program Plan and Standard Operating Procedures for SWAMP program  
QAPP Information Reference(s): Quality Assurance Program Plan and Standard Operating Procedures for SWAMP program
 
Line of Evidence (LOE) for Decision ID 70879, Endosulfan
Region 7     
Imperial Valley Drains
 
LOE ID: 46183
 
Pollutant: Endosulfan
LOE Subgroup: Pollutant-Tissue
Matrix: Tissue
Fraction: Fish fillet
 
Beneficial Use: Warm Freshwater Habitat
 
Number of Samples: 4
Number of Exceedances: 0
 
Data and Information Type: Fish tissue analysis
Data Used to Assess Water Quality: Water Board staff assessed SWAMP data for Imperial Valley Drains to determine beneficial use support and results are as follows: 0 of 4 samples exceed the criterion for Endosulfan, Total. Eleven composites (2 - 3 fish per composite) were generated from three species: common carp, Tilapia spp, and channel catfish. Total endosulfan was calculated as the sum of endosulfan l and endosulfan ll. Composites collected at the same time on the same day for the same species were averaged in accordance with the listing policy.
Data Reference: RWB7 Fish Tissue Study 2004
 
SWAMP Data: SWAMP
 
Water Quality Objective/Criterion: No individual chemical or combination of chemicals shall be present in concentrations that adversely affect beneficial uses. There shall be no increase in hazardous chemical concentrations found in bottom sediments or aquatic life (Water Quality Control Plan, Colorado River Basin).
Objective/Criterion Reference: Water Quality Control Plan Colorado River Basin, with amendments adopted through June 2006
 
Evaluation Guideline: National Academy of Science guidelines (NAS 1972) establish a maximum total Endosulfan concentration of 100 ug/Kg (wet weight) in tissue samples for protection of aquatic life from bioaccumulation of toxic substances.
Guideline Reference: National Academy of Sciences. Water Quality Criteria 1972. EPA-R3-73-033. Washington, D.C.: U.S. Environmental Protection Agency
 
Spatial Representation: Data for this line of evidence for Imperial Valley Drains was collected at 2 monitoring sites [ Central Drain - 723CNTDRN, Greeson Drain - 723GRSDRN]
Temporal Representation: Data was collected over the time period 11/2/2004-11/4/2004.
Environmental Conditions: Staff is not aware of any special conditions that might affect interpretation of the data.
QAPP Information: The SWAMP QAPP (2002) was followed.
QAPP Information Reference(s): Quality Assurance Management Plan for the State of California's Surface Water Ambient Monitoring Program. Sacramento, CA. State Water Resources Control Board. SWAMP. December 2002 (1st version)
 
Line of Evidence (LOE) for Decision ID 70879, Endosulfan
Region 7     
Imperial Valley Drains
 
LOE ID: 5533
 
Pollutant: Endosulfan
LOE Subgroup: Pollutant-Tissue
Matrix: Tissue
Fraction: Total
 
Beneficial Use: Commercial or recreational collection of fish, shellfish, or organisms
 
Number of Samples: 40
Number of Exceedances: 0
 
Data and Information Type: Fish tissue analysis
Data Used to Assess Water Quality: Twenty-one fish fillet samples and nineteen whole fish samples were taken at 14 locations in Imperial Valley drains. The fish samples were generally collected from 10/1985 through 11/2000. Of these total samples, none exceeded the OEHHA Screening Value. (TSMP, 2007).
Data Reference: Toxic Substances Monitoring Program (TSMP) Data for organic and inorganic chemicals in fish and sediment samples collected from water bodies located in the Colorado River Basin-Region 7. 1978-2000. State Water Resources Control Board. Sacramento, CA.
 
SWAMP Data: Non-SWAMP
 
Water Quality Objective/Criterion: Basin Plan: No individual chemical or combination of chemicals shall be present in concentrations that adversely affect beneficial uses. There shall be no increase in hazardous chemical concentrations found in bottom sediments or aquatic life (CRBRWQCB, 2006).
Objective/Criterion Reference: Water Quality Control Plan Colorado River Basin, with amendments adopted through June 2006
 
Evaluation Guideline: Office of Environmental Health Hazard Assessment (OEHHA) Screening Value of 20,000 ug/kg to protect human health when consuming fish (OEHHA, 1999).
Guideline Reference: Prevalence of Selected Target Chemical Contaminants in Sport Fish From Two California Lakes: Public health designed screening study. Sacramento, CA: Office of Environmental Health Hazard Assessment
 
Spatial Representation: Samples were collected from the following Imperial Valley drain locations; Rose drain, Holtville Main drain, Central drain, South Central drain, Rice drain 3, Verde drain, Greeson drain, Fig drain, Pumice drain, Mayflower drain, Orange drain, Peach Drain, Tokay drain, Barbara Worth drain, and Warren drain.
Temporal Representation: Fish tissue samples were generally collected from 10/1985 through 11/2000. Fish tissue samples were not collected from each location every sampling round. Twenty-one fish fillet samples of carp, channel catfish, tilapia, flathead catfish, spiny soft shelled turtle, redbelly tilapia, and yellow bullhead were collected. Eight carp fillet composite samples were collected in the years (2)1985, 1986, 1988, (3)1990, and 1999. Two carp single fish fillet samples were collected in the years 1989-90. Three channel catfish fillet composite samples were collected in the years 1989-90, and 1999. One channel catfish single fish fillet sample was collected in the year 1999. Two tilapia fillet composite samples were collected in the years 1996, and 2000. One flathead catfish fillet composite sample was collected in the year 1988. Two spiny soft shelled turtle fillet composite samples were collected in the year (2)1992. One redbelly tilapia fillet composite sample was collected in the year 1992. One yellow bullhead fillet composite sample was collected in the year 1985. Nineteen whole fish samples of mosquitofish, and sailfin molly were collected. Twelve mosquitofish whole fish composite samples were collected in 1985, 1989, (2)1990, (3)1991, 1995-96, and (3)2000. Seven sailfin molly whole fish composite samples were collected in (2)1989, 1991, (2)1992, (2)2000.
Environmental Conditions:
QAPP Information: The field procedures are described in TSMP Data Reports and associated Appendices. CDFG's Laboratory applies Quality Assurance Program Plan procedures for laboratory Quality Assurance and Quality Control, as described in Rasmussen (1993).
QAPP Information Reference(s): Toxic Substances Monitoring Program 1991 Data Report. 93-1WQ. State Water Resources Control Board (SWRCB), Division of Water Quality. Sacramento, CA.
 
Line of Evidence (LOE) for Decision ID 70879, Endosulfan
Region 7     
Imperial Valley Drains
 
LOE ID: 5607
 
Pollutant: Endosulfan
LOE Subgroup: Pollutant-Tissue
Matrix: Tissue
Fraction: Total
 
Beneficial Use: Warm Freshwater Habitat
 
Number of Samples: 40
Number of Exceedances: 10
 
Data and Information Type: Fish tissue analysis
Data Used to Assess Water Quality: Twenty-one fish fillet samples and nineteen whole fish samples were taken at 14 locations in Imperial Valley drains. The fish samples were generally collected from 10/1985 through 11/2000. Of these total samples, 6 fish fillet samples and 4 whole fish samples collected at 6 locations exceeded the NAS tissue guideline. At Rose drain exceedances were found in 1 carp fillet composite sample collected on 11/17/1998, and 1 mosquitofish whole fish composite sample collected on 8/17/1991. At South Central drain an exceedance was found in 1 carp single fish fillet sample collected on 8/01/1990. At Rice drain 3 exceedances were found in 2 carp fillet composite samples collected on 10/10/1985, and 10/15/1986. At Pumice drain exceedances were found in 1 channel catfish fillet composite sample collected on 11/20/1990, and 1 carp fillet composite sample collected on 11/20/1990. At Mayflower drain an exceedance was found in 1 mosquitofish whole fish composite sample collected on 8/16/19991. At Peach drain exceedences were found in 1 mosquitofish whole fish composite sample collected on 11/03/1996, and 1 sailfin molly whole fish composite sample collected on 9/17/1992 (TSMP, 2007).
Data Reference: Toxic Substances Monitoring Program (TSMP) Data for organic and inorganic chemicals in fish and sediment samples collected from water bodies located in the Colorado River Basin-Region 7. 1978-2000. State Water Resources Control Board. Sacramento, CA.
 
SWAMP Data: Non-SWAMP
 
Water Quality Objective/Criterion: Basin Plan: No individual chemical or combination of chemicals shall be present in concentrations that adversely affect beneficial uses. There shall be no increase in hazardous chemical concentrations found in bottom sediments or aquatic life (CRBRWQCB, 2006).
Objective/Criterion Reference: Water Quality Control Plan Colorado River Basin, with amendments adopted through June 2006
 
Evaluation Guideline: National Academy of Science (NAS) tissue guideline of 100 ug/kg for the protection of aquatic life uses (NAS, 1973).
Guideline Reference: National Academy of Sciences. Water Quality Criteria 1972. EPA-R3-73-033. Washington, D.C.: U.S. Environmental Protection Agency
 
Spatial Representation: Samples were collected from the following Imperial Valley drain locations; Rose drain, Holtville Main drain, Central drain, South Central drain, Rice drain 3, Verde drain, Greeson drain, Fig drain, Pumice drain, Mayflower drain, Orange drain, Peach Drain, Tokay drain, Barbara Worth drain, and Warren drain.
Temporal Representation: Fish tissue samples were generally collected from 10/1985 through 11/2000. Fish tissue samples were not collected from each location every sampling round. Twenty-one fish fillet samples of carp, channel catfish, tilapia, flathead catfish, spiny soft shelled turtle, redbelly tilapia, and yellow bullhead were collected. Eight carp fillet composite samples were collected in the years (2)1985, 1986, 1988, (3)1990, and 1999. Two carp single fish fillet samples were collected in the years 1989-90. Three channel catfish fillet composite samples were collected in the years 1989-90, and 1999. One channel catfish single fish fillet sample was collected in the year 1999. Two tilapia fillet composite samples were collected in the years 1996, and 2000. One flathead catfish fillet composite sample was collected in the year 1988. Two spiny soft shelled turtle fillet composite samples were collected in the year (2)1992. One redbelly tilapia fillet composite sample was collected in the year 1992. One yellow bullhead fillet composite sample was collected in the year 1985. Nineteen whole fish samples of mosquitofish, and sailfin molly were collected. Twelve mosquitofish whole fish composite samples were collected in 1985, 1989, (2)1990, (3)1991, 1995-96, and (3)2000. Seven sailfin molly whole fish composite samples were collected in (2)1989, 1991, (2)1992, (2)2000. Exceedances were found in samples collected from 10/10/1985 through 11/17/1998.
Environmental Conditions:
QAPP Information: The field procedures are described in TSMP Data Reports and associated Appendices. CDFG's Laboratory applies a Quality Assurance Program Plan procedures for laboratory Quality Assurance and Quality Control, as described in Rasmussen (1993).
QAPP Information Reference(s): Toxic Substances Monitoring Program 1991 Data Report. 93-1WQ. State Water Resources Control Board (SWRCB), Division of Water Quality. Sacramento, CA.
 
Line of Evidence (LOE) for Decision ID 70879, Endosulfan
Region 7     
Imperial Valley Drains
 
LOE ID: 127806
 
Pollutant: Endosulfan
LOE Subgroup: Pollutant-Water
Matrix: Water
Fraction: Total
 
Beneficial Use: Commercial or recreational collection of fish, shellfish, or organisms
 
Number of Samples: 42
Number of Exceedances: 0
 
Data and Information Type: PHYSICAL/CHEMICAL MONITORING
Data Used to Assess Water Quality: Water Board staff assessed SWAMP RWB7 Monitoring data for Imperial Valley Drains to determine beneficial use support and results are as follows: 0 of 42 samples exceeded the water quality standard for Endosulfan.
Data Reference: Water Quality Assessment Data for the 2018 solicitation cycle submitted through CEDEN for SWAMP RWB7 Monitoring.
 
SWAMP Data: SWAMP
 
Water Quality Objective/Criterion: The Endosulfan criterion (for the total concentrations of alpha-endosulfan [Endosulfan I] and beta-endosulfan [Endosulfan II]) for the protection of human health from consumption of organisms only is 240 ug/L (California Toxics Rule, 2000).
Objective/Criterion Reference: Water Quality Standards 2000. Establishment of numeric criteria for priority toxic pollutants for the State of California: Rules and regulations. Federal Register Vol. 65, No. 97. Washington, D.C.: Environmental Protection Agency
 
Evaluation Guideline:
Guideline Reference:
 
Spatial Representation: The samples were collected at 23 monitoring site(s) (723BARWDR, 723SSDS02, 723ARCDRN, 723NRFGDN, 723SCNTDR, 723NETDRN, 723CNTDRN, 723SSDS03, 723SPRDRN, 723RICEDR, 723SSPDRN, 723RI3DRN, 723HLVLDR, 723ARNDRN, 723NRGNDN, 723ARIDRN, 723PEACHD, 723VERDRN, 723TI2DRN, 723OLANDR, 723ROSDRN, 723MUNDRN, 723MAGDRN)
Temporal Representation: The samples were collected between the dates of 2012-05-07 and 2012-10-17
Environmental Conditions:
QAPP Information: Quality Assurance Program Plan and Standard Operating Procedures for SWAMP program  
QAPP Information Reference(s): Quality Assurance Program Plan and Standard Operating Procedures for SWAMP program
 
Line of Evidence (LOE) for Decision ID 70879, Endosulfan
Region 7     
Imperial Valley Drains
 
LOE ID: 126398
 
Pollutant: Endosulfan
LOE Subgroup: Pollutant-Tissue
Matrix: Tissue
Fraction: Fish fillet
 
Beneficial Use: Warm Freshwater Habitat
 
Number of Samples: 10
Number of Exceedances: 0
 
Data and Information Type: PHYSICAL/CHEMICAL MONITORING
Data Used to Assess Water Quality: Water Board staff assessed SWAMP RWB7 Monitoring data for Imperial Valley Drains to determine beneficial use support and the results are as follows 0 of the 10 samples exceeded the water quality standard for Endosulfan. Data were collected for 6 fish species (1 composite(s) of Mosquitofish each composed of 25 fish per composite, 4 composite(s) of Tilapia spp. each composed of 5 fish per composite, 2 composite(s) of Common Carp each composed of 5 fish per composite, 1 composite(s) of Grass Carp each composed of 4 fish per composite, 1 composite(s) of Common Carp each composed of 1 fish per composite, 1 composite(s) of Tilapia spp. each composed of 6 fish per composite).
Data Reference: Water Quality Assessment Data for the 2018 solicitation cycle submitted through CEDEN for SWAMP RWB7 Monitoring.
 
SWAMP Data: SWAMP
 
Water Quality Objective/Criterion: All waters shall be maintained free of toxic substances in concentrations which are toxic to, or which produce detrimental physiological responses in human, plant, animal, or indigenous aquatic life. (Water Quality Control Plan for the Colorado River Basin Region)
Objective/Criterion Reference: Water Quality Control Plan for the Colorado River Basin Region (Includes amendments effective on or before January 8, 2019)
 
Evaluation Guideline: National Academy of Science guidelines (NAS 1972) establish a maximum Endosulfan, Total concentration of 100 ug/Kg (wet weight) in tissue samples for protection of aquatic life from bioaccumulation of toxic substances.
Guideline Reference: National Academy of Sciences. Water Quality Criteria 1972. EPA-R3-73-033. Washington, D.C.: U.S. Environmental Protection Agency
 
Spatial Representation: Data was collected from 7 station(s) with the station code(s): 723NRFGDN, 723BARWDR, 723NRGNDN, 723RI3DRN, 723SCNTDR, 723CNTDRN, 723OLANDR.
Temporal Representation: Data for this line of evidence were collected between 2012-05-07 and 2014-12-08
Environmental Conditions:
QAPP Information: Quality Assurance Program Plan and Standard Operating Procedures for SWAMP program  
QAPP Information Reference(s): Quality Assurance Program Plan and Standard Operating Procedures for SWAMP program
 
 
DECISION ID
78347
Region 7     
Imperial Valley Drains
 
Pollutant: Chlordane
Final Listing Decision: Do Not Delist from 303(d) list (TMDL required list)
Last Listing Cycle's Final Listing Decision: Do Not Delist from 303(d) list (TMDL required list)(2016)
Revision Status Revised
Sources: Source Unknown
Expected TMDL Completion Date: 2021
Impairment from Pollutant or Pollution: Pollutant
 
Regional Board Conclusion: This pollutant is being considered for removal on the section 303(d) list under sections 2.2 and 4.5 of the Listing Policy. Under these sections of the Policy, a single line of evidence is needed to assess listing status.

Nine lines of evidence are available in the administrative record to assess this pollutant.

Based on the readily available data and information, the weight of evidence indicates that there is sufficient justification against removing this water segment-pollutant combination from the section 303(d) list.

This conclusion is based on the staff findings that:
1. The data used satisfies the data quality requirements of section 6.1.4 of the Policy.
2. The data used satisfies the data quantity requirements of section 6.1.5 of the Policy.
3. Twenty of 40 total fraction and 15 of 27 fish fillet fraction fish tissue samples exceeded the modified OEHHA fish contaminant goal for the "Commercial or recreational collection of fish, shellfish, or organisms" beneficial use assessed.

This does not exceed the allowable frequency listed in Table 4.1 of the Listing Policy.

4. Pursuant to section 3.11 of the Listing Policy, no additional data and information are available indicating that standards are not met.
 
Regional Board Decision Recommendation: After review of the available data and information, RWQCB staff concludes that the water body-pollutant combination should not be removed from the section 303(d) list because applicable water quality standards for the pollutant are being exceeded.
 
 
Line of Evidence (LOE) for Decision ID 78347, Chlordane
Region 7     
Imperial Valley Drains
 
LOE ID: 126564
 
Pollutant: Chlordane
LOE Subgroup: Pollutant-Tissue
Matrix: Tissue
Fraction: Fish fillet
 
Beneficial Use: Commercial or recreational collection of fish, shellfish, or organisms
 
Number of Samples: 15
Number of Exceedances: 5
 
Data and Information Type: PHYSICAL/CHEMICAL MONITORING
Data Used to Assess Water Quality: Water Board staff assessed SWAMP RWB7 Monitoring data for Imperial Valley Drains to determine beneficial use support and the results are as follows 5 of the 15 samples exceeded the water quality standard for Total Chlordanes. Data were collected for 11 fish species (1 composite(s) of Mosquitofish each composed of 25 fish per composite, 4 composite(s) of Tilapia spp. each composed of 5 fish per composite, 1 composite(s) of Mosquitofish each composed of 15 fish per composite, 2 composite(s) of Common Carp each composed of 5 fish per composite, 1 composite(s) of Grass Carp each composed of 4 fish per composite, 1 composite(s) of Common Carp each composed of 1 fish per composite, 1 composite(s) of Mosquitofish each composed of 60 fish per composite, 1 composite(s) of Tilapia spp. each composed of 6 fish per composite, 1 composite(s) of Mosquitofish each composed of 7 fish per composite, 1 composite(s) of Mosquitofish each composed of 37 fish per composite, 1 composite(s) of Common Carp each composed of 3 fish per composite). Of these, 1 species (Mosquitofish) exceeded the water quality standard.
Data Reference: Water Quality Assessment Data for the 2018 solicitation cycle submitted through CEDEN for SWAMP RWB7 Monitoring.
 
SWAMP Data: SWAMP
 
Water Quality Objective/Criterion: All waters shall be maintained free of toxic substances in concentrations which are toxic to, or which produce detrimental physiological responses in human, plant, animal, or indigenous aquatic life. (Water Quality Control Plan for the Colorado River Basin Region)
Objective/Criterion Reference: Water Quality Control Plan for the Colorado River Basin Region (Includes amendments effective on or before January 8, 2019)
 
Evaluation Guideline: The modified OEHHA Fish Contaminant Goal for total chlordane in fish tissue is 3.9 ppb. This screening level assumes an average body weight of 70 kg and a consumption rate of 32 g/day for a 30 year exposure over a 70-year lifetime. This constituent is a carcinogen therefore the risk level is set to one in a million. A cooking reduction factor of 1 is applied for skin-off fillets. (Klasing, S., and R. Brodberg, 2008)
Guideline Reference: Development of Fish Contaminant Goals and Advisory Tissue Levels for Common Contaminants in California Sport Fish: Chlordane, DDTs, Dieldrin, Methylmercury, PCBs, Selenium, and Toxaphene
 
Spatial Representation: Data was collected from 8 station(s) with the station code(s): 723OLANDR, 723NRGNDN, 723PEACHD, 723CNTDRN, 723NRFGDN, 723RI3DRN, 723SCNTDR, 723BARWDR.
Temporal Representation: Data for this line of evidence were collected between 2012-05-07 and 2014-12-08
Environmental Conditions:
QAPP Information: Quality Assurance Program Plan and Standard Operating Procedures for SWAMP program  
QAPP Information Reference(s): Quality Assurance Program Plan and Standard Operating Procedures for SWAMP program
 
Line of Evidence (LOE) for Decision ID 78347, Chlordane
Region 7     
Imperial Valley Drains
 
LOE ID: 126607
 
Pollutant: Chlordane
LOE Subgroup: Pollutant-Tissue
Matrix: Tissue
Fraction: Fish fillet
 
Beneficial Use: Commercial or recreational collection of fish, shellfish, or organisms
 
Number of Samples: 8
Number of Exceedances: 7
 
Data and Information Type: PHYSICAL/CHEMICAL MONITORING
Data Used to Assess Water Quality: Water Board staff assessed RWB7 TMDL data for Imperial Valley Drains to determine beneficial use support and the results are as follows 7 of the 8 samples exceeded the water quality standard for Total Chlordanes. Data were collected for 7 fish species (2 composite(s) of Mosquitofish each composed of 48 fish per composite, 1 composite(s) of Mosquitofish each composed of 117 fish per composite, 1 composite(s) of Common Carp each composed of 1 fish per composite, 1 composite(s) of Mosquitofish each composed of 72 fish per composite, 1 composite(s) of Mosquitofish each composed of 45 fish per composite, 1 composite(s) of Common Carp each composed of 4 fish per composite, 1 composite(s) of Mosquitofish each composed of 18 fish per composite). Of these, 2 species (Mosquitofish, Common Carp) exceeded the water quality standard.
Data Reference: Water Quality Assessment Data for the 2018 solicitation cycle submitted through CEDEN for RWB7 TMDL.
 
SWAMP Data: SWAMP
 
Water Quality Objective/Criterion: All waters shall be maintained free of toxic substances in concentrations which are toxic to, or which produce detrimental physiological responses in human, plant, animal, or indigenous aquatic life. (Water Quality Control Plan for the Colorado River Basin Region)
Objective/Criterion Reference: Water Quality Control Plan for the Colorado River Basin Region (Includes amendments effective on or before January 8, 2019)
 
Evaluation Guideline: The modified OEHHA Fish Contaminant Goal for total chlordane in fish tissue is 3.9 ppb. This screening level assumes an average body weight of 70 kg and a consumption rate of 32 g/day for a 30 year exposure over a 70-year lifetime. This constituent is a carcinogen therefore the risk level is set to one in a million. A cooking reduction factor of 1 is applied for skin-off fillets. (Klasing, S., and R. Brodberg, 2008)
Guideline Reference: Development of Fish Contaminant Goals and Advisory Tissue Levels for Common Contaminants in California Sport Fish: Chlordane, DDTs, Dieldrin, Methylmercury, PCBs, Selenium, and Toxaphene
 
Spatial Representation: Data was collected from 4 station(s) with the station code(s): 723PEACHD, 723RICEDR, 723BARWDR, 723CNTDRN.
Temporal Representation: Data for this line of evidence were collected between 2011-02-07 and 2011-04-20
Environmental Conditions:
QAPP Information: Quality Assurance Program Plan and Standard Operating Procedures for SWAMP program  
QAPP Information Reference(s): Quality Assurance Program Plan and Standard Operating Procedures for SWAMP program
 
Line of Evidence (LOE) for Decision ID 78347, Chlordane
Region 7     
Imperial Valley Drains
 
LOE ID: 5581
 
Pollutant: Chlordane
LOE Subgroup: Pollutant-Tissue
Matrix: Tissue
Fraction: Total
 
Beneficial Use: Warm Freshwater Habitat
 
Number of Samples: 40
Number of Exceedances: 1
 
Data and Information Type: Fish tissue analysis
Data Used to Assess Water Quality: Twenty-one fish fillet samples and nineteen whole fish samples were taken at 14 locations in Imperial Valley drains. The fish samples were generally collected from 10/1985 through 11/2000. Of these total samples, 1 fish fillet samples collected at 1 location exceeded the NAS tissue guideline. At Rice drain 3 an exceedence was found in 1 carp fillet composite sample collected on 10/10/1985. (TSMP, 2007).
Data Reference: Toxic Substances Monitoring Program (TSMP) Data for organic and inorganic chemicals in fish and sediment samples collected from water bodies located in the Colorado River Basin-Region 7. 1978-2000. State Water Resources Control Board. Sacramento, CA.
 
SWAMP Data: Non-SWAMP
 
Water Quality Objective/Criterion: Basin Plan: No individual chemical or combination of chemicals shall be present in concentrations that adversely affect beneficial uses. There shall be no increase in hazardous chemical concentrations found in bottom sediments or aquatic life (CRBRWQCB, 2006).
Objective/Criterion Reference: Water Quality Control Plan Colorado River Basin, with amendments adopted through June 2006
 
Evaluation Guideline: National Academy of Science (NAS) tissue guideline of 100 ug/kg for the protection of aquatic life uses (NAS, 1973).
Guideline Reference: National Academy of Sciences. Water Quality Criteria 1972. EPA-R3-73-033. Washington, D.C.: U.S. Environmental Protection Agency
 
Spatial Representation: Samples were collected from the following Imperial Valley drain locations; Rose drain, Holtville Main drain, Central drain, South Central drain, Rice drain 3, Verde drain, Greeson drain, Fig drain, Pumice drain, Mayflower drain, Orange drain, Peach Drain, Tokay drain, Barbara Worth drain, and Warren drain.
Temporal Representation: Fish tissue samples were generally collected from 10/1985 through 11/2000. Fish tissue samples were not collected from each location every sampling round. Twenty-one fish fillet samples of carp, channel catfish, tilapia, flathead catfish, spiny soft shelled turtle, redbelly tilapia, and yellow bullhead were collected. Eight carp fillet composite samples were collected in the years (2)1985, 1986, 1988, (3)1990, and 1999. Two carp single fish fillet samples were collected in the years 1989-90. Three channel catfish fillet composite samples were collected in the years 1989-90, and 1999. One channel catfish single fish fillet sample was collected in the year 1999. Two tilapia fillet composite samples were collected in the years 1996, and 2000. One flathead catfish fillet composite sample was collected in the year 1988. Two spiny soft shelled turtle fillet composite samples were collected in the year (2)1992. One redbelly tilapia fillet composite sample was collected in the year 1992. One yellow bullhead fillet composite sample was collected in the year 1985. Nineteen whole fish samples of mosquitofish, and sailfin molly were collected. Twelve mosquitofish whole fish composite samples were collected in 1985, 1989, (2)1990, (3)1991, 1995-96, and (3)2000. Seven sailfin molly whole fish composite samples were collected in (2)1989, 1991, (2)1992, (2)2000. An exceedance was found in a sample collected on 10/10/1985.
Environmental Conditions:
QAPP Information: The field procedures are described in TSMP Data Reports and associated Appendices. CDFG's Laboratory applies a Quality Assurance Program Plan procedures for laboratory Quality Assurance and Quality Control, as described in Rasmussen (1993).
QAPP Information Reference(s):
 
Line of Evidence (LOE) for Decision ID 78347, Chlordane
Region 7     
Imperial Valley Drains
 
LOE ID: 46768
 
Pollutant: Chlordane
LOE Subgroup: Pollutant-Tissue
Matrix: Tissue
Fraction: Total
 
Beneficial Use: Commercial or recreational collection of fish, shellfish, or organisms
 
Number of Samples: 40
Number of Exceedances: 20
 
Data and Information Type: Fish tissue analysis
Data Used to Assess Water Quality: Twenty-one fish fillet samples and nineteen whole fish samples were taken at 14 locations in Imperial Valley drains. The fish tissue samples were generally collected from 10/1985 through 11/2000. Of these total samples, 9 fish fillet samples and 10 whole fish samples collected at 10 locations exceeded the OEHHA Fish Contaminant Goal. At Holtville Main drain exceedances were found in 2 channel catfish fillet composite samples collected on 10/28/1989, and 12/05/1999. At Central drain exceedances were found in 1 carp fillet composite sample collected on 12/05/1999, and 1 sailfin molly whole fish composite sample collected on 11/08/2000. At South Central drain exceedances were found in 1 channel catfish single fish fillet sample collected on 12/05/1999, and 1 carp single fish fillet collected on 8/01/1990. At Rice drain 3 an exceedance was found in 1 carp fillet composite sample collected on 10/10/1985. At Greeson exceedances were found in 1 carp fillet composite sample collected on 11/15/1985, 1 spiny soft-shelled turtle collected on 9/18/1992, and 1 mosquitofish whole fish composite sample collected on 11/07/2000. At Pumice drain an exceedance was found in 1 channel catfish fillet composite sample collected on 11/20/1990. At Mayflower drain an exceedance was found in 1 mosquitofish whole fish composite sample collected on 8/16/1991. At Peach drain exceedances were found in 2 mosquitofish whole fish composite samples collected on 10/28/1995, and 11/03/1996, and 1 sailfin molly whole fish composite sample collected on 9/17/1992. At Barbara Worth drain exceedances were found in 2 mosquitofish whole fish composite samples collected on (2)11/08/2000, and 1 sailfin molly whole fish composite sample collected on 9/17/1992. At Warren Drain an exceedance was found in 1 mosquitofish whole fish composite sample collected on 9/09/1990 (TSMP, 2007).
Data Reference: Toxic Substances Monitoring Program (TSMP) Data for organic and inorganic chemicals in fish and sediment samples collected from water bodies located in the Colorado River Basin-Region 7. 1978-2000. State Water Resources Control Board. Sacramento, CA.
 
SWAMP Data: Non-SWAMP
 
Water Quality Objective/Criterion: Basin Plan: No individual chemical or combination of chemicals shall be present in concentrations that adversely affect beneficial uses. There shall be no increase in hazardous chemical concentrations found in bottom sediments or aquatic life (CRBRWQCB, 2006).
Objective/Criterion Reference: Water Quality Control Plan Colorado River Basin, with amendments adopted through June 2006
 
Evaluation Guideline: The modified OEHHA Fish Contaminant Goal for total chlordane in fish tissue is 3.9 ppb. This screening level assumes an average body weight of 70 kg and a consumption rate of 32 g/day for a 30 year exposure over a 70-year lifetime. This constituent is a carcinogen therefore the risk level is set to one in a million. A cooking reduction factor of 1 is applied for skin-off fillets.
Guideline Reference: Development of Fish Contaminant Goals and Advisory Tissue Levels for Common Contaminants in California Sport Fish: Chlordane, DDTs, Dieldrin, Methylmercury, PCBs, Selenium, and Toxaphene
 
Spatial Representation: Samples were collected from the following Imperial Valley drain locations; Rose drain, Holtville Main drain, Central drain, South Central drain, Rice drain 3, Verde drain, Greeson drain, Fig drain, Pumice drain, Mayflower drain, Orange drain, Peach Drain, Tokay drain, Barbara Worth drain, and Warren drain.
Temporal Representation: Fish tissue samples were generally collected from 10/1985 through 11/2000. Fish tissue samples were not collected from each location every sampling round. Twenty-one fish fillet samples of carp, channel catfish, tilapia, flathead catfish, spiny soft shelled turtle, redbelly tilapia, and yellow bullhead were collected. Eight carp fillet composite samples were collected in the years (2)1985, 1986, 1988, (3)1990, and 1999. Two carp single fish fillet samples were collected in the years 1989-90. Three channel catfish fillet composite samples were collected in the years 1989-90, and 1999. One channel catfish single fish fillet sample was collected in the year 1999. Two tilapia fillet composite samples were collected in the years 1996, and 2000. One flathead catfish fillet composite sample was collected in the year 1988. Two spiny soft shelled turtle fillet composite samples were collected in the year (2)1992. One redbelly tilapia fillet composite sample was collected in the year 1992. One yellow bullhead fillet composite sample was collected in the year 1985. Nineteen whole fish samples of mosquitofish, and sailfin molly were collected. Twelve mosquitofish whole fish composite samples were collected in 1985, 1989, (2)1990, (3)1991, 1995-96, and (3)2000. Seven sailfin molly whole fish composite samples were collected in (2)1989, 1991, (2)1992, (2)2000. The exceedances were found in samples collected from 10/10/1985 through 11/08/2000.
Environmental Conditions:
QAPP Information: The field procedures are described in TSMP Data Reports and associated Appendices. CDFG's Laboratory applies a Quality Assurance Program Plan procedures for laboratory Quality Assurance and Quality Control, as described in Rasmussen (1993).
QAPP Information Reference(s): Toxic Substances Monitoring Program 1991 Data Report. 93-1WQ. State Water Resources Control Board (SWRCB), Division of Water Quality. Sacramento, CA.
 
Line of Evidence (LOE) for Decision ID 78347, Chlordane
Region 7     
Imperial Valley Drains
 
LOE ID: 46000
 
Pollutant: Chlordane
LOE Subgroup: Pollutant-Tissue
Matrix: Tissue
Fraction: Fish fillet
 
Beneficial Use: Commercial or recreational collection of fish, shellfish, or organisms
 
Number of Samples: 4
Number of Exceedances: 3
 
Data and Information Type: Fish tissue analysis
Data Used to Assess Water Quality: Water Board staff assessed SWAMP data for Imperial Valley Drains to determine beneficial use support and results are as follows: 3 of 4 samples exceed the criterion for Chlordane, Total. Eleven composites (2 - 3 fish per composite) were generated from three species: common carp, Tilapia spp, and channel catfish. Total chlordane was calculated as the sum of the following chlordane isomers: cis- and trans-chlordane, cis- and trans-nonachlor, and oxychlordane. Composites collected at the same time on the same day for the same species were averaged in accordance with the listing policy.
Data Reference: RWB7 Fish Tissue Study 2004
 
SWAMP Data: SWAMP
 
Water Quality Objective/Criterion: No individual chemical or combination of chemicals shall be present in concentrations that adversely affect beneficial uses. There shall be no increase in hazardous chemical concentrations found in bottom sediments or aquatic life (Water Quality Control Plan, Colorado River Basin).
Objective/Criterion Reference: Water Quality Control Plan Colorado River Basin, with amendments adopted through June 2006
 
Evaluation Guideline: The modified OEHHA Fish Contaminant Goal for total chlordane in fish tissue is 3.9 ppb. This screening level assumes an average body weight of 70 kg and a consumption rate of 32 g/day for a 30 year exposure over a 70-year lifetime. This constituent is a carcinogen therefore the risk level is set to one in a million. A cooking reduction factor of 1 is applied for skin-off fillets.
Guideline Reference: Development of Fish Contaminant Goals and Advisory Tissue Levels for Common Contaminants in California Sport Fish: Chlordane, DDTs, Dieldrin, Methylmercury, PCBs, Selenium, and Toxaphene
 
Spatial Representation: Data for this line of evidence for Imperial Valley Drains was collected at 2 monitoring sites [ Central Drain - 723CNTDRN, Greeson Drain - 723GRSDRN]
Temporal Representation: Data was collected over the time period 11/2/2004-11/4/2004.
Environmental Conditions: Staff is not aware of any special conditions that might affect interpretation of the data.
QAPP Information: The SWAMP QAPP (2002) was followed.
QAPP Information Reference(s): Quality Assurance Management Plan for the State of California's Surface Water Ambient Monitoring Program. Sacramento, CA. State Water Resources Control Board. SWAMP. December 2002 (1st version)
 
Line of Evidence (LOE) for Decision ID 78347, Chlordane
Region 7     
Imperial Valley Drains
 
LOE ID: 46001
 
Pollutant: Chlordane
LOE Subgroup: Pollutant-Tissue
Matrix: Tissue
Fraction: Fish fillet
 
Beneficial Use: Warm Freshwater Habitat
 
Number of Samples: 4
Number of Exceedances: 0
 
Data and Information Type: Fish tissue analysis
Data Used to Assess Water Quality: Water Board staff assessed SWAMP data for Imperial Valley Drains to determine beneficial use support and results are as follows: 0 of 4 samples exceed the criterion for Chlordane, Total. Eleven composites (2 - 3 fish per composite) were generated from three species: common carp, Tilapia spp, and channel catfish. Total chlordane was calculated as the sum of the following chlordane isomers: cis- and trans-chlordane, cis- and trans-nonachlor, and oxychlordane. Composites collected at the same time on the same day for the same species were averaged in accordance with the listing policy.
Data Reference: RWB7 Fish Tissue Study 2004
 
SWAMP Data: SWAMP
 
Water Quality Objective/Criterion: No individual chemical or combination of chemicals shall be present in concentrations that adversely affect beneficial uses. There shall be no increase in hazardous chemical concentrations found in bottom sediments or aquatic life (Water Quality Control Plan, Colorado River Basin).
Objective/Criterion Reference: Water Quality Control Plan Colorado River Basin, with amendments adopted through June 2006
 
Evaluation Guideline: National Academy of Science guidelines (NAS 1972) establish a maximum total Chlordane concentration of 100 ug/Kg (wet weight) in tissue samples for protection of aquatic life from bioaccumulation of toxic substances.
Guideline Reference: National Academy of Sciences. Water Quality Criteria 1972. EPA-R3-73-033. Washington, D.C.: U.S. Environmental Protection Agency
 
Spatial Representation: Data for this line of evidence for Imperial Valley Drains was collected at 2 monitoring sites [ Central Drain - 723CNTDRN, Greeson Drain - 723GRSDRN]
Temporal Representation: Data was collected over the time period 11/2/2004-11/4/2004.
Environmental Conditions: Staff is not aware of any special conditions that might affect interpretation of the data.
QAPP Information: The SWAMP QAPP (2002) was followed.
QAPP Information Reference(s): Quality Assurance Management Plan for the State of California's Surface Water Ambient Monitoring Program. Sacramento, CA. State Water Resources Control Board. SWAMP. December 2002 (1st version)
 
Line of Evidence (LOE) for Decision ID 78347, Chlordane
Region 7     
Imperial Valley Drains
 
LOE ID: 126387
 
Pollutant: Chlordane
LOE Subgroup: Pollutant-Tissue
Matrix: Tissue
Fraction: Fish fillet
 
Beneficial Use: Warm Freshwater Habitat
 
Number of Samples: 8
Number of Exceedances: 0
 
Data and Information Type: PHYSICAL/CHEMICAL MONITORING
Data Used to Assess Water Quality: Water Board staff assessed RWB7 TMDL data for Imperial Valley Drains to determine beneficial use support and the results are as follows 0 of the 8 samples exceeded the water quality standard for Total Chlordanes. Data were collected for 7 fish species (2 composite(s) of Mosquitofish each composed of 48 fish per composite, 1 composite(s) of Mosquitofish each composed of 117 fish per composite, 1 composite(s) of Common Carp each composed of 1 fish per composite, 1 composite(s) of Mosquitofish each composed of 72 fish per composite, 1 composite(s) of Mosquitofish each composed of 45 fish per composite, 1 composite(s) of Common Carp each composed of 4 fish per composite, 1 composite(s) of Mosquitofish each composed of 18 fish per composite).
Data Reference: Water Quality Assessment Data for the 2018 solicitation cycle submitted through CEDEN for RWB7 TMDL.
 
SWAMP Data: SWAMP
 
Water Quality Objective/Criterion: All waters shall be maintained free of toxic substances in concentrations which are toxic to, or which produce detrimental physiological responses in human, plant, animal, or indigenous aquatic life. (Water Quality Control Plan for the Colorado River Basin Region)
Objective/Criterion Reference: Water Quality Control Plan for the Colorado River Basin Region (Includes amendments effective on or before January 8, 2019)
 
Evaluation Guideline: National Academy of Science guidelines (NAS 1972) establish a maximum total Chlordane concentration of 100 ug/Kg (wet weight) in tissue samples for protection of aquatic life from bioaccumulation of toxic substances.
Guideline Reference: National Academy of Sciences. Water Quality Criteria 1972. EPA-R3-73-033. Washington, D.C.: U.S. Environmental Protection Agency
 
Spatial Representation: Data was collected from 4 station(s) with the station code(s): 723PEACHD, 723RICEDR, 723BARWDR, 723CNTDRN.
Temporal Representation: Data for this line of evidence were collected between 2011-02-07 and 2011-04-20
Environmental Conditions:
QAPP Information: Quality Assurance Program Plan and Standard Operating Procedures for SWAMP program  
QAPP Information Reference(s): Quality Assurance Program Plan and Standard Operating Procedures for SWAMP program
 
Line of Evidence (LOE) for Decision ID 78347, Chlordane
Region 7     
Imperial Valley Drains
 
LOE ID: 126565
 
Pollutant: Chlordane
LOE Subgroup: Pollutant-Tissue
Matrix: Tissue
Fraction: Fish fillet
 
Beneficial Use: Warm Freshwater Habitat
 
Number of Samples: 15
Number of Exceedances: 0
 
Data and Information Type: PHYSICAL/CHEMICAL MONITORING
Data Used to Assess Water Quality: Water Board staff assessed SWAMP RWB7 Monitoring data for Imperial Valley Drains to determine beneficial use support and the results are as follows 0 of the 15 samples exceeded the water quality standard for Total Chlordanes. Data were collected for 11 fish species (1 composite(s) of Mosquitofish each composed of 25 fish per composite, 4 composite(s) of Tilapia spp. each composed of 5 fish per composite, 1 composite(s) of Mosquitofish each composed of 15 fish per composite, 2 composite(s) of Common Carp each composed of 5 fish per composite, 1 composite(s) of Grass Carp each composed of 4 fish per composite, 1 composite(s) of Common Carp each composed of 1 fish per composite, 1 composite(s) of Mosquitofish each composed of 60 fish per composite, 1 composite(s) of Tilapia spp. each composed of 6 fish per composite, 1 composite(s) of Mosquitofish each composed of 7 fish per composite, 1 composite(s) of Mosquitofish each composed of 37 fish per composite, 1 composite(s) of Common Carp each composed of 3 fish per composite).
Data Reference: Water Quality Assessment Data for the 2018 solicitation cycle submitted through CEDEN for SWAMP RWB7 Monitoring.
 
SWAMP Data: SWAMP
 
Water Quality Objective/Criterion: All waters shall be maintained free of toxic substances in concentrations which are toxic to, or which produce detrimental physiological responses in human, plant, animal, or indigenous aquatic life. (Water Quality Control Plan for the Colorado River Basin Region)
Objective/Criterion Reference: Water Quality Control Plan for the Colorado River Basin Region (Includes amendments effective on or before January 8, 2019)
 
Evaluation Guideline: National Academy of Science guidelines (NAS 1972) establish a maximum total Chlordane concentration of 100 ug/Kg (wet weight) in tissue samples for protection of aquatic life from bioaccumulation of toxic substances.
Guideline Reference: National Academy of Sciences. Water Quality Criteria 1972. EPA-R3-73-033. Washington, D.C.: U.S. Environmental Protection Agency
 
Spatial Representation: Data was collected from 8 station(s) with the station code(s): 723OLANDR, 723NRGNDN, 723PEACHD, 723CNTDRN, 723NRFGDN, 723RI3DRN, 723SCNTDR, 723BARWDR.
Temporal Representation: Data for this line of evidence were collected between 2012-05-07 and 2014-12-08
Environmental Conditions:
QAPP Information: Quality Assurance Program Plan and Standard Operating Procedures for SWAMP program  
QAPP Information Reference(s): Quality Assurance Program Plan and Standard Operating Procedures for SWAMP program
 
Line of Evidence (LOE) for Decision ID 78347, Chlordane
Region 7     
Imperial Valley Drains
 
LOE ID: 5438
 
Pollutant: Chlordane
LOE Subgroup: Pollutant-Tissue
Matrix: Tissue
Fraction: Total
 
Beneficial Use: Commercial or recreational collection of fish, shellfish, or organisms
 
Number of Samples: 40
Number of Exceedances: 19
 
Data and Information Type: Fish tissue analysis
Data Used to Assess Water Quality: Twenty-one fish fillet samples and nineteen whole fish samples were taken at 14 locations in Imperial Valley drains. The fish tissue samples were generally collected from 10/1985 through 11/2000. Of these total samples, 9 fish fillet samples and 10 whole fish samples collected at 10 locations exceeded the OEHHA Fish Contaminant Goal. At Holtville Main drain exceedances were found in 2 channel catfish fillet composite samples collected on 10/28/1989, and 12/05/1999. At Central drain exceedances were found in 1 carp fillet composite sample collected on 12/05/1999, and 1 sailfin molly whole fish composite sample collected on 11/08/2000. At South Central drain exceedances were found in 1 channel catfish single fish fillet sample collected on 12/05/1999, and 1 carp single fish fillet collected on 8/01/1990. At Rice drain 3 an exceedance was found in 1 carp fillet composite sample collected on 10/10/1985. At Greeson exceedances were found in 1 carp fillet composite sample collected on 11/15/1985, 1 spiny soft-shelled turtle collected on 9/18/1992, and 1 mosquitofish whole fish composite sample collected on 11/07/2000. At Pumice drain an exceedance was found in 1 channel catfish fillet composite sample collected on 11/20/1990. At Mayflower drain an exceedance was found in 1 mosquitofish whole fish composite sample collected on 8/16/1991. At Peach drain exceedances were found in 2 mosquitofish whole fish composite samples collected on 10/28/1995, and 11/03/1996, and 1 sailfin molly whole fish composite sample collected on 9/17/1992. At Barbara Worth drain exceedances were found in 2 mosquitofish whole fish composite samples collected on (2)11/08/2000, and 1 sailfin molly whole fish composite sample collected on 9/17/1992. At Warren Drain an exceedance was found in 1 mosquitofish whole fish composite sample collected on 9/09/1990 (TSMP, 2007).
Data Reference: Toxic Substances Monitoring Program (TSMP) Data for organic and inorganic chemicals in fish and sediment samples collected from water bodies located in the Colorado River Basin-Region 7. 1978-2000. State Water Resources Control Board. Sacramento, CA.
 
SWAMP Data: Non-SWAMP
 
Water Quality Objective/Criterion: Basin Plan: No individual chemical or combination of chemicals shall be present in concentrations that adversely affect beneficial uses. There shall be no increase in hazardous chemical concentrations found in bottom sediments or aquatic life (CRBRWQCB, 2006).
Objective/Criterion Reference: Water Quality Control Plan Colorado River Basin, with amendments adopted through June 2006
 
Evaluation Guideline: Office of Environmental Health Hazard Assessment (OEHHA) Fish Contaminant Goal of 5.6 ug/kg to protect human health when consuming fish (OEHHA, 2008).
Guideline Reference: Development of Fish Contaminant Goals and Advisory Tissue Levels for Common Contaminants in California Sport Fish: Chlordane, DDTs, Dieldrin, Methylmercury, PCBs, Selenium, and Toxaphene
 
Spatial Representation: Samples were collected from the following Imperial Valley drain locations; Rose drain, Holtville Main drain, Central drain, South Central drain, Rice drain 3, Verde drain, Greeson drain, Fig drain, Pumice drain, Mayflower drain, Orange drain, Peach Drain, Tokay drain, Barbara Worth drain, and Warren drain.
Temporal Representation: Fish tissue samples were generally collected from 10/1985 through 11/2000. Fish tissue samples were not collected from each location every sampling round. Twenty-one fish fillet samples of carp, channel catfish, tilapia, flathead catfish, spiny soft shelled turtle, redbelly tilapia, and yellow bullhead were collected. Eight carp fillet composite samples were collected in the years (2)1985, 1986, 1988, (3)1990, and 1999. Two carp single fish fillet samples were collected in the years 1989-90. Three channel catfish fillet composite samples were collected in the years 1989-90, and 1999. One channel catfish single fish fillet sample was collected in the year 1999. Two tilapia fillet composite samples were collected in the years 1996, and 2000. One flathead catfish fillet composite sample was collected in the year 1988. Two spiny soft shelled turtle fillet composite samples were collected in the year (2)1992. One redbelly tilapia fillet composite sample was collected in the year 1992. One yellow bullhead fillet composite sample was collected in the year 1985. Nineteen whole fish samples of mosquitofish, and sailfin molly were collected. Twelve mosquitofish whole fish composite samples were collected in 1985, 1989, (2)1990, (3)1991, 1995-96, and (3)2000. Seven sailfin molly whole fish composite samples were collected in (2)1989, 1991, (2)1992, (2)2000. The exceedances were found in samples collected from 10/10/1985 through 11/08/2000.
Environmental Conditions:
QAPP Information: The field procedures are described in TSMP Data Reports and associated Appendices. CDFG's Laboratory applies a Quality Assurance Program Plan procedures for laboratory Quality Assurance and Quality Control, as described in Rasmussen (1993).
QAPP Information Reference(s): Toxic Substances Monitoring Program 1991 Data Report. 93-1WQ. State Water Resources Control Board (SWRCB), Division of Water Quality. Sacramento, CA.
 
 
DECISION ID
78496
Region 7     
Imperial Valley Drains
 
Pollutant: DDT (Dichlorodiphenyltrichloroethane)
Final Listing Decision: Do Not Delist from 303(d) list (TMDL required list)
Last Listing Cycle's Final Listing Decision: Do Not Delist from 303(d) list (TMDL required list)(2016)
Revision Status Revised
Sources: Source Unknown
Expected TMDL Completion Date: 2021
Impairment from Pollutant or Pollution: Pollutant
 
Regional Board Conclusion: This pollutant is being considered for removal on the section 303(d) list under sections 2.2 and 4.5 of the Listing Policy. Under these sections of the Policy, a minimum of one line of evidence is needed to assess listing status.

Nine lines of evidence are available in the administrative record to assess this pollutant. There were no exceedances for water samples; however, tissue samples exceedances did not allow for delisting.

Thirty-nine of 40 tissue samples exceeded the Office of Environmental Health Hazard Assessment (OEHHA) Fish Contaminant Goal for consuming fish
for the total fraction for the "Commercial or recreational collection of fish, shellfish, or organisms" beneficial use assessed.

Twenty of 28 tissue samples exceeded the modified OEHHA Fish Contaminant Goal for consuming fish for the fish fillet fraction for the "Commercial or recreational collection of fish, shellfish, or organisms" beneficial use assessed.

Based on the readily available data and information, the weight of evidence indicates that there is sufficient justification against removing this water segment-pollutant combination from the section 303(d) list.

This conclusion is based on the staff findings that:
1. The data used satisfies the data quality requirements of section 6.1.4 of the Policy.
2. The data used satisfies the data quantity requirements of section 6.1.5 of the Policy.
3. There were no exceedances for water samples; however, tissue samples exceedances (see a, b and d below), did not allow for delisting. Exceedances are as follows:

a) Thirty-nine of 40 tissue samples exceeded the Office of Environmental Health Hazard Assessment (OEHHA) Fish Contaminant Goal for consuming fish
for the total fraction for the "Commercial or recreational collection of fish, shellfish, or organisms" beneficial use assessed.

b) Twenty of 28 tissue samples exceeded the modified OEHHA Fish Contaminant Goal for consuming fish for the fish fillet fraction for the "Commercial or recreational collection of fish, shellfish, or organisms" beneficial use assessed.

c) Zero of 43 water samples exceeded the criteria for the protection of human health from consumption of organisms only (California Toxics Rule, 2000).
for the total fraction for the "Commercial or recreational collection of fish, shellfish, or organisms" beneficial use assessed.

d) Fourteen of 40 tissue samples exceeded the National Academy of Science (NAS) tissue guideline for the protection of aquatic life uses (NAS, 1973).
for the total fraction for the "Warm Freshwater Habitat" beneficial use assessed.

e) Two of 28 tissue samples exceeded the National Academy of Science guidelines (NAS 1972) maximum concentration (wet weight) in tissue samples for protection of aquatic life from bioaccumulation of toxic substances.
for the fish fillet fraction for the "Warm Freshwater Habitat" beneficial use assessed.

f) Zero of six water samples exceeded the California Toxics Rule (CTR) Criterion Maximum Concentration (CMC) for the protection of freshwater aquatic life uses (USEPA, 2000) for the dissolved fraction for the "Warm Freshwater Habitat" beneficial use assessed.

g) Zero of 43 water samples exceeded the criterion continuous concentration (expressed as a 4-day average) to protect aquatic life in freshwater (California Toxics Rule, 2000) for the total fraction for the "Warm Freshwater Habitat" beneficial use assessed.

Tissue samples exceed the allowable frequency listed in Table 4.1 of the Listing Policy.

4. Pursuant to section 3.11 of the Listing Policy, no additional data and information are available indicating that standards are not met.
 
Regional Board Decision Recommendation: After review of the available data and information, RWQCB staff concludes that the water body-pollutant combination should not be removed from the section 303(d) list because applicable water quality standards for the pollutant are being exceeded.
 
 
Line of Evidence (LOE) for Decision ID 78496, DDT (Dichlorodiphenyltrichloroethane)
Region 7     
Imperial Valley Drains
 
LOE ID: 46165
 
Pollutant: Total DDT (sum of 4,4'- and 2,4'- isomers of DDT, DDE, and DDD)
LOE Subgroup: Pollutant-Tissue
Matrix: Tissue
Fraction: Fish fillet
 
Beneficial Use: Commercial or recreational collection of fish, shellfish, or organisms
 
Number of Samples: 4
Number of Exceedances: 4
 
Data and Information Type: Fish tissue analysis
Data Used to Assess Water Quality: Water Board staff assessed SWAMP data for Imperial Valley Drains to determine beneficial use support and results are as follows: 4 of 4 samples exceed the criterion for DDT, Total. Eleven composites (2 - 3 fish per composite) were generated from three species: common carp, Tilapia spp, and channel catfish. Total DDT was calculated as the sum of 4,4'- and 2,4'- isomers of DDT, DDE, and DDD. Composites collected at the same time on the same day for the same species were averaged in accordance with the listing policy.
Data Reference: RWB7 Fish Tissue Study 2004
 
SWAMP Data: SWAMP
 
Water Quality Objective/Criterion: No individual chemical or combination of chemicals shall be present in concentrations that adversely affect beneficial uses. There shall be no increase in hazardous chemical concentrations found in bottom sediments or aquatic life (Water Quality Control Plan, Colorado River Basin).
Objective/Criterion Reference: Water Quality Control Plan Colorado River Basin, with amendments adopted through June 2006
 
Evaluation Guideline: The modified OEHHA Fish Contaminant Goal for total DDT in fish tissue is 15 ppb. This screening level assumes an average body weight of 70 kg and a consumption rate of 32 g/day for a 30 year exposure over a 70-year lifetime. This constituent is a carcinogen therefore the risk level is set to one in a million. A cooking reduction factor of 1 is applied for skin-off fillets.
Guideline Reference: Development of Fish Contaminant Goals and Advisory Tissue Levels for Common Contaminants in California Sport Fish: Chlordane, DDTs, Dieldrin, Methylmercury, PCBs, Selenium, and Toxaphene
 
Spatial Representation: Data for this line of evidence for Imperial Valley Drains was collected at 2 monitoring sites [ Central Drain - 723CNTDRN, Greeson Drain - 723GRSDRN]
Temporal Representation: Data was collected over the time period 11/2/2004-11/4/2004.
Environmental Conditions: Staff is not aware of any special conditions that might affect interpretation of the data.
QAPP Information: The SWAMP QAPP (2002) was followed.
QAPP Information Reference(s): Quality Assurance Management Plan for the State of California's Surface Water Ambient Monitoring Program. Sacramento, CA. State Water Resources Control Board. SWAMP. December 2002 (1st version)
 
Line of Evidence (LOE) for Decision ID 78496, DDT (Dichlorodiphenyltrichloroethane)
Region 7     
Imperial Valley Drains
 
LOE ID: 126361
 
Pollutant: Total DDT (sum of 4,4'- and 2,4'- isomers of DDT, DDE, and DDD)
LOE Subgroup: Pollutant-Tissue
Matrix: Tissue
Fraction: Fish fillet
 
Beneficial Use: Warm Freshwater Habitat
 
Number of Samples: 8
Number of Exceedances: 0
 
Data and Information Type: PHYSICAL/CHEMICAL MONITORING
Data Used to Assess Water Quality: Water Board staff assessed RWB7 TMDL data for Imperial Valley Drains to determine beneficial use support and the results are as follows 0 of the 8 samples exceeded the water quality standard for Total DDT (sum of 4,4'- and 2,4'- isomers of DDT, DDE, and DDD). Data were collected for 7 fish species (2 composite(s) of Mosquitofish each composed of 48 fish per composite, 1 composite(s) of Mosquitofish each composed of 117 fish per composite, 1 composite(s) of Common Carp each composed of 1 fish per composite, 1 composite(s) of Mosquitofish each composed of 72 fish per composite, 1 composite(s) of Mosquitofish each composed of 45 fish per composite, 1 composite(s) of Common Carp each composed of 4 fish per composite, 1 composite(s) of Mosquitofish each composed of 18 fish per composite).
Data Reference: Water Quality Assessment Data for the 2018 solicitation cycle submitted through CEDEN for RWB7 TMDL.
 
SWAMP Data: SWAMP
 
Water Quality Objective/Criterion: All waters shall be maintained free of toxic substances in concentrations which are toxic to, or which produce detrimental physiological responses in human, plant, animal, or indigenous aquatic life. (Water Quality Control Plan for the Colorado River Basin Region)
Objective/Criterion Reference: Water Quality Control Plan for the Colorado River Basin Region (Includes amendments effective on or before January 8, 2019)
 
Evaluation Guideline: National Academy of Science guidelines (NAS 1972) establish a maximum total DDT concentration of 1000 ug/Kg (wet weight) in tissue samples for protection of aquatic life from bioaccumulation of toxic substances.
Guideline Reference: National Academy of Sciences. Water Quality Criteria 1972. EPA-R3-73-033. Washington, D.C.: U.S. Environmental Protection Agency
 
Spatial Representation: Data was collected from 4 station(s) with the station code(s): 723PEACHD, 723RICEDR, 723BARWDR, 723CNTDRN.
Temporal Representation: Data for this line of evidence were collected between 2011-02-07 and 2011-04-20
Environmental Conditions:
QAPP Information: Quality Assurance Program Plan and Standard Operating Procedures for SWAMP program  
QAPP Information Reference(s): Quality Assurance Program Plan and Standard Operating Procedures for SWAMP program
 
Line of Evidence (LOE) for Decision ID 78496, DDT (Dichlorodiphenyltrichloroethane)
Region 7     
Imperial Valley Drains
 
LOE ID: 126594
 
Pollutant: Total DDT (sum of 4,4'- and 2,4'- isomers of DDT, DDE, and DDD)
LOE Subgroup: Pollutant-Tissue
Matrix: Tissue
Fraction: Fish fillet
 
Beneficial Use: Warm Freshwater Habitat
 
Number of Samples: 16
Number of Exceedances: 2
 
Data and Information Type: PHYSICAL/CHEMICAL MONITORING
Data Used to Assess Water Quality: Water Board staff assessed SWAMP RWB7 Monitoring data for Imperial Valley Drains to determine beneficial use support and the results are as follows 2 of the 16 samples exceeded the water quality standard for Total DDT (sum of 4,4'- and 2,4'- isomers of DDT, DDE, and DDD). Data were collected for 12 fish species (1 composite(s) of Mosquitofish each composed of 25 fish per composite, 4 composite(s) of Tilapia spp. each composed of 5 fish per composite, 1 composite(s) of Mosquitofish each composed of 15 fish per composite, 2 composite(s) of Common Carp each composed of 5 fish per composite, 1 composite(s) of Grass Carp each composed of 4 fish per composite, 1 composite(s) of Common Carp each composed of 1 fish per composite, 1 composite(s) of Mosquitofish each composed of 60 fish per composite, 1 composite(s) of Tilapia spp. each composed of 6 fish per composite, 1 composite(s) of Mosquitofish each composed of 7 fish per composite, 1 composite(s) of Mosquitofish each composed of 48 fish per composite, 1 composite(s) of Mosquitofish each composed of 37 fish per composite, 1 composite(s) of Common Carp each composed of 3 fish per composite). Of these, 1 species (Mosquitofish) exceeded the water quality standard.
Data Reference: Water Quality Assessment Data for the 2018 solicitation cycle submitted through CEDEN for SWAMP RWB7 Monitoring.
 
SWAMP Data: SWAMP
 
Water Quality Objective/Criterion: All waters shall be maintained free of toxic substances in concentrations which are toxic to, or which produce detrimental physiological responses in human, plant, animal, or indigenous aquatic life. (Water Quality Control Plan for the Colorado River Basin Region)
Objective/Criterion Reference: Water Quality Control Plan for the Colorado River Basin Region (Includes amendments effective on or before January 8, 2019)
 
Evaluation Guideline: National Academy of Science guidelines (NAS 1972) establish a maximum total DDT concentration of 1000 ug/Kg (wet weight) in tissue samples for protection of aquatic life from bioaccumulation of toxic substances.
Guideline Reference: National Academy of Sciences. Water Quality Criteria 1972. EPA-R3-73-033. Washington, D.C.: U.S. Environmental Protection Agency
 
Spatial Representation: Data was collected from 8 station(s) with the station code(s): 723CNTDRN, 723OLANDR, 723BARWDR, 723RI3DRN, 723NRGNDN, 723SCNTDR, 723PEACHD, 723NRFGDN.
Temporal Representation: Data for this line of evidence were collected between 2012-05-07 and 2014-12-08
Environmental Conditions:
QAPP Information: Quality Assurance Program Plan and Standard Operating Procedures for SWAMP program  
QAPP Information Reference(s): Quality Assurance Program Plan and Standard Operating Procedures for SWAMP program
 
Line of Evidence (LOE) for Decision ID 78496, DDT (Dichlorodiphenyltrichloroethane)
Region 7     
Imperial Valley Drains
 
LOE ID: 126155
 
Pollutant: Total DDT (sum of 4,4'- and 2,4'- isomers of DDT, DDE, and DDD)
LOE Subgroup: Pollutant-Tissue
Matrix: Tissue
Fraction: Fish fillet
 
Beneficial Use: Commercial or recreational collection of fish, shellfish, or organisms
 
Number of Samples: 8
Number of Exceedances: 8
 
Data and Information Type: PHYSICAL/CHEMICAL MONITORING
Data Used to Assess Water Quality: Water Board staff assessed RWB7 TMDL data for Imperial Valley Drains to determine beneficial use support and the results are as follows 8 of the 8 samples exceeded the water quality standard for Total DDT (sum of 4,4'- and 2,4'- isomers of DDT, DDE, and DDD). Data were collected for 7 fish species (2 composite(s) of Mosquitofish each composed of 48 fish per composite, 1 composite(s) of Mosquitofish each composed of 117 fish per composite, 1 composite(s) of Common Carp each composed of 1 fish per composite, 1 composite(s) of Mosquitofish each composed of 72 fish per composite, 1 composite(s) of Mosquitofish each composed of 45 fish per composite, 1 composite(s) of Common Carp each composed of 4 fish per composite, 1 composite(s) of Mosquitofish each composed of 18 fish per composite). Of these, 2 species (Mosquitofish, Common Carp) exceeded the water quality standard.
Data Reference: Water Quality Assessment Data for the 2018 solicitation cycle submitted through CEDEN for RWB7 TMDL.
 
SWAMP Data: SWAMP
 
Water Quality Objective/Criterion: All waters shall be maintained free of toxic substances in concentrations which are toxic to, or which produce detrimental physiological responses in human, plant, animal, or indigenous aquatic life. (Water Quality Control Plan for the Colorado River Basin Region)
Objective/Criterion Reference: Water Quality Control Plan for the Colorado River Basin Region (Includes amendments effective on or before January 8, 2019)
 
Evaluation Guideline: The modified OEHHA Fish Contaminant Goal for total DDT in fish tissue is 15 ppb. This screening level assumes an average body weight of 70 kg and a consumption rate of 32 g/day for a 30 year exposure over a 70-year lifetime. This constituent is a carcinogen therefore the risk level is set to one in a million. A cooking reduction factor of 1 is applied for skin-off fillets. (Klasing, S., and R. Brodberg, 2008)
Guideline Reference: Development of Fish Contaminant Goals and Advisory Tissue Levels for Common Contaminants in California Sport Fish: Chlordane, DDTs, Dieldrin, Methylmercury, PCBs, Selenium, and Toxaphene
 
Spatial Representation: Data was collected from 4 station(s) with the station code(s): 723PEACHD, 723RICEDR, 723BARWDR, 723CNTDRN.
Temporal Representation: Data for this line of evidence were collected between 2011-02-07 and 2011-04-20
Environmental Conditions:
QAPP Information: Quality Assurance Program Plan and Standard Operating Procedures for SWAMP program  
QAPP Information Reference(s): Quality Assurance Program Plan and Standard Operating Procedures for SWAMP program
 
Line of Evidence (LOE) for Decision ID 78496, DDT (Dichlorodiphenyltrichloroethane)
Region 7     
Imperial Valley Drains
 
LOE ID: 126593
 
Pollutant: Total DDT (sum of 4,4'- and 2,4'- isomers of DDT, DDE, and DDD)
LOE Subgroup: Pollutant-Tissue
Matrix: Tissue
Fraction: Fish fillet
 
Beneficial Use: Commercial or recreational collection of fish, shellfish, or organisms
 
Number of Samples: 16
Number of Exceedances: 8
 
Data and Information Type: PHYSICAL/CHEMICAL MONITORING
Data Used to Assess Water Quality: Water Board staff assessed SWAMP RWB7 Monitoring data for Imperial Valley Drains to determine beneficial use support and the results are as follows 8 of the 16 samples exceeded the water quality standard for Total DDT (sum of 4,4'- and 2,4'- isomers of DDT, DDE, and DDD). Data were collected for 12 fish species (1 composite(s) of Mosquitofish each composed of 25 fish per composite, 4 composite(s) of Tilapia spp. each composed of 5 fish per composite, 1 composite(s) of Mosquitofish each composed of 15 fish per composite, 2 composite(s) of Common Carp each composed of 5 fish per composite, 1 composite(s) of Grass Carp each composed of 4 fish per composite, 1 composite(s) of Common Carp each composed of 1 fish per composite, 1 composite(s) of Mosquitofish each composed of 60 fish per composite, 1 composite(s) of Tilapia spp. each composed of 6 fish per composite, 1 composite(s) of Mosquitofish each composed of 7 fish per composite, 1 composite(s) of Mosquitofish each composed of 48 fish per composite, 1 composite(s) of Mosquitofish each composed of 37 fish per composite, 1 composite(s) of Common Carp each composed of 3 fish per composite). Of these, 2 species (Mosquitofish, Common Carp) exceeded the water quality standard.
Data Reference: Water Quality Assessment Data for the 2018 solicitation cycle submitted through CEDEN for SWAMP RWB7 Monitoring.
 
SWAMP Data: SWAMP
 
Water Quality Objective/Criterion: All waters shall be maintained free of toxic substances in concentrations which are toxic to, or which produce detrimental physiological responses in human, plant, animal, or indigenous aquatic life. (Water Quality Control Plan for the Colorado River Basin Region)
Objective/Criterion Reference: Water Quality Control Plan for the Colorado River Basin Region (Includes amendments effective on or before January 8, 2019)
 
Evaluation Guideline: The modified OEHHA Fish Contaminant Goal for total DDT in fish tissue is 15 ppb. This screening level assumes an average body weight of 70 kg and a consumption rate of 32 g/day for a 30 year exposure over a 70-year lifetime. This constituent is a carcinogen therefore the risk level is set to one in a million. A cooking reduction factor of 1 is applied for skin-off fillets. (Klasing, S., and R. Brodberg, 2008)
Guideline Reference: Development of Fish Contaminant Goals and Advisory Tissue Levels for Common Contaminants in California Sport Fish: Chlordane, DDTs, Dieldrin, Methylmercury, PCBs, Selenium, and Toxaphene
 
Spatial Representation: Data was collected from 8 station(s) with the station code(s): 723CNTDRN, 723OLANDR, 723BARWDR, 723RI3DRN, 723NRGNDN, 723SCNTDR, 723PEACHD, 723NRFGDN.
Temporal Representation: Data for this line of evidence were collected between 2012-05-07 and 2014-12-08
Environmental Conditions:
QAPP Information: Quality Assurance Program Plan and Standard Operating Procedures for SWAMP program  
QAPP Information Reference(s): Quality Assurance Program Plan and Standard Operating Procedures for SWAMP program
 
Line of Evidence (LOE) for Decision ID 78496, DDT (Dichlorodiphenyltrichloroethane)
Region 7     
Imperial Valley Drains
 
LOE ID: 127818
 
Pollutant: DDT (Dichlorodiphenyltrichloroethane)
LOE Subgroup: Pollutant-Water
Matrix: Water
Fraction: Total
 
Beneficial Use: Warm Freshwater Habitat
 
Number of Samples: 42
Number of Exceedances: 0
 
Data and Information Type: PHYSICAL/CHEMICAL MONITORING
Data Used to Assess Water Quality: Water Board staff assessed SWAMP RWB7 Monitoring data for Imperial Valley Drains to determine beneficial use support and results are as follows: 0 of 42 samples exceeded the water quality standard for DDT (Dichlorodiphenyltrichloroethane).
Data Reference: Water Quality Assessment Data for the 2018 solicitation cycle submitted through CEDEN for SWAMP RWB7 Monitoring.
 
SWAMP Data: SWAMP
 
Water Quality Objective/Criterion: The DDT(4,4') criterion continuous concentration (expressed as a 4-day average) to protect aquatic life in freshwater is 0.001 ug/L (California Toxics Rule, 2000).
Objective/Criterion Reference: Water Quality Standards 2000. Establishment of numeric criteria for priority toxic pollutants for the State of California: Rules and regulations. Federal Register Vol. 65, No. 97. Washington, D.C.: Environmental Protection Agency
 
Evaluation Guideline:
Guideline Reference:
 
Spatial Representation: The samples were collected at 23 monitoring site(s) (723ARCDRN, 723CNTDRN, 723NRGNDN, 723SSPDRN, 723RICEDR, 723SSDS02, 723RI3DRN, 723MUNDRN, 723SSDS03, 723SCNTDR, 723ARNDRN, 723HLVLDR, 723TI2DRN, 723OLANDR, 723VERDRN, 723MAGDRN, 723ROSDRN, 723BARWDR, 723SPRDRN, 723PEACHD, 723NRFGDN, 723ARIDRN, 723NETDRN)
Temporal Representation: The samples were collected between the dates of 2012-05-07 and 2012-10-17
Environmental Conditions:
QAPP Information: Quality Assurance Program Plan and Standard Operating Procedures for SWAMP program  
QAPP Information Reference(s): Quality Assurance Program Plan and Standard Operating Procedures for SWAMP program
 
Line of Evidence (LOE) for Decision ID 78496, DDT (Dichlorodiphenyltrichloroethane)
Region 7     
Imperial Valley Drains
 
LOE ID: 127400
 
Pollutant: DDT (Dichlorodiphenyltrichloroethane)
LOE Subgroup: Pollutant-Water
Matrix: Water
Fraction: Total
 
Beneficial Use: Warm Freshwater Habitat
 
Number of Samples: 1
Number of Exceedances: 0
 
Data and Information Type: PHYSICAL/CHEMICAL MONITORING
Data Used to Assess Water Quality: Water Board staff assessed RWB7 TMDL data for Imperial Valley Drains to determine beneficial use support and results are as follows: 0 of 1 samples exceeded the water quality standard for DDT (Dichlorodiphenyltrichloroethane).
Data Reference: Water Quality Assessment Data for the 2018 solicitation cycle submitted through CEDEN for RWB7 TMDL.
 
SWAMP Data: SWAMP
 
Water Quality Objective/Criterion: The DDT(4,4') criterion continuous concentration (expressed as a 4-day average) to protect aquatic life in freshwater is 0.001 ug/L (California Toxics Rule, 2000).
Objective/Criterion Reference: Water Quality Standards 2000. Establishment of numeric criteria for priority toxic pollutants for the State of California: Rules and regulations. Federal Register Vol. 65, No. 97. Washington, D.C.: Environmental Protection Agency
 
Evaluation Guideline:
Guideline Reference:
 
Spatial Representation: The samples were collected at 1 monitoring site(s) (723CNTDRN)
Temporal Representation: The samples were collected between the dates of 2011-02-11 and 2011-02-11
Environmental Conditions:
QAPP Information: Quality Assurance Program Plan and Standard Operating Procedures for SWAMP program  
QAPP Information Reference(s): Quality Assurance Program Plan and Standard Operating Procedures for SWAMP program
 
Line of Evidence (LOE) for Decision ID 78496, DDT (Dichlorodiphenyltrichloroethane)
Region 7     
Imperial Valley Drains
 
LOE ID: 127817
 
Pollutant: DDT (Dichlorodiphenyltrichloroethane)
LOE Subgroup: Pollutant-Water
Matrix: Water
Fraction: Total
 
Beneficial Use: Commercial or recreational collection of fish, shellfish, or organisms
 
Number of Samples: 42
Number of Exceedances: 0
 
Data and Information Type: PHYSICAL/CHEMICAL MONITORING
Data Used to Assess Water Quality: Water Board staff assessed SWAMP RWB7 Monitoring data for Imperial Valley Drains to determine beneficial use support and results are as follows: 0 of 42 samples exceeded the water quality standard for DDT (Dichlorodiphenyltrichloroethane).
Data Reference: Water Quality Assessment Data for the 2018 solicitation cycle submitted through CEDEN for SWAMP RWB7 Monitoring.
 
SWAMP Data: SWAMP
 
Water Quality Objective/Criterion: The DDT(4,4') criteria for the protection of human health from consumption of organisms only is 0.00059 ug/L (California Toxics Rule, 2000).
Objective/Criterion Reference: Water Quality Standards 2000. Establishment of numeric criteria for priority toxic pollutants for the State of California: Rules and regulations. Federal Register Vol. 65, No. 97. Washington, D.C.: Environmental Protection Agency
 
Evaluation Guideline:
Guideline Reference:
 
Spatial Representation: The samples were collected at 23 monitoring site(s) (723ARCDRN, 723CNTDRN, 723NRGNDN, 723SSPDRN, 723RICEDR, 723SSDS02, 723RI3DRN, 723MUNDRN, 723SSDS03, 723SCNTDR, 723ARNDRN, 723HLVLDR, 723TI2DRN, 723OLANDR, 723VERDRN, 723MAGDRN, 723ROSDRN, 723BARWDR, 723SPRDRN, 723PEACHD, 723NRFGDN, 723ARIDRN, 723NETDRN)
Temporal Representation: The samples were collected between the dates of 2012-05-07 and 2012-10-17
Environmental Conditions:
QAPP Information: Quality Assurance Program Plan and Standard Operating Procedures for SWAMP program  
QAPP Information Reference(s): Quality Assurance Program Plan and Standard Operating Procedures for SWAMP program
 
Line of Evidence (LOE) for Decision ID 78496, DDT (Dichlorodiphenyltrichloroethane)
Region 7     
Imperial Valley Drains
 
LOE ID: 127734
 
Pollutant: DDT (Dichlorodiphenyltrichloroethane)
LOE Subgroup: Pollutant-Water
Matrix: Water
Fraction: Total
 
Beneficial Use: Commercial or recreational collection of fish, shellfish, or organisms
 
Number of Samples: 1
Number of Exceedances: 0
 
Data and Information Type: PHYSICAL/CHEMICAL MONITORING
Data Used to Assess Water Quality: Water Board staff assessed RWB7 TMDL data for Imperial Valley Drains to determine beneficial use support and results are as follows: 0 of 1 samples exceeded the water quality standard for DDT (Dichlorodiphenyltrichloroethane).
Data Reference: Water Quality Assessment Data for the 2018 solicitation cycle submitted through CEDEN for RWB7 TMDL.
 
SWAMP Data: SWAMP
 
Water Quality Objective/Criterion: The DDT(4,4') criteria for the protection of human health from consumption of organisms only is 0.00059 ug/L (California Toxics Rule, 2000).
Objective/Criterion Reference: Water Quality Standards 2000. Establishment of numeric criteria for priority toxic pollutants for the State of California: Rules and regulations. Federal Register Vol. 65, No. 97. Washington, D.C.: Environmental Protection Agency
 
Evaluation Guideline:
Guideline Reference:
 
Spatial Representation: The samples were collected at 1 monitoring site(s) (723CNTDRN)
Temporal Representation: The samples were collected between the dates of 2011-02-11 and 2011-02-11
Environmental Conditions:
QAPP Information: Quality Assurance Program Plan and Standard Operating Procedures for SWAMP program  
QAPP Information Reference(s): Quality Assurance Program Plan and Standard Operating Procedures for SWAMP program
 
Line of Evidence (LOE) for Decision ID 78496, DDT (Dichlorodiphenyltrichloroethane)
Region 7     
Imperial Valley Drains
 
LOE ID: 5591
 
Pollutant: DDT (Dichlorodiphenyltrichloroethane)
LOE Subgroup: Pollutant-Tissue
Matrix: Tissue
Fraction: Total
 
Beneficial Use: Warm Freshwater Habitat
 
Number of Samples: 40
Number of Exceedances: 14
 
Data and Information Type: Fish tissue analysis
Data Used to Assess Water Quality: Twenty-one fish fillet samples and nineteen whole fish samples were taken at 14 locations in Imperial Valley drains. The fish samples were generally collected from 10/1985 through 11/2000. Of these total samples, 5 fish fillet samples and 9 whole fish samples collected at 9 locations exceeded the NAS tissue guideline. At Central drain an exceedance was found in 1 carp fillet composite sample. At South Central drain exceedances were found in 1 channel catfish single fish fillet sample, 1 carp single fish fillet sample. At Rice drain 3 exceedances were found in 1 carp fillet composite sample. At Greeson an exceedance was found in 1 mosquitofish whole fish composite sample. At Pumice drain an exceedance was found in 1 channel catfish fillet composite sample. At Mayflower drain an exceedance was found in 1 mosquitofish whole fish composite sample. At Peach drain exceedances were found in 2 mosquitofish whole fish composites, and 1 sailfin molly whole fish composite sample. At Barbara Worth drain exceedances were found in 2 mosquitofish whole fish composites. At Warren Drain exceedances were found in 2 mosquitofish whole fish composites (TSMP, 2007).
Data Reference: Toxic Substances Monitoring Program (TSMP) Data for organic and inorganic chemicals in fish and sediment samples collected from water bodies located in the Colorado River Basin-Region 7. 1978-2000. State Water Resources Control Board. Sacramento, CA.
 
SWAMP Data: Non-SWAMP
 
Water Quality Objective/Criterion: Basin Plan: No individual chemical or combination of chemicals shall be present in concentrations that adversely affect beneficial uses. There shall be no increase in hazardous chemical concentrations found in bottom sediments or aquatic life (CRBRWQCB, 2006).
Objective/Criterion Reference: Water Quality Control Plan Colorado River Basin, with amendments adopted through June 2006
 
Evaluation Guideline: National Academy of Science (NAS) tissue guideline of 1000 ug/kg for the protection of aquatic life uses (NAS, 1973).
Guideline Reference: National Academy of Sciences. Water Quality Criteria 1972. EPA-R3-73-033. Washington, D.C.: U.S. Environmental Protection Agency
 
Spatial Representation: Samples were collected from the following Imperial Valley drain locations; Rose drain, Holtville Main drain, Central drain, South Central drain, Rice drain 3, Verde drain, Greeson drain, Fig drain, Pumice drain, Mayflower drain, Orange drain, Peach Drain, Tokay drain, Barbara Worth drain, and Warren drain.
Temporal Representation: Fish tissue samples were generally collected from 10/1985 through 11/2000. Fish tissue samples were not collected from each location every sampling round. Twenty-one fish fillet samples of carp, channel catfish, tilapia, flathead catfish, spiny soft shelled turtle, redbelly tilapia, and yellow bullhead were collected. Eight carp fillet composite samples were collected in the years (2)1985, 1986, 1988, (3)1990, and 1999. Two carp single fish fillet samples were collected in the years 1989-90. Three channel catfish fillet composite samples were collected in the years 1989-90, and 1999. One channel catfish single fish fillet sample was collected in the year 1999. Two tilapia fillet composite samples were collected in the years 1996, and 2000. One flathead catfish fillet composite sample was collected in the year 1988. Two spiny soft shelled turtle fillet composite samples were collected in the year (2)1992. One redbelly tilapia fillet composite sample was collected in the year 1992. One yellow bullhead fillet composite sample was collected in the year 1985. Nineteen whole fish samples of mosquitofish, and sailfin molly were collected. Twelve mosquitofish whole fish composite samples were collected in 1985, 1989, (2)1990, (3)1991, 1995-96, and (3)2000. Seven sailfin molly whole fish composite samples were collected in (2)1989, 1991, (2)1992, (2)2000. Exceedances were found in samples collected from 10/10/1985 through 11/08/2000.
Environmental Conditions:
QAPP Information: The field procedures are described in TSMP Data Reports and associated Appendices. CDFG's Laboratory applies a Quality Assurance Program Plan procedures for laboratory Quality Assurance and Quality Control, as described in Rasmussen (1993).
QAPP Information Reference(s): Toxic Substances Monitoring Program 1991 Data Report. 93-1WQ. State Water Resources Control Board (SWRCB), Division of Water Quality. Sacramento, CA.
 
Line of Evidence (LOE) for Decision ID 78496, DDT (Dichlorodiphenyltrichloroethane)
Region 7     
Imperial Valley Drains
 
LOE ID: 46166
 
Pollutant: Total DDT (sum of 4,4'- and 2,4'- isomers of DDT, DDE, and DDD)
LOE Subgroup: Pollutant-Tissue
Matrix: Tissue
Fraction: Fish fillet
 
Beneficial Use: Warm Freshwater Habitat
 
Number of Samples: 4
Number of Exceedances: 0
 
Data and Information Type: Fish tissue analysis
Data Used to Assess Water Quality: Water Board staff assessed SWAMP data for Imperial Valley Drains to determine beneficial use support and results are as follows: 0 of 4 samples exceed the criterion for DDT, Total. Eleven composites (2 - 3 fish per composite) were generated from three species: common carp, Tilapia spp, and channel catfish. Total DDT was calculated as the sum of 4,4'- and 2,4'- isomers of DDT, DDE, and DDD. Composites collected at the same time on the same day for the same species were averaged in accordance with the listing policy.
Data Reference: RWB7 Fish Tissue Study 2004
 
SWAMP Data: SWAMP
 
Water Quality Objective/Criterion: No individual chemical or combination of chemicals shall be present in concentrations that adversely affect beneficial uses. There shall be no increase in hazardous chemical concentrations found in bottom sediments or aquatic life (Water Quality Control Plan, Colorado River Basin).
Objective/Criterion Reference: Water Quality Control Plan Colorado River Basin, with amendments adopted through June 2006
 
Evaluation Guideline: National Academy of Science guidelines (NAS 1972) establish a maximum total DDT concentration of 1000 ug/Kg (wet weight) in tissue samples for protection of aquatic life from bioaccumulation of toxic substances.
Guideline Reference: National Academy of Sciences. Water Quality Criteria 1972. EPA-R3-73-033. Washington, D.C.: U.S. Environmental Protection Agency
 
Spatial Representation: Data for this line of evidence for Imperial Valley Drains was collected at 2 monitoring sites [ Central Drain - 723CNTDRN, Greeson Drain - 723GRSDRN]
Temporal Representation: Data was collected over the time period 11/2/2004-11/4/2004.
Environmental Conditions: Staff is not aware of any special conditions that might affect interpretation of the data.
QAPP Information: The SWAMP QAPP (2002) was followed.
QAPP Information Reference(s): Quality Assurance Management Plan for the State of California's Surface Water Ambient Monitoring Program. Sacramento, CA. State Water Resources Control Board. SWAMP. December 2002 (1st version)
 
Line of Evidence (LOE) for Decision ID 78496, DDT (Dichlorodiphenyltrichloroethane)
Region 7     
Imperial Valley Drains
 
LOE ID: 5058
 
Pollutant: DDT (Dichlorodiphenyltrichloroethane)
LOE Subgroup: Pollutant-Water
Matrix: Water
Fraction: Dissolved
 
Beneficial Use: Warm Freshwater Habitat
 
Number of Samples: 6
Number of Exceedances: 0
 
Data and Information Type: Fixed station physical/chemical (conventional plus toxic pollutants)
Data Used to Assess Water Quality: Six water quality samples were collected and analyzed in May and October 2002 at 3 locations in Imperial Valley Drains. Of these total samples, none exceeded the CTR Criteria (SWAMP, 2007).
Data Reference: Surface Water Ambient Monitoring Program (SWAMP) Data for organic and inorganic constituents in water and sediment samples collected from water bodies located in the Colorado River Basin-Region 7. May 2002-May 2005.
 
SWAMP Data: SWAMP
 
Water Quality Objective/Criterion: California Toxics Rule (CTR) Criterion Maximum Concentration (CMC) of 1.1 ug/l for the protection of freshwater aquatic life uses (USEPA, 2000).
Objective/Criterion Reference: Water Quality Standards 2000. Establishment of numeric criteria for priority toxic pollutants for the State of California: Rules and regulations. Federal Register Vol. 65, No. 97. Washington, D.C.: Environmental Protection Agency
 
Evaluation Guideline:
Guideline Reference:
 
Spatial Representation: Samples were collected from three Imperial Valley Drains ;Trifolium TD1, Niland 4, and W.
Temporal Representation: Six water samples were collected. Water samples were generally collected and analyzed twice, in May and October of 2002.
Environmental Conditions:
QAPP Information: The sampling and analysis portions of this study were conducted in accordance with the SWAMP Quality Assurance Management Plan (QAMP) (Puckett, 2002).
QAPP Information Reference(s): Quality Assurance Management Plan for the State of California's Surface Water Ambient Monitoring Program. Sacramento, CA. State Water Resources Control Board. SWAMP. December 2002 (1st version)
 
Line of Evidence (LOE) for Decision ID 78496, DDT (Dichlorodiphenyltrichloroethane)
Region 7     
Imperial Valley Drains
 
LOE ID: 5439
 
Pollutant: DDT (Dichlorodiphenyltrichloroethane)
LOE Subgroup: Pollutant-Tissue
Matrix: Tissue
Fraction: Total
 
Beneficial Use: Commercial or recreational collection of fish, shellfish, or organisms
 
Number of Samples: 40
Number of Exceedances: 39
 
Data and Information Type: Fish tissue analysis
Data Used to Assess Water Quality: Twenty-one fish fillet samples and nineteen whole fish samples were taken at 14 locations in Imperial Valley drains. The fish samples were generally collected from 10/1985 through 11/2000. Of these total samples, 20 fish fillet samples and 19 whole fish samples collected at 15 locations exceeded the OEHHA Fish Contaminant Goal. At Rose drain exceedances were found in 1 carp fillet composite sample, and 1 mosquitofish whole fish composite sample. At Holtville Main drain exceedances were found in 2 channel catfish fillet composite samples, 1 tilapia fillet compostie sample, and 1 carp fillet composite sample. At Central drain exceedances were found in 1 carp fillet composite sample, 1 flathead catfish single fish fillet sample, and 1 sailfin molly whole fish composite sample. At South Central drain exceedances were found in 1 channel catfish single fish fillet sample, 1 carp single fish fillet sample, 1 spiny soft shelled turtle fillet composite sample, and 1 sailfin molly whole fish composite sample. At Rice drain 3 exceedances were found in 2 carp fillet composite samples. At Verde drain an exceedance was found in 1 carp single fish fillet sample. At Greeson exceedances were found in 1 carp fillet composite sample, 1 yellow bullhead fillet composite sample, 1 spiny soft shelled turtle fillet composite sample, and 1 mosquitofish whole fish composite sample. At Fig drain exceedances were found in 1 carp fillet composite sample, 1 mosquitofish whole fish composite sample, and 3 sailfin molly whole fish composite samples. At Pumice drain exceedances were found in 1 channel catfish fillet composite sample, 1 tilapia fish composite sample, and 1 carp fillet composite sample. At Mayflower drain an exceedance was found in 1 mosquitofish whole fish composite sample. At Orange drain an exceedance was found in 1 mosquitofish whole fish composite sample. At Peach drain exceedances were found in 2 mosquitofish whole fish composite samples, and 1 sailfin molly whole fish composite sample. At Tokay drain an exceedance was found in 1 mosquitofish whole fish composite sample. At Barbara Worth drain exceedances were found in 2 mosquitofish whole fish composite samples, and 1 sailfin molly whole fish composite sample. At Warren drain exceedances were found in 2 mosquitofish whole fish composite samples (TSMP, 2007).
Data Reference: Toxic Substances Monitoring Program (TSMP) Data for organic and inorganic chemicals in fish and sediment samples collected from water bodies located in the Colorado River Basin-Region 7. 1978-2000. State Water Resources Control Board. Sacramento, CA.
 
SWAMP Data: Non-SWAMP
 
Water Quality Objective/Criterion: Basin Plan: No individual chemical or combination of chemicals shall be present in concentrations that adversely affect beneficial uses. There shall be no increase in hazardous chemical concentrations found in bottom sediments or aquatic life (CRBRWQCB, 2006).
Objective/Criterion Reference: Water Quality Control Plan Colorado River Basin, with amendments adopted through June 2006
 
Evaluation Guideline: Office of Environmental Health Hazard Assessment (OEHHA) Fish Contaminant Goal of 21 ug/kg to protect human health when consuming fish (OEHHA, 2008).
Guideline Reference: Development of Fish Contaminant Goals and Advisory Tissue Levels for Common Contaminants in California Sport Fish: Chlordane, DDTs, Dieldrin, Methylmercury, PCBs, Selenium, and Toxaphene
 
Spatial Representation: Samples were collected from the following Imperial Valley drain locations; Rose drain, Holtville Main drain, Central drain, South Central drain, Rice drain 3, Verde drain, Greeson drain, Fig drain, Pumice drain, Mayflower drain, Orange drain, Peach Drain, Tokay drain, Barbara Worth drain, and Warren drain.
Temporal Representation: Fish tissue samples were generally collected from 10/1985 through 11/2000. Fish tissue samples were not collected from each location every sampling round. Twenty-one fish fillet samples of carp, channel catfish, tilapia, flathead catfish, spiny soft shelled turtle, redbelly tilapia, and yellow bullhead were collected. Eight carp fillet composite samples were collected in the years (2)1985, 1986, 1988, (3)1990, and 1999. Two carp single fish fillet samples were collected in the years 1989-90. Three channel catfish fillet composite samples were collected in the years 1989-90, and 1999. One channel catfish single fish fillet sample was collected in the year 1999. Two tilapia fillet composite samples were collected in the years 1996, and 2000. One flathead catfish fillet composite sample was collected in the year 1988. Two spiny soft shelled turtle fillet composite samples were collected in the year (2)1992. One redbelly tilapia fillet composite sample was collected in the year 1992. One yellow bullhead fillet composite sample was collected in the year 1985. Nineteen whole fish samples of mosquitofish, and sailfin molly were collected. Twelve mosquitofish whole fish composite samples were collected in 1985, 1989, (2)1990, (3)1991, 1995-96, and (3)2000. Seven sailfin molly whole fish composite samples were collected in (2)1989, 1991, (2)1992, (2)2000. The exceedances were found in samples collected from 9/10/1985 through 12/05/1999.
Environmental Conditions:
QAPP Information: The field procedures are described in TSMP Data Reports and associated Appendices. CDFG's Laboratory applies a Quality Assurance Program Plan procedures for laboratory Quality Assurance and Quality Control, as described in Rasmussen (1993).
QAPP Information Reference(s): Toxic Substances Monitoring Program 1991 Data Report. 93-1WQ. State Water Resources Control Board (SWRCB), Division of Water Quality. Sacramento, CA.
 
 
DECISION ID
78078
Region 7     
Imperial Valley Drains
 
Pollutant: Dieldrin
Final Listing Decision: Do Not Delist from 303(d) list (TMDL required list)
Last Listing Cycle's Final Listing Decision: Do Not Delist from 303(d) list (TMDL required list)(2016)
Revision Status Revised
Sources: Source Unknown
Expected TMDL Completion Date: 2021
Impairment from Pollutant or Pollution: Pollutant
 
Regional Board Conclusion: This pollutant is being considered for removal on the section 303(d) list under sections 2.2, 4.1 and 4.5 of the Listing Policy. Under these sections of the Policy, a minimum of one line of evidence is needed to assess listing status.

Sixteen lines of evidence are available in the administrative record to assess this pollutant.

Based on the readily available data and information, the weight of evidence indicates that there is sufficient justification against removing this water segment-pollutant combination from the section 303(d) list.

This conclusion is based on the staff findings that:
1. The data used satisfies the data quality requirements of section 6.1.4 of the Policy.
2. The data used satisfies the data quantity requirements of section 6.1.5 of the Policy.
3. Eight of eight fish fillet fraction fish tissue samples exceeded the OEHHA fish contaminant goal.

Thirty six of 36 total fraction fish tissue samples exceeded the OEHHA fish contaminant goal.

Four of 40 total fraction fish tissue samples exceeded the California Toxics Rule criteria.

Three of three total fraction water samples exceeded the NAS fish tissue evaluation guideline.

These exceed the allowable frequency listed in Table 4.1 of the Listing Policy.

This pollutant is a possible cause or contributor to toxicity.

4. Pursuant to section 3.11 of the Listing Policy, no additional data and information are available indicating that standards are not met.
 
Regional Board Decision Recommendation: After review of the available data and information, RWQCB staff concludes that the water body-pollutant combination should not be removed from the section 303(d) list because applicable water quality standards for the pollutant are being exceeded.
 
 
Line of Evidence (LOE) for Decision ID 78078, Dieldrin
Region 7     
Imperial Valley Drains
 
LOE ID: 5108
 
Pollutant: Arsenic | Benzo(a)anthracene | Cadmium | Chromium (total) | Chrysene (C1-C4) | Copper | Dieldrin | Endrin | Fluoranthene | Fluorene | Lead | Lindane/gamma Hexachlorocyclohexane (gamma-HCH) | Mercury | Naphthalene | Nickel | PCBs (Polychlorinated biphenyls) | Phenanthrene | Pyrene
LOE Subgroup: Pollutant-Sediment
Matrix: Sediment
Fraction: Total
 
Beneficial Use: Warm Freshwater Habitat
 
Number of Samples: 5
Number of Exceedances: 0
 
Data and Information Type: Fixed station physical/chemical (conventional plus toxic pollutants)
Data Used to Assess Water Quality: Five sediment quality samples were collected and analyzed biannually from 5/2002 through 5/2005 at 3 locations in Imperial Valley Drains. Of these total samples, none exceeded the PEC (SWAMP, 2007).
Data Reference: Surface Water Ambient Monitoring Program (SWAMP) Data for organic and inorganic constituents in water and sediment samples collected from water bodies located in the Colorado River Basin-Region 7. May 2002-May 2005.
 
SWAMP Data: SWAMP
 
Water Quality Objective/Criterion: Basin Plan: No individual chemical or combination of chemicals shall be present in concentrations that adversely affect beneficial uses. There shall be no increase in hazardous chemical concentrations found in bottom sediments or aquatic life (CRBRWQCB, 2006).
Objective/Criterion Reference: Water Quality Control Plan Colorado River Basin, with amendments adopted through June 2006
 
Evaluation Guideline: Consensus Based Sediment Quality Guideline Probable Effects Concentrations (PECs) for the protection of freshwater organisms to toxic effects were used for the following constituents: 33 mg/kg Arsenic, 1050 ug/kg Benz[a]anthrazene, 4.98 mg/kg Cadmium, 111 mg/kg Chromium, 1290 ug/kg Chrysene, 149 mg/kg Copper, 61.8 ug/g Dieldrin, 207 ug/kg Endrin, 2230 ug/kg Fluoranthene, 536 ug/kg Fluorene, 128 mg/kg Lead, 4.99 ug/kg Lindane/Hexachlorocyclohexane (HCH), 1.06 mg/kg Mercury, 561 ug/kg Naphthalene, 48.6 mg/kg Nickel, 676 ug/kg PCBs (Polychlorinated biphenyls), 1170 ug/kg Phenanthrene , 1520 ug/kg Pyrene (Macdonald et al, 2000).
Guideline Reference: Development and evaluation of consensus-based sediment quality guidelines for freshwater ecosystems. Environmental Contamination and Toxicology. 39: 20-31
 
Spatial Representation: Samples were collected from three Imperial Valley Drains ;Trifolium TD1, Niland 4, and W.
Temporal Representation: Five sediment samples were collected. Water samples were generally collected and analyzed twice, in May and October of 2002. Samples were not collected from each location every sampling round.
Environmental Conditions:
QAPP Information: The sampling and analysis portions of this study were conducted in accordance with the SWAMP Quality Assurance Management Plan (QAMP) (Puckett, 2002).
QAPP Information Reference(s): Quality Assurance Management Plan for the State of California's Surface Water Ambient Monitoring Program. Sacramento, CA. State Water Resources Control Board. SWAMP. December 2002 (1st version)
 
Line of Evidence (LOE) for Decision ID 78078, Dieldrin
Region 7     
Imperial Valley Drains
 
LOE ID: 5060
 
Pollutant: Chromium (total) | Dieldrin | Endrin
LOE Subgroup: Pollutant-Water
Matrix: Water
Fraction: Dissolved
 
Beneficial Use: Warm Freshwater Habitat
 
Number of Samples: 5
Number of Exceedances: 0
 
Data and Information Type: Fixed station physical/chemical (conventional plus toxic pollutants)
Data Used to Assess Water Quality: Five water quality samples were collected and analyzed in May and October 2002 at 3 locations in Imperial Valley Drains. Of these total samples, none exceeded the CTR Criteria (SWAMP, 2007).
Data Reference: Surface Water Ambient Monitoring Program (SWAMP) Data for organic and inorganic constituents in water and sediment samples collected from water bodies located in the Colorado River Basin-Region 7. May 2002-May 2005.
 
SWAMP Data: SWAMP
 
Water Quality Objective/Criterion: California Toxics Rule (CTR) Criterion Maximum Concentrations (CMCs) for the protection of freshwater aquatic life uses were used for the following constituents: 1724 ug/l Chromium, 0.24 ug/l Dieldrin, and 0.086 ug/l Endrin (USEPA, 2000).
Objective/Criterion Reference: Water Quality Standards 2000. Establishment of numeric criteria for priority toxic pollutants for the State of California: Rules and regulations. Federal Register Vol. 65, No. 97. Washington, D.C.: Environmental Protection Agency
 
Evaluation Guideline:
Guideline Reference:
 
Spatial Representation: Samples were collected from three Imperial Valley Drains ;Trifolium TD1, Niland 4, and W.
Temporal Representation: Five water samples were collected. Water samples were generally collected and analyzed twice, in May and October of 2002.
Environmental Conditions:
QAPP Information: The sampling and analysis portions of this study were conducted in accordance with the SWAMP Quality Assurance Management Plan (QAMP) (Puckett, 2002).
QAPP Information Reference(s): Quality Assurance Management Plan for the State of California's Surface Water Ambient Monitoring Program. Sacramento, CA. State Water Resources Control Board. SWAMP. December 2002 (1st version)
 
Line of Evidence (LOE) for Decision ID 78078, Dieldrin
Region 7     
Imperial Valley Drains
 
LOE ID: 126645
 
Pollutant: Dieldrin
LOE Subgroup: Pollutant-Tissue
Matrix: Tissue
Fraction: Fish fillet
 
Beneficial Use: Commercial or recreational collection of fish, shellfish, or organisms
 
Number of Samples: 2
Number of Exceedances: 2
 
Data and Information Type: PHYSICAL/CHEMICAL MONITORING
Data Used to Assess Water Quality: Water Board staff assessed SWAMP RWB7 Monitoring data for Imperial Valley Drains to determine beneficial use support and the results are as follows 2 of the 2 samples exceeded the water quality standard for Dieldrin. Data were collected for 3 fish species (1 composite(s) of Tilapia spp. each composed of 6 fish per composite, 1 composite(s) of Common Carp each composed of 5 fish per composite, 2 composite(s) of Tilapia spp. each composed of 5 fish per composite). Of these species, 2 species (Tilapia spp., Common Carp) exceeded the evaluation guideline. Although a total of 4 samples were collected 2 of these samples were not included in the assessment because the laboratory data reporting limit(s) was above the objective and therefore the results could not be quantified with the level of certainty required by the Listing Policy Section 6.1.5.5.
Data Reference: Water Quality Assessment Data for the 2018 solicitation cycle submitted through CEDEN for SWAMP RWB7 Monitoring.
 
SWAMP Data: SWAMP
 
Water Quality Objective/Criterion: All waters shall be maintained free of toxic substances in concentrations which are toxic to, or which produce detrimental physiological responses in human, plant, animal, or indigenous aquatic life. (Water Quality Control Plan for the Colorado River Basin Region)
Objective/Criterion Reference: Water Quality Control Plan for the Colorado River Basin Region (Includes amendments effective on or before January 8, 2019)
 
Evaluation Guideline: The modified OEHHA Fish Contaminant Goal for dieldrin in fish tissue is 0.32 ppb. This screening level assumes an average body weight of 70 kg and a consumption rate of 32 g/day for a 30 year exposure over a 70-year lifetime. This constituent is a carcinogen therefore the risk level is set to one in a million. A cooking reduction factor of 1 is applied for skin-off fillets. (Klasing, S., and R. Brodberg, 2008)
Guideline Reference: Development of Fish Contaminant Goals and Advisory Tissue Levels for Common Contaminants in California Sport Fish: Chlordane, DDTs, Dieldrin, Methylmercury, PCBs, Selenium, and Toxaphene
 
Spatial Representation: Data was collected from 3 station(s) with the station code(s): 723NRFGDN, 723RI3DRN, 723NRGNDN.
Temporal Representation: Data for this line of evidence were collected between 2012-10-15 and 2012-10-16
Environmental Conditions:
QAPP Information: Quality Assurance Program Plan and Standard Operating Procedures for SWAMP program  
QAPP Information Reference(s): Quality Assurance Program Plan and Standard Operating Procedures for SWAMP program
 
Line of Evidence (LOE) for Decision ID 78078, Dieldrin
Region 7     
Imperial Valley Drains
 
LOE ID: 126583
 
Pollutant: Dieldrin
LOE Subgroup: Pollutant-Tissue
Matrix: Tissue
Fraction: Fish fillet
 
Beneficial Use: Commercial or recreational collection of fish, shellfish, or organisms
 
Number of Samples: 2
Number of Exceedances: 2
 
Data and Information Type: PHYSICAL/CHEMICAL MONITORING
Data Used to Assess Water Quality: Water Board staff assessed RWB7 TMDL data for Imperial Valley Drains to determine beneficial use support and the results are as follows 2 of the 2 samples exceeded the water quality standard for Dieldrin. Data were collected for 3 fish species (1 composite(s) of Common Carp each composed of 4 fish per composite, 1 composite(s) of Mosquitofish each composed of 18 fish per composite, 1 composite(s) of Mosquitofish each composed of 45 fish per composite). Of these species, 2 species (Common Carp, Mosquitofish) exceeded the evaluation guideline. Although a total of 3 samples were collected 1 of these samples were not included in the assessment because the laboratory data reporting limit(s) was above the objective and therefore the results could not be quantified with the level of certainty required by the Listing Policy Section 6.1.5.5.
Data Reference: Water Quality Assessment Data for the 2018 solicitation cycle submitted through CEDEN for RWB7 TMDL.
 
SWAMP Data: SWAMP
 
Water Quality Objective/Criterion: All waters shall be maintained free of toxic substances in concentrations which are toxic to, or which produce detrimental physiological responses in human, plant, animal, or indigenous aquatic life. (Water Quality Control Plan for the Colorado River Basin Region)
Objective/Criterion Reference: Water Quality Control Plan for the Colorado River Basin Region (Includes amendments effective on or before January 8, 2019)
 
Evaluation Guideline: The modified OEHHA Fish Contaminant Goal for dieldrin in fish tissue is 0.32 ppb. This screening level assumes an average body weight of 70 kg and a consumption rate of 32 g/day for a 30 year exposure over a 70-year lifetime. This constituent is a carcinogen therefore the risk level is set to one in a million. A cooking reduction factor of 1 is applied for skin-off fillets. (Klasing, S., and R. Brodberg, 2008)
Guideline Reference: Development of Fish Contaminant Goals and Advisory Tissue Levels for Common Contaminants in California Sport Fish: Chlordane, DDTs, Dieldrin, Methylmercury, PCBs, Selenium, and Toxaphene
 
Spatial Representation: Data was collected from 3 station(s) with the station code(s): 723BARWDR, 723RICEDR, 723CNTDRN.
Temporal Representation: Data for this line of evidence were collected between 2011-04-20 and 2011-04-20
Environmental Conditions:
QAPP Information: Quality Assurance Program Plan and Standard Operating Procedures for SWAMP program  
QAPP Information Reference(s): Quality Assurance Program Plan and Standard Operating Procedures for SWAMP program
 
Line of Evidence (LOE) for Decision ID 78078, Dieldrin
Region 7     
Imperial Valley Drains
 
LOE ID: 46168
 
Pollutant: Dieldrin
LOE Subgroup: Pollutant-Tissue
Matrix: Tissue
Fraction: Fish fillet
 
Beneficial Use: Commercial or recreational collection of fish, shellfish, or organisms
 
Number of Samples: 4
Number of Exceedances: 4
 
Data and Information Type: Fish tissue analysis
Data Used to Assess Water Quality: Water Board staff assessed SWAMP data for Imperial Valley Drains to determine beneficial use support and results are as follows: 4 of 4 samples exceed the criterion for Dieldrin. Eleven composites (2 - 3 fish per composite) were generated from three species: common carp, Tilapia spp, and channel catfish. Composites collected at the same time on the same day for the same species were averaged in accordance with the listing policy.
Data Reference: RWB7 Fish Tissue Study 2004
 
SWAMP Data: SWAMP
 
Water Quality Objective/Criterion: No individual chemical or combination of chemicals shall be present in concentrations that adversely affect beneficial uses. There shall be no increase in hazardous chemical concentrations found in bottom sediments or aquatic life (Water Quality Control Plan, Colorado River Basin).
Objective/Criterion Reference: Water Quality Control Plan Colorado River Basin, with amendments adopted through June 2006
 
Evaluation Guideline: The modified OEHHA Fish Contaminant Goal for dieldrin in fish tissue is 0.32 ppb. This screening level assumes an average body weight of 70 kg and a consumption rate of 32 g/day for a 30 year exposure over a 70-year lifetime. This constituent is a carcinogen therefore the risk level is set to one in a million. A cooking reduction factor of 1 is applied for skin-off fillets.
Guideline Reference: Development of Fish Contaminant Goals and Advisory Tissue Levels for Common Contaminants in California Sport Fish: Chlordane, DDTs, Dieldrin, Methylmercury, PCBs, Selenium, and Toxaphene
 
Spatial Representation: Data for this line of evidence for Imperial Valley Drains was collected at 2 monitoring sites [ Central Drain - 723CNTDRN, Greeson Drain - 723GRSDRN]
Temporal Representation: Data was collected over the time period 11/2/2004-11/4/2004.
Environmental Conditions: Staff is not aware of any special conditions that might affect interpretation of the data.
QAPP Information: The SWAMP QAPP (2002) was followed.
QAPP Information Reference(s): Quality Assurance Management Plan for the State of California's Surface Water Ambient Monitoring Program. Sacramento, CA. State Water Resources Control Board. SWAMP. December 2002 (1st version)
 
Line of Evidence (LOE) for Decision ID 78078, Dieldrin
Region 7     
Imperial Valley Drains
 
LOE ID: 126246
 
Pollutant: Dieldrin
LOE Subgroup: Pollutant-Tissue
Matrix: Tissue
Fraction: Fish fillet
 
Beneficial Use: Warm Freshwater Habitat
 
Number of Samples: 3
Number of Exceedances: 0
 
Data and Information Type: PHYSICAL/CHEMICAL MONITORING
Data Used to Assess Water Quality: Water Board staff assessed RWB7 TMDL data for Imperial Valley Drains to determine beneficial use support and the results are as follows 0 of the 3 samples exceeded the water quality standard for Dieldrin. Data were collected for 3 fish species (1 composite(s) of Mosquitofish each composed of 45 fish per composite, 1 composite(s) of Common Carp each composed of 4 fish per composite, 1 composite(s) of Mosquitofish each composed of 18 fish per composite).
Data Reference: Water Quality Assessment Data for the 2018 solicitation cycle submitted through CEDEN for RWB7 TMDL.
 
SWAMP Data: SWAMP
 
Water Quality Objective/Criterion: All waters shall be maintained free of toxic substances in concentrations which are toxic to, or which produce detrimental physiological responses in human, plant, animal, or indigenous aquatic life. (Water Quality Control Plan for the Colorado River Basin Region)
Objective/Criterion Reference: Water Quality Control Plan for the Colorado River Basin Region (Includes amendments effective on or before January 8, 2019)
 
Evaluation Guideline: National Academy of Science guidelines (NAS 1972) establish a maximum Dieldrin concentration of 100 ug/Kg (wet weight) in tissue samples for protection of aquatic life from bioaccumulation of toxic substances.
Guideline Reference: National Academy of Sciences. Water Quality Criteria 1972. EPA-R3-73-033. Washington, D.C.: U.S. Environmental Protection Agency
 
Spatial Representation: Data was collected from 3 station(s) with the station code(s): 723BARWDR, 723RICEDR, 723CNTDRN.
Temporal Representation: Data for this line of evidence were collected between 2011-04-20 and 2011-04-20
Environmental Conditions:
QAPP Information: Quality Assurance Program Plan and Standard Operating Procedures for SWAMP program  
QAPP Information Reference(s): Quality Assurance Program Plan and Standard Operating Procedures for SWAMP program
 
Line of Evidence (LOE) for Decision ID 78078, Dieldrin
Region 7     
Imperial Valley Drains
 
LOE ID: 46181
 
Pollutant: Dieldrin
LOE Subgroup: Pollutant-Tissue
Matrix: Tissue
Fraction: Fish fillet
 
Beneficial Use: Warm Freshwater Habitat
 
Number of Samples: 4
Number of Exceedances: 0
 
Data and Information Type: Fish tissue analysis
Data Used to Assess Water Quality: Water Board staff assessed SWAMP data for Imperial Valley Drains to determine beneficial use support and results are as follows: 0 of 4 samples exceed the criterion for Dieldrin. Eleven composites (2 - 3 fish per composite) were generated from three species: common carp, Tilapia spp, and channel catfish. Composites collected at the same time on the same day for the same species were averaged in accordance with the listing policy.
Data Reference: RWB7 Fish Tissue Study 2004
 
SWAMP Data: SWAMP
 
Water Quality Objective/Criterion: No individual chemical or combination of chemicals shall be present in concentrations that adversely affect beneficial uses. There shall be no increase in hazardous chemical concentrations found in bottom sediments or aquatic life (Water Quality Control Plan, Colorado River Basin).
Objective/Criterion Reference: Water Quality Control Plan Colorado River Basin, with amendments adopted through June 2006
 
Evaluation Guideline: National Academy of Science guidelines (NAS 1972) establish a maximum Dieldrin concentration of 100 ug/Kg (wet weight) in tissue samples for protection of aquatic life from bioaccumulation of toxic substances.
Guideline Reference: National Academy of Sciences. Water Quality Criteria 1972. EPA-R3-73-033. Washington, D.C.: U.S. Environmental Protection Agency
 
Spatial Representation: Data for this line of evidence for Imperial Valley Drains was collected at 2 monitoring sites [ Central Drain - 723CNTDRN, Greeson Drain - 723GRSDRN]
Temporal Representation: Data was collected over the time period 11/2/2004-11/4/2004.
Environmental Conditions: Staff is not aware of any special conditions that might affect interpretation of the data.
QAPP Information: The SWAMP QAPP (2002) was followed.
QAPP Information Reference(s): Quality Assurance Management Plan for the State of California's Surface Water Ambient Monitoring Program. Sacramento, CA. State Water Resources Control Board. SWAMP. December 2002 (1st version)
 
Line of Evidence (LOE) for Decision ID 78078, Dieldrin
Region 7     
Imperial Valley Drains
 
LOE ID: 126657
 
Pollutant: Dieldrin
LOE Subgroup: Pollutant-Tissue
Matrix: Tissue
Fraction: Fish fillet
 
Beneficial Use: Warm Freshwater Habitat
 
Number of Samples: 4
Number of Exceedances: 0
 
Data and Information Type: PHYSICAL/CHEMICAL MONITORING
Data Used to Assess Water Quality: Water Board staff assessed SWAMP RWB7 Monitoring data for Imperial Valley Drains to determine beneficial use support and the results are as follows 0 of the 4 samples exceeded the water quality standard for Dieldrin. Data were collected for 3 fish species (1 composite(s) of Tilapia spp. each composed of 6 fish per composite, 1 composite(s) of Common Carp each composed of 5 fish per composite, 2 composite(s) of Tilapia spp. each composed of 5 fish per composite).
Data Reference: Water Quality Assessment Data for the 2018 solicitation cycle submitted through CEDEN for SWAMP RWB7 Monitoring.
 
SWAMP Data: SWAMP
 
Water Quality Objective/Criterion: All waters shall be maintained free of toxic substances in concentrations which are toxic to, or which produce detrimental physiological responses in human, plant, animal, or indigenous aquatic life. (Water Quality Control Plan for the Colorado River Basin Region)
Objective/Criterion Reference: Water Quality Control Plan for the Colorado River Basin Region (Includes amendments effective on or before January 8, 2019)
 
Evaluation Guideline: National Academy of Science guidelines (NAS 1972) establish a maximum Dieldrin concentration of 100 ug/Kg (wet weight) in tissue samples for protection of aquatic life from bioaccumulation of toxic substances.
Guideline Reference: National Academy of Sciences. Water Quality Criteria 1972. EPA-R3-73-033. Washington, D.C.: U.S. Environmental Protection Agency
 
Spatial Representation: Data was collected from 3 station(s) with the station code(s): 723NRFGDN, 723RI3DRN, 723NRGNDN.
Temporal Representation: Data for this line of evidence were collected between 2012-10-15 and 2014-12-08
Environmental Conditions:
QAPP Information: Quality Assurance Program Plan and Standard Operating Procedures for SWAMP program  
QAPP Information Reference(s): Quality Assurance Program Plan and Standard Operating Procedures for SWAMP program
 
Line of Evidence (LOE) for Decision ID 78078, Dieldrin
Region 7     
Imperial Valley Drains
 
LOE ID: 5440
 
Pollutant: Dieldrin
LOE Subgroup: Pollutant-Tissue
Matrix: Tissue
Fraction: Total
 
Beneficial Use: Commercial or recreational collection of fish, shellfish, or organisms
 
Number of Samples: 36
Number of Exceedances: 36
 
Data and Information Type: Fish tissue analysis
Data Used to Assess Water Quality: Twenty-one fish fillet samples and nineteen whole fish samples were taken at 14 locations in Imperial Valley drains. Four fish fillet sample results could not be used in this assessment because the sample results were non-detect and the detection limit was above the criteria concentration. The 17 fish fillet samples and 19 whole fish samples that were acceptable were generally collected from 5/1986 through 11/2000. Of these total samples, 17 fish fillet samples and 19 whole fish samples collected at 15 locations exceeded the OEHHA Fish Contaminant Goal. At Rose drain exceedances were found in 1 carp fillet composite sample, and 1 mosquitofish whole fish composite sample. At Holtville Main drain exceedances were found in 2 channel catfish fillet composite samples, and 1 carp fillet composite sample. At Central drain exceedances were found in 1 carp fillet composite sample, 1 flathead catfish single fish fillet sample, and 1 sailfin molly whole fish composite sample. At South Central drain exceedances were found in 1 channel catfish single fish fillet sample, 1 carp single fish fillet sample, 1 spiny soft shelled turtle fish composite sample, and 1 sailfin molly whole fish composite sample. At Rice drain 3 exceedances were found in 2 carp fillet composite samples. At Verde drain an exceedance was found in 1 carp single fish fillet sample. At Greeson exceedances were found in 1 carp fillet composite sample, 1 yellow bullhead fillet composite sample, 1 spiny soft shelled turtle fillet composite sample, and 1 mosquitofish whole fish composite sample. At Fig drain exceedances were found in 1 mosquitofish whole fish composite sample, and 3 sailfin molly whole fish composite samples. At Pumice drain exceedances were found in 1 channel catfish fillet composite sample, and 1 carp fillet composite sample. At Mayflower drain an exceedance was found in 1 mosquitofish whole fish composite sample. At Orange drain an exceedance was found in 1 mosquitofish whole fish composite. At Peach drain exceedances were found in 2 mosquitofish whole fish composite samples, and 1 sailfin molly whole fish composite sample. At Tokay drain an exceedance was found in 1 mosquitofish whole fish composite sample. At Barbara Worth drain exceedances were found in 2 mosquitofish whole fish composite samples, and 1 sailfin molly whole fish composite sample. At Warren Drain exceedances were found in 2 mosquitofish whole fish composite samples (TSMP, 2007).
Data Reference: Toxic Substances Monitoring Program (TSMP) Data for organic and inorganic chemicals in fish and sediment samples collected from water bodies located in the Colorado River Basin-Region 7. 1978-2000. State Water Resources Control Board. Sacramento, CA.
 
SWAMP Data: Non-SWAMP
 
Water Quality Objective/Criterion: Basin Plan: No individual chemical or combination of chemicals shall be present in concentrations that adversely affect beneficial uses. There shall be no increase in hazardous chemical concentrations found in bottom sediments or aquatic life (CRBRWQCB, 2006).
Objective/Criterion Reference: Water Quality Control Plan Colorado River Basin, with amendments adopted through June 2006
 
Evaluation Guideline: Office of Environmental Health Hazard Assessment (OEHHA) Fish Contaminant Goal of 0.46 ug/kg to protect human health when consuming fish (OEHHA, 2008).
Guideline Reference: Development of Fish Contaminant Goals and Advisory Tissue Levels for Common Contaminants in California Sport Fish: Chlordane, DDTs, Dieldrin, Methylmercury, PCBs, Selenium, and Toxaphene
 
Spatial Representation: Samples were collected from the following Imperial Valley drain locations; Rose drain, Holtville Main drain, Central drain, South Central drain, Rice drain 3, Verde drain, Greeson drain, Fig drain, Pumice drain, Mayflower drain, Orange drain, Peach Drain, Tokay drain, Barbara Worth drain, and Warren drain.
Temporal Representation: Fish tissue samples were generally collected from 10/1985 through 11/2000. Fish tissue samples were not collected from each location every sampling round. Twenty-one fish fillet samples of carp, channel catfish, tilapia, flathead catfish, spiny soft shelled turtle, redbelly tilapia, and yellow bullhead were collected. Eight carp fillet composite samples were collected in the years (2)1985, 1986, 1988, (3)1990, and 1999. Two carp single fish fillet samples were collected in the years 1989-90. Three channel catfish fillet composite samples were collected in the years 1989-90, and 1999. One channel catfish single fish fillet sample was collected in the year 1999. Two tilapia fillet composite samples were collected in the years 1996, and 2000. One flathead catfish fillet composite sample was collected in the year 1988. Two spiny soft shelled turtle fillet composite samples were collected in the year (2)1992. One redbelly tilapia fillet composite sample was collected in the year 1992. One yellow bullhead fillet composite sample was collected in the year 1985. Nineteen whole fish samples of mosquitofish, and sailfin molly were collected. Twelve mosquitofish whole fish composite samples were collected in 1985, 1989, (2)1990, (3)1991, 1995-96, and (3)2000. Seven sailfin molly whole fish composite samples were collected in (2)1989, 1991, (2)1992, (2)2000. The exceedances were found in samples collected from 9/10/1985 through 12/05/1999.
Environmental Conditions:
QAPP Information: The field procedures are described in TSMP Data Reports and associated Appendices. CDFG's Laboratory applies a Quality Assurance Program Plan procedures for laboratory Quality Assurance and Quality Control, as described in Rasmussen (1993).
QAPP Information Reference(s):
 
Line of Evidence (LOE) for Decision ID 78078, Dieldrin
Region 7     
Imperial Valley Drains
 
LOE ID: 5600
 
Pollutant: Dieldrin
LOE Subgroup: Pollutant-Tissue
Matrix: Tissue
Fraction: Total
 
Beneficial Use: Warm Freshwater Habitat
 
Number of Samples: 40
Number of Exceedances: 4
 
Data and Information Type: Fish tissue analysis
Data Used to Assess Water Quality: Twenty-one fish fillet samples and nineteen whole fish samples were taken at 14 locations in Imperial Valley drains. The fish samples were generally collected from 10/1985 through 11/2000. Of these total samples, 1 fish fillet samples and 3 whole fish samples collected at 3 locations exceeded the NAS tissue guideline. At Rice drain 3 an exceedance was found in 1 carp fillet composite sample collected on 10/10/1985. At Peach drain exceedances were found in 2 mosquitofish whole fish composite samples collected on 10/28/1995, and 9/17/1992. At Warren drain an exceedance was found in 1 mosquitofish whole fish composite sample collected on 10/26/1989 (TSMP, 2007).
Data Reference: Toxic Substances Monitoring Program (TSMP) Data for organic and inorganic chemicals in fish and sediment samples collected from water bodies located in the Colorado River Basin-Region 7. 1978-2000. State Water Resources Control Board. Sacramento, CA.
 
SWAMP Data: Non-SWAMP
 
Water Quality Objective/Criterion: Basin Plan: No individual chemical or combination of chemicals shall be present in concentrations that adversely affect beneficial uses. There shall be no increase in hazardous chemical concentrations found in bottom sediments or aquatic life (CRBRWQCB, 2006).
Objective/Criterion Reference: Water Quality Control Plan Colorado River Basin, with amendments adopted through June 2006
 
Evaluation Guideline: National Academy of Science (NAS) tissue guideline of 100 ug/kg for the protection of aquatic life uses (NAS, 1973).
Guideline Reference: National Academy of Sciences. Water Quality Criteria 1972. EPA-R3-73-033. Washington, D.C.: U.S. Environmental Protection Agency
 
Spatial Representation: Samples were collected from the following Imperial Valley drain locations; Rose drain, Holtville Main drain, Central drain, South Central drain, Rice drain 3, Verde drain, Greeson drain, Fig drain, Pumice drain, Mayflower drain, Orange drain, Peach Drain, Tokay drain, Barbara Worth drain, and Warren drain.
Temporal Representation: Fish tissue samples were generally collected from 10/1985 through 11/2000. Fish tissue samples were not collected from each location every sampling round. Twenty-one fish fillet samples of carp, channel catfish, tilapia, flathead catfish, spiny soft shelled turtle, redbelly tilapia, and yellow bullhead were collected. Eight carp fillet composite samples were collected in the years (2)1985, 1986, 1988, (3)1990, and 1999. Two carp single fish fillet samples were collected in the years 1989-90. Three channel catfish fillet composite samples were collected in the years 1989-90, and 1999. One channel catfish single fish fillet sample was collected in the year 1999. Two tilapia fillet composite samples were collected in the years 1996, and 2000. One flathead catfish fillet composite sample was collected in the year 1988. Two spiny soft shelled turtle fillet composite samples were collected in the year (2)1992. One redbelly tilapia fillet composite sample was collected in the year 1992. One yellow bullhead fillet composite sample was collected in the year 1985. Nineteen whole fish samples of mosquitofish, and sailfin molly were collected. Twelve mosquitofish whole fish composite samples were collected in 1985, 1989, (2)1990, (3)1991, 1995-96, and (3)2000. Seven sailfin molly whole fish composite samples were collected in (2)1989, 1991, (2)1992, (2)2000. Exceedances were found in samples collected from 10/10/1985 through 10/28/1995.
Environmental Conditions:
QAPP Information: The field procedures are described in TSMP Data Reports and associated Appendices. CDFG's Laboratory applies a Quality Assurance Program Plan procedures for laboratory Quality Assurance and Quality Control, as described in Rasmussen (1993).
QAPP Information Reference(s):
 
Line of Evidence (LOE) for Decision ID 78078, Dieldrin
Region 7     
Imperial Valley Drains
 
LOE ID: 128383
 
Pollutant: Dieldrin
LOE Subgroup: Pollutant-Water
Matrix: Water
Fraction: Total
 
Beneficial Use: Commercial or recreational collection of fish, shellfish, or organisms
 
Number of Samples: 0
Number of Exceedances: 0
 
Data and Information Type: PHYSICAL/CHEMICAL MONITORING
Data Used to Assess Water Quality: Water Board staff assessed RWB7 TMDL data for Imperial Valley Drains to determine beneficial use support, and the results are as follows: 0 of the 0 samples exceeded the evaluation guideline for Dieldrin. Although a total of 1 samples were collected, 1 of these samples were not included in the assessment because the laboratory data reporting limit(s) was above the objective and therefore the results could not be quantified with the level of certainty required by the Listing Policy Section 6.1.5.5.
Data Reference: Water Quality Assessment Data for the 2018 solicitation cycle submitted through CEDEN for RWB7 TMDL.
 
SWAMP Data: SWAMP
 
Water Quality Objective/Criterion: The Dieldrin criteria for the protection of human health from consumption of organisms only is 0.00014 ug/L (California Toxics Rule, 2000).
Objective/Criterion Reference: Water Quality Standards 2000. Establishment of numeric criteria for priority toxic pollutants for the State of California: Rules and regulations. Federal Register Vol. 65, No. 97. Washington, D.C.: Environmental Protection Agency
 
Evaluation Guideline:
Guideline Reference:
 
Spatial Representation: Data was collected from 1 station(s) (Station Code(s) 723CNTDRN).
Temporal Representation: Date for this waterbody was collected over the date range 2011-02-11 to 2011-02-11
Environmental Conditions:
QAPP Information: Quality Assurance Program Plan and Standard Operating Procedures for SWAMP program  
QAPP Information Reference(s): Quality Assurance Program Plan and Standard Operating Procedures for SWAMP program
 
Line of Evidence (LOE) for Decision ID 78078, Dieldrin
Region 7     
Imperial Valley Drains
 
LOE ID: 129021
 
Pollutant: Dieldrin
LOE Subgroup: Pollutant-Water
Matrix: Water
Fraction: Total
 
Beneficial Use: Commercial or recreational collection of fish, shellfish, or organisms
 
Number of Samples: 3
Number of Exceedances: 3
 
Data and Information Type: PHYSICAL/CHEMICAL MONITORING
Data Used to Assess Water Quality: Water Board staff assessed SWAMP RWB7 Monitoring data for Imperial Valley Drains to determine beneficial use support and the results are as follows: 3 of the 3 samples exceeded the water quality standard for Dieldrin. Although a total of 9 samples were collected, 6 of these samples were not included in the assessment because the laboratory data reporting limit(s) was above the objective and therefore the results could not be quantified with the level of certainty required by the Listing Policy Section 6.1.5.5.
Data Reference: Water Quality Assessment Data for the 2018 solicitation cycle submitted through CEDEN for SWAMP RWB7 Monitoring.
 
SWAMP Data: SWAMP
 
Water Quality Objective/Criterion: The Dieldrin criteria for the protection of human health from consumption of organisms only is 0.00014 ug/L (California Toxics Rule, 2000).
Objective/Criterion Reference: Water Quality Standards 2000. Establishment of numeric criteria for priority toxic pollutants for the State of California: Rules and regulations. Federal Register Vol. 65, No. 97. Washington, D.C.: Environmental Protection Agency
 
Evaluation Guideline:
Guideline Reference:
 
Spatial Representation: Data was collected from 23 station(s): (Station Codes 723ARCDRN, 723ARIDRN, 723ARNDRN, 723BARWDR, 723CNTDRN, 723HLVLDR, 723MAGDRN, 723MUNDRN, 723NETDRN, 723NRFGDN, 723NRGNDN, 723OLANDR, 723PEACHD, 723RI3DRN, 723RICEDR, 723ROSDRN, 723SCNTDR, 723SPRDRN, 723SSDS02, 723SSDS03, 723SSPDRN, 723TI2DRN, 723VERDRN).
Temporal Representation: Date for this waterbody was collected over the date range 2012-10-15 to 2012-10-17
Environmental Conditions:
QAPP Information: Quality Assurance Program Plan and Standard Operating Procedures for SWAMP program  
QAPP Information Reference(s): Quality Assurance Program Plan and Standard Operating Procedures for SWAMP program
 
Line of Evidence (LOE) for Decision ID 78078, Dieldrin
Region 7     
Imperial Valley Drains
 
LOE ID: 127164
 
Pollutant: Dieldrin
LOE Subgroup: Pollutant-Water
Matrix: Water
Fraction: Total
 
Beneficial Use: Warm Freshwater Habitat
 
Number of Samples: 41
Number of Exceedances: 0
 
Data and Information Type: PHYSICAL/CHEMICAL MONITORING
Data Used to Assess Water Quality: Water Board staff assessed SWAMP RWB7 Monitoring data for Imperial Valley Drains to determine beneficial use support and results are as follows: 0 of 41 samples exceeded the water quality standard for Dieldrin.
Data Reference: Water Quality Assessment Data for the 2018 solicitation cycle submitted through CEDEN for SWAMP RWB7 Monitoring.
 
SWAMP Data: SWAMP
 
Water Quality Objective/Criterion: The Dieldrin criterion continuous concentration (expressed as a 4-day average) to protect aquatic life in freshwater is 0.056 ug/L (California Toxics Rule, 2000).
Objective/Criterion Reference: Water Quality Standards 2000. Establishment of numeric criteria for priority toxic pollutants for the State of California: Rules and regulations. Federal Register Vol. 65, No. 97. Washington, D.C.: Environmental Protection Agency
 
Evaluation Guideline:
Guideline Reference:
 
Spatial Representation: The samples were collected at 23 monitoring site(s) (723ARCDRN, 723ARIDRN, 723ARNDRN, 723BARWDR, 723CNTDRN, 723HLVLDR, 723MAGDRN, 723MUNDRN, 723NETDRN, 723NRFGDN, 723NRGNDN, 723OLANDR, 723PEACHD, 723RI3DRN, 723RICEDR, 723ROSDRN, 723SCNTDR, 723SPRDRN, 723SSDS02, 723SSDS03, 723SSPDRN, 723TI2DRN, 723VERDRN)
Temporal Representation: The samples were collected between the dates of 2012-05-07 and 2012-10-17
Environmental Conditions:
QAPP Information: Quality Assurance Program Plan and Standard Operating Procedures for SWAMP program  
QAPP Information Reference(s): Quality Assurance Program Plan and Standard Operating Procedures for SWAMP program
 
Line of Evidence (LOE) for Decision ID 78078, Dieldrin
Region 7     
Imperial Valley Drains
 
LOE ID: 128140
 
Pollutant: Dieldrin
LOE Subgroup: Pollutant-Water
Matrix: Water
Fraction: Total
 
Beneficial Use: Warm Freshwater Habitat
 
Number of Samples: 1
Number of Exceedances: 0
 
Data and Information Type: PHYSICAL/CHEMICAL MONITORING
Data Used to Assess Water Quality: Water Board staff assessed RWB7 TMDL data for Imperial Valley Drains to determine beneficial use support and results are as follows: 0 of 1 samples exceeded the water quality standard for Dieldrin.
Data Reference: Water Quality Assessment Data for the 2018 solicitation cycle submitted through CEDEN for RWB7 TMDL.
 
SWAMP Data: SWAMP
 
Water Quality Objective/Criterion: The Dieldrin criterion continuous concentration (expressed as a 4-day average) to protect aquatic life in freshwater is 0.056 ug/L (California Toxics Rule, 2000).
Objective/Criterion Reference: Water Quality Standards 2000. Establishment of numeric criteria for priority toxic pollutants for the State of California: Rules and regulations. Federal Register Vol. 65, No. 97. Washington, D.C.: Environmental Protection Agency
 
Evaluation Guideline:
Guideline Reference:
 
Spatial Representation: The samples were collected at 1 monitoring site(s) (723CNTDRN)
Temporal Representation: The samples were collected between the dates of 2011-02-11 and 2011-02-11
Environmental Conditions:
QAPP Information: Quality Assurance Program Plan and Standard Operating Procedures for SWAMP program  
QAPP Information Reference(s): Quality Assurance Program Plan and Standard Operating Procedures for SWAMP program
 
Line of Evidence (LOE) for Decision ID 78078, Dieldrin
Region 7     
Imperial Valley Drains
 
LOE ID: 125395
 
Pollutant: Toxicity
LOE Subgroup: Toxicity
Matrix: Water
Fraction: None
 
Beneficial Use: Warm Freshwater Habitat
 
Number of Samples: 4
Number of Exceedances: 1
 
Data and Information Type: TOXICITY TESTING
Data Used to Assess Water Quality: 1 of the 4 samples collected by DPR Surface Water Study 290 Name for Imperial Valley Drains exhibited toxicity. A sample may have multiple toxicity test results, but will only be counted once. A sample is defined as being collected on the same day, at the same location with the same lab sample ID (if provided). The following organisms and parameters were utilized for the toxicity tests: Chironomus dilutus, for Ash Free Dry Mass, Chironomus dilutus, for Survival
Data Reference: Water Quality Assessment Data for the 2018 solicitation cycle submitted through CEDEN for DPR Surface Water Study 290 Name.
 
SWAMP Data: Non-SWAMP
 
Water Quality Objective/Criterion: All waters shall be maintained free of toxic substances in concentrations that are toxic to, or that produce detrimental physiological responses in, human, plant, animal, or aquatic life. (Colorado River Basin Plan)
Objective/Criterion Reference: Water Quality Control Plan for the Colorado River Basin Region (Includes amendments effective on or before January 8, 2019)
 
Evaluation Guideline:
Guideline Reference:
 
Spatial Representation: The samples were collected at 4 stations. Monitoring site(s): ( 723IPHV10, 723IPMV61, 723IPRC99, 723IPVD69 )
Temporal Representation: The samples were collected between the dates of 2014-10-15 and 2014-10-15.
Environmental Conditions:
QAPP Information: A QAPP was not required for this data
QAPP Information Reference(s): This is a placeholder reference for data which does not require a QAPP.
 
Line of Evidence (LOE) for Decision ID 78078, Dieldrin
Region 7     
Imperial Valley Drains
 
LOE ID: 125408
 
Pollutant: Toxicity
LOE Subgroup: Toxicity
Matrix: Water
Fraction: None
 
Beneficial Use: Warm Freshwater Habitat
 
Number of Samples: 27
Number of Exceedances: 7
 
Data and Information Type: TOXICITY TESTING
Data Used to Assess Water Quality: 7 of the 27 samples collected by SWAMP RWB7 Monitoring for Imperial Valley Drains exhibited toxicity. A sample may have multiple toxicity test results, but will only be counted once. A sample is defined as being collected on the same day, at the same location with the same lab sample ID (if provided). The following organisms and parameters were utilized for the toxicity tests: Hyalella azteca, for Survival, Hyalella azteca, for Growth (wt/surv indiv)
Data Reference: Water Quality Assessment Data for the 2018 solicitation cycle submitted through CEDEN for SWAMP RWB7 Monitoring.
 
SWAMP Data: SWAMP
 
Water Quality Objective/Criterion: All waters shall be maintained free of toxic substances in concentrations that are toxic to, or that produce detrimental physiological responses in, human, plant, animal, or aquatic life. (Colorado River Basin Plan)
Objective/Criterion Reference: Water Quality Control Plan for the Colorado River Basin Region (Includes amendments effective on or before January 8, 2019)
 
Evaluation Guideline:
Guideline Reference:
 
Spatial Representation: The samples were collected at 27 stations. Monitoring site(s): ( 723BDRAIN, 723CENTD2, 723CENTD3, 723CTD3MA, 723EDRAIN, 723ELML6D, 723KDRAIN, 723MARIGD, 723MCALD1, 723OASISD, 723OLANDR, 723OSAGED, 723PAM115, 723PAMPAD, 723PMLEOD, 723QLATDR, 723SCENTD, 723SPRUCD, 723THIS5D, 723TRI12D, 723UADCMC, 723UADGUN, 723UADSPC, 723VAIL7D, 723VAL2AD, 723VERDED, 723WILDCD )
Temporal Representation: The samples were collected between the dates of 2015-10-19 and 2015-11-04.
Environmental Conditions:
QAPP Information: Quality Assurance Program Plan and Standard Operating Procedures for SWAMP program  
QAPP Information Reference(s): Quality Assurance Program Plan and Standard Operating Procedures for SWAMP program
 
 
DECISION ID
78295
Region 7     
Imperial Valley Drains
 
Pollutant: PCBs (Polychlorinated biphenyls)
Final Listing Decision: Do Not Delist from 303(d) list (TMDL required list)
Last Listing Cycle's Final Listing Decision: Do Not Delist from 303(d) list (TMDL required list)(2016)
Revision Status Revised
Sources: Source Unknown
Expected TMDL Completion Date: 2021
Impairment from Pollutant or Pollution: Pollutant
 
Regional Board Conclusion: This pollutant is being considered for removal on the section 303(d) list under sections 2.2, 4.1, 4.5 and 4.6 of the Listing Policy. Under these sections of the Policy, a minimum of one line of evidence is needed to assess listing status. At least two lines of evidence are necessary to assess listing status for pollutants sediment, and pollutant concentrations in sediment must be associated with sediment toxicity to justify adding that pollutant to the CWA section 303(d) List.

Fourteen lines of evidence are available in the administrative record to assess this pollutant.

Two of two dissolved fraction water samples exceeded the CTR criteria.

Eight of 8 total fraction fish tissue samples exceeded the OEHHA fish contaminant goal.

Nine of 12 fish fillet fraction fish tissue samples exceeded the modified OEHHA fish tissue evaluation guideline.

Based on the readily available data and information, the weight of evidence indicates that there is sufficient justification against removing this water segment-pollutant combination from the section 303(d) list.

This conclusion is based on the staff findings that:
1. The data used satisfies the data quality requirements of section 6.1.4 of the Policy.
2. The data used satisfies the data quantity requirements of section 6.1.5 of the Policy.
3. Two of two dissolved fraction water samples exceeded the CTR criteria.

Eight of 8 total fraction fish tissue samples exceeded the OEHHA fish contaminant goal.

Nine of 12 fish fillet fraction fish tissue samples exceeded the modified OEHHA fish tissue evaluation guideline.

These exceed the allowable frequency listed in Table 4.1 of the Listing Policy.

This pollutant is a possible cause or contributor to toxicity.

4. Pursuant to section 3.11 of the Listing Policy, no additional data and information are available indicating that standards are not met.
 
Regional Board Decision Recommendation: After review of the available data and information, RWQCB staff concludes that the water body-pollutant combination should not be removed from the section 303(d) list because applicable water quality standards for the pollutant are being exceeded.
 
 
Line of Evidence (LOE) for Decision ID 78295, PCBs (Polychlorinated biphenyls)
Region 7     
Imperial Valley Drains
 
LOE ID: 125408
 
Pollutant: Toxicity
LOE Subgroup: Toxicity
Matrix: Water
Fraction: None
 
Beneficial Use: Warm Freshwater Habitat
 
Number of Samples: 27
Number of Exceedances: 7
 
Data and Information Type: TOXICITY TESTING
Data Used to Assess Water Quality: 7 of the 27 samples collected by SWAMP RWB7 Monitoring for Imperial Valley Drains exhibited toxicity. A sample may have multiple toxicity test results, but will only be counted once. A sample is defined as being collected on the same day, at the same location with the same lab sample ID (if provided). The following organisms and parameters were utilized for the toxicity tests: Hyalella azteca, for Survival, Hyalella azteca, for Growth (wt/surv indiv)
Data Reference: Water Quality Assessment Data for the 2018 solicitation cycle submitted through CEDEN for SWAMP RWB7 Monitoring.
 
SWAMP Data: SWAMP
 
Water Quality Objective/Criterion: All waters shall be maintained free of toxic substances in concentrations that are toxic to, or that produce detrimental physiological responses in, human, plant, animal, or aquatic life. (Colorado River Basin Plan)
Objective/Criterion Reference: Water Quality Control Plan for the Colorado River Basin Region (Includes amendments effective on or before January 8, 2019)
 
Evaluation Guideline:
Guideline Reference:
 
Spatial Representation: The samples were collected at 27 stations. Monitoring site(s): ( 723BDRAIN, 723CENTD2, 723CENTD3, 723CTD3MA, 723EDRAIN, 723ELML6D, 723KDRAIN, 723MARIGD, 723MCALD1, 723OASISD, 723OLANDR, 723OSAGED, 723PAM115, 723PAMPAD, 723PMLEOD, 723QLATDR, 723SCENTD, 723SPRUCD, 723THIS5D, 723TRI12D, 723UADCMC, 723UADGUN, 723UADSPC, 723VAIL7D, 723VAL2AD, 723VERDED, 723WILDCD )
Temporal Representation: The samples were collected between the dates of 2015-10-19 and 2015-11-04.
Environmental Conditions:
QAPP Information: Quality Assurance Program Plan and Standard Operating Procedures for SWAMP program  
QAPP Information Reference(s): Quality Assurance Program Plan and Standard Operating Procedures for SWAMP program
 
Line of Evidence (LOE) for Decision ID 78295, PCBs (Polychlorinated biphenyls)
Region 7     
Imperial Valley Drains
 
LOE ID: 127733
 
Pollutant: PCBs (Polychlorinated biphenyls)
LOE Subgroup: Pollutant-Water
Matrix: Water
Fraction: Total
 
Beneficial Use: Commercial or recreational collection of fish, shellfish, or organisms
 
Number of Samples: 2
Number of Exceedances: 0
 
Data and Information Type: PHYSICAL/CHEMICAL MONITORING
Data Used to Assess Water Quality: Water Board staff assessed RWB7 TMDL data for Imperial Valley Drains to determine beneficial use support and results are as follows: 0 of 2 samples exceeded the water quality standard for PCBs (Polychlorinated biphenyls).
Data Reference: Water Quality Assessment Data for the 2018 solicitation cycle submitted through CEDEN for RWB7 TMDL.
 
SWAMP Data: SWAMP
 
Water Quality Objective/Criterion: The PCB, total Congeners criteria for the protection of human health from consumption of organisms only is 0.00017 ug/L (California Toxics Rule, 2000).
Objective/Criterion Reference: Water Quality Standards 2000. Establishment of numeric criteria for priority toxic pollutants for the State of California: Rules and regulations. Federal Register Vol. 65, No. 97. Washington, D.C.: Environmental Protection Agency
 
Evaluation Guideline:
Guideline Reference:
 
Spatial Representation: The samples were collected at 1 monitoring site(s) (723CNTDRN)
Temporal Representation: The samples were collected between the dates of 2011-02-11 and 2011-04-21
Environmental Conditions:
QAPP Information: Quality Assurance Program Plan and Standard Operating Procedures for SWAMP program  
QAPP Information Reference(s): Quality Assurance Program Plan and Standard Operating Procedures for SWAMP program
 
Line of Evidence (LOE) for Decision ID 78295, PCBs (Polychlorinated biphenyls)
Region 7     
Imperial Valley Drains
 
LOE ID: 127740
 
Pollutant: PCBs (Polychlorinated biphenyls)
LOE Subgroup: Pollutant-Water
Matrix: Water
Fraction: Total
 
Beneficial Use: Commercial or recreational collection of fish, shellfish, or organisms
 
Number of Samples: 46
Number of Exceedances: 0
 
Data and Information Type: PHYSICAL/CHEMICAL MONITORING
Data Used to Assess Water Quality: Water Board staff assessed SWAMP RWB7 Monitoring data for Imperial Valley Drains to determine beneficial use support and results are as follows: 0 of 46 samples exceeded the water quality standard for PCBs (Polychlorinated biphenyls).
Data Reference: Water Quality Assessment Data for the 2018 solicitation cycle submitted through CEDEN for SWAMP RWB7 Monitoring.
 
SWAMP Data: SWAMP
 
Water Quality Objective/Criterion: The PCB, total Congeners criteria for the protection of human health from consumption of organisms only is 0.00017 ug/L (California Toxics Rule, 2000).
Objective/Criterion Reference: Water Quality Standards 2000. Establishment of numeric criteria for priority toxic pollutants for the State of California: Rules and regulations. Federal Register Vol. 65, No. 97. Washington, D.C.: Environmental Protection Agency
 
Evaluation Guideline:
Guideline Reference:
 
Spatial Representation: The samples were collected at 23 monitoring site(s) (723PEACHD, 723HLVLDR, 723NRFGDN, 723ARCDRN, 723OLANDR, 723NETDRN, 723SSPDRN, 723TI2DRN, 723ARIDRN, 723ARNDRN, 723RICEDR, 723VERDRN, 723SCNTDR, 723ROSDRN, 723MAGDRN, 723RI3DRN, 723SSDS02, 723BARWDR, 723NRGNDN, 723CNTDRN, 723SPRDRN, 723MUNDRN, 723SSDS03)
Temporal Representation: The samples were collected between the dates of 2012-05-07 and 2012-10-17
Environmental Conditions:
QAPP Information: Quality Assurance Program Plan and Standard Operating Procedures for SWAMP program  
QAPP Information Reference(s): Quality Assurance Program Plan and Standard Operating Procedures for SWAMP program
 
Line of Evidence (LOE) for Decision ID 78295, PCBs (Polychlorinated biphenyls)
Region 7     
Imperial Valley Drains
 
LOE ID: 5647
 
Pollutant: PCBs (Polychlorinated biphenyls)
LOE Subgroup: Pollutant-Tissue
Matrix: Tissue
Fraction: Total
 
Beneficial Use: Warm Freshwater Habitat
 
Number of Samples: 40
Number of Exceedances: 0
 
Data and Information Type: Fish tissue analysis
Data Used to Assess Water Quality: Twenty-one fish fillet samples and nineteen whole fish samples were taken at 14 locations in imperial valley drains. The fish samples were generally collected from 10/1985 through 11/2000. Of these total samples, none exceeded the NAS tissue guideline. (TSMP, 2007).
Data Reference: Toxic Substances Monitoring Program (TSMP) Data for organic and inorganic chemicals in fish and sediment samples collected from water bodies located in the Colorado River Basin-Region 7. 1978-2000. State Water Resources Control Board. Sacramento, CA.
 
SWAMP Data: Non-SWAMP
 
Water Quality Objective/Criterion: Basin Plan: No individual chemical or combination of chemicals shall be present in concentrations that adversely affect beneficial uses. There shall be no increase in hazardous chemical concentrations found in bottom sediments or aquatic life (CRBRWQCB, 2006).
Objective/Criterion Reference: Water Quality Control Plan Colorado River Basin, with amendments adopted through June 2006
 
Evaluation Guideline: National Academy of Science (NAS) tissue guideline of 500 ug/kg for the protection of aquatic life uses (NAS, 1973).
Guideline Reference: National Academy of Sciences. Water Quality Criteria 1972. EPA-R3-73-033. Washington, D.C.: U.S. Environmental Protection Agency
 
Spatial Representation: Samples were collected from the following Imperial Valley drain locations; Rose drain, Holtville Main drain, Central drain, South Central drain, Rice drain 3, Verde drain, Greeson drain, Fig drain, Pumice drain, Mayflower drain, Orange drain, Peach Drain, Tokay drain, Barbara Worth drain, and Warren drain.
Temporal Representation: Fish tissue samples were generally collected from 10/1985 through 11/2000. Fish tissue samples were not collected from each location every sampling round. Twenty-one fish fillet samples of carp, channel catfish, tilapia, flathead catfish, spiny soft shelled turtle, redbelly tilapia, and yellow bullhead were collected. Eight carp fillet composite samples were collected in the years (2)1985, 1986, 1988, (3)1990, and 1999. Two carp single fish fillet samples were collected in the years 1989-90. Three channel catfish fillet composite samples were collected in the years 1989-90, and 1999. One channel catfish single fish fillet sample was collected in the year 1999. Two tilapia fillet composite samples were collected in the years 1996, and 2000. One flathead catfish fillet composite sample was collected in the year 1988. Two spiny soft shelled turtle fillet composite samples were collected in the year (2)1992. One redbelly tilapia fillet composite sample was collected in the year 1992. One yellow bullhead fillet composite sample was collected in the year 1985. Nineteen whole fish samples of mosquitofish, and sailfin molly were collected. Twelve mosquitofish whole fish composite samples were collected in 1985, 1989, (2)1990, (3)1991, 1995-96, and (3)2000. Seven sailfin molly whole fish composite samples were collected in (2)1989, 1991, (2)1992, (2)2000.
Environmental Conditions:
QAPP Information: The field procedures are described in TSMP Data Reports and associated Appendices. CDFG's Laboratory applies a Quality Assurance Program Plan procedures for laboratory Quality Assurance and Quality Control, as described in Rasmussen (1993).
QAPP Information Reference(s): Toxic Substances Monitoring Program 1991 Data Report. 93-1WQ. State Water Resources Control Board (SWRCB), Division of Water Quality. Sacramento, CA.
 
Line of Evidence (LOE) for Decision ID 78295, PCBs (Polychlorinated biphenyls)
Region 7     
Imperial Valley Drains
 
LOE ID: 5441
 
Pollutant: PCBs (Polychlorinated biphenyls)
LOE Subgroup: Pollutant-Tissue
Matrix: Tissue
Fraction: Total
 
Beneficial Use: Commercial or recreational collection of fish, shellfish, or organisms
 
Number of Samples: 8
Number of Exceedances: 8
 
Data and Information Type: Fish tissue analysis
Data Used to Assess Water Quality: Twenty-one fish fillet samples and nineteen whole fish samples were taken at 14 locations in Imperial Valley drains. Eighteen fish fillet and 14 whole fish sample results could not be used in this assessment because the sample results were non-detect and the detection limit was above the criteria concentration. The 3 fish fillet samples and 5 whole fish samples that were acceptable were generally collected from 12/1999 through 11/2000. Of these total samples, 3 fish fillet samples and 5 whole fish samples collected at 5 locations exceeded the OEHHA Fish Contaminant Goal. At Holtville Main drain an exceedance was found in 1 channel catfish fillet composite sample collected on 12/05/1999. At Central drain exceedances were found in 1 carp fillet composite sample collected on 12/05/1999, and 1 sailfin molly whole fish composite sample collected on 11/08/2000. At South Central drain exceedances were found in 1 channel catfish single fish fillet sample collected on 12/05/1999, and 1 sailfin molly whole fish composite sample collected on 11/08/2000. At Greeson an exceedance was found in 1 mosquitofish whole fish composite sample collected on 11/07/2000. At Barbara Worth drain exceedances were found in 2 mosquitofish whole fish composite samples collected on (2)11/08/2000 (TSMP, 2007).
Data Reference: Toxic Substances Monitoring Program (TSMP) Data for organic and inorganic chemicals in fish and sediment samples collected from water bodies located in the Colorado River Basin-Region 7. 1978-2000. State Water Resources Control Board. Sacramento, CA.
 
SWAMP Data: Non-SWAMP
 
Water Quality Objective/Criterion: Basin Plan: No individual chemical or combination of chemicals shall be present in concentrations that adversely affect beneficial uses. There shall be no increase in hazardous chemical concentrations found in bottom sediments or aquatic life (CRBRWQCB, 2006).
Objective/Criterion Reference: Water Quality Control Plan Colorado River Basin, with amendments adopted through June 2006
 
Evaluation Guideline: Office of Environmental Health Hazard Assessment (OEHHA) Fish Contaminant Goal of 3.6 ug/kg to protect human health when consuming fish (OEHHA, 2008).
Guideline Reference: Development of Fish Contaminant Goals and Advisory Tissue Levels for Common Contaminants in California Sport Fish: Chlordane, DDTs, Dieldrin, Methylmercury, PCBs, Selenium, and Toxaphene
 
Spatial Representation: Samples were collected from the following Imperial Valley drain locations; Rose drain, Holtville Main drain, Central drain, South Central drain, Rice drain 3, Verde drain, Greeson drain, Fig drain, Pumice drain, Mayflower drain, Orange drain, Peach Drain, Tokay drain, Barbara Worth drain, and Warren drain.
Temporal Representation: Fish tissue samples were generally collected from 10/1985 through 11/2000. Fish tissue samples were not collected from each location every sampling round. Twenty-one fish fillet samples of carp, channel catfish, tilapia, flathead catfish, spiny soft shelled turtle, redbelly tilapia, and yellow bullhead were collected. Eight carp fillet composite samples were collected in the years (2)1985, 1986, 1988, (3)1990, and 1999. Two carp single fish fillet samples were collected in the years 1989-90. Three channel catfish fillet composite samples were collected in the years 1989-90, and 1999. One channel catfish single fish fillet sample was collected in the year 1999. Two tilapia fillet composite samples were collected in the years 1996, and 2000. One flathead catfish fillet composite sample was collected in the year 1988. Two spiny soft shelled turtle fillet composite samples were collected in the year (2)1992. One redbelly tilapia fillet composite sample was collected in the year 1992. One yellow bullhead fillet composite sample was collected in the year 1985. Nineteen whole fish samples of mosquitofish, and sailfin molly were collected. Twelve mosquitofish whole fish composite samples were collected in 1985, 1989, (2)1990, (3)1991, 1995-96, and (3)2000. Seven sailfin molly whole fish composite samples were collected in (2)1989, 1991, (2)1992, (2)2000. The exceedances were found in samples collected from 12/05/1999 through 11/08/2000.
Environmental Conditions:
QAPP Information: The field procedures are described in TSMP Data Reports and associated Appendices. CDFG's Laboratory applies a Quality Assurance Program Plan procedures for laboratory Quality Assurance and Quality Control, as described in Rasmussen (1993).
QAPP Information Reference(s): Toxic Substances Monitoring Program 1991 Data Report. 93-1WQ. State Water Resources Control Board (SWRCB), Division of Water Quality. Sacramento, CA.
 
Line of Evidence (LOE) for Decision ID 78295, PCBs (Polychlorinated biphenyls)
Region 7     
Imperial Valley Drains
 
LOE ID: 46243
 
Pollutant: PCBs (Polychlorinated biphenyls)
LOE Subgroup: Pollutant-Tissue
Matrix: Tissue
Fraction: Fish fillet
 
Beneficial Use: Warm Freshwater Habitat
 
Number of Samples: 4
Number of Exceedances: 0
 
Data and Information Type: Fish tissue analysis
Data Used to Assess Water Quality: Water Board staff assessed SWAMP data for Imperial Valley Drains to determine beneficial use support and results are as follows: 0 of 4 samples exceed the criterion for PCB, Total. Eleven composites (2 - 3 fish per composite) were generated from three species: common carp, Tilapia spp, and channel catfish. Composites were averaged for species collected at the same time and location. Total PCB was assessed for as follows: PCB aroclors and congeners were summed separately and the sum that yielded the highest value was used for the assessment.
Data Reference: RWB7 Fish Tissue Study 2004
 
SWAMP Data: SWAMP
 
Water Quality Objective/Criterion: No individual chemical or combination of chemicals shall be present in concentrations that adversely affect beneficial uses. There shall be no increase in hazardous chemical concentrations found in bottom sediments or aquatic life (Water Quality Control Plan, Colorado River Basin).
Objective/Criterion Reference: Water Quality Control Plan Colorado River Basin, with amendments adopted through June 2006
 
Evaluation Guideline: National Academy of Science guidelines (NAS 1972) establish a maximum total PCB concentration of 500 ug/Kg (wet weight) in tissue samples for protection of aquatic life from bioaccumulation of toxic substances.
Guideline Reference: National Academy of Sciences. Water Quality Criteria 1972. EPA-R3-73-033. Washington, D.C.: U.S. Environmental Protection Agency
 
Spatial Representation: Data for this line of evidence for Imperial Valley Drains was collected at 2 monitoring sites [ Central Drain - 723CNTDRN, Greeson Drain - 723GRSDRN]
Temporal Representation: Data was collected over the time period 11/2/2004-11/4/2004.
Environmental Conditions: Staff is not aware of any special conditions that might affect interpretation of the data.
QAPP Information: The SWAMP QAPP (2002) was followed.
QAPP Information Reference(s): Quality Assurance Management Plan for the State of California's Surface Water Ambient Monitoring Program. Sacramento, CA. State Water Resources Control Board. SWAMP. December 2002 (1st version)
 
Line of Evidence (LOE) for Decision ID 78295, PCBs (Polychlorinated biphenyls)
Region 7     
Imperial Valley Drains
 
LOE ID: 126518
 
Pollutant: PCBs (Polychlorinated biphenyls)
LOE Subgroup: Pollutant-Tissue
Matrix: Tissue
Fraction: Fish fillet
 
Beneficial Use: Warm Freshwater Habitat
 
Number of Samples: 5
Number of Exceedances: 0
 
Data and Information Type: PHYSICAL/CHEMICAL MONITORING
Data Used to Assess Water Quality: Water Board staff assessed RWB7 TMDL data for Imperial Valley Drains to determine beneficial use support and the results are as follows 0 of the 5 samples exceeded the water quality standard for PCBs (Polychlorinated biphenyls). Data were collected for 5 fish species (1 composite(s) of Common Carp each composed of 1 fish per composite, 1 composite(s) of Mosquitofish each composed of 48 fish per composite, 1 composite(s) of Mosquitofish each composed of 45 fish per composite, 1 composite(s) of Common Carp each composed of 4 fish per composite, 1 composite(s) of Mosquitofish each composed of 18 fish per composite).
Data Reference: Water Quality Assessment Data for the 2018 solicitation cycle submitted through CEDEN for RWB7 TMDL.
 
SWAMP Data: SWAMP
 
Water Quality Objective/Criterion: All waters shall be maintained free of toxic substances in concentrations which are toxic to, or which produce detrimental physiological responses in human, plant, animal, or indigenous aquatic life. (Water Quality Control Plan for the Colorado River Basin Region)
Objective/Criterion Reference: Water Quality Control Plan for the Colorado River Basin Region (Includes amendments effective on or before January 8, 2019)
 
Evaluation Guideline: National Academy of Science guidelines (NAS 1972) establish a maximum total PCB concentration of 500 ug/Kg (wet weight) in tissue samples for protection of aquatic life from bioaccumulation of toxic substances.
Guideline Reference: National Academy of Sciences. Water Quality Criteria 1972. EPA-R3-73-033. Washington, D.C.: U.S. Environmental Protection Agency
 
Spatial Representation: Data was collected from 3 station(s) with the station code(s): 723RICEDR, 723BARWDR, 723CNTDRN.
Temporal Representation: Data for this line of evidence were collected between 2011-02-11 and 2011-04-20
Environmental Conditions:
QAPP Information: Quality Assurance Program Plan and Standard Operating Procedures for SWAMP program  
QAPP Information Reference(s): Quality Assurance Program Plan and Standard Operating Procedures for SWAMP program
 
Line of Evidence (LOE) for Decision ID 78295, PCBs (Polychlorinated biphenyls)
Region 7     
Imperial Valley Drains
 
LOE ID: 125395
 
Pollutant: Toxicity
LOE Subgroup: Toxicity
Matrix: Water
Fraction: None
 
Beneficial Use: Warm Freshwater Habitat
 
Number of Samples: 4
Number of Exceedances: 1
 
Data and Information Type: TOXICITY TESTING
Data Used to Assess Water Quality: 1 of the 4 samples collected by DPR Surface Water Study 290 Name for Imperial Valley Drains exhibited toxicity. A sample may have multiple toxicity test results, but will only be counted once. A sample is defined as being collected on the same day, at the same location with the same lab sample ID (if provided). The following organisms and parameters were utilized for the toxicity tests: Chironomus dilutus, for Ash Free Dry Mass, Chironomus dilutus, for Survival
Data Reference: Water Quality Assessment Data for the 2018 solicitation cycle submitted through CEDEN for DPR Surface Water Study 290 Name.
 
SWAMP Data: Non-SWAMP
 
Water Quality Objective/Criterion: All waters shall be maintained free of toxic substances in concentrations that are toxic to, or that produce detrimental physiological responses in, human, plant, animal, or aquatic life. (Colorado River Basin Plan)
Objective/Criterion Reference: Water Quality Control Plan for the Colorado River Basin Region (Includes amendments effective on or before January 8, 2019)
 
Evaluation Guideline:
Guideline Reference:
 
Spatial Representation: The samples were collected at 4 stations. Monitoring site(s): ( 723IPHV10, 723IPMV61, 723IPRC99, 723IPVD69 )
Temporal Representation: The samples were collected between the dates of 2014-10-15 and 2014-10-15.
Environmental Conditions:
QAPP Information: A QAPP was not required for this data
QAPP Information Reference(s): This is a placeholder reference for data which does not require a QAPP.
 
Line of Evidence (LOE) for Decision ID 78295, PCBs (Polychlorinated biphenyls)
Region 7     
Imperial Valley Drains
 
LOE ID: 5108
 
Pollutant: Arsenic | Benzo(a)anthracene | Cadmium | Chromium (total) | Chrysene (C1-C4) | Copper | Dieldrin | Endrin | Fluoranthene | Fluorene | Lead | Lindane/gamma Hexachlorocyclohexane (gamma-HCH) | Mercury | Naphthalene | Nickel | PCBs (Polychlorinated biphenyls) | Phenanthrene | Pyrene
LOE Subgroup: Pollutant-Sediment
Matrix: Sediment
Fraction: Total
 
Beneficial Use: Warm Freshwater Habitat
 
Number of Samples: 5
Number of Exceedances: 0
 
Data and Information Type: Fixed station physical/chemical (conventional plus toxic pollutants)
Data Used to Assess Water Quality: Five sediment quality samples were collected and analyzed biannually from 5/2002 through 5/2005 at 3 locations in Imperial Valley Drains. Of these total samples, none exceeded the PEC (SWAMP, 2007).
Data Reference: Surface Water Ambient Monitoring Program (SWAMP) Data for organic and inorganic constituents in water and sediment samples collected from water bodies located in the Colorado River Basin-Region 7. May 2002-May 2005.
 
SWAMP Data: SWAMP
 
Water Quality Objective/Criterion: Basin Plan: No individual chemical or combination of chemicals shall be present in concentrations that adversely affect beneficial uses. There shall be no increase in hazardous chemical concentrations found in bottom sediments or aquatic life (CRBRWQCB, 2006).
Objective/Criterion Reference: Water Quality Control Plan Colorado River Basin, with amendments adopted through June 2006
 
Evaluation Guideline: Consensus Based Sediment Quality Guideline Probable Effects Concentrations (PECs) for the protection of freshwater organisms to toxic effects were used for the following constituents: 33 mg/kg Arsenic, 1050 ug/kg Benz[a]anthrazene, 4.98 mg/kg Cadmium, 111 mg/kg Chromium, 1290 ug/kg Chrysene, 149 mg/kg Copper, 61.8 ug/g Dieldrin, 207 ug/kg Endrin, 2230 ug/kg Fluoranthene, 536 ug/kg Fluorene, 128 mg/kg Lead, 4.99 ug/kg Lindane/Hexachlorocyclohexane (HCH), 1.06 mg/kg Mercury, 561 ug/kg Naphthalene, 48.6 mg/kg Nickel, 676 ug/kg PCBs (Polychlorinated biphenyls), 1170 ug/kg Phenanthrene , 1520 ug/kg Pyrene (Macdonald et al, 2000).
Guideline Reference: Development and evaluation of consensus-based sediment quality guidelines for freshwater ecosystems. Environmental Contamination and Toxicology. 39: 20-31
 
Spatial Representation: Samples were collected from three Imperial Valley Drains ;Trifolium TD1, Niland 4, and W.
Temporal Representation: Five sediment samples were collected. Water samples were generally collected and analyzed twice, in May and October of 2002. Samples were not collected from each location every sampling round.
Environmental Conditions:
QAPP Information: The sampling and analysis portions of this study were conducted in accordance with the SWAMP Quality Assurance Management Plan (QAMP) (Puckett, 2002).
QAPP Information Reference(s): Quality Assurance Management Plan for the State of California's Surface Water Ambient Monitoring Program. Sacramento, CA. State Water Resources Control Board. SWAMP. December 2002 (1st version)
 
Line of Evidence (LOE) for Decision ID 78295, PCBs (Polychlorinated biphenyls)
Region 7     
Imperial Valley Drains
 
LOE ID: 4871
 
Pollutant: PCBs (Polychlorinated biphenyls)
LOE Subgroup: Pollutant-Water
Matrix: Water
Fraction: Dissolved
 
Beneficial Use: Commercial or recreational collection of fish, shellfish, or organisms
 
Number of Samples: 2
Number of Exceedances: 2
 
Data and Information Type: Fixed station physical/chemical (conventional plus toxic pollutants)
Data Used to Assess Water Quality: Six water samples were taken at three Imperial Valley Drains, 4 water sample results could not be used because the sample results were non-detect and the detection limit was above the criteria concentration. The two acceptable water quality samples were collected on 5/08/2002 and 5/09/2002, from W and Trifolium TD1 Imperial Valley Drains. These samples exceeded the CTR Criteria (SWAMP, 2007).
Data Reference: Surface Water Ambient Monitoring Program (SWAMP) Data for organic and inorganic constituents in water and sediment samples collected from water bodies located in the Colorado River Basin-Region 7. May 2002-May 2005.
 
SWAMP Data: SWAMP
 
Water Quality Objective/Criterion: California Toxics Rule (CTR) Criteria of 0.00017 ug/l for the protection of human health when consuming organisms from aquatic systems (USEPA, 2000).
Objective/Criterion Reference: Water Quality Standards 2000. Establishment of numeric criteria for priority toxic pollutants for the State of California: Rules and regulations. Federal Register Vol. 65, No. 97. Washington, D.C.: Environmental Protection Agency
 
Evaluation Guideline:
Guideline Reference:
 
Spatial Representation: Samples were collected from three Imperial Valley Drains; Trifolium TD1, Niland 4, and W.
Temporal Representation: Six water samples were collected. Water samples were collected and analyzed in May and October 2002.The exceedences were found in samples collected from 5/08/2002 through 5/09/2002.
Environmental Conditions:
QAPP Information: The sampling and analysis portions of this study were conducted in accordance with the SWAMP Quality Assurance Management Plan (QAMP) (Puckett, 2002).
QAPP Information Reference(s): Quality Assurance Management Plan for the State of California's Surface Water Ambient Monitoring Program. Sacramento, CA. State Water Resources Control Board. SWAMP. December 2002 (1st version)
 
Line of Evidence (LOE) for Decision ID 78295, PCBs (Polychlorinated biphenyls)
Region 7     
Imperial Valley Drains
 
LOE ID: 46230
 
Pollutant: PCBs (Polychlorinated biphenyls)
LOE Subgroup: Pollutant-Tissue
Matrix: Tissue
Fraction: Fish fillet
 
Beneficial Use: Commercial or recreational collection of fish, shellfish, or organisms
 
Number of Samples: 4
Number of Exceedances: 3
 
Data and Information Type: Fish tissue analysis
Data Used to Assess Water Quality: Water Board staff assessed SWAMP data for Imperial Valley Drains to determine beneficial use support and results are as follows: 3 of 4 samples exceed the criterion for PCB, Total. Eleven composites (2 - 3 fish per composite) were generated from three species: common carp, Tilapia spp, and channel catfish. Composites were averaged for species collected at the same time and location. Composites comprised of 2-3 fish for channel catfish and 1 fish for Tilapia spp. and flathead catfish. Total PCB was assessed for as follows: PCB aroclors and congeners were summed separately and the sum that yielded the highest value was used for the assessment.
Data Reference: RWB7 Fish Tissue Study 2004
 
SWAMP Data: SWAMP
 
Water Quality Objective/Criterion: All waters shall be maintained free of toxic substances in concentrations which are toxic to, or which produce detrimental physiological responses in, human, plant, animal, or aquatic life (Water Quality Control Plan, Colorado River Basin).
Objective/Criterion Reference: Water Quality Control Plan Colorado River Basin, with amendments adopted through June 2006
 
Evaluation Guideline: The modified OEHHA Fish Contaminant Goal for polychlorinated biphenyls in fish tissue is 2.6 ppb. This screening level assumes an average body weight of 70 kg and a consumption rate of 32 g/day for a 30 year exposure over a 70-year lifetime. This constituent is a carcinogen therefore the risk level is set to one in a million. A cooking reduction factor of 1 is applied for skin-off fillets.
Guideline Reference: Development of Fish Contaminant Goals and Advisory Tissue Levels for Common Contaminants in California Sport Fish: Chlordane, DDTs, Dieldrin, Methylmercury, PCBs, Selenium, and Toxaphene
 
Spatial Representation: Data for this line of evidence for Imperial Valley Drains was collected at 2 monitoring sites [ Central Drain - 723CNTDRN, Greeson Drain - 723GRSDRN]
Temporal Representation: Data was collected over the time period 11/2/2004-11/4/2004.
Environmental Conditions: Staff is not aware of any special conditions that might affect interpretation of the data.
QAPP Information: The SWAMP QAPP (2002) was followed.
QAPP Information Reference(s): Quality Assurance Management Plan for the State of California's Surface Water Ambient Monitoring Program. Sacramento, CA. State Water Resources Control Board. SWAMP. December 2002 (1st version)
 
Line of Evidence (LOE) for Decision ID 78295, PCBs (Polychlorinated biphenyls)
Region 7     
Imperial Valley Drains
 
LOE ID: 126267
 
Pollutant: PCBs (Polychlorinated biphenyls)
LOE Subgroup: Pollutant-Tissue
Matrix: Tissue
Fraction: Fish fillet
 
Beneficial Use: Commercial or recreational collection of fish, shellfish, or organisms
 
Number of Samples: 5
Number of Exceedances: 4
 
Data and Information Type: PHYSICAL/CHEMICAL MONITORING
Data Used to Assess Water Quality: Water Board staff assessed RWB7 TMDL data for Imperial Valley Drains to determine beneficial use support and the results are as follows 4 of the 5 samples exceeded the water quality standard for PCBs (Polychlorinated biphenyls). Data were collected for 5 fish species (1 composite(s) of Common Carp each composed of 1 fish per composite, 1 composite(s) of Mosquitofish each composed of 48 fish per composite, 1 composite(s) of Mosquitofish each composed of 45 fish per composite, 1 composite(s) of Common Carp each composed of 4 fish per composite, 1 composite(s) of Mosquitofish each composed of 18 fish per composite). Of these, 2 species (Mosquitofish, Common Carp) exceeded the water quality standard.
Data Reference: Water Quality Assessment Data for the 2018 solicitation cycle submitted through CEDEN for RWB7 TMDL.
 
SWAMP Data: SWAMP
 
Water Quality Objective/Criterion: All waters shall be maintained free of toxic substances in concentrations which are toxic to, or which produce detrimental physiological responses in human, plant, animal, or indigenous aquatic life. (Water Quality Control Plan for the Colorado River Basin Region)
Objective/Criterion Reference: Water Quality Control Plan for the Colorado River Basin Region (Includes amendments effective on or before January 8, 2019)
 
Evaluation Guideline: The modified OEHHA Fish Contaminant Goal for polychlorinated biphenyls in fish tissue is 2.6 ppb. This screening level assumes an average body weight of 70 kg and a consumption rate of 32 g/day for a 30 year exposure over a 70-year lifetime. This constituent is a carcinogen therefore the risk level is set to one in a million. A cooking reduction factor of 1 is applied for skin-off fillets. (Klasing, S., and R. Brodberg, 2008)
Guideline Reference: Development of Fish Contaminant Goals and Advisory Tissue Levels for Common Contaminants in California Sport Fish: Chlordane, DDTs, Dieldrin, Methylmercury, PCBs, Selenium, and Toxaphene
 
Spatial Representation: Data was collected from 3 station(s) with the station code(s): 723RICEDR, 723BARWDR, 723CNTDRN.
Temporal Representation: Data for this line of evidence were collected between 2011-02-11 and 2011-04-20
Environmental Conditions:
QAPP Information: Quality Assurance Program Plan and Standard Operating Procedures for SWAMP program  
QAPP Information Reference(s): Quality Assurance Program Plan and Standard Operating Procedures for SWAMP program
 
Line of Evidence (LOE) for Decision ID 78295, PCBs (Polychlorinated biphenyls)
Region 7     
Imperial Valley Drains
 
LOE ID: 126632
 
Pollutant: PCBs (Polychlorinated biphenyls)
LOE Subgroup: Pollutant-Tissue
Matrix: Tissue
Fraction: Fish fillet
 
Beneficial Use: Commercial or recreational collection of fish, shellfish, or organisms
 
Number of Samples: 3
Number of Exceedances: 2
 
Data and Information Type: PHYSICAL/CHEMICAL MONITORING
Data Used to Assess Water Quality: Water Board staff assessed SWAMP RWB7 Monitoring data for Imperial Valley Drains to determine beneficial use support and the results are as follows 2 of the 3 samples exceeded the water quality standard for PCBs (Polychlorinated biphenyls). Data were collected for 3 fish species (1 composite(s) of Mosquitofish each composed of 60 fish per composite, 1 composite(s) of Mosquitofish each composed of 48 fish per composite, 1 composite(s) of Common Carp each composed of 3 fish per composite). Of these, 1 species (Mosquitofish) exceeded the water quality standard.
Data Reference: Water Quality Assessment Data for the 2018 solicitation cycle submitted through CEDEN for SWAMP RWB7 Monitoring.
 
SWAMP Data: SWAMP
 
Water Quality Objective/Criterion: All waters shall be maintained free of toxic substances in concentrations which are toxic to, or which produce detrimental physiological responses in human, plant, animal, or indigenous aquatic life. (Water Quality Control Plan for the Colorado River Basin Region)
Objective/Criterion Reference: Water Quality Control Plan for the Colorado River Basin Region (Includes amendments effective on or before January 8, 2019)
 
Evaluation Guideline: The modified OEHHA Fish Contaminant Goal for polychlorinated biphenyls in fish tissue is 2.6 ppb. This screening level assumes an average body weight of 70 kg and a consumption rate of 32 g/day for a 30 year exposure over a 70-year lifetime. This constituent is a carcinogen therefore the risk level is set to one in a million. A cooking reduction factor of 1 is applied for skin-off fillets. (Klasing, S., and R. Brodberg, 2008)
Guideline Reference: Development of Fish Contaminant Goals and Advisory Tissue Levels for Common Contaminants in California Sport Fish: Chlordane, DDTs, Dieldrin, Methylmercury, PCBs, Selenium, and Toxaphene
 
Spatial Representation: Data was collected from 3 station(s) with the station code(s): 723SCNTDR, 723CNTDRN, 723NRFGDN.
Temporal Representation: Data for this line of evidence were collected between 2012-10-15 and 2014-12-08
Environmental Conditions:
QAPP Information: Quality Assurance Program Plan and Standard Operating Procedures for SWAMP program  
QAPP Information Reference(s): Quality Assurance Program Plan and Standard Operating Procedures for SWAMP program
 
Line of Evidence (LOE) for Decision ID 78295, PCBs (Polychlorinated biphenyls)
Region 7     
Imperial Valley Drains
 
LOE ID: 126633
 
Pollutant: PCBs (Polychlorinated biphenyls)
LOE Subgroup: Pollutant-Tissue
Matrix: Tissue
Fraction: Fish fillet
 
Beneficial Use: Warm Freshwater Habitat
 
Number of Samples: 3
Number of Exceedances: 0
 
Data and Information Type: PHYSICAL/CHEMICAL MONITORING
Data Used to Assess Water Quality: Water Board staff assessed SWAMP RWB7 Monitoring data for Imperial Valley Drains to determine beneficial use support and the results are as follows 0 of the 3 samples exceeded the water quality standard for PCBs (Polychlorinated biphenyls). Data were collected for 3 fish species (1 composite(s) of Mosquitofish each composed of 60 fish per composite, 1 composite(s) of Mosquitofish each composed of 48 fish per composite, 1 composite(s) of Common Carp each composed of 3 fish per composite).
Data Reference: Water Quality Assessment Data for the 2018 solicitation cycle submitted through CEDEN for SWAMP RWB7 Monitoring.
 
SWAMP Data: SWAMP
 
Water Quality Objective/Criterion: All waters shall be maintained free of toxic substances in concentrations which are toxic to, or which produce detrimental physiological responses in human, plant, animal, or indigenous aquatic life. (Water Quality Control Plan for the Colorado River Basin Region)
Objective/Criterion Reference: Water Quality Control Plan for the Colorado River Basin Region (Includes amendments effective on or before January 8, 2019)
 
Evaluation Guideline: National Academy of Science guidelines (NAS 1972) establish a maximum total PCB concentration of 500 ug/Kg (wet weight) in tissue samples for protection of aquatic life from bioaccumulation of toxic substances.
Guideline Reference: National Academy of Sciences. Water Quality Criteria 1972. EPA-R3-73-033. Washington, D.C.: U.S. Environmental Protection Agency
 
Spatial Representation: Data was collected from 3 station(s) with the station code(s): 723SCNTDR, 723CNTDRN, 723NRFGDN.
Temporal Representation: Data for this line of evidence were collected between 2012-10-15 and 2014-12-08
Environmental Conditions:
QAPP Information: Quality Assurance Program Plan and Standard Operating Procedures for SWAMP program  
QAPP Information Reference(s): Quality Assurance Program Plan and Standard Operating Procedures for SWAMP program
 
 
DECISION ID
68778
Region 7     
Imperial Valley Drains
 
Pollutant: Selenium
Final Listing Decision: Do Not Delist from 303(d) list (TMDL required list)
Last Listing Cycle's Final Listing Decision: Do Not Delist from 303(d) list (TMDL required list)(2016)
Revision Status Revised
Sources: Source Unknown
Expected TMDL Completion Date: 2025
Impairment from Pollutant or Pollution: Pollutant
 
Regional Board Conclusion: This pollutant is being considered for removal from the section 303(d) list under section 4.1, 4.5, and 4.6 of the Listing Policy. Under this section a single line of evidence is necessary to assess listing status.

Nine lines of evidence are available in the administrative record to assess pollutant.

Zero sediment and tissue samples exceeded the objectives.

Forty of 56 water samples exceed the continuous concentration (expressed as a 4-day average) to protect aquatic life in freshwater (California Toxics Rule, 2000) for the "Warm Freshwater Habitat" beneficial use assessed.

Based on the readily available data and information, the weight of evidence indicates that there is sufficient justification against removing this water segment-pollutant combination from the section 303(d) list.

This conclusion is based on the staff findings that:
1. The data used satisfies the data quality requirements of section 6.1.4 of the Policy.
2. The data used satisfies the data quantity requirements of section 6.1.5 of the Policy.
3. Zero sediment and tissue samples exceeded the objectives, however, Forty of 56 water samples exceed the continuous concentration (expressed as a 4-day average) to protect aquatic life in freshwater (California Toxics Rule, 2000) for the "Warm Freshwater Habitat" beneficial use assessed.

This exceeds the allowable frequency listed in Table 4.1 of the Listing Policy.

This pollutant is a possible cause or contributor to toxicity.

4. Pursuant to section 4.11 of the Listing Policy, no additional data and information are available indicating that standards are met.
 
Regional Board Decision Recommendation: After review of the available data and information, RWQCB staff concludes that the water body-pollutant combination should not be removed from the section 303(d) list because applicable water quality standards for the pollutant are being exceeded.
 
 
Line of Evidence (LOE) for Decision ID 68778, Selenium
Region 7     
Imperial Valley Drains
 
LOE ID: 125395
 
Pollutant: Toxicity
LOE Subgroup: Toxicity
Matrix: Water
Fraction: None
 
Beneficial Use: Warm Freshwater Habitat
 
Number of Samples: 4
Number of Exceedances: 1
 
Data and Information Type: TOXICITY TESTING
Data Used to Assess Water Quality: 1 of the 4 samples collected by DPR Surface Water Study 290 Name for Imperial Valley Drains exhibited toxicity. A sample may have multiple toxicity test results, but will only be counted once. A sample is defined as being collected on the same day, at the same location with the same lab sample ID (if provided). The following organisms and parameters were utilized for the toxicity tests: Chironomus dilutus, for Ash Free Dry Mass, Chironomus dilutus, for Survival
Data Reference: Water Quality Assessment Data for the 2018 solicitation cycle submitted through CEDEN for DPR Surface Water Study 290 Name.
 
SWAMP Data: Non-SWAMP
 
Water Quality Objective/Criterion: All waters shall be maintained free of toxic substances in concentrations that are toxic to, or that produce detrimental physiological responses in, human, plant, animal, or aquatic life. (Colorado River Basin Plan)
Objective/Criterion Reference: Water Quality Control Plan for the Colorado River Basin Region (Includes amendments effective on or before January 8, 2019)
 
Evaluation Guideline:
Guideline Reference:
 
Spatial Representation: The samples were collected at 4 stations. Monitoring site(s): ( 723IPHV10, 723IPMV61, 723IPRC99, 723IPVD69 )
Temporal Representation: The samples were collected between the dates of 2014-10-15 and 2014-10-15.
Environmental Conditions:
QAPP Information: A QAPP was not required for this data
QAPP Information Reference(s): This is a placeholder reference for data which does not require a QAPP.
 
Line of Evidence (LOE) for Decision ID 68778, Selenium
Region 7     
Imperial Valley Drains
 
LOE ID: 125408
 
Pollutant: Toxicity
LOE Subgroup: Toxicity
Matrix: Water
Fraction: None
 
Beneficial Use: Warm Freshwater Habitat
 
Number of Samples: 27
Number of Exceedances: 7
 
Data and Information Type: TOXICITY TESTING
Data Used to Assess Water Quality: 7 of the 27 samples collected by SWAMP RWB7 Monitoring for Imperial Valley Drains exhibited toxicity. A sample may have multiple toxicity test results, but will only be counted once. A sample is defined as being collected on the same day, at the same location with the same lab sample ID (if provided). The following organisms and parameters were utilized for the toxicity tests: Hyalella azteca, for Survival, Hyalella azteca, for Growth (wt/surv indiv)
Data Reference: Water Quality Assessment Data for the 2018 solicitation cycle submitted through CEDEN for SWAMP RWB7 Monitoring.
 
SWAMP Data: SWAMP
 
Water Quality Objective/Criterion: All waters shall be maintained free of toxic substances in concentrations that are toxic to, or that produce detrimental physiological responses in, human, plant, animal, or aquatic life. (Colorado River Basin Plan)
Objective/Criterion Reference: Water Quality Control Plan for the Colorado River Basin Region (Includes amendments effective on or before January 8, 2019)
 
Evaluation Guideline:
Guideline Reference:
 
Spatial Representation: The samples were collected at 27 stations. Monitoring site(s): ( 723BDRAIN, 723CENTD2, 723CENTD3, 723CTD3MA, 723EDRAIN, 723ELML6D, 723KDRAIN, 723MARIGD, 723MCALD1, 723OASISD, 723OLANDR, 723OSAGED, 723PAM115, 723PAMPAD, 723PMLEOD, 723QLATDR, 723SCENTD, 723SPRUCD, 723THIS5D, 723TRI12D, 723UADCMC, 723UADGUN, 723UADSPC, 723VAIL7D, 723VAL2AD, 723VERDED, 723WILDCD )
Temporal Representation: The samples were collected between the dates of 2015-10-19 and 2015-11-04.
Environmental Conditions:
QAPP Information: Quality Assurance Program Plan and Standard Operating Procedures for SWAMP program  
QAPP Information Reference(s): Quality Assurance Program Plan and Standard Operating Procedures for SWAMP program
 
Line of Evidence (LOE) for Decision ID 68778, Selenium
Region 7     
Imperial Valley Drains
 
LOE ID: 5443
 
Pollutant: Selenium
LOE Subgroup: Pollutant-Tissue
Matrix: Tissue
Fraction: Total
 
Beneficial Use: Commercial or recreational collection of fish, shellfish, or organisms
 
Number of Samples: 47
Number of Exceedances: 0
 
Data and Information Type: Fish tissue analysis
Data Used to Assess Water Quality: Twenty-three fish fillet samples and 24 whole fish samples were taken at 19 locations in Imperial Valley drains. The samples were generally collected from 10/1986 through 11/2000. Of these total samples, none exceeded the OEHHA Fish Contaminant Goal (TSMP, 2007).
Data Reference: Toxic Substances Monitoring Program (TSMP) Data for organic and inorganic chemicals in fish and sediment samples collected from water bodies located in the Colorado River Basin-Region 7. 1978-2000. State Water Resources Control Board. Sacramento, CA.
 
SWAMP Data: Non-SWAMP
 
Water Quality Objective/Criterion: Basin Plan: No individual chemical or combination of chemicals shall be present in concentrations that adversely affect beneficial uses. There shall be no increase in hazardous chemical concentrations found in bottom sediments or aquatic life (CRBRWQCB, 2006).
Objective/Criterion Reference: Water Quality Control Plan Colorado River Basin, with amendments adopted through June 2006
 
Evaluation Guideline: Office of Environmental Health Hazard Assessment (OEHHA) Fish Contaminant Goal of 7400 ppb to protect human health when consuming fish (OEHHA, 2008).
Guideline Reference: Development of Fish Contaminant Goals and Advisory Tissue Levels for Common Contaminants in California Sport Fish: Chlordane, DDTs, Dieldrin, Methylmercury, PCBs, Selenium, and Toxaphene
 
Spatial Representation: Samples were collected from the following Imperial Valley drain locations; Rose drain, Holtville Main drain, Central drain, South Central drain, Verde drain, Greeson drain, Fig drain, Pumice drain, Mayflower drain, Orange drain, Peach drain, Tokay drain, Barbara Worth drain, Warren drain, Dixie drain No.1, Dixie drain No.3, Dixie drain No.5, Forgetmenot drain, and West Side drain.
Temporal Representation: Fish tissue samples were generally collected from 10/1986 through 11/2000. Fish tissue samples were not collected from each location every sampling round. Twenty-three fish fillet samples of carp, tilapia, channel catfish, flathead catfish, spiny soft shell turtle, redbelly tilapia, and Mozambique tilapia were collected. Seven carp fillet composite samples were collected in the years 1985, (2)1986, (3)1990 and 1999. Three carp single fish fillet samples were collected in the years 1986, 1989-90. Two tilapia fillet composite samples were collected in the years 1996, and 2000. Three channel catfish fillet composite samples were collected in the years 1989-90, and 1999. One channel catfish single fish fillet sample was collected in the year 1999. One flathead catfish single fish fillet sample was collected in the year 1988. Two spiny soft shelled turtle fillet composite samples were collected in the year (2)1992. One redbelly tilapia fillet composite sample was collected in the year 1992. Three Mozambique tilapia fillet composite samples were collected in year (3)1986. Twenty-four whole fish composite samples of mosquitofish, and sailfin molly were collected. Fifteen mosquitofish whole fish composite samples were collected in the years 1985, (2)1986, 1989, (2)1990, (4)1991, 1995-96, (3)2000. Nine sailfin molly whole fish composite samples were collected in the years (3)1986, (2)1989, 1991, (2)1992, 2000.
Environmental Conditions:
QAPP Information: The field procedures are described in TSMP Data Reports and associated Appendices. CDFG's Laboratory applies a Quality Assurance Program Plan procedures for laboratory Quality Assurance and Quality Control, as described in Rasmussen (1993).
QAPP Information Reference(s): Toxic Substances Monitoring Program 1991 Data Report. 93-1WQ. State Water Resources Control Board (SWRCB), Division of Water Quality. Sacramento, CA.
 
Line of Evidence (LOE) for Decision ID 68778, Selenium
Region 7     
Imperial Valley Drains
 
LOE ID: 126269
 
Pollutant: Selenium
LOE Subgroup: Pollutant-Tissue
Matrix: Tissue
Fraction: Fish fillet
 
Beneficial Use: Commercial or recreational collection of fish, shellfish, or organisms
 
Number of Samples: 8
Number of Exceedances: 0
 
Data and Information Type: PHYSICAL/CHEMICAL MONITORING
Data Used to Assess Water Quality: Water Board staff assessed SWAMP RWB7 Monitoring data for Imperial Valley Drains to determine beneficial use support and the results are as follows 0 of the 8 samples exceeded the water quality standard for Selenium. Data were collected for 8 fish species (1 composite(s) of Common Carp each composed of 5 fish per composite, 1 composite(s) of Tilapia spp. each composed of 6 fish per composite, 1 composite(s) of Mosquitofish each composed of 7 fish per composite, 1 composite(s) of Mosquitofish each composed of 48 fish per composite, 1 composite(s) of Mosquitofish each composed of 105 fish per composite, 1 composite(s) of Mosquitofish each composed of 37 fish per composite, 3 composite(s) of Common Carp each composed of 1 fish per composite, 5 composite(s) of Tilapia spp. each composed of 1 fish per composite).
Data Reference: Water Quality Assessment Data for the 2018 solicitation cycle submitted through CEDEN for SWAMP RWB7 Monitoring.
 
SWAMP Data: SWAMP
 
Water Quality Objective/Criterion: All waters shall be maintained free of toxic substances in concentrations which are toxic to, or which produce detrimental physiological responses in human, plant, animal, or indigenous aquatic life. (Water Quality Control Plan for the Colorado River Basin Region)
Objective/Criterion Reference: Water Quality Control Plan for the Colorado River Basin Region (Includes amendments effective on or before January 8, 2019)
 
Evaluation Guideline: The OEHHA Fish Contaminant Goal for selenium in fish tissue is 7.4 ppm. This screening level assumes an average body weight of 70 kg and a consumption rate of 32 g/day. A background dietary consumption rate of 0.114 mg/day is applied for this micronutrient. (Klasing, S., and R. Brodberg, 2008)
Guideline Reference: Development of Fish Contaminant Goals and Advisory Tissue Levels for Common Contaminants in California Sport Fish: Chlordane, DDTs, Dieldrin, Methylmercury, PCBs, Selenium, and Toxaphene
 
Spatial Representation: Data was collected from 7 station(s) with the station code(s): 723BARWDR, 723SCNTDR, 723NRGNDN, 723OLANDR, 723NRFGDN, 723CNTDRN, 723PEACHD.
Temporal Representation: Data for this line of evidence were collected between 2012-05-08 and 2014-12-08
Environmental Conditions:
QAPP Information: Quality Assurance Program Plan and Standard Operating Procedures for SWAMP program  
QAPP Information Reference(s): Quality Assurance Program Plan and Standard Operating Procedures for SWAMP program
 
Line of Evidence (LOE) for Decision ID 68778, Selenium
Region 7     
Imperial Valley Drains
 
LOE ID: 129013
 
Pollutant: Selenium
LOE Subgroup: Pollutant-Water
Matrix: Water
Fraction: Dissolved
 
Beneficial Use: Warm Freshwater Habitat
 
Number of Samples: 56
Number of Exceedances: 40
 
Data and Information Type: PHYSICAL/CHEMICAL MONITORING
Data Used to Assess Water Quality: Water Board staff assessed SWAMP RWB7 Monitoring data for Imperial Valley Drains to determine beneficial use support and results are as follows: 40 of 56 samples exceeded the water quality standard for Selenium.
Data Reference: Water Quality Assessment Data for the 2018 solicitation cycle submitted through CEDEN for SWAMP RWB7 Monitoring.
 
SWAMP Data: SWAMP
 
Water Quality Objective/Criterion: The selenium criterion continuous concentration (expressed as a 4-day average) to protect aquatic life in freshwater is 5 ug/L (California Toxics Rule, 2000).
Objective/Criterion Reference: Water Quality Standards 2000. Establishment of numeric criteria for priority toxic pollutants for the State of California: Rules and regulations. Federal Register Vol. 65, No. 97. Washington, D.C.: Environmental Protection Agency
 
Evaluation Guideline:
Guideline Reference:
 
Spatial Representation: The samples were collected at 32 monitoring site(s) (723ARCDRN, 723ARIDRN, 723ARNDRN, 723BARWDR, 723CNTDRN, 723CTD3MA, 723HLVLDR, 723MAGDRN, 723MUNDRN, 723NETDRN, 723NRFGDN, 723NRGNDN, 723OASISD, 723OLANDR, 723OSAGED, 723PAM115, 723PAMPAD, 723PEACHD, 723PMLEOD, 723RI3DRN, 723RICEDR, 723ROSDRN, 723SCENTD, 723SCNTDR, 723SPRDRN, 723SSDS02, 723SSDS03, 723SSPDRN, 723TI2DRN, 723UADGUN, 723VERDED, 723VERDRN)
Temporal Representation: The samples were collected between the dates of 2012-05-07 and 2015-11-04
Environmental Conditions:
QAPP Information: Quality Assurance Program Plan and Standard Operating Procedures for SWAMP program  
QAPP Information Reference(s): Quality Assurance Program Plan and Standard Operating Procedures for SWAMP program
 
Line of Evidence (LOE) for Decision ID 68778, Selenium
Region 7     
Imperial Valley Drains
 
LOE ID: 30274
 
Pollutant: Selenium
LOE Subgroup: Pollutant-Sediment
Matrix: Sediment
Fraction: Total
 
Beneficial Use: Warm Freshwater Habitat
 
Number of Samples: 5
Number of Exceedances:
 
Data and Information Type: Fixed station physical/chemical (conventional plus toxic pollutants)
Data Used to Assess Water Quality: Five sediment quality samples were collected and analyzed in May and October of 2002 at 3 locations along Imperial Valley Drains (SWAMP, 2006).).
Data Reference: Surface Water Ambient Monitoring Program (SWAMP) Data for organic and inorganic constituents in water and sediment samples collected from water bodies located in the Colorado River Basin- Region 7. May 2002 - May 2004.
 
SWAMP Data: SWAMP
 
Water Quality Objective/Criterion: Basin Plan: No individual chemical or combination of chemicals shall be present in concentrations that adversely affect beneficial uses. There shall be no increase in hazardous chemical concentrations found in bottom sediments or aquatic life (CRBRWQCB, 2006).

No evaluation guideline for the sediment fraction of Selenium for the protection of human, animal or aquatic life in fresh waters could be found that met the requirements of Section 6.1.3 of the Listing Policy.
Objective/Criterion Reference: Water Quality Control Plan Colorado River Basin, with amendments adopted through June 2006
 
Evaluation Guideline:
Guideline Reference:
 
Spatial Representation: Samples were collected from three Imperial Valley Drains ;Trifolium TD1, Niland 4, and W.
Temporal Representation: Five sediment samples were collected. Sediment samples were collected and analyzed in May of 2002 at all three sampling locations. In October of 2002 sediment samples were collected and analyzed at the Niland 4 and Trifolium TD1 sampling locations only.
Environmental Conditions:
QAPP Information: The sampling and analysis portions of this study were conducted in accordance with the SWAMP Quality Assurance Management Plan (QAMP) (Puckett, 2002).
QAPP Information Reference(s): Quality Assurance Management Plan for the State of California's Surface Water Ambient Monitoring Program. Sacramento, CA. State Water Resources Control Board. SWAMP. December 2002 (1st version)
 
Line of Evidence (LOE) for Decision ID 68778, Selenium
Region 7     
Imperial Valley Drains
 
LOE ID: 4957
 
Pollutant: Selenium
LOE Subgroup: Pollutant-Water
Matrix: Water
Fraction: Dissolved
 
Beneficial Use: Commercial or recreational collection of fish, shellfish, or organisms
 
Number of Samples: 6
Number of Exceedances: 0
 
Data and Information Type: Fixed station physical/chemical (conventional plus toxic pollutants)
Data Used to Assess Water Quality: Six water quality samples were collected and analyzed in May and October of 2002 at 3 locations along Imperial Valley Drains. Of these total samples, none exceeded the Basin Plan Objective (SWAMP, 2007).
Data Reference: Surface Water Ambient Monitoring Program (SWAMP) Data for organic and inorganic constituents in water and sediment samples collected from water bodies located in the Colorado River Basin-Region 7. May 2002-May 2005.
 
SWAMP Data: SWAMP
 
Water Quality Objective/Criterion: Basin Plan: For all surface waters that are tributaries to the Salton Sea, a one hour average value of selenium shall not exceed .02 mg/L (CRBRWQCB, 2006).
Objective/Criterion Reference: Water Quality Control Plan Colorado River Basin, with amendments adopted through June 2006
 
Evaluation Guideline:
Guideline Reference:
 
Spatial Representation: Samples were collected from three Imperial Valley Drains ;Trifolium TD1, Niland 4, and W.
Temporal Representation: Six water samples were collected. Water samples were generally collected and analyzed from all sites twice, in May and October of 2002.
Environmental Conditions:
QAPP Information: The sampling and analysis portions of this study were conducted in accordance with the SWAMP Quality Assurance Management Plan (QAMP) (Puckett, 2002).
QAPP Information Reference(s): Quality Assurance Management Plan for the State of California's Surface Water Ambient Monitoring Program. Sacramento, CA. State Water Resources Control Board. SWAMP. December 2002 (1st version)
 
Line of Evidence (LOE) for Decision ID 68778, Selenium
Region 7     
Imperial Valley Drains
 
LOE ID: 25814
 
Pollutant: Selenium
LOE Subgroup: Pollutant-Water
Matrix: Water
Fraction: Dissolved
 
Beneficial Use: Commercial or recreational collection of fish, shellfish, or organisms
 
Number of Samples: 6
Number of Exceedances: 3
 
Data and Information Type: Fixed station physical/chemical (conventional plus toxic pollutants)
Data Used to Assess Water Quality: Six water quality samples were collected and analyzed in May and October of 2002 at 3 locations along Imperial Valley Drains. Of these total samples, three exceeded the Basin Plan Objective. The exceedances were found in samples collected on 5/08/2002, 5/09/2002, and 5/13/2002 at the three locations (SWAMP, 2007).
Data Reference: Surface Water Ambient Monitoring Program (SWAMP) Data for organic and inorganic constituents in water and sediment samples collected from water bodies located in the Colorado River Basin-Region 7. May 2002-May 2005.
 
SWAMP Data: SWAMP
 
Water Quality Objective/Criterion: Basin Plan: For all surface waters that are tributaries to the Salton Sea, a four day average value of selenium shall not exceed .005 mg/L (CRBRWQCB, 2006).
Objective/Criterion Reference: Water Quality Control Plan Colorado River Basin, with amendments adopted through June 2006
 
Evaluation Guideline:
Guideline Reference:
 
Spatial Representation: Samples were collected from three Imperial Valley Drains ;Trifolium TD1, Niland 4, and W.
Temporal Representation: Six water samples were collected. Water samples were generally collected and analyzed from all sites twice, in May and October of 2002.
Environmental Conditions:
QAPP Information: The sampling and analysis portions of this study were conducted in accordance with the SWAMP Quality Assurance Management Plan (QAMP) (Puckett, 2002).
QAPP Information Reference(s): Quality Assurance Management Plan for the State of California's Surface Water Ambient Monitoring Program. Sacramento, CA. State Water Resources Control Board. SWAMP. December 2002 (1st version)
 
Line of Evidence (LOE) for Decision ID 68778, Selenium
Region 7     
Imperial Valley Drains
 
LOE ID: 46244
 
Pollutant: Selenium
LOE Subgroup: Pollutant-Tissue
Matrix: Tissue
Fraction: Fish fillet
 
Beneficial Use: Commercial or recreational collection of fish, shellfish, or organisms
 
Number of Samples: 4
Number of Exceedances: 0
 
Data and Information Type: Fish tissue analysis
Data Used to Assess Water Quality: Water Board staff assessed SWAMP data for Imperial Valley Drains to determine beneficial use support and results are as follows: 0 of 4 samples exceed the criterion for Selenium. Seventeen composites (1 - 3 fish per composite) were generated from three species: common carp, Tilapia spp, and channel catfish. Composites collected at the same time on the same day for the same species were averaged in accordance with the listing policy.
Data Reference: RWB7 Fish Tissue Study 2004
 
SWAMP Data: SWAMP
 
Water Quality Objective/Criterion: All waters shall be maintained free of toxic substances in concentrations which are toxic to, or which produce detrimental physiological responses in, human, plant, animal, or aquatic life (Water Quality Control Plan, Colorado River Basin).
Objective/Criterion Reference: Water Quality Control Plan Colorado River Basin, with amendments adopted through June 2006
 
Evaluation Guideline: The OEHHA Fish Contaminant Goal for selenium in fish tissue is 7.4 ppm. This screening level assumes an average body weight of 70 kg and a consumption rate of 32 g/day. A background dietary consumption rate of 0.114 mg/day is applied for this micronutrient.
Guideline Reference: Development of Fish Contaminant Goals and Advisory Tissue Levels for Common Contaminants in California Sport Fish: Chlordane, DDTs, Dieldrin, Methylmercury, PCBs, Selenium, and Toxaphene
 
Spatial Representation: Data for this line of evidence for Imperial Valley Drains was collected at 2 monitoring sites [ Central Drain - 723CNTDRN, Greeson Drain - 723GRSDRN]
Temporal Representation: Data was collected over the time period 11/2/2004-11/4/2004.
Environmental Conditions: Staff is not aware of any special conditions that might affect interpretation of the data.
QAPP Information: The SWAMP QAPP (2002) was followed.
QAPP Information Reference(s): Quality Assurance Management Plan for the State of California's Surface Water Ambient Monitoring Program. Sacramento, CA. State Water Resources Control Board. SWAMP. December 2002 (1st version)
 
 
DECISION ID
68135
Region 7     
Imperial Valley Drains
 
Pollutant: Toxaphene
Final Listing Decision: Do Not Delist from 303(d) list (TMDL required list)
Last Listing Cycle's Final Listing Decision: Do Not Delist from 303(d) list (TMDL required list)(2016)
Revision Status Revised
Sources: Source Unknown
Expected TMDL Completion Date: 2021
Impairment from Pollutant or Pollution: Pollutant
 
Regional Board Conclusion: This pollutant is being considered for removal on the section 303(d) list under sections 2.2 and 4.5 of the Listing Policy. Under these sections of the Policy, a minimum of one line of evidence is needed to assess listing status.

Seven lines of evidence are available in the administrative record to assess this pollutant.

Twenty-three of 23 total fraction fish tissue samples exceeded the OEHHA fish contaminant goal.

Twenty-one of 40 total fraction fish tissue samples exceeded the NAS fish tissue evaluation guideline.

Based on the readily available data and information, the weight of evidence indicates that there is sufficient justification against removing this water segment-pollutant combination from the section 303(d) list.

This conclusion is based on the staff findings that:
1. The data used satisfies the data quality requirements of section 6.1.4 of the Policy.
2. The data used satisfies the data quantity requirements of section 6.1.5 of the Policy.
3. Twenty-three of 23 total fraction fish tissue samples exceeded the OEHHA fish contaminant goal.

Twenty-one of 40 total fraction fish tissue samples exceeded the NAS fish tissue evaluation guideline.

These exceed the allowable frequency listed in Table 4.1 of the Listing Policy.
4. Pursuant to section 3.11 of the Listing Policy, no additional data and information are available indicating that standards are not met.
 
Regional Board Decision Recommendation: After review of the available data and information, RWQCB staff concludes that the water body-pollutant combination should not be removed from the section 303(d) list because applicable water quality standards for the pollutant are being exceeded.
 
 
Line of Evidence (LOE) for Decision ID 68135, Toxaphene
Region 7     
Imperial Valley Drains
 
LOE ID: 46245
 
Pollutant: Toxaphene
LOE Subgroup: Pollutant-Tissue
Matrix: Tissue
Fraction: Fish fillet
 
Beneficial Use: Commercial or recreational collection of fish, shellfish, or organisms
 
Number of Samples: 0
Number of Exceedances: 0
 
Data and Information Type: Fish tissue analysis
Data Used to Assess Water Quality: Water Board staff assessed SWAMP data for Imperial Valley Drains to determine beneficial use support and results are as follows: 0 of 0 samples exceed the criterion for Toxaphene. Eleven composites (2 - 3 fish per composite) were generated from three species: common carp, Tilapia spp, and channel catfish. Eleven samples were not used in the assessment because the laboratory data reporting limit(s) was above the objective and therefore the results could not be quantified with the level of certainty required by the Listing Policy.
Data Reference: RWB7 Fish Tissue Study 2004
 
SWAMP Data: SWAMP
 
Water Quality Objective/Criterion: No individual chemical or combination of chemicals shall be present in concentrations that adversely affect beneficial uses. There shall be no increase in hazardous chemical concentrations found in bottom sediments or aquatic life (Water Quality Control Plan, Colorado River Basin).
Objective/Criterion Reference: Water Quality Control Plan Colorado River Basin, with amendments adopted through June 2006
 
Evaluation Guideline: The modified OEHHA Fish Contaminant Goal for toxaphene in fish tissue is 4.3 ppb. This screening level assumes an average body weight of 70 kg and a consumption rate of 32 g/day for a 30 year exposure over a 70-year lifetime. This constituent is a carcinogen therefore the risk level is set to one in a million. A cooking reduction factor of 1 is applied for skin-off fillets.
Guideline Reference: Development of Fish Contaminant Goals and Advisory Tissue Levels for Common Contaminants in California Sport Fish: Chlordane, DDTs, Dieldrin, Methylmercury, PCBs, Selenium, and Toxaphene
 
Spatial Representation: Data for this line of evidence for Imperial Valley Drains was collected at 2 monitoring sites [ Central Drain - 723CNTDRN, Greeson Drain - 723GRSDRN]
Temporal Representation: Data was collected over the time period 11/2/2004-11/4/2004.
Environmental Conditions: Staff is not aware of any special conditions that might affect interpretation of the data.
QAPP Information: The SWAMP QAPP (2002) was followed.
QAPP Information Reference(s): Quality Assurance Management Plan for the State of California's Surface Water Ambient Monitoring Program. Sacramento, CA. State Water Resources Control Board. SWAMP. December 2002 (1st version)
 
Line of Evidence (LOE) for Decision ID 68135, Toxaphene
Region 7     
Imperial Valley Drains
 
LOE ID: 46246
 
Pollutant: Toxaphene
LOE Subgroup: Pollutant-Tissue
Matrix: Tissue
Fraction: Fish fillet
 
Beneficial Use: Warm Freshwater Habitat
 
Number of Samples: 4
Number of Exceedances: 0
 
Data and Information Type: Fish tissue analysis
Data Used to Assess Water Quality: Water Board staff assessed SWAMP data for Imperial Valley Drains to determine beneficial use support and results are as follows: 0 of 4 samples exceed the criterion for Toxaphene. Eleven composites (2 - 3 fish per composite) were generated from three species: common carp, Tilapia spp, and channel catfish. Composites collected at the same time on the same day for the same species were averaged in accordance with the listing policy.
Data Reference: RWB7 Fish Tissue Study 2004
 
SWAMP Data: SWAMP
 
Water Quality Objective/Criterion: No individual chemical or combination of chemicals shall be present in concentrations that adversely affect beneficial uses. There shall be no increase in hazardous chemical concentrations found in bottom sediments or aquatic life (Water Quality Control Plan, Colorado River Basin).
Objective/Criterion Reference: Water Quality Control Plan Colorado River Basin, with amendments adopted through June 2006
 
Evaluation Guideline: National Academy of Science guidelines (NAS 1972) establish a maximum Toxaphene concentration of 100 ug/Kg (wet weight) in tissue samples for protection of aquatic life from bioaccumulation of toxic substances.
Guideline Reference: National Academy of Sciences. Water Quality Criteria 1972. EPA-R3-73-033. Washington, D.C.: U.S. Environmental Protection Agency
 
Spatial Representation: Data for this line of evidence for Imperial Valley Drains was collected at 2 monitoring sites [ Central Drain - 723CNTDRN, Greeson Drain - 723GRSDRN]
Temporal Representation: Data was collected over the time period 11/2/2004-11/4/2004.
Environmental Conditions: Staff is not aware of any special conditions that might affect interpretation of the data.
QAPP Information: The SWAMP QAPP (2002) was followed.
QAPP Information Reference(s): Quality Assurance Management Plan for the State of California's Surface Water Ambient Monitoring Program. Sacramento, CA. State Water Resources Control Board. SWAMP. December 2002 (1st version)
 
Line of Evidence (LOE) for Decision ID 68135, Toxaphene
Region 7     
Imperial Valley Drains
 
LOE ID: 5442
 
Pollutant: Toxaphene
LOE Subgroup: Pollutant-Tissue
Matrix: Tissue
Fraction: Total
 
Beneficial Use: Commercial or recreational collection of fish, shellfish, or organisms
 
Number of Samples: 23
Number of Exceedances: 23
 
Data and Information Type: Fish tissue analysis
Data Used to Assess Water Quality: Twenty-one fish fillet samples and nineteen whole fish samples were taken at 14 locations in Imperial Valley drains. Nine fish fillet and eight whole fish sample results could not be used in this assessment because the sample results were non-detect and the detection limit was above the criteria concentrations. The 12 fish fillet samples and 11 whole fish samples that were acceptable were generally collected from 12/1922 through 11/2000. Of these total samples, 12 fish fillet samples and 11 whole fish samples collected at 12 locations exceeded the OEHHA Fish Contaminant Goal. At Rose drain an exceedance was found in 1 carp fillet composite sample. At Holtville Main drain exceedances were found in 2 channel catfish fillet composite samples. At Central drain exceedances were found in 1 carp fillet composite sample, and 1 sailfin molly whole fish composite sample. At South Central drain exceedances were found in 1 channel catfish single fish fillet sample, 1 carp single fish fillet sample, and 1 sailfin molly whole fish composite sample. At Rice drain 3 exceedances were found in 2 carp fillet composite samples. At Verde drain an exceedance was found in 1 carp single fish fillet sample. At Greeson drain exceedances were found in 1 carp fillet composite sample, 1 yellow bullhead fillet composite sample, and 1 mosquitofish whole fish composite sample. At Pumice drain an exceedance was found in 1 channel catfish fillet composite sample. At Mayflower drain an exceedance was found in 1 mosquitofish whole fish composite sample. At Orange drain an exceedance was found in 1 mosquitofish whole fish composite sample. At Peach drain exceedances were found in 2 mosquitofish whole fish composite samples, and 1 sailfin molly whole fish composite sample. At Barbara Worth drain exceedances were found in 2 mosquitofish whole fish composite samples, and 1 sailfin molly whole fish composite sample (TSMP, 2007).
Data Reference: Toxic Substances Monitoring Program (TSMP) Data for organic and inorganic chemicals in fish and sediment samples collected from water bodies located in the Colorado River Basin-Region 7. 1978-2000. State Water Resources Control Board. Sacramento, CA.
 
SWAMP Data: Non-SWAMP
 
Water Quality Objective/Criterion: Basin Plan: No individual chemical or combination of chemicals shall be present in concentrations that adversely affect beneficial uses. There shall be no increase in hazardous chemical concentrations found in bottom sediments or aquatic life (CRBRWQCB, 2006).
Objective/Criterion Reference: Water Quality Control Plan Colorado River Basin, with amendments adopted through June 2006
 
Evaluation Guideline: Office of Environmental Health Hazard Assessment (OEHHA) Fish Contaminant Goal of 6.1 ug/kg to protect human health when consuming fish (OEHHA, 20008).
Guideline Reference: Development of Fish Contaminant Goals and Advisory Tissue Levels for Common Contaminants in California Sport Fish: Chlordane, DDTs, Dieldrin, Methylmercury, PCBs, Selenium, and Toxaphene
 
Spatial Representation: Samples were collected from the following Imperial Valley drain locations; Rose drain, Holtville Main drain, Central drain, South Central drain, Rice drain 3, Verde drain, Greeson drain, Fig drain, Pumice drain, Mayflower drain, Orange drain, Peach Drain, Tokay drain, Barbara Worth drain, and Warren drain.
Temporal Representation: Fish tissue samples were generally collected from 10/1985 through 11/2000. Fish tissue samples were not collected from each location every sampling round. Twenty-one fish fillet samples of carp, channel catfish, tilapia, flathead catfish, spiny soft shelled turtle, redbelly tilapia, and yellow bullhead were collected. Eight carp fillet composite samples were collected in the years (2)1985, 1986, 1988, (3)1990, and 1999. Two carp single fish fillet samples were collected in the years 1989-90. Three channel catfish fillet composite samples were collected in the years 1989-90, and 1999. One channel catfish single fish fillet sample was collected in the year 1999. Two tilapia fillet composite samples were collected in the years 1996, and 2000. One flathead catfish fillet composite sample was collected in the year 1988. Two spiny soft shelled turtle fillet composite samples were collected in the year (2)1992. One redbelly tilapia fillet composite sample was collected in the year 1992. One yellow bullhead fillet composite sample was collected in the year 1985. Nineteen whole fish samples of mosquitofish, and sailfin molly were collected. Twelve mosquitofish whole fish composite samples were collected in 1985, 1989, (2)1990, (3)1991, 1995-96, and (3)2000. Seven sailfin molly whole fish composite samples were collected in (2)1989, 1991, (2)1992, (2)2000. The exceedances were found in samples collected from 10/10/1985 through 12/05/1999.
Environmental Conditions:
QAPP Information: The field procedures are described in TSMP Data Reports and associated Appendices. CDFG's Laboratory applies a Quality Assurance Program Plan procedures for laboratory Quality Assurance and Quality Control, as described in Rasmussen (1993).
QAPP Information Reference(s): Toxic Substances Monitoring Program 1991 Data Report. 93-1WQ. State Water Resources Control Board (SWRCB), Division of Water Quality. Sacramento, CA.
 
Line of Evidence (LOE) for Decision ID 68135, Toxaphene
Region 7     
Imperial Valley Drains
 
LOE ID: 2958
 
Pollutant: Toxaphene
LOE Subgroup: Pollutant-Tissue
Matrix: Tissue
Fraction: Total
 
Beneficial Use: Commercial or recreational collection of fish, shellfish, or organisms
 
Number of Samples: 5
Number of Exceedances: 5
 
Data and Information Type: Not Specified
Data Used to Assess Water Quality: Five out of 5 samples exceeded the NAS guideline. A total of 5 whole fish composite samples of mosquitofish and sailfin molly were collected. Two mosquitofish samples were collected in 2000 and 3 sailfin molly samples were collected in 1992 and 2001-02. The guideline was exceeded in all samples (TSMP, 2002).

Two out of 2 samples exceeded the OEHHA guideline. One filet composite sample (1999) and 1 individual filet sample (2002) of carp were collected. Both samples were in exceedance.

Three out of 3 samples exceeded the NAS guideline. A total of 3 whole fish composite samples of sailfin molly and mosquitofish were collected. One sailfin molly sample was collected in 1992 and 2 mosquitofish samples were collected in 1995-96. The guideline was exceeded in all samples.
Data Reference: Placeholder reference 2006 303(d)
 
SWAMP Data: Non-SWAMP
 
Water Quality Objective/Criterion: Colorado River Basin RWQCB Basin Plan: No individual chemical or combination of chemicals shall be present in concentrations that adversely affect beneficial uses.
Objective/Criterion Reference: Placeholder reference 2006 303(d)
 
Evaluation Guideline: NAS Guideline (whole fish) 100 ng/g and OEHHA Screening Value 30 ng/g.
Guideline Reference: Placeholder reference 2006 303(d)
 
Spatial Representation: The Barbara Worth Drain, Peach Drain, and Rice Drain only. For the 5 samples: 1 station located off Anderhold Road south of Highway S80 where drain comes alongside road. This information only applies to the Barbara Worth Drain area of the Imperial Valley Drains. For the 2 samples: 1 station located downstream of Meloland Road. This information only applies to the Central Drain area of the Imperial Valley Drains. For the 3 samples: One station located at highway 115 crossing. This information only applies to the Peach Drain area of the Imperial Valley Drains.
Temporal Representation: Samples were collected on 12-5-1999, 10/22/2002, in 1992, 1995-1996 and 2000-2002.
Environmental Conditions:
QAPP Information: Toxic Substances Monitoring Program 1992-93 Data Report.

Environmental Chemistry Quality Assurance and Data Report for the Toxic Substances Monitoring Program, 1996-2000. Department of Fish and Game.

Environmental Chemistry Quality Assurance and Data Report for the Toxic Substances Monitoring Program, 2001-2002. Department of Fish and Game.
QAPP Information Reference(s):
 
Line of Evidence (LOE) for Decision ID 68135, Toxaphene
Region 7     
Imperial Valley Drains
 
LOE ID: 5658
 
Pollutant: Toxaphene
LOE Subgroup: Pollutant-Tissue
Matrix: Tissue
Fraction: Total
 
Beneficial Use: Warm Freshwater Habitat
 
Number of Samples: 40
Number of Exceedances: 21
 
Data and Information Type: Fish tissue analysis
Data Used to Assess Water Quality: Twenty-one fish fillet samples and nineteen whole fish samples were taken at 14 locations in Imperial Valley drains. The fish samples were generally collected from 10/1985 through 11/2000. Of these total samples, 12 fish fillet samples and 9 whole fish samples collected at 12 locations exceeded the NAS tissue guideline. At Rose drain an exceedance was found in 1 carp fillet composite sample. At Holtville Main drain exceedances were found in 2 channel catfish fillet composite samples. At Central drain an exceedance was found in 1 carp fillet composite sample. At South Central drain exceedances were found in 1 channel catfish single fish fillet sample, 1 carp single fish fillet sample, and 1 sailfin molly whole fish composite. At Rice drain 3 exceedances were found in 2 carp fillet composite samples. At Verde drain an exceedance was found in 1 carp single fish fillet. At Greeson exceedances were found in 1 carp fillet composite sample, and 1 yellow bullhead fillet composite sample. At Pumice drain exceedances were found in 1 channel catfish fillet composite sample. At Mayflower drain an exceedence was found in 1 mosquitofish whole fish composite sample. At Orange drain an exceedance was found in 1 mosquitofish whole fish composite. At Peach drain exceedances were found in 2 mosquitofish whole fish composite samples, and 1 sailfin molly whole fish composite sample. At Barbara Worth drain exceedances were found in 2 mosquitofish whole fish composite samples, and 1 sailfin molly whole fish composite sample (TSMP, 2007).
Data Reference: Toxic Substances Monitoring Program (TSMP) Data for organic and inorganic chemicals in fish and sediment samples collected from water bodies located in the Colorado River Basin-Region 7. 1978-2000. State Water Resources Control Board. Sacramento, CA.
 
SWAMP Data: Non-SWAMP
 
Water Quality Objective/Criterion: Basin Plan: No individual chemical or combination of chemicals shall be present in concentrations that adversely affect beneficial uses. There shall be no increase in hazardous chemical concentrations found in bottom sediments or aquatic life (CRBRWQCB, 2006).
Objective/Criterion Reference: Water Quality Control Plan Colorado River Basin, with amendments adopted through June 2006
 
Evaluation Guideline: National Academy of Science (NAS) tissue guideline of 100 ug/kg for the protection of aquatic life uses (NAS, 1973).
Guideline Reference: National Academy of Sciences. Water Quality Criteria 1972. EPA-R3-73-033. Washington, D.C.: U.S. Environmental Protection Agency
 
Spatial Representation: Samples were collected from the following Imperial Valley drain locations; Rose drain, Holtville Main drain, Central drain, South Central drain, Rice drain 3, Verde drain, Greeson drain, Fig drain, Pumice drain, Mayflower drain, Orange drain, Peach Drain, Tokay drain, Barbara Worth drain, and Warren drain.
Temporal Representation: Fish tissue samples were generally collected from 10/1985 through 11/2000. Fish tissue samples were not collected from each location every sampling round. Twenty-one fish fillet samples of carp, channel catfish, tilapia, flathead catfish, spiny soft shelled turtle, redbelly tilapia, and yellow bullhead were collected. Eight carp fillet composite samples were collected in the years (2)1985, 1986, 1988, (3)1990, and 1999. Two carp single fish fillet samples were collected in the years 1989-90. Three channel catfish fillet composite samples were collected in the years 1989-90, and 1999. One channel catfish single fish fillet sample was collected in the year 1999. Two tilapia fillet composite samples were collected in the years 1996, and 2000. One flathead catfish fillet composite sample was collected in the year 1988. Two spiny soft shelled turtle fillet composite samples were collected in the year (2)1992. One redbelly tilapia fillet composite sample was collected in the year 1992. One yellow bullhead fillet composite sample was collected in the year 1985. Nineteen whole fish samples of mosquitofish, and sailfin molly were collected. Twelve mosquitofish whole fish composite samples were collected in 1985, 1989, (2)1990, (3)1991, 1995-96, and (3)2000. Seven sailfin molly whole fish composite samples were collected in (2)1989, 1991, (2)1992, (2)2000. Exceedances were found in samples collected from 10/10/1985 through 11/08/2000.
Environmental Conditions:
QAPP Information: The field procedures are described in TSMP Data Reports and associated Appendices. CDFG's Laboratory applies a Quality Assurance Program Plan procedures for laboratory Quality Assurance and Quality Control, as described in Rasmussen (1993).
QAPP Information Reference(s): Toxic Substances Monitoring Program 1991 Data Report. 93-1WQ. State Water Resources Control Board (SWRCB), Division of Water Quality. Sacramento, CA.
 
Line of Evidence (LOE) for Decision ID 68135, Toxaphene
Region 7     
Imperial Valley Drains
 
LOE ID: 127933
 
Pollutant: Toxaphene
LOE Subgroup: Pollutant-Water
Matrix: Water
Fraction: Total
 
Beneficial Use: Commercial or recreational collection of fish, shellfish, or organisms
 
Number of Samples: 0
Number of Exceedances: 0
 
Data and Information Type: PHYSICAL/CHEMICAL MONITORING
Data Used to Assess Water Quality: Water Board staff assessed SWAMP RWB7 Monitoring data for Imperial Valley Drains to determine beneficial use support, and the results are as follows: 0 of the 0 samples exceeded the evaluation guideline for Toxaphene. Although a total of 6 samples were collected, 6 of these samples were not included in the assessment because the laboratory data reporting limit(s) was above the objective and therefore the results could not be quantified with the level of certainty required by the Listing Policy Section 6.1.5.5.
Data Reference: Water Quality Assessment Data for the 2018 solicitation cycle submitted through CEDEN for SWAMP RWB7 Monitoring.
 
SWAMP Data: SWAMP
 
Water Quality Objective/Criterion: The Toxaphene criteria for the protection of human health from consumption of organisms only is 0.00075 ug/L (California Toxics Rule, 2000).
Objective/Criterion Reference: Water Quality Standards 2000. Establishment of numeric criteria for priority toxic pollutants for the State of California: Rules and regulations. Federal Register Vol. 65, No. 97. Washington, D.C.: Environmental Protection Agency
 
Evaluation Guideline:
Guideline Reference:
 
Spatial Representation: Data was collected from 23 station(s) (Station Code(s) 723ARCDRN, 723ARIDRN, 723ARNDRN, 723BARWDR, 723CNTDRN, 723HLVLDR, 723MAGDRN, 723MUNDRN, 723NETDRN, 723NRFGDN, 723NRGNDN, 723OLANDR, 723PEACHD, 723RI3DRN, 723RICEDR, 723ROSDRN, 723SCNTDR, 723SPRDRN, 723SSDS02, 723SSDS03, 723SSPDRN, 723TI2DRN, 723VERDRN).
Temporal Representation: Date for this waterbody was collected over the date range 2012-05-07 to 2012-10-17
Environmental Conditions:
QAPP Information: Quality Assurance Program Plan and Standard Operating Procedures for SWAMP program  
QAPP Information Reference(s): Quality Assurance Program Plan and Standard Operating Procedures for SWAMP program
 
Line of Evidence (LOE) for Decision ID 68135, Toxaphene
Region 7     
Imperial Valley Drains
 
LOE ID: 127204
 
Pollutant: Toxaphene
LOE Subgroup: Pollutant-Water
Matrix: Water
Fraction: Total
 
Beneficial Use: Warm Freshwater Habitat
 
Number of Samples: 0
Number of Exceedances: 0
 
Data and Information Type: PHYSICAL/CHEMICAL MONITORING
Data Used to Assess Water Quality: Water Board staff assessed SWAMP RWB7 Monitoring data for Imperial Valley Drains to determine beneficial use support, and the results are as follows: 0 of the 0 samples exceeded the evaluation guideline for Toxaphene. Although a total of 6 samples were collected, 6 of these samples were not included in the assessment because the laboratory data reporting limit(s) was above the objective and therefore the results could not be quantified with the level of certainty required by the Listing Policy Section 6.1.5.5.
Data Reference: Water Quality Assessment Data for the 2018 solicitation cycle submitted through CEDEN for SWAMP RWB7 Monitoring.
 
SWAMP Data: SWAMP
 
Water Quality Objective/Criterion: The Toxaphene criterion continuous concentration (expressed as a 4-day average) to protect aquatic life in freshwater is 0.0002 ug/L (California Toxics Rule, 2000).
Objective/Criterion Reference: Water Quality Standards 2000. Establishment of numeric criteria for priority toxic pollutants for the State of California: Rules and regulations. Federal Register Vol. 65, No. 97. Washington, D.C.: Environmental Protection Agency
 
Evaluation Guideline:
Guideline Reference:
 
Spatial Representation: Data was collected from 23 station(s) (Station Code(s) 723ARCDRN, 723ARIDRN, 723ARNDRN, 723BARWDR, 723CNTDRN, 723HLVLDR, 723MAGDRN, 723MUNDRN, 723NETDRN, 723NRFGDN, 723NRGNDN, 723OLANDR, 723PEACHD, 723RI3DRN, 723RICEDR, 723ROSDRN, 723SCNTDR, 723SPRDRN, 723SSDS02, 723SSDS03, 723SSPDRN, 723TI2DRN, 723VERDRN).
Temporal Representation: Date for this waterbody was collected over the date range 2012-05-07 to 2012-10-17
Environmental Conditions:
QAPP Information: Quality Assurance Program Plan and Standard Operating Procedures for SWAMP program  
QAPP Information Reference(s): Quality Assurance Program Plan and Standard Operating Procedures for SWAMP program
 
 
DECISION ID
68699
Region 7     
Imperial Valley Drains
 
Pollutant: Aldrin
Final Listing Decision: Do Not List on 303(d) list (TMDL required list)
Last Listing Cycle's Final Listing Decision: Do Not List on 303(d) list (TMDL required list)(2016)
Revision Status Revised
Impairment from Pollutant or Pollution: Pollutant
 
Regional Board Conclusion: This pollutant is being considered for placement on the section 303(d) list under sections 3.1 and 3.5 of the Listing Policy. Under section 3.1 a single line of evidence is necessary to assess listing status.

Three lines of evidence are available in the administrative record to assess this pollutant.

None of the samples exceed the water quality objective.

Based on the readily available data and information, the weight of evidence indicates that there is sufficient justification against placing this water segment-pollutant combination on the section 303(d) list in the Water Quality Limited Segments category.

This conclusion is based on the staff findings that:
1. The data used satisfies the data quality requirements of section 6.1.4 of the Policy.
2. The data used satisfies the data quantity requirements of section 6.1.5 of the Policy.
3.
Zero of 23 fish fillet fraction and zero of 40 total fraction fish tissue samples exceeded the National Academy of Sciences fish tissue guideline.

Zero of 43 total fraction and zero of six dissolved fraction water samples exceeded the California Toxics Rule criteria.

These do not exceed the allowable frequency listed in Table 3.1 of the Listing Policy.
4. Pursuant to section 3.11 of the Listing Policy, no additional data and information are available indicating that standards are not met.
 
Regional Board Decision Recommendation: After review of the available data and information, RWQCB staff concludes that the water body-pollutant combination should not be placed on the section 303(d) list because applicable water quality standards are not being exceeded.
 
 
Line of Evidence (LOE) for Decision ID 68699, Aldrin
Region 7     
Imperial Valley Drains
 
LOE ID: 126961
 
Pollutant: Aldrin
LOE Subgroup: Pollutant-Water
Matrix: Water
Fraction: Total
 
Beneficial Use: Warm Freshwater Habitat
 
Number of Samples: 42
Number of Exceedances: 0
 
Data and Information Type: PHYSICAL/CHEMICAL MONITORING
Data Used to Assess Water Quality: Water Board staff assessed SWAMP RWB7 Monitoring data for Imperial Valley Drains to determine beneficial use support and results are as follows: 0 of 42 samples exceeded the water quality standard for Aldrin.
Data Reference: Water Quality Assessment Data for the 2018 solicitation cycle submitted through CEDEN for SWAMP RWB7 Monitoring.
 
SWAMP Data: SWAMP
 
Water Quality Objective/Criterion: The Aldrin criterion maximum concentration to protect aquatic life in freshwater is 3 ug/L (California Toxics Rule, 2000).
Objective/Criterion Reference: Water Quality Standards 2000. Establishment of numeric criteria for priority toxic pollutants for the State of California: Rules and regulations. Federal Register Vol. 65, No. 97. Washington, D.C.: Environmental Protection Agency
 
Evaluation Guideline:
Guideline Reference:
 
Spatial Representation: The samples were collected at 23 monitoring site(s) (723ARCDRN, 723ARIDRN, 723ARNDRN, 723BARWDR, 723CNTDRN, 723HLVLDR, 723MAGDRN, 723MUNDRN, 723NETDRN, 723NRFGDN, 723NRGNDN, 723OLANDR, 723PEACHD, 723RI3DRN, 723RICEDR, 723ROSDRN, 723SCNTDR, 723SPRDRN, 723SSDS02, 723SSDS03, 723SSPDRN, 723TI2DRN, 723VERDRN)
Temporal Representation: The samples were collected between the dates of 2012-05-07 and 2012-10-17
Environmental Conditions:
QAPP Information: Quality Assurance Program Plan and Standard Operating Procedures for SWAMP program  
QAPP Information Reference(s): Quality Assurance Program Plan and Standard Operating Procedures for SWAMP program
 
Line of Evidence (LOE) for Decision ID 68699, Aldrin
Region 7     
Imperial Valley Drains
 
LOE ID: 126934
 
Pollutant: Aldrin
LOE Subgroup: Pollutant-Water
Matrix: Water
Fraction: Total
 
Beneficial Use: Warm Freshwater Habitat
 
Number of Samples: 1
Number of Exceedances: 0
 
Data and Information Type: PHYSICAL/CHEMICAL MONITORING
Data Used to Assess Water Quality: Water Board staff assessed RWB7 TMDL data for Imperial Valley Drains to determine beneficial use support and results are as follows: 0 of 1 samples exceeded the water quality standard for Aldrin.
Data Reference: Water Quality Assessment Data for the 2018 solicitation cycle submitted through CEDEN for RWB7 TMDL.
 
SWAMP Data: SWAMP
 
Water Quality Objective/Criterion: The Aldrin criterion maximum concentration to protect aquatic life in freshwater is 3 ug/L (California Toxics Rule, 2000).
Objective/Criterion Reference: Water Quality Standards 2000. Establishment of numeric criteria for priority toxic pollutants for the State of California: Rules and regulations. Federal Register Vol. 65, No. 97. Washington, D.C.: Environmental Protection Agency
 
Evaluation Guideline:
Guideline Reference:
 
Spatial Representation: The samples were collected at 1 monitoring site(s) (723CNTDRN)
Temporal Representation: The samples were collected between the dates of 2011-02-11 and 2011-02-11
Environmental Conditions:
QAPP Information: Quality Assurance Program Plan and Standard Operating Procedures for SWAMP program  
QAPP Information Reference(s): Quality Assurance Program Plan and Standard Operating Procedures for SWAMP program
 
Line of Evidence (LOE) for Decision ID 68699, Aldrin
Region 7     
Imperial Valley Drains
 
LOE ID: 128638
 
Pollutant: Aldrin
LOE Subgroup: Pollutant-Water
Matrix: Water
Fraction: Total
 
Beneficial Use: Commercial or recreational collection of fish, shellfish, or organisms
 
Number of Samples: 0
Number of Exceedances: 0
 
Data and Information Type: PHYSICAL/CHEMICAL MONITORING
Data Used to Assess Water Quality: Water Board staff assessed RWB7 TMDL data for Imperial Valley Drains to determine beneficial use support, and the results are as follows: 0 of the 0 samples exceeded the evaluation guideline for Aldrin. Although a total of 1 samples were collected, 1 of these samples were not included in the assessment because the laboratory data reporting limit(s) was above the objective and therefore the results could not be quantified with the level of certainty required by the Listing Policy Section 6.1.5.5.
Data Reference: Water Quality Assessment Data for the 2018 solicitation cycle submitted through CEDEN for RWB7 TMDL.
 
SWAMP Data: SWAMP
 
Water Quality Objective/Criterion: The Aldrin criteria for the protection of human health from consumption of organisms only is 0.00014 ug/L (California Toxics Rule, 2000).
Objective/Criterion Reference: Water Quality Standards 2000. Establishment of numeric criteria for priority toxic pollutants for the State of California: Rules and regulations. Federal Register Vol. 65, No. 97. Washington, D.C.: Environmental Protection Agency
 
Evaluation Guideline:
Guideline Reference:
 
Spatial Representation: Data was collected from 1 station(s) (Station Code(s) 723CNTDRN).
Temporal Representation: Date for this waterbody was collected over the date range 2011-02-11 to 2011-02-11
Environmental Conditions:
QAPP Information: Quality Assurance Program Plan and Standard Operating Procedures for SWAMP program  
QAPP Information Reference(s): Quality Assurance Program Plan and Standard Operating Procedures for SWAMP program
 
Line of Evidence (LOE) for Decision ID 68699, Aldrin
Region 7     
Imperial Valley Drains
 
LOE ID: 126541
 
Pollutant: Aldrin
LOE Subgroup: Pollutant-Tissue
Matrix: Tissue
Fraction: Fish fillet
 
Beneficial Use: Warm Freshwater Habitat
 
Number of Samples: 11
Number of Exceedances: 0
 
Data and Information Type: PHYSICAL/CHEMICAL MONITORING
Data Used to Assess Water Quality: Water Board staff assessed SWAMP RWB7 Monitoring data for Imperial Valley Drains to determine beneficial use support and the results are as follows 0 of the 11 samples exceeded the water quality standard for Aldrin. Data were collected for 7 fish species (1 composite(s) of Mosquitofish each composed of 25 fish per composite, 4 composite(s) of Tilapia spp. each composed of 5 fish per composite, 2 composite(s) of Common Carp each composed of 5 fish per composite, 1 composite(s) of Grass Carp each composed of 4 fish per composite, 1 composite(s) of Common Carp each composed of 1 fish per composite, 1 composite(s) of Tilapia spp. each composed of 6 fish per composite, 1 composite(s) of Common Carp each composed of 3 fish per composite).
Data Reference: Water Quality Assessment Data for the 2018 solicitation cycle submitted through CEDEN for SWAMP RWB7 Monitoring.
 
SWAMP Data: SWAMP
 
Water Quality Objective/Criterion: All waters shall be maintained free of toxic substances in concentrations which are toxic to, or which produce detrimental physiological responses in human, plant, animal, or indigenous aquatic life. (Water Quality Control Plan for the Colorado River Basin Region)
Objective/Criterion Reference: Water Quality Control Plan for the Colorado River Basin Region (Includes amendments effective on or before January 8, 2019)
 
Evaluation Guideline: National Academy of Science guidelines (NAS 1972) establish a maximum Aldrin concentration of 100 ug/Kg (wet weight) in tissue samples for protection of aquatic life from bioaccumulation of toxic substances.
Guideline Reference: National Academy of Sciences. Water Quality Criteria 1972. EPA-R3-73-033. Washington, D.C.: U.S. Environmental Protection Agency
 
Spatial Representation: Data was collected from 7 station(s) with the station code(s): 723BARWDR, 723NRFGDN, 723CNTDRN, 723RI3DRN, 723NRGNDN, 723OLANDR, 723SCNTDR.
Temporal Representation: Data for this line of evidence were collected between 2012-05-07 and 2014-12-08
Environmental Conditions:
QAPP Information: Quality Assurance Program Plan and Standard Operating Procedures for SWAMP program  
QAPP Information Reference(s): Quality Assurance Program Plan and Standard Operating Procedures for SWAMP program
 
Line of Evidence (LOE) for Decision ID 68699, Aldrin
Region 7     
Imperial Valley Drains
 
LOE ID: 5573
 
Pollutant: Aldrin
LOE Subgroup: Pollutant-Tissue
Matrix: Tissue
Fraction: Total
 
Beneficial Use: Warm Freshwater Habitat
 
Number of Samples: 40
Number of Exceedances: 0
 
Data and Information Type: Fish tissue analysis
Data Used to Assess Water Quality: Twenty-one fish fillet samples and nineteen whole fish samples were taken at 14 locations in Imperial Valley drains. The fish samples were generally collected from 10/1985 through 11/2000. Of these total samples, none exceeded the NAS tissue guideline (TSMP, 2007).
Data Reference: Toxic Substances Monitoring Program (TSMP) Data for organic and inorganic chemicals in fish and sediment samples collected from water bodies located in the Colorado River Basin-Region 7. 1978-2000. State Water Resources Control Board. Sacramento, CA.
 
SWAMP Data: Non-SWAMP
 
Water Quality Objective/Criterion: Basin Plan: No individual chemical or combination of chemicals shall be present in concentrations that adversely affect beneficial uses. There shall be no increase in hazardous chemical concentrations found in bottom sediments or aquatic life (CRBRWQCB, 2006).
Objective/Criterion Reference: Water Quality Control Plan Colorado River Basin, with amendments adopted through June 2006
 
Evaluation Guideline: National Academy of Science (NAS) tissue guideline of 100 ug/kg for the protection of aquatic life uses (NAS, 1973).
Guideline Reference: National Academy of Sciences. Water Quality Criteria 1972. EPA-R3-73-033. Washington, D.C.: U.S. Environmental Protection Agency
 
Spatial Representation: Samples were collected from the following Imperial Valley drain locations; Rose drain, Holtville Main drain, Central drain, South Central drain, Rice drain 3, Verde drain, Greeson drain, Fig drain, Pumice drain, Mayflower drain, Orange drain, Peach Drain, Tokay drain, Barbara Worth drain, and Warren drain.
Temporal Representation: Fish tissue samples were generally collected from 10/1985 through 11/2000. Fish tissue samples were not collected from each location every sampling round. Twenty-one fish fillet samples of carp, channel catfish, tilapia, flathead catfish, spiny soft shelled turtle, redbelly tilapia, and yellow bullhead were collected. Eight carp fillet composite samples were collected in the years (2)1985, 1986, 1988, (3)1990, and 1999. Two carp single fish fillet samples were collected in the years 1989-90. Three channel catfish fillet composite samples were collected in the years 1989-90, and 1999. One channel catfish single fish fillet sample was collected in the year 1999. Two tilapia fillet composite samples were collected in the years 1996, and 2000. One flathead catfish fillet composite sample was collected in the year 1988. Two spiny soft shelled turtle fillet composite samples were collected in the year (2)1992. One redbelly tilapia fillet composite sample was collected in the year 1992. One yellow bullhead fillet composite sample was collected in the year 1985. Nineteen whole fish samples of mosquitofish, and sailfin molly were collected. Twelve mosquitofish whole fish composite samples were collected in 1985, 1989, (2)1990, (3)1991, 1995-96, and (3)2000. Seven sailfin molly whole fish composite samples were collected in (2)1989, 1991, (2)1992, (2)2000.
Environmental Conditions:
QAPP Information: The field procedures are described in TSMP Data Reports and associated Appendices. CDFG's Laboratory applies Quality Assurance Program Plan procedures for laboratory Quality Assurance and Quality Control, as described in Rasmussen (1993).
QAPP Information Reference(s): Toxic Substances Monitoring Program 1991 Data Report. 93-1WQ. State Water Resources Control Board (SWRCB), Division of Water Quality. Sacramento, CA.
 
Line of Evidence (LOE) for Decision ID 68699, Aldrin
Region 7     
Imperial Valley Drains
 
LOE ID: 45990
 
Pollutant: Aldrin
LOE Subgroup: Pollutant-Tissue
Matrix: Tissue
Fraction: Fish fillet
 
Beneficial Use: Warm Freshwater Habitat
 
Number of Samples: 4
Number of Exceedances: 0
 
Data and Information Type: Fish tissue analysis
Data Used to Assess Water Quality: Water Board staff assessed SWAMP data for Imperial Valley Drains to determine beneficial use support and results are as follows: 0 of 4 samples exceed the criterion for Aldrin. Eleven composites (2 - 3 fish per composite) were generated from three species: common carp, Tilapia spp, and channel catfish. Composites collected at the same time on the same day for the same species were averaged in accordance with the listing policy.
Data Reference: RWB7 Fish Tissue Study 2004
 
SWAMP Data: SWAMP
 
Water Quality Objective/Criterion: No individual chemical or combination of chemicals shall be present in concentrations that adversely affect beneficial uses. There shall be no increase in hazardous chemical concentrations found in bottom sediments or aquatic life (Water Quality Control Plan, Colorado River Basin).
Objective/Criterion Reference: Water Quality Control Plan Colorado River Basin, with amendments adopted through June 2006
 
Evaluation Guideline: National Academy of Science guidelines (NAS 1972) establish a maximum Aldrin concentration of 100 ug/Kg (wet weight) in tissue samples for protection of aquatic life from bioaccumulation of toxic substances.
Guideline Reference: National Academy of Sciences. Water Quality Criteria 1972. EPA-R3-73-033. Washington, D.C.: U.S. Environmental Protection Agency
 
Spatial Representation: Data for this line of evidence for Imperial Valley Drains was collected at 2 monitoring sites [ Central Drain - 723CNTDRN, Greeson Drain - 723GRSDRN]
Temporal Representation: Data was collected over the time period 11/2/2004-11/4/2004.
Environmental Conditions: Staff is not aware of any special conditions that might affect interpretation of the data.
QAPP Information: The SWAMP QAPP (2002) was followed.
QAPP Information Reference(s): Quality Assurance Management Plan for the State of California's Surface Water Ambient Monitoring Program. Sacramento, CA. State Water Resources Control Board. SWAMP. December 2002 (1st version)
 
Line of Evidence (LOE) for Decision ID 68699, Aldrin
Region 7     
Imperial Valley Drains
 
LOE ID: 126344
 
Pollutant: Aldrin
LOE Subgroup: Pollutant-Tissue
Matrix: Tissue
Fraction: Fish fillet
 
Beneficial Use: Warm Freshwater Habitat
 
Number of Samples: 8
Number of Exceedances: 0
 
Data and Information Type: PHYSICAL/CHEMICAL MONITORING
Data Used to Assess Water Quality: Water Board staff assessed RWB7 TMDL data for Imperial Valley Drains to determine beneficial use support and the results are as follows 0 of the 8 samples exceeded the water quality standard for Aldrin. Data were collected for 7 fish species (2 composite(s) of Mosquitofish each composed of 48 fish per composite, 1 composite(s) of Mosquitofish each composed of 117 fish per composite, 1 composite(s) of Common Carp each composed of 1 fish per composite, 1 composite(s) of Mosquitofish each composed of 72 fish per composite, 1 composite(s) of Mosquitofish each composed of 45 fish per composite, 1 composite(s) of Common Carp each composed of 4 fish per composite, 1 composite(s) of Mosquitofish each composed of 18 fish per composite).
Data Reference: Water Quality Assessment Data for the 2018 solicitation cycle submitted through CEDEN for RWB7 TMDL.
 
SWAMP Data: SWAMP
 
Water Quality Objective/Criterion: All waters shall be maintained free of toxic substances in concentrations which are toxic to, or which produce detrimental physiological responses in human, plant, animal, or indigenous aquatic life. (Water Quality Control Plan for the Colorado River Basin Region)
Objective/Criterion Reference: Water Quality Control Plan for the Colorado River Basin Region (Includes amendments effective on or before January 8, 2019)
 
Evaluation Guideline: National Academy of Science guidelines (NAS 1972) establish a maximum Aldrin concentration of 100 ug/Kg (wet weight) in tissue samples for protection of aquatic life from bioaccumulation of toxic substances.
Guideline Reference: National Academy of Sciences. Water Quality Criteria 1972. EPA-R3-73-033. Washington, D.C.: U.S. Environmental Protection Agency
 
Spatial Representation: Data was collected from 4 station(s) with the station code(s): 723PEACHD, 723BARWDR, 723RICEDR, 723CNTDRN.
Temporal Representation: Data for this line of evidence were collected between 2011-02-07 and 2011-04-20
Environmental Conditions:
QAPP Information: Quality Assurance Program Plan and Standard Operating Procedures for SWAMP program  
QAPP Information Reference(s): Quality Assurance Program Plan and Standard Operating Procedures for SWAMP program
 
Line of Evidence (LOE) for Decision ID 68699, Aldrin
Region 7     
Imperial Valley Drains
 
LOE ID: 5059
 
Pollutant: Aldrin | Arsenic | Chlordane | Heptachlor | Heptachlor epoxide | alpha-Endosulfan (Endosulfan 1) | beta-Endosulfan (Endosulfan 2)
LOE Subgroup: Pollutant-Water
Matrix: Water
Fraction: Dissolved
 
Beneficial Use: Warm Freshwater Habitat
 
Number of Samples: 6
Number of Exceedances: 0
 
Data and Information Type: Fixed station physical/chemical (conventional plus toxic pollutants)
Data Used to Assess Water Quality: Six water quality samples were collected and analyzed in May and October 2002 at 3 locations in Imperial Valley Drains. Of these total samples, none exceeded the CTR Criteria (SWAMP, 2007).
Data Reference: Surface Water Ambient Monitoring Program (SWAMP) Data for organic and inorganic constituents in water and sediment samples collected from water bodies located in the Colorado River Basin-Region 7. May 2002-May 2005.
 
SWAMP Data: SWAMP
 
Water Quality Objective/Criterion: California Toxics Rule (CTR) Criterion Maximum Concentrations (CMCs) for the protection of freshwater aquatic life uses were used for the following constituents: 3 ug/l Aldrin, 0.22 ug/l alpha Endosulfan, 340 ug/l Arsenic, 0.22 ug/l beta-Endosulfan, 2.4 ug/l Chlordane, 0.52 ug/l Heptachlor, and 0.52 ug/l Heptachlor epoxide (USEPA, 2000).
Objective/Criterion Reference: Water Quality Standards 2000. Establishment of numeric criteria for priority toxic pollutants for the State of California: Rules and regulations. Federal Register Vol. 65, No. 97. Washington, D.C.: Environmental Protection Agency
 
Evaluation Guideline:
Guideline Reference:
 
Spatial Representation: Samples were collected from three Imperial Valley Drains ;Trifolium TD1, Niland 4, and W.
Temporal Representation: Six water samples were collected. Water samples were generally collected and analyzed twice, in May and October of 2002.
Environmental Conditions:
QAPP Information: The sampling and analysis portions of this study were conducted in accordance with the SWAMP Quality Assurance Management Plan (QAMP) (Puckett, 2002).
QAPP Information Reference(s): Quality Assurance Management Plan for the State of California's Surface Water Ambient Monitoring Program. Sacramento, CA. State Water Resources Control Board. SWAMP. December 2002 (1st version)
 
Line of Evidence (LOE) for Decision ID 68699, Aldrin
Region 7     
Imperial Valley Drains
 
LOE ID: 128475
 
Pollutant: Aldrin
LOE Subgroup: Pollutant-Water
Matrix: Water
Fraction: Total
 
Beneficial Use: Commercial or recreational collection of fish, shellfish, or organisms
 
Number of Samples: 0
Number of Exceedances: 0
 
Data and Information Type: PHYSICAL/CHEMICAL MONITORING
Data Used to Assess Water Quality: Water Board staff assessed SWAMP RWB7 Monitoring data for Imperial Valley Drains to determine beneficial use support, and the results are as follows: 0 of the 0 samples exceeded the evaluation guideline for Aldrin. Although a total of 6 samples were collected, 6 of these samples were not included in the assessment because the laboratory data reporting limit(s) was above the objective and therefore the results could not be quantified with the level of certainty required by the Listing Policy Section 6.1.5.5.
Data Reference: Water Quality Assessment Data for the 2018 solicitation cycle submitted through CEDEN for SWAMP RWB7 Monitoring.
 
SWAMP Data: SWAMP
 
Water Quality Objective/Criterion: The Aldrin criteria for the protection of human health from consumption of organisms only is 0.00014 ug/L (California Toxics Rule, 2000).
Objective/Criterion Reference: Water Quality Standards 2000. Establishment of numeric criteria for priority toxic pollutants for the State of California: Rules and regulations. Federal Register Vol. 65, No. 97. Washington, D.C.: Environmental Protection Agency
 
Evaluation Guideline:
Guideline Reference:
 
Spatial Representation: Data was collected from 23 station(s) (Station Code(s) 723ARCDRN, 723ARIDRN, 723ARNDRN, 723BARWDR, 723CNTDRN, 723HLVLDR, 723MAGDRN, 723MUNDRN, 723NETDRN, 723NRFGDN, 723NRGNDN, 723OLANDR, 723PEACHD, 723RI3DRN, 723RICEDR, 723ROSDRN, 723SCNTDR, 723SPRDRN, 723SSDS02, 723SSDS03, 723SSPDRN, 723TI2DRN, 723VERDRN).
Temporal Representation: Date for this waterbody was collected over the date range 2012-05-07 to 2012-10-17
Environmental Conditions:
QAPP Information: Quality Assurance Program Plan and Standard Operating Procedures for SWAMP program  
QAPP Information Reference(s): Quality Assurance Program Plan and Standard Operating Procedures for SWAMP program
 
 
DECISION ID
71298
Region 7     
Imperial Valley Drains
 
Pollutant: Arsenic
Final Listing Decision: Do Not List on 303(d) list (TMDL required list)
Last Listing Cycle's Final Listing Decision: Do Not List on 303(d) list (TMDL required list)(2016)
Revision Status Revised
Impairment from Pollutant or Pollution: Pollutant
 
Regional Board Conclusion: This pollutant is being considered for placement on the section 303(d) list under section 3.1, 3.5, and 3.6 of the Listing Policy.

Under section 3.1 and 3.5, a single line of evidence is necessary to assess listing status.

Under section 3.6 at least two lines of evidence are necessary to assess listing status for pollutants sediment, and pollutant concentrations in sediment must be associated with sediment toxicity to justify adding that pollutant to the CWA section 303(d) List

Six lines of evidence are available in the administrative record to assess this pollutant.

None of the samples exceed the water quality objective.

Based on the readily available data and information, the weight of evidence indicates that there is sufficient justification against placing this water segment-pollutant combination on the section 303(d) list in the Water Quality Limited Segments category.

This conclusion is based on the staff findings that:
1. The data used satisfies the data quality requirements of section 6.1.4 of the Policy.
2. The data used satisfies the data quantity requirements of section 6.1.5 of the Policy.
3. None of the samples exceed the water quality objective.

This does not exceed the allowable frequency listed in Table 3.1 of the Listing Policy.

4. Pursuant to section 3.11 of the Listing Policy, no additional data and information are available indicating that standards are not met.
 
Regional Board Decision Recommendation: After review of the available data and information, RWQCB staff concludes that the water body-pollutant combination should not be placed on the section 303(d) list because applicable water quality standards are not being exceeded.
 
 
Line of Evidence (LOE) for Decision ID 71298, Arsenic
Region 7     
Imperial Valley Drains
 
LOE ID: 128658
 
Pollutant: Arsenic
LOE Subgroup: Pollutant-Water
Matrix: Water
Fraction: Dissolved
 
Beneficial Use: Warm Freshwater Habitat
 
Number of Samples: 57
Number of Exceedances: 0
 
Data and Information Type: PHYSICAL/CHEMICAL MONITORING
Data Used to Assess Water Quality: Water Board staff assessed SWAMP RWB7 Monitoring data for Imperial Valley Drains to determine beneficial use support and results are as follows: 0 of 57 samples exceeded the water quality standard for Arsenic.
Data Reference: Water Quality Assessment Data for the 2018 solicitation cycle submitted through CEDEN for SWAMP RWB7 Monitoring.
 
SWAMP Data: SWAMP
 
Water Quality Objective/Criterion: The dissolved arsenic criterion continuous concentration (expressed as a 4-day average) to protect aquatic life in freshwater for dissolved arsenic is 150 ug/L (California Toxics Rule, 2000).
Objective/Criterion Reference: Water Quality Standards 2000. Establishment of numeric criteria for priority toxic pollutants for the State of California: Rules and regulations. Federal Register Vol. 65, No. 97. Washington, D.C.: Environmental Protection Agency
 
Evaluation Guideline:
Guideline Reference:
 
Spatial Representation: The samples were collected at 33 monitoring site(s) (723ARCDRN, 723ARIDRN, 723ARNDRN, 723BARWDR, 723CENTD2, 723CNTDRN, 723CTD3MA, 723HLVLDR, 723MAGDRN, 723MUNDRN, 723NETDRN, 723NRFGDN, 723NRGNDN, 723OASISD, 723OLANDR, 723OSAGED, 723PAM115, 723PAMPAD, 723PEACHD, 723PMLEOD, 723RI3DRN, 723RICEDR, 723ROSDRN, 723SCENTD, 723SCNTDR, 723SPRDRN, 723SSDS02, 723SSDS03, 723SSPDRN, 723TI2DRN, 723UADGUN, 723VERDED, 723VERDRN)
Temporal Representation: The samples were collected between the dates of 2012-05-07 and 2015-11-04
Environmental Conditions:
QAPP Information: Quality Assurance Program Plan and Standard Operating Procedures for SWAMP program  
QAPP Information Reference(s): Quality Assurance Program Plan and Standard Operating Procedures for SWAMP program
 
Line of Evidence (LOE) for Decision ID 71298, Arsenic
Region 7     
Imperial Valley Drains
 
LOE ID: 5059
 
Pollutant: Aldrin | Arsenic | Chlordane | Heptachlor | Heptachlor epoxide | alpha-Endosulfan (Endosulfan 1) | beta-Endosulfan (Endosulfan 2)
LOE Subgroup: Pollutant-Water
Matrix: Water
Fraction: Dissolved
 
Beneficial Use: Warm Freshwater Habitat
 
Number of Samples: 6
Number of Exceedances: 0
 
Data and Information Type: Fixed station physical/chemical (conventional plus toxic pollutants)
Data Used to Assess Water Quality: Six water quality samples were collected and analyzed in May and October 2002 at 3 locations in Imperial Valley Drains. Of these total samples, none exceeded the CTR Criteria (SWAMP, 2007).
Data Reference: Surface Water Ambient Monitoring Program (SWAMP) Data for organic and inorganic constituents in water and sediment samples collected from water bodies located in the Colorado River Basin-Region 7. May 2002-May 2005.
 
SWAMP Data: SWAMP
 
Water Quality Objective/Criterion: California Toxics Rule (CTR) Criterion Maximum Concentrations (CMCs) for the protection of freshwater aquatic life uses were used for the following constituents: 3 ug/l Aldrin, 0.22 ug/l alpha Endosulfan, 340 ug/l Arsenic, 0.22 ug/l beta-Endosulfan, 2.4 ug/l Chlordane, 0.52 ug/l Heptachlor, and 0.52 ug/l Heptachlor epoxide (USEPA, 2000).
Objective/Criterion Reference: Water Quality Standards 2000. Establishment of numeric criteria for priority toxic pollutants for the State of California: Rules and regulations. Federal Register Vol. 65, No. 97. Washington, D.C.: Environmental Protection Agency
 
Evaluation Guideline:
Guideline Reference:
 
Spatial Representation: Samples were collected from three Imperial Valley Drains ;Trifolium TD1, Niland 4, and W.
Temporal Representation: Six water samples were collected. Water samples were generally collected and analyzed twice, in May and October of 2002.
Environmental Conditions:
QAPP Information: The sampling and analysis portions of this study were conducted in accordance with the SWAMP Quality Assurance Management Plan (QAMP) (Puckett, 2002).
QAPP Information Reference(s): Quality Assurance Management Plan for the State of California's Surface Water Ambient Monitoring Program. Sacramento, CA. State Water Resources Control Board. SWAMP. December 2002 (1st version)
 
Line of Evidence (LOE) for Decision ID 71298, Arsenic
Region 7     
Imperial Valley Drains
 
LOE ID: 45991
 
Pollutant: Arsenic
LOE Subgroup: Pollutant-Tissue
Matrix: Tissue
Fraction: Fish fillet
 
Beneficial Use: Commercial or recreational collection of fish, shellfish, or organisms
 
Number of Samples: 0
Number of Exceedances: 0
 
Data and Information Type: Fish tissue analysis
Data Used to Assess Water Quality: Water Board staff assessed SWAMP data for Imperial Valley Drains to determine beneficial use support and results are as follows: 0 of 0 samples exceed the criterion for Arsenic. Seventeen composites (1 - 3 fish per composite) were generated from three species: common carp, Tilapia spp, and channel catfish. Seventeen samples were not used in the assessment because the laboratory data reporting limit(s) was above the objective and therefore the results could not be quantified with the level of certainty required by the Listing Policy.
Data Reference: RWB7 Fish Tissue Study 2004
 
SWAMP Data: SWAMP
 
Water Quality Objective/Criterion: All waters shall be maintained free of toxic substances in concentrations which are toxic to, or which produce detrimental physiological responses in, human, plant, animal, or aquatic life (Water Quality Control Plan, Colorado River Basin).
Objective/Criterion Reference: Water Quality Control Plan Colorado River Basin, with amendments adopted through June 2006
 
Evaluation Guideline: The modified OEHHA Fish Contaminant Goal for arsenic in fish tissue is 0.0034 ppm. This screening level assumes an average body weight of 70 kg and a consumption rate of 32 g/day for a 30 year exposure over a 70-year lifetime. It is assumed that 10% of the total arsenic is present as inorganic arsenic. This constituent is a carcinogen therefore the risk level is set to one in a million.
Guideline Reference: Development of Fish Contaminant Goals and Advisory Tissue Levels for Common Contaminants in California Sport Fish: Chlordane, DDTs, Dieldrin, Methylmercury, PCBs, Selenium, and Toxaphene
  Air Toxics Hotspots Program Risk Assessment Guidelines. Part ll Technical Support Document for Describing Available Cancer Potency Values.
 
Spatial Representation: Data for this line of evidence for Imperial Valley Drains was collected at 2 monitoring sites [ Central Drain - 723CNTDRN, Greeson Drain - 723GRSDRN]
Temporal Representation: Data was collected over the time period 11/2/2004-11/4/2004.
Environmental Conditions: Staff is not aware of any special conditions that might affect interpretation of the data.
QAPP Information: The SWAMP QAPP (2002) was followed.
QAPP Information Reference(s): Quality Assurance Management Plan for the State of California's Surface Water Ambient Monitoring Program. Sacramento, CA. State Water Resources Control Board. SWAMP. December 2002 (1st version)
 
Line of Evidence (LOE) for Decision ID 71298, Arsenic
Region 7     
Imperial Valley Drains
 
LOE ID: 5545
 
Pollutant: Arsenic
LOE Subgroup: Pollutant-Tissue
Matrix: Tissue
Fraction: Total
 
Beneficial Use: Commercial or recreational collection of fish, shellfish, or organisms
 
Number of Samples: 12
Number of Exceedances: 0
 
Data and Information Type: Fish tissue analysis
Data Used to Assess Water Quality: Twenty-three fish fillet samples and 24 whole fish samples were taken at 19 locations in Imperial Valley drains. Nineteen fish fillet and 16 whole fish sample results could not be used in this assessment because the consituent was not analyzed in the sample. The 4 fish fillet samples and 8 whole fish samples that were acceptable were generally collected from 8/1990 through 11/2000 at nine locations. Of these total samples, none exceeded the OEHHA Screening Value (TSMP, 2007).
Data Reference: Toxic Substances Monitoring Program (TSMP) Data for organic and inorganic chemicals in fish and sediment samples collected from water bodies located in the Colorado River Basin-Region 7. 1978-2000. State Water Resources Control Board. Sacramento, CA.
 
SWAMP Data: Non-SWAMP
 
Water Quality Objective/Criterion: Basin Plan: No individual chemical or combination of chemicals shall be present in concentrations that adversely affect beneficial uses. There shall be no increase in hazardous chemical concentrations found in bottom sediments or aquatic life (CRBRWQCB, 2006).
Objective/Criterion Reference: Water Quality Control Plan Colorado River Basin, with amendments adopted through June 2006
 
Evaluation Guideline: Office of Environmental Health Hazard Assessment (OEHHA) Screening Value of 1 mg/kg to protect human health when consuming fish (OEHHA, 1999).
Guideline Reference: Prevalence of Selected Target Chemical Contaminants in Sport Fish From Two California Lakes: Public health designed screening study. Sacramento, CA: Office of Environmental Health Hazard Assessment
 
Spatial Representation: Samples were collected from the following Imperial Valley drain locations; Rose drain, Holtville Main drain, Central drain, South Central drain, Verde drain, Greeson drain, Fig drain, Pumice drain, Mayflower drain, Orange drain, Peach drain, Tokay drain, Barbara Worth drain, Warren drain, Dixie drain No.1, Dixie drain No.3, Dixie drain No.5, Forgetmenot drain, and West Side drain.
Temporal Representation: Fish tissue samples were generally collected from 10/1986 through 11/2000. Fish tissue samples were not collected from each location every sampling round. Twenty-three fish fillet samples of carp, tilapia, channel catfish, flathead catfish, spiny soft shell turtle, redbelly tilapia, and Mozambique tilapia were collected. Seven carp fillet composite samples were collected in the years 1985, (2)1986, (3)1990 and 1999. Three carp single fish fillet samples were collected in the years 1986, 1989-90. Two tilapia fillet composite samples were collected in the years 1996, and 2000. Three channel catfish fillet composite samples were collected in the years 1989-90, and 1999. One channel catfish single fish fillet sample was collected in the year 1999. One flathead catfish single fish fillet sample was collected in the year 1988. Two spiny soft shelled turtle fillet composite samples were collected in the year (2)1992. One redbelly tilapia fillet composite sample was collected in the year 1992. Three Mozambique tilapia fillet composite samples were collected in year (3)1986. Twenty-four whole fish composite samples of mosquitofish, and sailfin molly were collected. Fifteen mosquitofish whole fish composite samples were collected in the years 1985, (2)1986, 1989, (2)1990, (4)1991, 1995-96, (3)2000. Nine sailfin molly whole fish composite samples were collected in the years (3)1986, (2)1989, 1991, (2)1992, 2000.
Environmental Conditions:
QAPP Information: The field procedures are described in TSMP Data Reports and associated Appendices. CDFG's Laboratory applies Quality Assurance Program Plan procedures for laboratory Quality Assurance and Quality Control, as described in Rasmussen (1993).
QAPP Information Reference(s): Toxic Substances Monitoring Program 1991 Data Report. 93-1WQ. State Water Resources Control Board (SWRCB), Division of Water Quality. Sacramento, CA.
 
Line of Evidence (LOE) for Decision ID 71298, Arsenic
Region 7     
Imperial Valley Drains
 
LOE ID: 5072
 
Pollutant: Arsenic
LOE Subgroup: Pollutant-Water
Matrix: Water
Fraction: Dissolved
 
Beneficial Use: Warm Freshwater Habitat
 
Number of Samples: 6
Number of Exceedances: 0
 
Data and Information Type: Fixed station physical/chemical (conventional plus toxic pollutants)
Data Used to Assess Water Quality: Six water quality samples were collected and analyzed in May and October 2002 at 3 locations in Imperial Valley Drains. Of these total samples, none exceeded the USFWS Biological Effects Criteria (SWAMP, 2007).
Data Reference: Surface Water Ambient Monitoring Program (SWAMP) Data for organic and inorganic constituents in water and sediment samples collected from water bodies located in the Colorado River Basin-Region 7. May 2002-May 2005.
 
SWAMP Data: SWAMP
 
Water Quality Objective/Criterion: Basin Plan: No individual chemical or combination of chemicals shall be present in concentrations that adversely affect beneficial uses. There shall be no increase in hazardous chemical concentrations found in bottom sediments or aquatic life (CRBRWQCB, 2006).
Objective/Criterion Reference: Water Quality Control Plan Colorado River Basin, with amendments adopted through June 2006
 
Evaluation Guideline: United State Fish and Wildlife Service (USFWS) Biological Effect Criteria of 0.25 mg/l for the protection of aquatic life uses (USDOI, 1998).
Guideline Reference: Guidelines for Interpretation of the Biological Effect of Selected Constituents in Biota, Water, and Sediment. US Department of Interior report.
 
Spatial Representation: Samples were collected from three Imperial Valley Drains ;Trifolium TD1, Niland 4, and W.
Temporal Representation: Six water samples were collected. Water samples were generally collected and analyzed twice, in May and October of 2002.
Environmental Conditions:
QAPP Information: The sampling and analysis portions of this study were conducted in accordance with the SWAMP Quality Assurance Management Plan (QAMP) (Puckett, 2002).
QAPP Information Reference(s): Quality Assurance Management Plan for the State of California's Surface Water Ambient Monitoring Program. Sacramento, CA. State Water Resources Control Board. SWAMP. December 2002 (1st version)
 
Line of Evidence (LOE) for Decision ID 71298, Arsenic
Region 7     
Imperial Valley Drains
 
LOE ID: 5108
 
Pollutant: Arsenic | Benzo(a)anthracene | Cadmium | Chromium (total) | Chrysene (C1-C4) | Copper | Dieldrin | Endrin | Fluoranthene | Fluorene | Lead | Lindane/gamma Hexachlorocyclohexane (gamma-HCH) | Mercury | Naphthalene | Nickel | PCBs (Polychlorinated biphenyls) | Phenanthrene | Pyrene
LOE Subgroup: Pollutant-Sediment
Matrix: Sediment
Fraction: Total
 
Beneficial Use: Warm Freshwater Habitat
 
Number of Samples: 5
Number of Exceedances: 0
 
Data and Information Type: Fixed station physical/chemical (conventional plus toxic pollutants)
Data Used to Assess Water Quality: Five sediment quality samples were collected and analyzed biannually from 5/2002 through 5/2005 at 3 locations in Imperial Valley Drains. Of these total samples, none exceeded the PEC (SWAMP, 2007).
Data Reference: Surface Water Ambient Monitoring Program (SWAMP) Data for organic and inorganic constituents in water and sediment samples collected from water bodies located in the Colorado River Basin-Region 7. May 2002-May 2005.
 
SWAMP Data: SWAMP
 
Water Quality Objective/Criterion: Basin Plan: No individual chemical or combination of chemicals shall be present in concentrations that adversely affect beneficial uses. There shall be no increase in hazardous chemical concentrations found in bottom sediments or aquatic life (CRBRWQCB, 2006).
Objective/Criterion Reference: Water Quality Control Plan Colorado River Basin, with amendments adopted through June 2006
 
Evaluation Guideline: Consensus Based Sediment Quality Guideline Probable Effects Concentrations (PECs) for the protection of freshwater organisms to toxic effects were used for the following constituents: 33 mg/kg Arsenic, 1050 ug/kg Benz[a]anthrazene, 4.98 mg/kg Cadmium, 111 mg/kg Chromium, 1290 ug/kg Chrysene, 149 mg/kg Copper, 61.8 ug/g Dieldrin, 207 ug/kg Endrin, 2230 ug/kg Fluoranthene, 536 ug/kg Fluorene, 128 mg/kg Lead, 4.99 ug/kg Lindane/Hexachlorocyclohexane (HCH), 1.06 mg/kg Mercury, 561 ug/kg Naphthalene, 48.6 mg/kg Nickel, 676 ug/kg PCBs (Polychlorinated biphenyls), 1170 ug/kg Phenanthrene , 1520 ug/kg Pyrene (Macdonald et al, 2000).
Guideline Reference: Development and evaluation of consensus-based sediment quality guidelines for freshwater ecosystems. Environmental Contamination and Toxicology. 39: 20-31
 
Spatial Representation: Samples were collected from three Imperial Valley Drains ;Trifolium TD1, Niland 4, and W.
Temporal Representation: Five sediment samples were collected. Water samples were generally collected and analyzed twice, in May and October of 2002. Samples were not collected from each location every sampling round.
Environmental Conditions:
QAPP Information: The sampling and analysis portions of this study were conducted in accordance with the SWAMP Quality Assurance Management Plan (QAMP) (Puckett, 2002).
QAPP Information Reference(s): Quality Assurance Management Plan for the State of California's Surface Water Ambient Monitoring Program. Sacramento, CA. State Water Resources Control Board. SWAMP. December 2002 (1st version)
 
 
DECISION ID
103294
Region 7     
Imperial Valley Drains
 
Pollutant: Azinphos-methyl (Guthion)
Final Listing Decision: Do Not List on 303(d) list (TMDL required list)
Last Listing Cycle's Final Listing Decision: New Decision
Revision Status Revised
Impairment from Pollutant or Pollution: Pollutant
 
Regional Board Conclusion: This pollutant is being considered for placement on the section 303(d) list under section 3.1 of the Listing Policy. Under section 3.1 a single line of evidence is necessary to assess listing status.

Two lines of evidence are available in the administrative record to assess this pollutant.

None of the samples exceeded the water quality objectives.

Based on the readily available data and information, the weight of evidence indicates that there is sufficient justification against placing this water segment-pollutant combination on the section 303(d) list in the Water Quality Limited Segments category.

This conclusion is based on the staff findings that:
1. The data used satisfies the data quality requirements of section 6.1.4 of the Policy.
2. The data used satisfies the data quantity requirements of section 6.1.5 of the Policy.
3. None of the water samples exceeded the objectives.

Although a total of 12 total and dissolved fraction water samples were collected, six dissolved fraction water samples were not included in the assessment because the laboratory data reporting limit(s) was above the objective and therefore the results could not be quantified with the level of certainty required by the Listing Policy Section 6.1.5.5.

Sample sizes were less that 16 for each matrix/fraction/beneficial use/objective combination.

The sample sizes are insufficient to determine with the power and confidence of the Listing Policy if standards are not met. A minimum of 16 samples is needed for application of table 3.1.
4. Pursuant to section 3.11 of the Listing Policy, no additional data and information are available indicating that standards are not met.
 
Regional Board Decision Recommendation: After review of the available data and information, RWQCB staff concludes that the water body-pollutant combination should not be placed on the section 303(d) list. The readily available data and information is insufficient to determine, with the power and confidence of the Listing Policy, the applicable beneficial use support rating.
 
 
Line of Evidence (LOE) for Decision ID 103294, Azinphos-methyl (Guthion)
Region 7     
Imperial Valley Drains
 
LOE ID: 128925
 
Pollutant: Azinphos-methyl (Guthion)
LOE Subgroup: Pollutant-Water
Matrix: Water
Fraction: Total
 
Beneficial Use: Warm Freshwater Habitat
 
Number of Samples: 0
Number of Exceedances: 0
 
Data and Information Type: PHYSICAL/CHEMICAL MONITORING
Data Used to Assess Water Quality: Water Board staff assessed SWAMP RWB7 Monitoring data for Imperial Valley Drains to determine beneficial use support, and the results are as follows: 0 of the 0 samples exceeded the evaluation guideline for Azinphos Methyl. Although a total of 6 samples were collected, 6 of these samples were not included in the assessment because the laboratory data reporting limit(s) was above the objective and therefore the results could not be quantified with the level of certainty required by the Listing Policy Section 6.1.5.5.
Data Reference: Water Quality Assessment Data for the 2018 solicitation cycle submitted through CEDEN for SWAMP RWB7 Monitoring.
 
SWAMP Data: SWAMP
 
Water Quality Objective/Criterion: All waters shall be maintained free of toxic substances in concentrations which are toxic to, or which produce detrimental physiological responses in, human, plant, animal, or aquatic life (Water Quality Control Plan, Colorado River Basin).
Objective/Criterion Reference: Water Quality Control Plan for the Colorado River Basin Region (Includes amendments effective on or before January 8, 2019)
 
Evaluation Guideline: The National Recommended Water Quality Criteria for Azinphos Methyl (Guthion) expressed as a 4-day average for the protection of freshwater aquatic life is a maximum of 0.01 ug/l.
Guideline Reference: National Recommended Water Quality Criteria. United States Environmental Protection Agency. Office of Water. Office of Science and Technology
 
Spatial Representation: Data was collected from 23 station(s) (Station Code(s) 723ARCDRN, 723ARIDRN, 723ARNDRN, 723BARWDR, 723CNTDRN, 723HLVLDR, 723MAGDRN, 723MUNDRN, 723NETDRN, 723NRFGDN, 723NRGNDN, 723OLANDR, 723PEACHD, 723RI3DRN, 723RICEDR, 723ROSDRN, 723SCNTDR, 723SPRDRN, 723SSDS02, 723SSDS03, 723SSPDRN, 723TI2DRN, 723VERDRN).
Temporal Representation: Date for this waterbody was collected over the date range 2012-05-07 to 2012-10-17
Environmental Conditions:
QAPP Information: Quality Assurance Program Plan and Standard Operating Procedures for SWAMP program  
QAPP Information Reference(s): Quality Assurance Program Plan and Standard Operating Procedures for SWAMP program
 
Line of Evidence (LOE) for Decision ID 103294, Azinphos-methyl (Guthion)
Region 7     
Imperial Valley Drains
 
LOE ID: 29874
 
Pollutant: Azinphos, Ethyl (Ethyl Guthion) | Azinphos-methyl (Guthion)
LOE Subgroup: Pollutant-Water
Matrix: Water
Fraction: Dissolved
 
Beneficial Use: Warm Freshwater Habitat
 
Number of Samples: 6
Number of Exceedances:
 
Data and Information Type: Fixed station physical/chemical (conventional plus toxic pollutants)
Data Used to Assess Water Quality: Six water quality samples were collected and analyzed in May and October 2002 at 3 locations in Imperial Valley Drains (SWAMP, 2006).
Data Reference: Surface Water Ambient Monitoring Program (SWAMP) Data for organic and inorganic constituents in water and sediment samples collected from water bodies located in the Colorado River Basin- Region 7. May 2002 - May 2004.
 
SWAMP Data: SWAMP
 
Water Quality Objective/Criterion: Basin Plan: No individual chemical or combination of chemicals shall be present in concentrations that adversely affect beneficial uses (CRBRWQCB, 2006).

No evaluation guidelines for the dissolved fractions of Azinphos, methyl, or Azinphos, ethyl for the protection of human, animal or aquatic life in fresh waters could be found that met the requirements of Section 6.1.3 of the Listing Policy.
Objective/Criterion Reference: Water Quality Control Plan Colorado River Basin, with amendments adopted through June 2006
 
Evaluation Guideline:
Guideline Reference:
 
Spatial Representation: Samples were collected from three Imperial Valley Drains ;Trifolium TD1, Niland 4, and W.
Temporal Representation: Six water samples were collected. Water samples were generally collected from all three sampling locations and analyzed twice, in May and October of 2002.
Environmental Conditions:
QAPP Information: The sampling and analysis portions of this study were conducted in accordance with the SWAMP Quality Assurance Management Plan (QAMP) (Puckett, 2002).
QAPP Information Reference(s): Quality Assurance Management Plan for the State of California's Surface Water Ambient Monitoring Program. Sacramento, CA. State Water Resources Control Board. SWAMP. December 2002 (1st version)
 
 
DECISION ID
102626
Region 7     
Imperial Valley Drains
 
Pollutant: Bifenthrin
Final Listing Decision: Do Not List on 303(d) list (TMDL required list)
Last Listing Cycle's Final Listing Decision: New Decision
Revision Status Revised
Impairment from Pollutant or Pollution: Pollutant
 
Regional Board Conclusion: This pollutant is being considered for placement on the CWA section 303(d) List under section 3.1 and 3. 6 of the Listing Policy.

Under section 3.1 a single line of evidence is necessary to assess listing status.

Under section 3.6 at least two lines of evidence are necessary to assess listing status for pollutants sediment, and pollutant concentrations in sediment must be associated with sediment toxicity to justify adding that pollutant to the CWA section 303(d) List.

Two lines of evidence are available in the administrative record to assess this pollutant: One water and one sediment.

Zero of 28 water samples exceed the objective.

One of 25 sediment samples exceed the objective.

Based on the readily available data and information, the weight of evidence indicates that there is sufficient justification against placing this water segment-pollutant combination on the CWA section 303(d) List in the Water Quality Limited Segments category.

This conclusion is based on the staff findings that:
1. The data used satisfies the data quality requirements of section 6.1.4 of the Policy.
2. The data used satisfies the data quantity requirements of section 6.1.5 of the Policy.
3.Zero of 28 water samples exceed the objective.

One of 25 sediment samples exceed the objective.

This does not exceed the allowable frequency listed in Table 3.1 of the Listing Policy.

4. Pursuant to section 3.11 of the Listing Policy, no additional data and information are available indicating that standards are not met.
 
Regional Board Decision Recommendation: After review of the available data and information, RWQCB staff concludes that the water body-pollutant combination should not be placed on the section 303(d) list because applicable water quality standards are not being exceeded.
 
 
Line of Evidence (LOE) for Decision ID 102626, Bifenthrin
Region 7     
Imperial Valley Drains
 
LOE ID: 125457
 
Pollutant: Bifenthrin
LOE Subgroup: Pollutant-Sediment
Matrix: Sediment
Fraction: Total
 
Beneficial Use: Warm Freshwater Habitat
 
Number of Samples: 25
Number of Exceedances: 1
 
Data and Information Type: PHYSICAL/CHEMICAL MONITORING
Data Used to Assess Water Quality: Water Board staff assessed SWAMP RWB7 Monitoring data for Imperial Valley Drains to determine beneficial use support and the results are as follows: 1 of the 25 samples exceeded the evaluation guideline for Bifenthrin. Although a total of 26 samples were collected, 1 of these samples were not included in the assessment because the laboratory data reporting limit(s) was above the objective and therefore the results could not be quantified with the level of certainty required by the Listing Policy Section 6.1.5.5.
Data Reference: Water Quality Assessment Data for the 2018 solicitation cycle submitted through CEDEN for SWAMP RWB7 Monitoring.
 
SWAMP Data: SWAMP
 
Water Quality Objective/Criterion: There shall be no bioaccumulation of pesticide concentrations found in bottom sediments or aquatic life. (Water Quality Control Plan for the Colorado River Basin Region)
Objective/Criterion Reference: Water Quality Control Plan for the Colorado River Basin Region (Includes amendments effective on or before January 8, 2019)
 
Evaluation Guideline: The evaluation guideline for bifenthrin is the median lethal concentration (LC50) of 0.43 ug/g and is normalized by the percentage of organic carbon in the sediment sample. The LC50 0.43 ug/g is the geometric mean of LC50 values for bifenthrin from Amweg et al. (2005) and Amweg and Weston (2007).
Guideline Reference: Use and Toxicity of Pyrethroid Pesticides in the Central Valley, California, USA. Environmental Toxicology and Chemistry, 24:966-972, with erratum 24:No. 5
  Whole-sediment toxicity identification evaluation tools for pyrethroid insecticides: I. piperonyl butoxide addition. Environ. Toxicol. Chem. 26:2389-2396.
 
Spatial Representation: Data were collected from 26 (Station Codes: 723BDRAIN, 723CENTD2, 723CENTD3, 723CTD3MA, 723EDRAIN, 723ELML6D, 723KDRAIN, 723MARIGD, 723MCALD1, 723OLANDR, 723OSAGED, 723PAM115, 723PAMPAD, 723PMLEOD, 723QLATDR, 723SCENTD, 723SPRUCD, 723THIS5D, 723TRI12D, 723UADCMC, 723UADGUN, 723UADSPC, 723VAIL7D, 723VAL2AD, 723VERDED, 723WILDCD).
Temporal Representation: Data for this waterbody were collected over the date range 2015-10-19 to 2015-11-04
Environmental Conditions:
QAPP Information: Quality Assurance Program Plan and Standard Operating Procedures for SWAMP program  
QAPP Information Reference(s): Quality Assurance Program Plan and Standard Operating Procedures for SWAMP program
 
Line of Evidence (LOE) for Decision ID 102626, Bifenthrin
Region 7     
Imperial Valley Drains
 
LOE ID: 128678
 
Pollutant: Bifenthrin
LOE Subgroup: Pollutant-Water
Matrix: Water
Fraction: Total
 
Beneficial Use: Warm Freshwater Habitat
 
Number of Samples: 28
Number of Exceedances: 0
 
Data and Information Type: PHYSICAL/CHEMICAL MONITORING
Data Used to Assess Water Quality: Water Board staff assessed SWAMP RWB7 Monitoring data for Imperial Valley Drains to determine beneficial use support and results are as follows: 0 of 28 samples exceeded the water quality standard for Bifenthrin.
Data Reference: Water Quality Assessment Data for the 2018 solicitation cycle submitted through CEDEN for SWAMP RWB7 Monitoring.
 
SWAMP Data: SWAMP
 
Water Quality Objective/Criterion: No individual pesticide or combination of pesticides shall be present in concentrations that adversely affect beneficial uses.
Objective/Criterion Reference: Water Quality Control Plan for the Colorado River Basin Region (Includes amendments effective on or before January 8, 2019)
 
Evaluation Guideline: UC Davis Aquatic Life Criteria: Aquatic life should not be affected unacceptably if the 4-day average concentration of bifenthrin does not exceed 0.0006 ug/L and if the 1-h average concentration does not exceed 0.004 ug/L. Mixtures of bifenthrin and other pyrethroids should be considered in an additive manner. (Fojut et al. 2012) 
Guideline Reference: Aquatic life water quality criteria derived via the UC Davis method: ll. Pyrethroid insecticides. Reviews of Environmental Contamination and Toxicology 216:51-103.
 
Spatial Representation: The samples were collected at 28 monitoring site(s) (723BDRAIN, 723CENTD2, 723CENTD3, 723CTD3MA, 723EDRAIN, 723ELML6D, 723KDRAIN, 723MARIGD, 723MCALD1, 723OASISD, 723OLANDR, 723OSAGED, 723PAM115, 723PAMPAD, 723PMLEOD, 723QLATDR, 723SCENTD, 723SPRUCD, 723THIS5D, 723TRI12D, 723UADCMC, 723UADGUN, 723UADSPC, 723VAIL7D, 723VAL2AD, 723VERDED, 723WILDCD, 728SSDS01)
Temporal Representation: The samples were collected between the dates of 2013-10-21 and 2015-11-04
Environmental Conditions:
QAPP Information: Quality Assurance Program Plan and Standard Operating Procedures for SWAMP program  
QAPP Information Reference(s): Quality Assurance Program Plan and Standard Operating Procedures for SWAMP program
 
 
DECISION ID
70364
Region 7     
Imperial Valley Drains
 
Pollutant: Cadmium
Final Listing Decision: Do Not List on 303(d) list (TMDL required list)
Last Listing Cycle's Final Listing Decision: Do Not List on 303(d) list (TMDL required list)(2016)
Revision Status Revised
Impairment from Pollutant or Pollution: Pollutant
 
Regional Board Conclusion: This pollutant is being considered for placement on the section 303(d) list under section 3.1, 3.5, and 3.6 of the Listing Policy.

Under section 3.1 and 3.5, a single line of evidence is necessary to assess listing status.

Under section 3.6 at least two lines of evidence are necessary to assess listing status for pollutants sediment, and pollutant concentrations in sediment must be associated with sediment toxicity to justify adding that pollutant to the CWA section 303(d) List

Five lines of evidence are available in the administrative record to assess this pollutant.

None of the samples exceed the water quality objective.

Based on the readily available data and information, the weight of evidence indicates that there is sufficient justification against placing this water segment-pollutant combination on the section 303(d) list in the Water Quality Limited Segments category.

This conclusion is based on the staff findings that:
1. The data used satisfies the data quality requirements of section 6.1.4 of the Policy.
2. The data used satisfies the data quantity requirements of section 6.1.5 of the Policy.
3. None of the samples exceed the water quality objective.

This does not exceed the allowable frequency listed in Table 3.1 of the Listing Policy.
4. Pursuant to section 3.11 of the Listing Policy, no additional data and information are available indicating that standards are not met.
 
Regional Board Decision Recommendation: After review of the available data and information, RWQCB staff concludes that the water body-pollutant combination should not be placed on the section 303(d) list because applicable water quality standards are not being exceeded.
 
 
Line of Evidence (LOE) for Decision ID 70364, Cadmium
Region 7     
Imperial Valley Drains
 
LOE ID: 5108
 
Pollutant: Arsenic | Benzo(a)anthracene | Cadmium | Chromium (total) | Chrysene (C1-C4) | Copper | Dieldrin | Endrin | Fluoranthene | Fluorene | Lead | Lindane/gamma Hexachlorocyclohexane (gamma-HCH) | Mercury | Naphthalene | Nickel | PCBs (Polychlorinated biphenyls) | Phenanthrene | Pyrene
LOE Subgroup: Pollutant-Sediment
Matrix: Sediment
Fraction: Total
 
Beneficial Use: Warm Freshwater Habitat
 
Number of Samples: 5
Number of Exceedances: 0
 
Data and Information Type: Fixed station physical/chemical (conventional plus toxic pollutants)
Data Used to Assess Water Quality: Five sediment quality samples were collected and analyzed biannually from 5/2002 through 5/2005 at 3 locations in Imperial Valley Drains. Of these total samples, none exceeded the PEC (SWAMP, 2007).
Data Reference: Surface Water Ambient Monitoring Program (SWAMP) Data for organic and inorganic constituents in water and sediment samples collected from water bodies located in the Colorado River Basin-Region 7. May 2002-May 2005.
 
SWAMP Data: SWAMP
 
Water Quality Objective/Criterion: Basin Plan: No individual chemical or combination of chemicals shall be present in concentrations that adversely affect beneficial uses. There shall be no increase in hazardous chemical concentrations found in bottom sediments or aquatic life (CRBRWQCB, 2006).
Objective/Criterion Reference: Water Quality Control Plan Colorado River Basin, with amendments adopted through June 2006
 
Evaluation Guideline: Consensus Based Sediment Quality Guideline Probable Effects Concentrations (PECs) for the protection of freshwater organisms to toxic effects were used for the following constituents: 33 mg/kg Arsenic, 1050 ug/kg Benz[a]anthrazene, 4.98 mg/kg Cadmium, 111 mg/kg Chromium, 1290 ug/kg Chrysene, 149 mg/kg Copper, 61.8 ug/g Dieldrin, 207 ug/kg Endrin, 2230 ug/kg Fluoranthene, 536 ug/kg Fluorene, 128 mg/kg Lead, 4.99 ug/kg Lindane/Hexachlorocyclohexane (HCH), 1.06 mg/kg Mercury, 561 ug/kg Naphthalene, 48.6 mg/kg Nickel, 676 ug/kg PCBs (Polychlorinated biphenyls), 1170 ug/kg Phenanthrene , 1520 ug/kg Pyrene (Macdonald et al, 2000).
Guideline Reference: Development and evaluation of consensus-based sediment quality guidelines for freshwater ecosystems. Environmental Contamination and Toxicology. 39: 20-31
 
Spatial Representation: Samples were collected from three Imperial Valley Drains ;Trifolium TD1, Niland 4, and W.
Temporal Representation: Five sediment samples were collected. Water samples were generally collected and analyzed twice, in May and October of 2002. Samples were not collected from each location every sampling round.
Environmental Conditions:
QAPP Information: The sampling and analysis portions of this study were conducted in accordance with the SWAMP Quality Assurance Management Plan (QAMP) (Puckett, 2002).
QAPP Information Reference(s): Quality Assurance Management Plan for the State of California's Surface Water Ambient Monitoring Program. Sacramento, CA. State Water Resources Control Board. SWAMP. December 2002 (1st version)
 
Line of Evidence (LOE) for Decision ID 70364, Cadmium
Region 7     
Imperial Valley Drains
 
LOE ID: 45992
 
Pollutant: Cadmium
LOE Subgroup: Pollutant-Tissue
Matrix: Tissue
Fraction: Fish fillet
 
Beneficial Use: Commercial or recreational collection of fish, shellfish, or organisms
 
Number of Samples: 4
Number of Exceedances: 0
 
Data and Information Type: Fish tissue analysis
Data Used to Assess Water Quality: Water Board staff assessed SWAMP data for Imperial Valley Drains to determine beneficial use support and results are as follows: 0 of 4 samples exceed the criterion for Cadmium. Seventeen composites (1 - 3 fish per composite) were generated from three species: common carp, Tilapia spp, and channel catfish. Composites collected at the same time on the same day for the same species were averaged in accordance with the listing policy.
Data Reference: RWB7 Fish Tissue Study 2004
 
SWAMP Data: SWAMP
 
Water Quality Objective/Criterion: All waters shall be maintained free of toxic substances in concentrations which are toxic to, or which produce detrimental physiological responses in, human, plant, animal, or aquatic life (Water Quality Control Plan, Colorado River Basin).
Objective/Criterion Reference: Water Quality Control Plan Colorado River Basin, with amendments adopted through June 2006
 
Evaluation Guideline: The modified OEHHA Fish Contaminant Goal for cadmium in fish tissue is 2.2 ppm. This screening level assumes an average body weight of 70 kg and a consumption rate of 32 g/day.
Guideline Reference: Development of Fish Contaminant Goals and Advisory Tissue Levels for Common Contaminants in California Sport Fish: Chlordane, DDTs, Dieldrin, Methylmercury, PCBs, Selenium, and Toxaphene
  Guidance for Assessing Chemical Contaminant Data for Use In Fish Advisories Volume 1: Fish Sampling and Analysis
 
Spatial Representation: Data for this line of evidence for Imperial Valley Drains was collected at 2 monitoring sites [ Central Drain - 723CNTDRN, Greeson Drain - 723GRSDRN]
Temporal Representation: Data was collected over the time period 11/2/2004-11/4/2004.
Environmental Conditions: Staff is not aware of any special conditions that might affect interpretation of the data.
QAPP Information: The SWAMP QAPP (2002) was followed.
QAPP Information Reference(s): Quality Assurance Management Plan for the State of California's Surface Water Ambient Monitoring Program. Sacramento, CA. State Water Resources Control Board. SWAMP. December 2002 (1st version)
 
Line of Evidence (LOE) for Decision ID 70364, Cadmium
Region 7     
Imperial Valley Drains
 
LOE ID: 127093
 
Pollutant: Cadmium
LOE Subgroup: Pollutant-Water
Matrix: Water
Fraction: Dissolved
 
Beneficial Use: Warm Freshwater Habitat
 
Number of Samples: 55
Number of Exceedances: 0
 
Data and Information Type: PHYSICAL/CHEMICAL MONITORING
Data Used to Assess Water Quality: Water Board staff assessed SWAMP RWB7 Monitoring data for Imperial Valley Drains to determine beneficial use support and results are as follows: 0 of 55 samples exceeded the water quality standard for Cadmium.
Data Reference: Water Quality Assessment Data for the 2018 solicitation cycle submitted through CEDEN for SWAMP RWB7 Monitoring.
 
SWAMP Data: SWAMP
 
Water Quality Objective/Criterion: California Toxics Rule (CTR) lists criterion continuous concentrations to protect aquatic life in freshwater. The criterion in freshwater is hardness dependent for each sample and varies based on the ambient hardness during sampling. Section (b)(1) in CTR contains the hardness dependent formula for the metals criterion.
Objective/Criterion Reference: Water Quality Standards 2000. Establishment of numeric criteria for priority toxic pollutants for the State of California: Rules and regulations. Federal Register Vol. 65, No. 97. Washington, D.C.: Environmental Protection Agency
 
Evaluation Guideline:
Guideline Reference:
 
Spatial Representation: The samples were collected at 32 monitoring site(s) (723ARCDRN, 723ARIDRN, 723ARNDRN, 723BARWDR, 723CENTD2, 723CNTDRN, 723CTD3MA, 723HLVLDR, 723MAGDRN, 723MUNDRN, 723NETDRN, 723NRFGDN, 723NRGNDN, 723OASISD, 723OLANDR, 723OSAGED, 723PAMPAD, 723PEACHD, 723PMLEOD, 723RI3DRN, 723RICEDR, 723ROSDRN, 723SCENTD, 723SCNTDR, 723SPRDRN, 723SSDS02, 723SSDS03, 723SSPDRN, 723TI2DRN, 723UADGUN, 723VERDED, 723VERDRN)
Temporal Representation: The samples were collected between the dates of 2012-05-07 and 2015-11-04
Environmental Conditions:
QAPP Information: Quality Assurance Program Plan and Standard Operating Procedures for SWAMP program  
QAPP Information Reference(s): Quality Assurance Program Plan and Standard Operating Procedures for SWAMP program
 
Line of Evidence (LOE) for Decision ID 70364, Cadmium
Region 7     
Imperial Valley Drains
 
LOE ID: 5546
 
Pollutant: Cadmium
LOE Subgroup: Pollutant-Tissue
Matrix: Tissue
Fraction: Total
 
Beneficial Use: Commercial or recreational collection of fish, shellfish, or organisms
 
Number of Samples: 9
Number of Exceedances: 0
 
Data and Information Type: Fish tissue analysis
Data Used to Assess Water Quality: Twenty-three fish fillet samples and 24 whole fish samples were taken at 19 locations in Imperial Valley drains. Twenty-two fish fillet and 16 whole fish sample results could not be used in this assessment because the consituent was not analyzed in the sample. The 1 fillet and 8 whole fish samples that were acceptable were generally collected from 8/1990 through 11/2000 at seven locations. Of these total samples, none exceeded the OEHHA Screening Value (TSMP, 2007).
Data Reference: Toxic Substances Monitoring Program (TSMP) Data for organic and inorganic chemicals in fish and sediment samples collected from water bodies located in the Colorado River Basin-Region 7. 1978-2000. State Water Resources Control Board. Sacramento, CA.
 
SWAMP Data: Non-SWAMP
 
Water Quality Objective/Criterion: Basin Plan: No individual chemical or combination of chemicals shall be present in concentrations that adversely affect beneficial uses. There shall be no increase in hazardous chemical concentrations found in bottom sediments or aquatic life (CRBRWQCB, 2006).
Objective/Criterion Reference: Water Quality Control Plan Colorado River Basin, with amendments adopted through June 2006
 
Evaluation Guideline: Office of Environmental Health Hazard Assessment (OEHHA) Screening Value of 3 mg/kg to protect human health when consuming fish (OEHHA, 1999).
Guideline Reference: Prevalence of Selected Target Chemical Contaminants in Sport Fish From Two California Lakes: Public health designed screening study. Sacramento, CA: Office of Environmental Health Hazard Assessment
 
Spatial Representation: Samples were collected from the following Imperial Valley drain locations; Rose drain, Holtville Main drain, Central drain, South Central drain, Verde drain, Greeson drain, Fig drain, Pumice drain, Mayflower drain, Orange drain, Peach drain, Tokay drain, Barbara Worth drain, Warren drain, Dixie drain No.1, Dixie drain No.3, Dixie drain No.5, Forgetmenot drain, and West Side drain.
Temporal Representation: Fish tissue samples were generally collected from 10/1986 through 11/2000. Fish tissue samples were not collected from each location every sampling round. Twenty-three fish fillet samples of carp, tilapia, channel catfish, flathead catfish, spiny soft shell turtle, redbelly tilapia, and Mozambique tilapia were collected. Seven carp fillet composite samples were collected in the years 1985, (2)1986, (3)1990 and 1999. Three carp single fish fillet samples were collected in the years 1986, 1989-90. Two tilapia fillet composite samples were collected in the years 1996, and 2000. Three channel catfish fillet composite samples were collected in the years 1989-90, and 1999. One channel catfish single fish fillet sample was collected in the year 1999. One flathead catfish single fish fillet sample was collected in the year 1988. Two spiny soft shelled turtle fillet composite samples were collected in the year (2)1992. One redbelly tilapia fillet composite sample was collected in the year 1992. Three Mozambique tilapia fillet composite samples were collected in year (3)1986. Twenty-four whole fish composite samples of mosquitofish, and sailfin molly were collected. Fifteen mosquitofish whole fish composite samples were collected in the years 1985, (2)1986, 1989, (2)1990, (4)1991, 1995-96, (3)2000. Nine sailfin molly whole fish composite samples were collected in the years (3)1986, (2)1989, 1991, (2)1992, 2000.
Environmental Conditions:
QAPP Information: The field procedures are described in TSMP Data Reports and associated Appendices. CDFG's Laboratory applies Quality Assurance Program Plan procedures for laboratory Quality Assurance and Quality Control, as described in Rasmussen (1993).
QAPP Information Reference(s): Toxic Substances Monitoring Program 1991 Data Report. 93-1WQ. State Water Resources Control Board (SWRCB), Division of Water Quality. Sacramento, CA.
 
Line of Evidence (LOE) for Decision ID 70364, Cadmium
Region 7     
Imperial Valley Drains
 
LOE ID: 5062
 
Pollutant: Cadmium | Lead | Nickel | Zinc
LOE Subgroup: Pollutant-Water
Matrix: Water
Fraction: Dissolved
 
Beneficial Use: Warm Freshwater Habitat
 
Number of Samples: 5
Number of Exceedances: 0
 
Data and Information Type: Fixed station physical/chemical (conventional plus toxic pollutants)
Data Used to Assess Water Quality: Five water quality samples were generally collected and analyzed in May and October 2002 at 3 locations in Imperial Valley Drains. Of these total samples, none exceeded the CTR Criteria (SWAMP, 2007).
Data Reference: Surface Water Ambient Monitoring Program (SWAMP) Data for organic and inorganic constituents in water and sediment samples collected from water bodies located in the Colorado River Basin-Region 7. May 2002-May 2005.
 
SWAMP Data: SWAMP
 
Water Quality Objective/Criterion: California Toxics Rule (CTR) Hardness Dependent Criterion Maximum Concentrations (CMCs) for the protection of freshwater aquatic life uses were used for the following constituents: Cadmium, Lead, Nickel, and Zinc (USEPA, 2000).
Objective/Criterion Reference: Water Quality Standards 2000. Establishment of numeric criteria for priority toxic pollutants for the State of California: Rules and regulations. Federal Register Vol. 65, No. 97. Washington, D.C.: Environmental Protection Agency
 
Evaluation Guideline:
Guideline Reference:
 
Spatial Representation: Samples were collected from three Imperial Valley Drains ;Trifolium TD1, Niland 4, and W.
Temporal Representation: Five water samples were collected. Water samples were generally collected and analyzed twice, in May and October of 2002. Samples were not collected from each location every sampling round.
Environmental Conditions:
QAPP Information: The sampling and analysis portions of this study were conducted in accordance with the SWAMP Quality Assurance Management Plan (QAMP) (Puckett, 2002).
QAPP Information Reference(s): Quality Assurance Management Plan for the State of California's Surface Water Ambient Monitoring Program. Sacramento, CA. State Water Resources Control Board. SWAMP. December 2002 (1st version)
 
 
DECISION ID
102627
Region 7     
Imperial Valley Drains
 
Pollutant: Chloride
Final Listing Decision: Do Not List on 303(d) list (TMDL required list)
Last Listing Cycle's Final Listing Decision: New Decision
Revision Status Revised
Impairment from Pollutant or Pollution: Pollutant
 
Regional Board Conclusion: This pollutant is being considered for placement on the CWA section 303(d) List under section 3.2 of the Listing Policy. Under section 3.2, a single line of evidence is necessary to assess listing status.

One line of evidence is available in the administrative record to assess this pollutant.

Two of the two samples exceed the objective.

Based on the readily available data and information, the weight of evidence indicates that there is sufficient justification against placing this water segment-pollutant combination on the CWA section 303(d) List.

This conclusion is based on the staff findings that:
1. The data used satisfies the data quality requirements of section 6.1.4 of the Policy.
2. The data used satisfies the data quantity requirements of section 6.1.5 of the Policy.
3. Two of the two samples exceed the objective.

This sample size is insufficient to determine, with the power and confidence of the Listing Policy, the applicable beneficial use support rating. A minimum of 26 samples is needed to determine if a beneficial use is fully supported using table 3.2.
4. Pursuant to section 3.11 of the Listing Policy, no additional data and information are available indicating that standards are not met.
 
Regional Board Decision Recommendation: After review of the available data and information, RWQCB staff concludes that the water body-pollutant combination should not be placed on the section 303(d) list. The readily available data and information is insufficient to determine, with the power and confidence of the Listing Policy, the applicable beneficial use support rating.
 
 
Line of Evidence (LOE) for Decision ID 102627, Chloride
Region 7     
Imperial Valley Drains
 
LOE ID: 129026
 
Pollutant: Chloride
LOE Subgroup: Pollutant-Water
Matrix: Water
Fraction: Dissolved
 
Beneficial Use: Warm Freshwater Habitat
 
Number of Samples: 2
Number of Exceedances: 2
 
Data and Information Type: PHYSICAL/CHEMICAL MONITORING
Data Used to Assess Water Quality: Water Board staff assessed SWAMP RWB7 Monitoring data for Imperial Valley Drains to determine beneficial use support and results are as follows: 2 of 2 samples exceeded the water quality standard for Chloride.
Data Reference: Water Quality Assessment Data for the 2018 solicitation cycle submitted through CEDEN for SWAMP RWB7 Monitoring.
 
SWAMP Data: SWAMP
 
Water Quality Objective/Criterion: The Chloride criterion continuous concentration (expressed as a 4-day average) to protect aquatic life in freshwater is 230000 ug/L (230 mg/L)(USEPA National Recommended Water Quality Criteria, 2006).
Objective/Criterion Reference: National Recommended Water Quality Criteria. United States Environmental Protection Agency. Office of Water. Office of Science and Technology
 
Evaluation Guideline:
Guideline Reference:
 
Spatial Representation: The samples were collected at 1 monitoring site(s) (728SSDS01)
Temporal Representation: The samples were collected between the dates of 2013-04-22 and 2013-10-21
Environmental Conditions:
QAPP Information: Quality Assurance Program Plan and Standard Operating Procedures for SWAMP program  
QAPP Information Reference(s): Quality Assurance Program Plan and Standard Operating Procedures for SWAMP program
 
 
DECISION ID
103301
Region 7     
Imperial Valley Drains
 
Pollutant: Chlorpyrifos, methyl
Final Listing Decision: Do Not List on 303(d) list (TMDL required list)
Last Listing Cycle's Final Listing Decision: New Decision
Revision Status Revised
Impairment from Pollutant or Pollution: Pollutant
 
Regional Board Conclusion: This pollutant is being considered for placement on the section 303(d) list under section 3.1 of the Listing Policy. Under section 3.1 a single line of evidence is necessary to assess listing status.

Two lines of evidence are available in the administrative record to assess this pollutant.

None of the samples exceeded the water quality objectives.

Based on the readily available data and information, the weight of evidence indicates that there is sufficient justification against placing this water segment-pollutant combination on the section 303(d) list in the Water Quality Limited Segments category.

This conclusion is based on the staff findings that:
1. The data used satisfies the data quality requirements of section 6.1.4 of the Policy.
2. The data used satisfies the data quantity requirements of section 6.1.5 of the Policy.
3. None of the water samples exceeded the objectives.

This does not exceed the allowable frequency listed in Table 3.1 of the Listing Policy

4. Pursuant to section 3.11 of the Listing Policy, no additional data and information are available indicating that standards are not met.
 
Regional Board Decision Recommendation: After review of the available data and information, RWQCB staff concludes that the water body-pollutant combination should not be placed on the section 303(d) list because applicable water quality standards are not being exceeded.
 
 
Line of Evidence (LOE) for Decision ID 103301, Chlorpyrifos, methyl
Region 7     
Imperial Valley Drains
 
LOE ID: 129053
 
Pollutant: Chlorpyrifos, methyl
LOE Subgroup: Pollutant-Water
Matrix: Water
Fraction: Total
 
Beneficial Use: Warm Freshwater Habitat
 
Number of Samples: 72
Number of Exceedances: 0
 
Data and Information Type: PHYSICAL/CHEMICAL MONITORING
Data Used to Assess Water Quality: Water Board staff assessed SWAMP RWB7 Monitoring data for Imperial Valley Drains to determine beneficial use support and results are as follows: 0 of 72 samples exceeded the water quality standard for Chlorpyrifos Methyl.
Data Reference: Water Quality Assessment Data for the 2018 solicitation cycle submitted through CEDEN for SWAMP RWB7 Monitoring.
 
SWAMP Data: SWAMP
 
Water Quality Objective/Criterion: No individual chemical or combination of chemicals shall be present in concentrations that adversely affect beneficial uses.
Objective/Criterion Reference: Water Quality Control Plan for the Colorado River Basin Region (Includes amendments effective on or before January 8, 2019)
 
Evaluation Guideline: The evaluation guideline for Chlorpyrifos Methyl is the USEPA Aquatic Life Benchmark of 0.085 ug/L for an invertebrate (acute).
Guideline Reference: OPP Aquatic Life Benchmarks
 
Spatial Representation: The samples were collected at 49 monitoring site(s) (723ARCDRN, 723ARIDRN, 723ARNDRN, 723BARWDR, 723BDRAIN, 723CENTD2, 723CENTD3, 723CNTDRN, 723CTD3MA, 723EDRAIN, 723ELML6D, 723HLVLDR, 723KDRAIN, 723MAGDRN, 723MARIGD, 723MCALD1, 723MUNDRN, 723NETDRN, 723NRFGDN, 723NRGNDN, 723OASISD, 723OLANDR, 723OSAGED, 723PAM115, 723PAMPAD, 723PEACHD, 723PMLEOD, 723QLATDR, 723RI3DRN, 723RICEDR, 723ROSDRN, 723SCENTD, 723SCNTDR, 723SPRDRN, 723SPRUCD, 723SSDS02, 723SSDS03, 723SSPDRN, 723THIS5D, 723TI2DRN, 723TRI12D, 723UADCMC, 723UADGUN, 723UADSPC, 723VAIL7D, 723VAL2AD, 723VERDED, 723VERDRN, 723WILDCD)
Temporal Representation: The samples were collected between the dates of 2012-05-07 and 2015-11-04
Environmental Conditions:
QAPP Information: Quality Assurance Program Plan and Standard Operating Procedures for SWAMP program  
QAPP Information Reference(s): Quality Assurance Program Plan and Standard Operating Procedures for SWAMP program
 
Line of Evidence (LOE) for Decision ID 103301, Chlorpyrifos, methyl
Region 7     
Imperial Valley Drains
 
LOE ID: 29876
 
Pollutant: Chlorfenvinphos | Chlorpyrifos, methyl | Cuomaphos | Dicrotophos | Dyfonate (Fonofos or Fonophos) | Fenchlorphos | Leptophos | Merphos | Mevinphos | Tetrachlorvinphos
LOE Subgroup: Pollutant-Water
Matrix: Water
Fraction: Dissolved
 
Beneficial Use: Warm Freshwater Habitat
 
Number of Samples: 6
Number of Exceedances:
 
Data and Information Type: Fixed station physical/chemical (conventional plus toxic pollutants)
Data Used to Assess Water Quality: Six water quality samples were collected and analyzed in May and October 2002 at 3 locations in Imperial Valley Drains (SWAMP, 2006).
Data Reference: Surface Water Ambient Monitoring Program (SWAMP) Data for organic and inorganic constituents in water and sediment samples collected from water bodies located in the Colorado River Basin- Region 7. May 2002 - May 2004.
 
SWAMP Data: SWAMP
 
Water Quality Objective/Criterion: Basin Plan: No individual chemical or combination of chemicals shall be present in concentrations that adversely affect beneficial uses (CRBRWQCB, 2006).

No evaluation guidelines for the dissolved fractions of Chlorfenvinphos, Cuomaphos, Dicrotophos, Fenchchlorphos, Dyfonate, Leptophos, Merphos, Mevinphos, Tetrachlorvinphos, or Chlorpyrifos Methyl for the protection of human, animal or aquatic life in fresh waters could be found that met the requirements of Section 6.1.3 of the Listing Policy.
Objective/Criterion Reference: Water Quality Control Plan Colorado River Basin, with amendments adopted through June 2006
 
Evaluation Guideline:
Guideline Reference:
 
Spatial Representation: Samples were collected from three Imperial Valley Drains ;Trifolium TD1, Niland 4, and W.
Temporal Representation: Six water samples were collected. Water samples were generally collected from all three sampling locations and analyzed twice, in May and October of 2002.
Environmental Conditions:
QAPP Information: The sampling and analysis portions of this study were conducted in accordance with the SWAMP Quality Assurance Management Plan (QAMP) (Puckett, 2002).
QAPP Information Reference(s): Quality Assurance Management Plan for the State of California's Surface Water Ambient Monitoring Program. Sacramento, CA. State Water Resources Control Board. SWAMP. December 2002 (1st version)
 
 
DECISION ID
69929
Region 7     
Imperial Valley Drains
 
Pollutant: Chromium (total)
Final Listing Decision: Do Not List on 303(d) list (TMDL required list)
Last Listing Cycle's Final Listing Decision: Do Not List on 303(d) list (TMDL required list)(2016)
Revision Status Revised
Impairment from Pollutant or Pollution: Pollutant
 
Regional Board Conclusion: This pollutant is being considered for placement on the section 303(d) list under section 3.1 and 3.6 of the Listing Policy.

Under section 3.1 a single line of evidence is necessary to assess listing status.

Under section 3.6 at least two lines of evidence are necessary to assess listing status for pollutants sediment, and pollutant concentrations in sediment must be associated with sediment toxicity to justify adding that pollutant to the CWA section 303(d) List.

Two lines of evidence are available in the administrative record to assess this pollutant.

None of the samples exceed the objectives.

Based on the readily available data and information, the weight of evidence indicates that there is sufficient justification against placing this water segment-pollutant combination on the section 303(d) list in the Water Quality Limited Segments category.

This conclusion is based on the staff findings that:
1. The data used satisfies the data quality requirements of section 6.1.4 of the Policy.
2. The data used satisfies the data quantity requirements of section 6.1.5 of the Policy.
3. None of the samples exceed the objectives.

This does not exceed the allowable frequency listed in Table 3.1 of the Listing Policy.
4. Pursuant to section 3.11 of the Listing Policy, no additional data and information are available indicating that standards are not met.
 
Regional Board Decision Recommendation: After review of the available data and information, RWQCB staff concludes that the water body-pollutant combination should not be placed on the section 303(d) list because applicable water quality standards are not being exceeded.
 
 
Line of Evidence (LOE) for Decision ID 69929, Chromium (total)
Region 7     
Imperial Valley Drains
 
LOE ID: 5108
 
Pollutant: Arsenic | Benzo(a)anthracene | Cadmium | Chromium (total) | Chrysene (C1-C4) | Copper | Dieldrin | Endrin | Fluoranthene | Fluorene | Lead | Lindane/gamma Hexachlorocyclohexane (gamma-HCH) | Mercury | Naphthalene | Nickel | PCBs (Polychlorinated biphenyls) | Phenanthrene | Pyrene
LOE Subgroup: Pollutant-Sediment
Matrix: Sediment
Fraction: Total
 
Beneficial Use: Warm Freshwater Habitat
 
Number of Samples: 5
Number of Exceedances: 0
 
Data and Information Type: Fixed station physical/chemical (conventional plus toxic pollutants)
Data Used to Assess Water Quality: Five sediment quality samples were collected and analyzed biannually from 5/2002 through 5/2005 at 3 locations in Imperial Valley Drains. Of these total samples, none exceeded the PEC (SWAMP, 2007).
Data Reference: Surface Water Ambient Monitoring Program (SWAMP) Data for organic and inorganic constituents in water and sediment samples collected from water bodies located in the Colorado River Basin-Region 7. May 2002-May 2005.
 
SWAMP Data: SWAMP
 
Water Quality Objective/Criterion: Basin Plan: No individual chemical or combination of chemicals shall be present in concentrations that adversely affect beneficial uses. There shall be no increase in hazardous chemical concentrations found in bottom sediments or aquatic life (CRBRWQCB, 2006).
Objective/Criterion Reference: Water Quality Control Plan Colorado River Basin, with amendments adopted through June 2006
 
Evaluation Guideline: Consensus Based Sediment Quality Guideline Probable Effects Concentrations (PECs) for the protection of freshwater organisms to toxic effects were used for the following constituents: 33 mg/kg Arsenic, 1050 ug/kg Benz[a]anthrazene, 4.98 mg/kg Cadmium, 111 mg/kg Chromium, 1290 ug/kg Chrysene, 149 mg/kg Copper, 61.8 ug/g Dieldrin, 207 ug/kg Endrin, 2230 ug/kg Fluoranthene, 536 ug/kg Fluorene, 128 mg/kg Lead, 4.99 ug/kg Lindane/Hexachlorocyclohexane (HCH), 1.06 mg/kg Mercury, 561 ug/kg Naphthalene, 48.6 mg/kg Nickel, 676 ug/kg PCBs (Polychlorinated biphenyls), 1170 ug/kg Phenanthrene , 1520 ug/kg Pyrene (Macdonald et al, 2000).
Guideline Reference: Development and evaluation of consensus-based sediment quality guidelines for freshwater ecosystems. Environmental Contamination and Toxicology. 39: 20-31
 
Spatial Representation: Samples were collected from three Imperial Valley Drains ;Trifolium TD1, Niland 4, and W.
Temporal Representation: Five sediment samples were collected. Water samples were generally collected and analyzed twice, in May and October of 2002. Samples were not collected from each location every sampling round.
Environmental Conditions:
QAPP Information: The sampling and analysis portions of this study were conducted in accordance with the SWAMP Quality Assurance Management Plan (QAMP) (Puckett, 2002).
QAPP Information Reference(s): Quality Assurance Management Plan for the State of California's Surface Water Ambient Monitoring Program. Sacramento, CA. State Water Resources Control Board. SWAMP. December 2002 (1st version)
 
Line of Evidence (LOE) for Decision ID 69929, Chromium (total)
Region 7     
Imperial Valley Drains
 
LOE ID: 127595
 
Pollutant: Chromium
LOE Subgroup: Pollutant-Water
Matrix: Water
Fraction: Dissolved
 
Beneficial Use: Warm Freshwater Habitat
 
Number of Samples: 56
Number of Exceedances: 0
 
Data and Information Type: PHYSICAL/CHEMICAL MONITORING
Data Used to Assess Water Quality: Water Board staff assessed SWAMP RWB7 Monitoring data for Imperial Valley Drains to determine beneficial use support and results are as follows: 0 of 56 samples exceeded the water quality standard for Chromium.
Data Reference: Water Quality Assessment Data for the 2018 solicitation cycle submitted through CEDEN for SWAMP RWB7 Monitoring.
 
SWAMP Data: SWAMP
 
Water Quality Objective/Criterion: California Toxics Rule (CTR) lists criterion continuous concentrations to protect aquatic life in freshwater. The criterion in freshwater is hardness dependent for each sample and varies based on the ambient hardness during sampling. Section (b)(1) in CTR contains the hardness dependent formula for the metals criterion.
Objective/Criterion Reference: Water Quality Standards 2000. Establishment of numeric criteria for priority toxic pollutants for the State of California: Rules and regulations. Federal Register Vol. 65, No. 97. Washington, D.C.: Environmental Protection Agency
 
Evaluation Guideline:
Guideline Reference:
 
Spatial Representation: The samples were collected at 32 monitoring site(s) (723ARCDRN, 723ARIDRN, 723ARNDRN, 723BARWDR, 723CENTD2, 723CNTDRN, 723CTD3MA, 723HLVLDR, 723MAGDRN, 723MUNDRN, 723NETDRN, 723NRFGDN, 723NRGNDN, 723OASISD, 723OLANDR, 723OSAGED, 723PAMPAD, 723PEACHD, 723PMLEOD, 723RI3DRN, 723RICEDR, 723ROSDRN, 723SCENTD, 723SCNTDR, 723SPRDRN, 723SSDS02, 723SSDS03, 723SSPDRN, 723TI2DRN, 723UADGUN, 723VERDED, 723VERDRN)
Temporal Representation: The samples were collected between the dates of 2012-05-07 and 2015-11-04
Environmental Conditions:
QAPP Information: Quality Assurance Program Plan and Standard Operating Procedures for SWAMP program  
QAPP Information Reference(s): Quality Assurance Program Plan and Standard Operating Procedures for SWAMP program
 
 
DECISION ID
102628
Region 7     
Imperial Valley Drains
 
Pollutant: Cinerin
Final Listing Decision: Do Not List on 303(d) list (TMDL required list)
Last Listing Cycle's Final Listing Decision: New Decision
Revision Status Revised
Impairment from Pollutant or Pollution: Pollutant
 
Regional Board Conclusion: This pollutant is being considered for placement on the CWA section 303(d) List under section 3.1 of the Listing Policy. Under section 3.1, a single line(s) of evidence is necessary to assess listing status.

Two lines of evidence are available in the administrative record to assess this pollutant.

Zero of two samples exceed the USEPA Aquatic Life Benchmark of for an invertebrate (chronic) for Cinerin-1.

Zero of two samples exceed the USEPA Aquatic Life Benchmark of for an invertebrate (chronic) for Cinerin-2.

Based on the readily available data and information, the weight of evidence indicates that there is sufficient justification against placing this water segment-pollutant combination on the CWA section 303(d) List.

This conclusion is based on the staff findings that:
1. The data used satisfies the data quality requirements of section 6.1.4 of the Policy.
2. The data used satisfies the data quantity requirements of section 6.1.5 of the Policy.
3. Zero of two samples exceed the USEPA Aquatic Life Benchmark of for an invertebrate (chronic) for Cinerin-1.

Zero of two samples exceed the USEPA Aquatic Life Benchmark of for an invertebrate (chronic) for Cinerin-2.

This sample size is insufficient to determine, with the power and confidence of the Listing Policy, the applicable beneficial use support rating. A minimum of 16 samples is needed to determine if a beneficial use is fully supported using table 3.1.
4. Pursuant to section 3.11 of the Listing Policy, no additional data and information are available indicating that standards are not met.
 
Regional Board Decision Recommendation: After review of the available data and information, RWQCB staff concludes that the water body-pollutant combination should not be placed on the section 303(d) list. The readily available data and information is insufficient to determine, with the power and confidence of the Listing Policy, the applicable beneficial use support rating.
 
 
Line of Evidence (LOE) for Decision ID 102628, Cinerin
Region 7     
Imperial Valley Drains
 
LOE ID: 128113
 
Pollutant: Cinerin
LOE Subgroup: Pollutant-Water
Matrix: Water
Fraction: Total
 
Beneficial Use: Warm Freshwater Habitat
 
Number of Samples: 2
Number of Exceedances: 0
 
Data and Information Type: PHYSICAL/CHEMICAL MONITORING
Data Used to Assess Water Quality: Water Board staff assessed SWAMP RWB7 Monitoring data for Imperial Valley Drains to determine beneficial use support and results are as follows: 0 of 2 samples exceeded the water quality standard for Cinerin-2.
Data Reference: Water Quality Assessment Data for the 2018 solicitation cycle submitted through CEDEN for SWAMP RWB7 Monitoring.
 
SWAMP Data: SWAMP
 
Water Quality Objective/Criterion: No individual chemical or combination of chemicals shall be present in concentrations that adversely affect beneficial uses.
Objective/Criterion Reference: Water Quality Control Plan for the Colorado River Basin Region (Includes amendments effective on or before January 8, 2019)
 
Evaluation Guideline: The evaluation guideline for Cinerin-2 is the USEPA Aquatic Life Benchmark of 0.86 ug/L for an invertebrate (chronic).
Guideline Reference: OPP Aquatic Life Benchmarks
 
Spatial Representation: The samples were collected at 1 monitoring site(s) (728SSDS01)
Temporal Representation: The samples were collected between the dates of 2013-04-22 and 2013-10-21
Environmental Conditions:
QAPP Information: Quality Assurance Program Plan and Standard Operating Procedures for SWAMP program  
QAPP Information Reference(s): Quality Assurance Program Plan and Standard Operating Procedures for SWAMP program
 
Line of Evidence (LOE) for Decision ID 102628, Cinerin
Region 7     
Imperial Valley Drains
 
LOE ID: 127353
 
Pollutant: Cinerin
LOE Subgroup: Pollutant-Water
Matrix: Water
Fraction: Total
 
Beneficial Use: Warm Freshwater Habitat
 
Number of Samples: 2
Number of Exceedances: 0
 
Data and Information Type: PHYSICAL/CHEMICAL MONITORING
Data Used to Assess Water Quality: Water Board staff assessed SWAMP RWB7 Monitoring data for Imperial Valley Drains to determine beneficial use support and results are as follows: 0 of 2 samples exceeded the water quality standard for Cinerin-1.
Data Reference: Water Quality Assessment Data for the 2018 solicitation cycle submitted through CEDEN for SWAMP RWB7 Monitoring.
 
SWAMP Data: SWAMP
 
Water Quality Objective/Criterion: No individual chemical or combination of chemicals shall be present in concentrations that adversely affect beneficial uses.
Objective/Criterion Reference: Water Quality Control Plan for the Colorado River Basin Region (Includes amendments effective on or before January 8, 2019)
 
Evaluation Guideline: The evaluation guideline for Cinerin-1 is the USEPA Aquatic Life Benchmark of 0.86 ug/L for an invertebrate (chronic).
Guideline Reference: OPP Aquatic Life Benchmarks
 
Spatial Representation: The samples were collected at 1 monitoring site(s) (728SSDS01)
Temporal Representation: The samples were collected between the dates of 2013-04-22 and 2013-10-21
Environmental Conditions:
QAPP Information: Quality Assurance Program Plan and Standard Operating Procedures for SWAMP program  
QAPP Information Reference(s): Quality Assurance Program Plan and Standard Operating Procedures for SWAMP program
 
 
DECISION ID
69993
Region 7     
Imperial Valley Drains
 
Pollutant: Copper
Final Listing Decision: Do Not List on 303(d) list (TMDL required list)
Last Listing Cycle's Final Listing Decision: Do Not List on 303(d) list (TMDL required list)(2016)
Revision Status Revised
Impairment from Pollutant or Pollution: Pollutant
 
Regional Board Conclusion: This pollutant is being considered for placement on the section 303(d) list under sections 3.1 and 3.6 of the Listing Policy.

Under section 3.1 a single line of evidence is necessary to assess listing status.

Under section 3.6 at least two lines of evidence are necessary to assess listing status for pollutants sediment, and pollutant concentrations in sediment must be associated with sediment toxicity to justify adding that pollutant to the CWA section 303(d) List.


Three lines of evidence are available in the administrative record to assess this pollutant.

None of the samples exceed the water quality objective.

Based on the readily available data and information, the weight of evidence indicates that there is sufficient justification against placing this water segment-pollutant combination on the section 303(d) list in the Water Quality Limited Segments category.

This conclusion is based on the staff findings that:
1. The data used satisfies the data quality requirements of section 6.1.4 of the Policy.
2. The data used satisfies the data quantity requirements of section 6.1.5 of the Policy.
3. None of 5 water samples exceeded the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service criteria.

None of 6 water samples exceeded the California Toxics Rule Criterion Maximum Concentration (CMC) criteria.

None of 57 water samples exceeded the California Toxics Rule Criterion Continuous Concentration (CCC) criteria.

None of 5 sediment samples exceeded the sediment quality guideline.

These do not exceed the allowable frequency listed in Table 3.1 of the Listing Policy.
4. Pursuant to section 3.11 of the Listing Policy, no additional data and information are available indicating that standards are not met.
 
Regional Board Decision Recommendation: After review of the available data and information, RWQCB staff concludes that the water body-pollutant combination should not be placed on the section 303(d) list because applicable water quality standards are not being exceeded.
 
 
Line of Evidence (LOE) for Decision ID 69993, Copper
Region 7     
Imperial Valley Drains
 
LOE ID: 4944
 
Pollutant: Copper
LOE Subgroup: Pollutant-Water
Matrix: Water
Fraction: Dissolved
 
Beneficial Use: Warm Freshwater Habitat
 
Number of Samples: 6
Number of Exceedances: 0
 
Data and Information Type: Fixed station physical/chemical (conventional plus toxic pollutants)
Data Used to Assess Water Quality: Six water quality samples were generally collected and analyzed twice, in May and October of 2002 at 3 Imperial Valley Drains. Of these total samples, none exceeded the CTR Criteria (SWAMP, 2007).
Data Reference: Surface Water Ambient Monitoring Program (SWAMP) Data for organic and inorganic constituents in water and sediment samples collected from water bodies located in the Colorado River Basin-Region 7. May 2002-May 2005.
 
SWAMP Data: SWAMP
 
Water Quality Objective/Criterion: California Toxics Rule Hardness Dependent Criterion Maximum Concentration (CMC) for the protection of freshwater aquatic life uses (USEPA, 2000).
Objective/Criterion Reference: Water Quality Standards 2000. Establishment of numeric criteria for priority toxic pollutants for the State of California: Rules and regulations. Federal Register Vol. 65, No. 97. Washington, D.C.: Environmental Protection Agency
 
Evaluation Guideline:
Guideline Reference:
 
Spatial Representation: Samples were collected from three Imperial Valley Drains ;Trifolium TD1, Niland 4, and W.
Temporal Representation: Six water samples were collected. Water samples were generally collected and analyzed twice, in May and October of 2002.
Environmental Conditions:
QAPP Information: The sampling and analysis portions of this study were conducted in accordance with the SWAMP Quality Assurance Management Plan (QAMP) (Puckett, 2002).
QAPP Information Reference(s): Quality Assurance Management Plan for the State of California's Surface Water Ambient Monitoring Program. Sacramento, CA. State Water Resources Control Board. SWAMP. December 2002 (1st version)
 
Line of Evidence (LOE) for Decision ID 69993, Copper
Region 7     
Imperial Valley Drains
 
LOE ID: 5108
 
Pollutant: Arsenic | Benzo(a)anthracene | Cadmium | Chromium (total) | Chrysene (C1-C4) | Copper | Dieldrin | Endrin | Fluoranthene | Fluorene | Lead | Lindane/gamma Hexachlorocyclohexane (gamma-HCH) | Mercury | Naphthalene | Nickel | PCBs (Polychlorinated biphenyls) | Phenanthrene | Pyrene
LOE Subgroup: Pollutant-Sediment
Matrix: Sediment
Fraction: Total
 
Beneficial Use: Warm Freshwater Habitat
 
Number of Samples: 5
Number of Exceedances: 0
 
Data and Information Type: Fixed station physical/chemical (conventional plus toxic pollutants)
Data Used to Assess Water Quality: Five sediment quality samples were collected and analyzed biannually from 5/2002 through 5/2005 at 3 locations in Imperial Valley Drains. Of these total samples, none exceeded the PEC (SWAMP, 2007).
Data Reference: Surface Water Ambient Monitoring Program (SWAMP) Data for organic and inorganic constituents in water and sediment samples collected from water bodies located in the Colorado River Basin-Region 7. May 2002-May 2005.
 
SWAMP Data: SWAMP
 
Water Quality Objective/Criterion: Basin Plan: No individual chemical or combination of chemicals shall be present in concentrations that adversely affect beneficial uses. There shall be no increase in hazardous chemical concentrations found in bottom sediments or aquatic life (CRBRWQCB, 2006).
Objective/Criterion Reference: Water Quality Control Plan Colorado River Basin, with amendments adopted through June 2006
 
Evaluation Guideline: Consensus Based Sediment Quality Guideline Probable Effects Concentrations (PECs) for the protection of freshwater organisms to toxic effects were used for the following constituents: 33 mg/kg Arsenic, 1050 ug/kg Benz[a]anthrazene, 4.98 mg/kg Cadmium, 111 mg/kg Chromium, 1290 ug/kg Chrysene, 149 mg/kg Copper, 61.8 ug/g Dieldrin, 207 ug/kg Endrin, 2230 ug/kg Fluoranthene, 536 ug/kg Fluorene, 128 mg/kg Lead, 4.99 ug/kg Lindane/Hexachlorocyclohexane (HCH), 1.06 mg/kg Mercury, 561 ug/kg Naphthalene, 48.6 mg/kg Nickel, 676 ug/kg PCBs (Polychlorinated biphenyls), 1170 ug/kg Phenanthrene , 1520 ug/kg Pyrene (Macdonald et al, 2000).
Guideline Reference: Development and evaluation of consensus-based sediment quality guidelines for freshwater ecosystems. Environmental Contamination and Toxicology. 39: 20-31
 
Spatial Representation: Samples were collected from three Imperial Valley Drains ;Trifolium TD1, Niland 4, and W.
Temporal Representation: Five sediment samples were collected. Water samples were generally collected and analyzed twice, in May and October of 2002. Samples were not collected from each location every sampling round.
Environmental Conditions:
QAPP Information: The sampling and analysis portions of this study were conducted in accordance with the SWAMP Quality Assurance Management Plan (QAMP) (Puckett, 2002).
QAPP Information Reference(s): Quality Assurance Management Plan for the State of California's Surface Water Ambient Monitoring Program. Sacramento, CA. State Water Resources Control Board. SWAMP. December 2002 (1st version)
 
Line of Evidence (LOE) for Decision ID 69993, Copper
Region 7     
Imperial Valley Drains
 
LOE ID: 5073
 
Pollutant: Copper
LOE Subgroup: Pollutant-Water
Matrix: Water
Fraction: Dissolved
 
Beneficial Use: Warm Freshwater Habitat
 
Number of Samples: 5
Number of Exceedances: 0
 
Data and Information Type: Fixed station physical/chemical (conventional plus toxic pollutants)
Data Used to Assess Water Quality: Five water quality samples were collected and analyzed in May and October 2002 at 3 locations in Imperial Valley Drains. Of these total samples, none exceeded the USFWS Biological Effects Criteria (SWAMP, 2007).
Data Reference: Surface Water Ambient Monitoring Program (SWAMP) Data for organic and inorganic constituents in water and sediment samples collected from water bodies located in the Colorado River Basin-Region 7. May 2002-May 2005.
 
SWAMP Data: SWAMP
 
Water Quality Objective/Criterion: Basin Plan: No individual chemical or combination of chemicals shall be present in concentrations that adversely affect beneficial uses. There shall be no increase in hazardous chemical concentrations found in bottom sediments or aquatic life (CRBRWQCB, 2006).
Objective/Criterion Reference: Water Quality Control Plan Colorado River Basin, with amendments adopted through June 2006
 
Evaluation Guideline: United State Fish and Wildlife Service (USFWS) Biological Effects Criteria of 15 mg/l for the protection of aquatic life uses (USDOI, 1998).
Guideline Reference: Guidelines for Interpretation of the Biological Effect of Selected Constituents in Biota, Water, and Sediment. US Department of Interior report.
 
Spatial Representation: Samples were collected from three Imperial Valley Drains ;Trifolium TD1, Niland 4, and W.
Temporal Representation: Five water samples were collected. Water samples were generally collected and analyzed twice, in May and October of 2002. Samples were not collected from each location every sampling round.
Environmental Conditions:
QAPP Information: The sampling and analysis portions of this study were conducted in accordance with the SWAMP Quality Assurance Management Plan (QAMP) (Puckett, 2002).
QAPP Information Reference(s): Quality Assurance Management Plan for the State of California's Surface Water Ambient Monitoring Program. Sacramento, CA. State Water Resources Control Board. SWAMP. December 2002 (1st version)
 
Line of Evidence (LOE) for Decision ID 69993, Copper
Region 7     
Imperial Valley Drains
 
LOE ID: 127120
 
Pollutant: Copper
LOE Subgroup: Pollutant-Water
Matrix: Water
Fraction: Dissolved
 
Beneficial Use: Warm Freshwater Habitat
 
Number of Samples: 57
Number of Exceedances: 0
 
Data and Information Type: PHYSICAL/CHEMICAL MONITORING
Data Used to Assess Water Quality: Water Board staff assessed SWAMP RWB7 Monitoring data for Imperial Valley Drains to determine beneficial use support and results are as follows: 0 of 57 samples exceeded the water quality standard for Copper.
Data Reference: Water Quality Assessment Data for the 2018 solicitation cycle submitted through CEDEN for SWAMP RWB7 Monitoring.
 
SWAMP Data: SWAMP
 
Water Quality Objective/Criterion: California Toxics Rule (CTR) lists criterion continuous concentrations to protect aquatic life in freshwater. The criterion in freshwater is hardness dependent for each sample and varies based on the ambient hardness during sampling. Section (b)(1) in CTR contains the hardness dependent formula for the metals criterion.
Objective/Criterion Reference: Water Quality Standards 2000. Establishment of numeric criteria for priority toxic pollutants for the State of California: Rules and regulations. Federal Register Vol. 65, No. 97. Washington, D.C.: Environmental Protection Agency
 
Evaluation Guideline:
Guideline Reference:
 
Spatial Representation: The samples were collected at 33 monitoring site(s) (723ARCDRN, 723ARIDRN, 723ARNDRN, 723BARWDR, 723CENTD2, 723CNTDRN, 723CTD3MA, 723HLVLDR, 723MAGDRN, 723MUNDRN, 723NETDRN, 723NRFGDN, 723NRGNDN, 723OASISD, 723OLANDR, 723OSAGED, 723PAM115, 723PAMPAD, 723PEACHD, 723PMLEOD, 723RI3DRN, 723RICEDR, 723ROSDRN, 723SCENTD, 723SCNTDR, 723SPRDRN, 723SSDS02, 723SSDS03, 723SSPDRN, 723TI2DRN, 723UADGUN, 723VERDED, 723VERDRN)
Temporal Representation: The samples were collected between the dates of 2012-05-07 and 2015-11-04
Environmental Conditions:
QAPP Information: Quality Assurance Program Plan and Standard Operating Procedures for SWAMP program  
QAPP Information Reference(s): Quality Assurance Program Plan and Standard Operating Procedures for SWAMP program
 
 
DECISION ID
102629
Region 7     
Imperial Valley Drains
 
Pollutant: Coumaphos
Final Listing Decision: Do Not List on 303(d) list (TMDL required list)
Last Listing Cycle's Final Listing Decision: New Decision
Revision Status Revised
Impairment from Pollutant or Pollution: Pollutant
 
Regional Board Conclusion: This pollutant is being considered for placement on the CWA section 303(d) List under section 3.1 of the Listing Policy. Under section 3.1, a single line(s) of evidence is necessary to assess listing status.

One line of evidence is available in the administrative record to assess this pollutant.

Zero of zero samples exceed the USEPA Aquatic Life Benchmark for an invertebrate (chronic).

Although a total of 6 samples were collected, 6 of these samples were not included in the assessment because the laboratory data reporting limit(s) was above the objective and therefore the results could not be quantified with the level of certainty required by the Listing Policy Section 6.1.5.5

Based on the readily available data and information, the weight of evidence indicates that there is sufficient justification against placing this water segment-pollutant combination on the CWA section 303(d) List.

This conclusion is based on the staff findings that:
1. The data used satisfies the data quality requirements of section 6.1.4 of the Policy.
2. The data used satisfies the data quantity requirements of section 6.1.5 of the Policy.
3. Zero of zero samples exceed the USEPA Aquatic Life Benchmark for an invertebrate (chronic).

Although a total of 6 samples were collected, 6 of these samples were not included in the assessment because the laboratory data reporting limit(s) was above the objective and therefore the results could not be quantified with the level of certainty required by the Listing Policy Section 6.1.5.5

This sample size is insufficient to determine, with the power and confidence of the Listing Policy, the applicable beneficial use support rating. A minimum of 16 samples is needed to determine if a beneficial use is fully supported using table 3.1.
4. Pursuant to section 3.11 of the Listing Policy, no additional data and information are available indicating that standards are not met.
 
Regional Board Decision Recommendation: After review of the available data and information, RWQCB staff concludes that the water body-pollutant combination should not be placed on the section 303(d) list. The readily available data and information is insufficient to determine, with the power and confidence of the Listing Policy, the applicable beneficial use support rating.
 
 
Line of Evidence (LOE) for Decision ID 102629, Coumaphos
Region 7     
Imperial Valley Drains
 
LOE ID: 127998
 
Pollutant: Coumaphos
LOE Subgroup: Pollutant-Water
Matrix: Water
Fraction: Total
 
Beneficial Use: Warm Freshwater Habitat
 
Number of Samples: 0
Number of Exceedances: 0
 
Data and Information Type: PHYSICAL/CHEMICAL MONITORING
Data Used to Assess Water Quality: Water Board staff assessed SWAMP RWB7 Monitoring data for Imperial Valley Drains to determine beneficial use support, and the results are as follows: 0 of the 0 samples exceeded the evaluation guideline for Coumaphos. Although a total of 6 samples were collected, 6 of these samples were not included in the assessment because the laboratory data reporting limit(s) was above the objective and therefore the results could not be quantified with the level of certainty required by the Listing Policy Section 6.1.5.5.
Data Reference: Water Quality Assessment Data for the 2018 solicitation cycle submitted through CEDEN for SWAMP RWB7 Monitoring.
 
SWAMP Data: SWAMP
 
Water Quality Objective/Criterion: No individual chemical or combination of chemicals shall be present in concentrations that adversely affect beneficial uses.
Objective/Criterion Reference: Water Quality Control Plan for the Colorado River Basin Region (Includes amendments effective on or before January 8, 2019)
 
Evaluation Guideline: The evaluation guideline for Coumaphos is the USEPA Aquatic Life Benchmark of 0.0337 ug/L for an invertebrate (chronic).
Guideline Reference: OPP Aquatic Life Benchmarks
 
Spatial Representation: Data was collected from 23 station(s) (Station Code(s) 723ARCDRN, 723ARIDRN, 723ARNDRN, 723BARWDR, 723CNTDRN, 723HLVLDR, 723MAGDRN, 723MUNDRN, 723NETDRN, 723NRFGDN, 723NRGNDN, 723OLANDR, 723PEACHD, 723RI3DRN, 723RICEDR, 723ROSDRN, 723SCNTDR, 723SPRDRN, 723SSDS02, 723SSDS03, 723SSPDRN, 723TI2DRN, 723VERDRN).
Temporal Representation: Date for this waterbody was collected over the date range 2012-05-07 to 2012-10-17
Environmental Conditions:
QAPP Information: Quality Assurance Program Plan and Standard Operating Procedures for SWAMP program  
QAPP Information Reference(s): Quality Assurance Program Plan and Standard Operating Procedures for SWAMP program
 
 
DECISION ID
102630
Region 7     
Imperial Valley Drains
 
Pollutant: Cyfluthrin
Final Listing Decision: Do Not List on 303(d) list (TMDL required list)
Last Listing Cycle's Final Listing Decision: New Decision
Revision Status Revised
Impairment from Pollutant or Pollution: Pollutant
 
Regional Board Conclusion: This pollutant is being considered for placement on the CWA section 303(d) List under section 3.1 (water chemistry) and 3.6 (sediment chemistry) of the Listing Policy.

Under section 3.1 a single line of evidence is necessary to assess listing status.
Under section 3.6 at least two lines of evidence are necessary to assess listing status for pollutants sediment, and pollutant concentrations in sediment must be associated with sediment toxicity to justify adding that pollutant to the CWA section 303(d) List.

Two lines of evidence are available in the administrative record to assess this pollutant: one for water and one for sediment.

Zero of zero water samples exceed the UC Davis Aquatic Life 4-day average concentration. Although a total of 6 samples were collected, 6 of these samples were not included in the assessment because the laboratory data reporting limit(s) was above the objective and therefore the results could not be quantified with the level of certainty required by the Listing Policy Section 6.1.5.5.

Zero of 25 sediment samples exceed the median lethal concentration (LC50) normalized by the percentage of organic carbon in the sediment sample. (The LC50 is the geometric mean of LC50 values for cyfluthrin from Amweg et al. (2005)).

Based on the readily available data and information, the weight of evidence indicates that there is sufficient justification against placing this water segment-pollutant combination on the CWA section 303(d) List in the Water Quality Limited Segments category.

This conclusion is based on the staff findings that:
1. The data used satisfies the data quality requirements of section 6.1.4 of the Policy.
2. The data used satisfies the data quantity requirements of section 6.1.5 of the Policy.
3. Zero of zero water samples exceed the UC Davis Aquatic Life 4-day average concentration. Although a total of 6 samples were collected, 6 of these samples were not included in the assessment because the laboratory data reporting limit(s) was above the objective and therefore the results could not be quantified with the level of certainty required by the Listing Policy Section 6.1.5.5.

Zero of 25 sediment samples exceed the median lethal concentration (LC50) normalized by the percentage of organic carbon in the sediment sample. (The LC50 is the geometric mean of LC50 values for cyfluthrin from Amweg et al. (2005)).

This does not exceed the allowable frequency listed in Table 3.1 of the Listing Policy.

4. Pursuant to section 3.11 of the Listing Policy, no additional data and information are available indicating that standards are not met.
 
Regional Board Decision Recommendation: After review of the available data and information, RWQCB staff concludes that the water body-pollutant combination should not be placed on the section 303(d) list because applicable water quality standards are not being exceeded.
 
 
Line of Evidence (LOE) for Decision ID 102630, Cyfluthrin
Region 7     
Imperial Valley Drains
 
LOE ID: 127453
 
Pollutant: Cyfluthrin
LOE Subgroup: Pollutant-Water
Matrix: Water
Fraction: Total
 
Beneficial Use: Warm Freshwater Habitat
 
Number of Samples: 0
Number of Exceedances: 0
 
Data and Information Type: PHYSICAL/CHEMICAL MONITORING
Data Used to Assess Water Quality: Water Board staff assessed SWAMP RWB7 Monitoring data for Imperial Valley Drains to determine beneficial use support, and the results are as follows: 0 of the 0 samples exceeded the evaluation guideline for Cyfluthrin, total. Although a total of 6 samples were collected, 6 of these samples were not included in the assessment because the laboratory data reporting limit(s) was above the objective and therefore the results could not be quantified with the level of certainty required by the Listing Policy Section 6.1.5.5.
Data Reference: Water Quality Assessment Data for the 2018 solicitation cycle submitted through CEDEN for SWAMP RWB7 Monitoring.
 
SWAMP Data: SWAMP
 
Water Quality Objective/Criterion: No individual pesticide or combination of pesticides shall be present in concentrations that adversely affect beneficial uses.
Objective/Criterion Reference: Water Quality Control Plan for the Colorado River Basin Region (Includes amendments effective on or before January 8, 2019)
 
Evaluation Guideline: UC Davis Aquatic Life Criteria: Aquatic life should not be affected unacceptably if the 4-day average concentration of Cyfluthrin does not exceed 0.00005 ug/L.
Guideline Reference: Aquatic life water quality criteria derived via the UC Davis method: ll. Pyrethroid insecticides. Reviews of Environmental Contamination and Toxicology 216:51-103.
 
Spatial Representation: Data was collected from 28 station(s) (Station Code(s) 723BDRAIN, 723CENTD2, 723CENTD3, 723CTD3MA, 723EDRAIN, 723ELML6D, 723KDRAIN, 723MARIGD, 723MCALD1, 723OASISD, 723OLANDR, 723OSAGED, 723PAM115, 723PAMPAD, 723PMLEOD, 723QLATDR, 723SCENTD, 723SPRUCD, 723THIS5D, 723TRI12D, 723UADCMC, 723UADGUN, 723UADSPC, 723VAIL7D, 723VAL2AD, 723VERDED, 723WILDCD, 728SSDS01).
Temporal Representation: Date for this waterbody was collected over the date range 2013-10-21 to 2015-11-04
Environmental Conditions:
QAPP Information: Quality Assurance Program Plan and Standard Operating Procedures for SWAMP program  
QAPP Information Reference(s): Quality Assurance Program Plan and Standard Operating Procedures for SWAMP program
 
Line of Evidence (LOE) for Decision ID 102630, Cyfluthrin
Region 7     
Imperial Valley Drains
 
LOE ID: 125821
 
Pollutant: Cyfluthrin
LOE Subgroup: Pollutant-Sediment
Matrix: Sediment
Fraction: Total
 
Beneficial Use: Warm Freshwater Habitat
 
Number of Samples: 25
Number of Exceedances: 0
 
Data and Information Type: PHYSICAL/CHEMICAL MONITORING
Data Used to Assess Water Quality: Water Board staff assessed SWAMP RWB7 Monitoring data for Imperial Valley Drains to determine beneficial use support and the results are as follows: 0 of the 25 samples exceeded the evaluation guideline for Cyfluthrin, total. Although a total of 26 samples were collected, 1 of these samples were not included in the assessment because the laboratory data reporting limit(s) was above the objective and therefore the results could not be quantified with the level of certainty required by the Listing Policy Section 6.1.5.5.
Data Reference: Water Quality Assessment Data for the 2018 solicitation cycle submitted through CEDEN for SWAMP RWB7 Monitoring.
 
SWAMP Data: SWAMP
 
Water Quality Objective/Criterion: There shall be no bioaccumulation of pesticide concentrations found in bottom sediments or aquatic life. (Water Quality Control Plan for the Colorado River Basin Region)
Objective/Criterion Reference: Water Quality Control Plan for the Colorado River Basin Region (Includes amendments effective on or before January 8, 2019)
 
Evaluation Guideline: The evaluation guideline for cyfluthrin is the median lethal concentration (LC50) of 1.1 ug/g and is normalized by the percentage of organic carbon in the sediment sample. The LC50 1.1 ug/g is the geometric mean of LC50 values for cyfluthrin from Amweg et al. (2005).
Guideline Reference: Use and Toxicity of Pyrethroid Pesticides in the Central Valley, California, USA. Environmental Toxicology and Chemistry, 24:966-972, with erratum 24:No. 5
 
Spatial Representation: Data were collected from 26 (Station Codes: 723BDRAIN, 723CENTD2, 723CENTD3, 723CTD3MA, 723EDRAIN, 723ELML6D, 723KDRAIN, 723MARIGD, 723MCALD1, 723OLANDR, 723OSAGED, 723PAM115, 723PAMPAD, 723PMLEOD, 723QLATDR, 723SCENTD, 723SPRUCD, 723THIS5D, 723TRI12D, 723UADCMC, 723UADGUN, 723UADSPC, 723VAIL7D, 723VAL2AD, 723VERDED, 723WILDCD).
Temporal Representation: Data for this waterbody were collected over the date range 2015-10-19 to 2015-11-04
Environmental Conditions:
QAPP Information: Quality Assurance Program Plan and Standard Operating Procedures for SWAMP program  
QAPP Information Reference(s): Quality Assurance Program Plan and Standard Operating Procedures for SWAMP program
 
 
DECISION ID
102631
Region 7     
Imperial Valley Drains
 
Pollutant: Cyhalothrin, Lambda
Final Listing Decision: Do Not List on 303(d) list (TMDL required list)
Last Listing Cycle's Final Listing Decision: New Decision
Revision Status Revised
Impairment from Pollutant or Pollution: Pollutant
 
Regional Board Conclusion: This pollutant is being considered for placement on the CWA section 303(d) List under section 3.1 (for water) and 3.6 (for sediment) of the Listing Policy.

Under section 3.1 a single line of evidence is necessary to assess listing status.

Under section 3.6 at least two lines of evidence are necessary to assess listing status for pollutants sediment, and pollutant concentrations in sediment must be associated with sediment toxicity to justify adding that pollutant to the CWA section 303(d) List.

Two lines of evidence are available in the administrative record to assess this pollutant.

One of the one water samples exceed the UC Davis Aquatic Life 4-day average concentration. Although a total of 7 samples were collected, 6 of these samples were not included in the assessment because the laboratory data reporting limit(s) was above the objective and therefore the results could not be quantified with the level of certainty required by the Listing Policy Section 6.1.5.5.

One of the 24 sediment samples exceed the the median lethal concentration (LC50) of 0.44 ug/g normalized by the percentage of organic carbon in the sediment sample. (The LC50 0.44 ug/g is the geometric mean of LC50 values for lambda-cyhalothrin from Amweg et al. (2005)).

Based on the readily available data and information, the weight of evidence indicates that there is sufficient justification against placing this water segment-pollutant combination on the CWA section 303(d) List in the Water Quality Limited Segments category.

This conclusion is based on the staff findings that:
1. The data used satisfies the data quality requirements of section 6.1.4 of the Policy.
2. The data used satisfies the data quantity requirements of section 6.1.5 of the Policy.
3. One of the one water samples exceed the UC Davis Aquatic Life 4-day average concentration. Although a total of 7 samples were collected, 6 of these samples were not included in the assessment because the laboratory data reporting limit(s) was above the objective and therefore the results could not be quantified with the level of certainty required by the Listing Policy Section 6.1.5.5.

One of the 24 sediment samples exceed the the median lethal concentration (LC50) of 0.44 ug/g normalized by the percentage of organic carbon in the sediment sample. (The LC50 0.44 ug/g is the geometric mean of LC50 values for lambda-cyhalothrin from Amweg et al. (2005)).

This does not exceed the allowable frequency listed in Table 3.1 of the Listing Policy.

4. Pursuant to section 3.11 of the Listing Policy, no additional data and information are available indicating that standards are not met.
 
Regional Board Decision Recommendation: After review of the available data and information, RWQCB staff concludes that the water body-pollutant combination should not be placed on the section 303(d) list because applicable water quality standards are not being exceeded.
 
 
Line of Evidence (LOE) for Decision ID 102631, Cyhalothrin, Lambda
Region 7     
Imperial Valley Drains
 
LOE ID: 125526
 
Pollutant: Cyhalothrin, Lambda
LOE Subgroup: Pollutant-Sediment
Matrix: Sediment
Fraction: Total
 
Beneficial Use: Warm Freshwater Habitat
 
Number of Samples: 24
Number of Exceedances: 1
 
Data and Information Type: PHYSICAL/CHEMICAL MONITORING
Data Used to Assess Water Quality: Water Board staff assessed SWAMP RWB7 Monitoring data for Imperial Valley Drains to determine beneficial use support and the results are as follows: 1 of the 24 samples exceeded the evaluation guideline for Cyhalothrin, Total lambda-. Although a total of 25 samples were collected, 1 of these samples were not included in the assessment because the laboratory data reporting limit(s) was above the objective and therefore the results could not be quantified with the level of certainty required by the Listing Policy Section 6.1.5.5.
Data Reference: Water Quality Assessment Data for the 2018 solicitation cycle submitted through CEDEN for SWAMP RWB7 Monitoring.
 
SWAMP Data: SWAMP
 
Water Quality Objective/Criterion: There shall be no bioaccumulation of pesticide concentrations found in bottom sediments or aquatic life. (Water Quality Control Plan for the Colorado River Basin Region)
Objective/Criterion Reference: Water Quality Control Plan for the Colorado River Basin Region (Includes amendments effective on or before January 8, 2019)
 
Evaluation Guideline: The evaluation guideline for lambda-cyhalothrin is the median lethal concentration (LC50) of 0.44 ug/g and is normalized by the percentage of organic carbon in the sediment sample. The LC50 0.44 ug/g is the geometric mean of LC50 values for lambda-cyhalothrin from Amweg et al. (2005).
Guideline Reference: Use and Toxicity of Pyrethroid Pesticides in the Central Valley, California, USA. Environmental Toxicology and Chemistry, 24:966-972, with erratum 24:No. 5
 
Spatial Representation: Data were collected from 25 (Station Codes: 723BDRAIN, 723CENTD2, 723CENTD3, 723CTD3MA, 723EDRAIN, 723ELML6D, 723KDRAIN, 723MARIGD, 723MCALD1, 723OLANDR, 723OSAGED, 723PAMPAD, 723PMLEOD, 723QLATDR, 723SCENTD, 723SPRUCD, 723THIS5D, 723TRI12D, 723UADCMC, 723UADGUN, 723UADSPC, 723VAIL7D, 723VAL2AD, 723VERDED, 723WILDCD).
Temporal Representation: Data for this waterbody were collected over the date range 2015-10-19 to 2015-11-04
Environmental Conditions:
QAPP Information: Quality Assurance Program Plan and Standard Operating Procedures for SWAMP program  
QAPP Information Reference(s): Quality Assurance Program Plan and Standard Operating Procedures for SWAMP program
 
Line of Evidence (LOE) for Decision ID 102631, Cyhalothrin, Lambda
Region 7     
Imperial Valley Drains
 
LOE ID: 127979
 
Pollutant: Cyhalothrin, Lambda
LOE Subgroup: Pollutant-Water
Matrix: Water
Fraction: Total
 
Beneficial Use: Warm Freshwater Habitat
 
Number of Samples: 1
Number of Exceedances: 1
 
Data and Information Type: PHYSICAL/CHEMICAL MONITORING
Data Used to Assess Water Quality: Water Board staff assessed SWAMP RWB7 Monitoring data for Imperial Valley Drains to determine beneficial use support and the results are as follows: 1 of the 1 samples exceeded the water quality standard for Cyhalothrin, Total lambda-. Although a total of 7 samples were collected, 6 of these samples were not included in the assessment because the laboratory data reporting limit(s) was above the objective and therefore the results could not be quantified with the level of certainty required by the Listing Policy Section 6.1.5.5.
Data Reference: Water Quality Assessment Data for the 2018 solicitation cycle submitted through CEDEN for SWAMP RWB7 Monitoring.
 
SWAMP Data: SWAMP
 
Water Quality Objective/Criterion: No individual chemical or combination of chemicals shall be present in concentrations that adversely affect beneficial uses.
Objective/Criterion Reference: Water Quality Control Plan for the Colorado River Basin Region (Includes amendments effective on or before January 8, 2019)
 
Evaluation Guideline: UC Davis Aquatic Life Criteria: Aquatic life should not be affected unacceptably if the 4-day average concentration of lambda-cyhalothrin does not exceed 0.0005 ug/L. Mixtures of lambda-cyhalothrin and other pyrethroids should be considered in an additive manner. (Fojut et al. 2012)
Guideline Reference: Aquatic life water quality criteria derived via the UC Davis method: ll. Pyrethroid insecticides. Reviews of Environmental Contamination and Toxicology 216:51-103.
 
Spatial Representation: Data was collected from 28 station(s): (Station Codes 723BDRAIN, 723CENTD2, 723CENTD3, 723CTD3MA, 723EDRAIN, 723ELML6D, 723KDRAIN, 723MARIGD, 723MCALD1, 723OASISD, 723OLANDR, 723OSAGED, 723PAM115, 723PAMPAD, 723PMLEOD, 723QLATDR, 723SCENTD, 723SPRUCD, 723THIS5D, 723TRI12D, 723UADCMC, 723UADGUN, 723UADSPC, 723VAIL7D, 723VAL2AD, 723VERDED, 723WILDCD, 728SSDS01).
Temporal Representation: Date for this waterbody was collected over the date range 2015-10-19 to 2015-10-19
Environmental Conditions:
QAPP Information: Quality Assurance Program Plan and Standard Operating Procedures for SWAMP program  
QAPP Information Reference(s): Quality Assurance Program Plan and Standard Operating Procedures for SWAMP program
 
 
DECISION ID
102632
Region 7     
Imperial Valley Drains
 
Pollutant: Cypermethrin
Final Listing Decision: Do Not List on 303(d) list (TMDL required list)
Last Listing Cycle's Final Listing Decision: New Decision
Revision Status Revised
Impairment from Pollutant or Pollution: Pollutant
 
Regional Board Conclusion: This pollutant is being considered for placement on the CWA section 303(d) List under section 3.1 (water chemistry) and 3.6 (sediment chemistry) of the Listing Policy.

Under section 3.1 a single line of evidence is necessary to assess listing status.

Under section 3.6 at least two lines of evidence are necessary to assess listing status for pollutants sediment, and pollutant concentrations in sediment must be associated with sediment toxicity to justify adding that pollutant to the CWA section 303(d) List.

Two lines of evidence are available in the administrative record to assess this pollutant: one for water and one for sediment.

One of one water samples exceed the UC Davis Aquatic Life 4-day average concentration and the 1-h average concentration. Although a total of 7 samples were collected, 6 of these samples were not included in the assessment because the laboratory data reporting limit(s) was above the objective and therefore the results could not be quantified with the level of certainty required by the Listing Policy Section 6.1.5.5.

Zero of 25 sediment samples exceed the median lethal concentration (LC50) normalized by the percentage of organic carbon in the sediment sample. (The LC50 is the geometric mean of LC50 values from Maund et al. (2002)).

Based on the readily available data and information, the weight of evidence indicates that there is sufficient justification against placing this water segment-pollutant combination on the CWA section 303(d) List in the Water Quality Limited Segments category.

This conclusion is based on the staff findings that:
1. The data used satisfies the data quality requirements of section 6.1.4 of the Policy.
2. The data used satisfies the data quantity requirements of section 6.1.5 of the Policy.
3. One of one water samples exceed the UC Davis Aquatic Life 4-day average concentration and the 1-h average concentration. Although a total of 7 samples were collected, 6 of these samples were not included in the assessment because the laboratory data reporting limit(s) was above the objective and therefore the results could not be quantified with the level of certainty required by the Listing Policy Section 6.1.5.5.

Zero of 25 sediment samples exceed the median lethal concentration (LC50) normalized by the percentage of organic carbon in the sediment sample. (The LC50 is the geometric mean of LC50 values from Maund et al. (2002)).

This does not exceed the allowable frequency listed in Table 3.1 of the Listing Policy.

4. Pursuant to section 3.11 of the Listing Policy, no additional data and information are available indicating that standards are not met.
 
Regional Board Decision Recommendation: After review of the available data and information, RWQCB staff concludes that the water body-pollutant combination should not be placed on the section 303(d) list because applicable water quality standards are not being exceeded.
 
 
Line of Evidence (LOE) for Decision ID 102632, Cypermethrin
Region 7     
Imperial Valley Drains
 
LOE ID: 125898
 
Pollutant: Cypermethrin
LOE Subgroup: Pollutant-Sediment
Matrix: Sediment
Fraction: Total
 
Beneficial Use: Warm Freshwater Habitat
 
Number of Samples: 25
Number of Exceedances: 0
 
Data and Information Type: PHYSICAL/CHEMICAL MONITORING
Data Used to Assess Water Quality: Water Board staff assessed SWAMP RWB7 Monitoring data for Imperial Valley Drains to determine beneficial use support and the results are as follows: 0 of the 25 samples exceeded the evaluation guideline for Cypermethrin, Total .
Data Reference: Water Quality Assessment Data for the 2018 solicitation cycle submitted through CEDEN for SWAMP RWB7 Monitoring.
 
SWAMP Data: SWAMP
 
Water Quality Objective/Criterion: There shall be no bioaccumulation of pesticide concentrations found in bottom sediments or aquatic life. (Water Quality Control Plan for the Colorado River Basin Region)
Objective/Criterion Reference: Water Quality Control Plan for the Colorado River Basin Region (Includes amendments effective on or before January 8, 2019)
 
Evaluation Guideline: The evaluation guideline for cypermethrin is the median lethal concentration (LC50) of 0.3 ug/g and is normalized by the percentage of organic carbon in the sediment sample. The LC50 0.3 ug/g is the geometric mean of LC50 values for cypermethrin from Maund et al. (2002).
Guideline Reference: Partitioning, bioavailability, and toxicity of the pyrethroid insecticide cypermethrin in sediments. Environmental Toxicology and Chemistry 21:9-15
 
Spatial Representation: Data were collected from 25 (Station Codes: 723BDRAIN, 723CENTD2, 723CENTD3, 723CTD3MA, 723EDRAIN, 723ELML6D, 723KDRAIN, 723MARIGD, 723MCALD1, 723OLANDR, 723OSAGED, 723PAMPAD, 723PMLEOD, 723QLATDR, 723SCENTD, 723SPRUCD, 723THIS5D, 723TRI12D, 723UADCMC, 723UADGUN, 723UADSPC, 723VAIL7D, 723VAL2AD, 723VERDED, 723WILDCD).
Temporal Representation: Data for this waterbody were collected over the date range 2015-10-19 to 2015-11-04
Environmental Conditions:
QAPP Information: Quality Assurance Program Plan and Standard Operating Procedures for SWAMP program  
QAPP Information Reference(s): Quality Assurance Program Plan and Standard Operating Procedures for SWAMP program
 
Line of Evidence (LOE) for Decision ID 102632, Cypermethrin
Region 7     
Imperial Valley Drains
 
LOE ID: 127986
 
Pollutant: Cypermethrin
LOE Subgroup: Pollutant-Water
Matrix: Water
Fraction: Total
 
Beneficial Use: Warm Freshwater Habitat
 
Number of Samples: 1
Number of Exceedances: 1
 
Data and Information Type: PHYSICAL/CHEMICAL MONITORING
Data Used to Assess Water Quality: Water Board staff assessed SWAMP RWB7 Monitoring data for Imperial Valley Drains to determine beneficial use support and the results are as follows: 1 of the 1 samples exceeded the water quality standard for Cypermethrin, Total. Although a total of 7 samples were collected, 6 of these samples were not included in the assessment because the laboratory data reporting limit(s) was above the objective and therefore the results could not be quantified with the level of certainty required by the Listing Policy Section 6.1.5.5.
Data Reference: Water Quality Assessment Data for the 2018 solicitation cycle submitted through CEDEN for SWAMP RWB7 Monitoring.
 
SWAMP Data: SWAMP
 
Water Quality Objective/Criterion: All waters shall be maintained free of toxic substances in concentrations which are toxic to, or which produce detrimental physiological responses in, human, plant, animal, or aquatic life. (Basin Plan).
Objective/Criterion Reference: Water Quality Control Plan for the Colorado River Basin Region (Includes amendments effective on or before January 8, 2019)
 
Evaluation Guideline: UC Davis Aquatic Life Criteria: Aquatic life should not be affected unacceptably if the 4-day average concentration of cypermethrin does not exceed 0.0002 ug/L and if the 1-h average concentration does not exceed 0.001 ug/L. Mixtures of cypermethrin and other pyrethroids should be considered in an additive manner. (Fojut et al. 2012) 
Guideline Reference: Aquatic life water quality criteria derived via the UC Davis method: ll. Pyrethroid insecticides. Reviews of Environmental Contamination and Toxicology 216:51-103.
 
Spatial Representation: Data was collected from 28 station(s): (Station Codes 723BDRAIN, 723CENTD2, 723CENTD3, 723CTD3MA, 723EDRAIN, 723ELML6D, 723KDRAIN, 723MARIGD, 723MCALD1, 723OASISD, 723OLANDR, 723OSAGED, 723PAM115, 723PAMPAD, 723PMLEOD, 723QLATDR, 723SCENTD, 723SPRUCD, 723THIS5D, 723TRI12D, 723UADCMC, 723UADGUN, 723UADSPC, 723VAIL7D, 723VAL2AD, 723VERDED, 723WILDCD, 728SSDS01).
Temporal Representation: Date for this waterbody was collected over the date range 2015-11-03 to 2015-11-03
Environmental Conditions:
QAPP Information: Quality Assurance Program Plan and Standard Operating Procedures for SWAMP program  
QAPP Information Reference(s): Quality Assurance Program Plan and Standard Operating Procedures for SWAMP program
 
Line of Evidence (LOE) for Decision ID 102632, Cypermethrin
Region 7     
Imperial Valley Drains
 
LOE ID: 127985
 
Pollutant: Cypermethrin
LOE Subgroup: Pollutant-Water
Matrix: Water
Fraction: Total
 
Beneficial Use: Warm Freshwater Habitat
 
Number of Samples: 1
Number of Exceedances: 1
 
Data and Information Type: PHYSICAL/CHEMICAL MONITORING
Data Used to Assess Water Quality: Water Board staff assessed SWAMP RWB7 Monitoring data for Imperial Valley Drains to determine beneficial use support and the results are as follows: 1 of the 1 samples exceeded the water quality standard for Cypermethrin, Total. Although a total of 7 samples were collected, 6 of these samples were not included in the assessment because the laboratory data reporting limit(s) was above the objective and therefore the results could not be quantified with the level of certainty required by the Listing Policy Section 6.1.5.5.
Data Reference: Water Quality Assessment Data for the 2018 solicitation cycle submitted through CEDEN for SWAMP RWB7 Monitoring.
 
SWAMP Data: SWAMP
 
Water Quality Objective/Criterion: All waters shall be maintained free of toxic substances in concentrations which are toxic to, or which produce detrimental physiological responses in, human, plant, animal, or aquatic life (Water Quality Control Plan, Colorado River Basin).
Objective/Criterion Reference: Water Quality Control Plan for the Colorado River Basin Region (Includes amendments effective on or before January 8, 2019)
 
Evaluation Guideline: UC Davis Aquatic Life Criteria: Aquatic life should not be affected unacceptably if the 4-day average concentration of cypermethrin does not exceed 0.0002 ug/L and if the 1-h average concentration does not exceed 0.001 ug/L. Mixtures of cypermethrin and other pyrethroids should be considered in an additive manner. (Fojut et al. 2012) 
Guideline Reference: Aquatic life water quality criteria derived via the UC Davis method: ll. Pyrethroid insecticides. Reviews of Environmental Contamination and Toxicology 216:51-103.
 
Spatial Representation: Data was collected from 28 station(s): (Station Codes 723BDRAIN, 723CENTD2, 723CENTD3, 723CTD3MA, 723EDRAIN, 723ELML6D, 723KDRAIN, 723MARIGD, 723MCALD1, 723OASISD, 723OLANDR, 723OSAGED, 723PAM115, 723PAMPAD, 723PMLEOD, 723QLATDR, 723SCENTD, 723SPRUCD, 723THIS5D, 723TRI12D, 723UADCMC, 723UADGUN, 723UADSPC, 723VAIL7D, 723VAL2AD, 723VERDED, 723WILDCD, 728SSDS01).
Temporal Representation: Date for this waterbody was collected over the date range 2015-11-03 to 2015-11-03
Environmental Conditions:
QAPP Information: Quality Assurance Program Plan and Standard Operating Procedures for SWAMP program  
QAPP Information Reference(s): Quality Assurance Program Plan and Standard Operating Procedures for SWAMP program
 
 
DECISION ID
102633
Region 7     
Imperial Valley Drains
 
Pollutant: DDD (Dichlorodiphenyldichloroethane)
Final Listing Decision: Do Not List on 303(d) list (TMDL required list)
Last Listing Cycle's Final Listing Decision: New Decision
Revision Status Revised
Impairment from Pollutant or Pollution: Pollutant
 
Regional Board Conclusion: This pollutant is being considered for placement on the CWA section 303(d) List under section 3.1 of the Listing Policy. Under section 3.1 a single line of evidence is necessary to assess listing status.

One line of evidence is available in the administrative record to assess this pollutant.

Zero of 43 water samples exceed the DDD(4,4') criteria for the protection of human health from consumption of organisms (California Toxics Rule, 2000).

Based on the readily available data and information, the weight of evidence indicates that there is sufficient justification against placing this water segment-pollutant combination on the CWA section 303(d) List in the Water Quality Limited Segments category.

This conclusion is based on the staff findings that:
1. The data used satisfies the data quality requirements of section 6.1.4 of the Policy.
2. The data used satisfies the data quantity requirements of section 6.1.5 of the Policy.
3. Zero of 43 water samples exceed the DDD(4,4') criteria for the protection of human health from consumption of organisms (California Toxics Rule, 2000).

This does not exceed the allowable frequency listed in Table 3.1 of the Listing Policy.

4. Pursuant to section 3.11 of the Listing Policy, no additional data and information are available indicating that standards are not met.
 
Regional Board Decision Recommendation: After review of the available data and information, RWQCB staff concludes that the water body-pollutant combination should not be placed on the section 303(d) list because applicable water quality standards are not being exceeded.
 
 
Line of Evidence (LOE) for Decision ID 102633, DDD (Dichlorodiphenyldichloroethane)
Region 7     
Imperial Valley Drains
 
LOE ID: 128341
 
Pollutant: DDD (Dichlorodiphenyldichloroethane)
LOE Subgroup: Pollutant-Water
Matrix: Water
Fraction: Total
 
Beneficial Use: Commercial or recreational collection of fish, shellfish, or organisms
 
Number of Samples: 1
Number of Exceedances: 0
 
Data and Information Type: PHYSICAL/CHEMICAL MONITORING
Data Used to Assess Water Quality: Water Board staff assessed RWB7 TMDL data for Imperial Valley Drains to determine beneficial use support and results are as follows: 0 of 1 samples exceeded the water quality standard for DDD (Dichlorodiphenyldichloroethane).
Data Reference: Water Quality Assessment Data for the 2018 solicitation cycle submitted through CEDEN for RWB7 TMDL.
 
SWAMP Data: SWAMP
 
Water Quality Objective/Criterion: The DDD(4,4') criteria for the protection of human health from consumption of organisms only is 0.00084 ug/L (California Toxics Rule, 2000).
Objective/Criterion Reference: Water Quality Standards 2000. Establishment of numeric criteria for priority toxic pollutants for the State of California: Rules and regulations. Federal Register Vol. 65, No. 97. Washington, D.C.: Environmental Protection Agency
 
Evaluation Guideline:
Guideline Reference:
 
Spatial Representation: The samples were collected at 1 monitoring site(s) (723CNTDRN)
Temporal Representation: The samples were collected between the dates of 2011-02-11 and 2011-02-11
Environmental Conditions:
QAPP Information: Quality Assurance Program Plan and Standard Operating Procedures for SWAMP program  
QAPP Information Reference(s): Quality Assurance Program Plan and Standard Operating Procedures for SWAMP program
 
Line of Evidence (LOE) for Decision ID 102633, DDD (Dichlorodiphenyldichloroethane)
Region 7     
Imperial Valley Drains
 
LOE ID: 127784
 
Pollutant: DDD (Dichlorodiphenyldichloroethane)
LOE Subgroup: Pollutant-Water
Matrix: Water
Fraction: Total
 
Beneficial Use: Commercial or recreational collection of fish, shellfish, or organisms
 
Number of Samples: 42
Number of Exceedances: 0
 
Data and Information Type: PHYSICAL/CHEMICAL MONITORING
Data Used to Assess Water Quality: Water Board staff assessed SWAMP RWB7 Monitoring data for Imperial Valley Drains to determine beneficial use support and results are as follows: 0 of 42 samples exceeded the water quality standard for DDD (Dichlorodiphenyldichloroethane).
Data Reference: Water Quality Assessment Data for the 2018 solicitation cycle submitted through CEDEN for SWAMP RWB7 Monitoring.
 
SWAMP Data: SWAMP
 
Water Quality Objective/Criterion: The DDD(4,4') criteria for the protection of human health from consumption of organisms only is 0.00084 ug/L (California Toxics Rule, 2000).
Objective/Criterion Reference: Water Quality Standards 2000. Establishment of numeric criteria for priority toxic pollutants for the State of California: Rules and regulations. Federal Register Vol. 65, No. 97. Washington, D.C.: Environmental Protection Agency
 
Evaluation Guideline:
Guideline Reference:
 
Spatial Representation: The samples were collected at 23 monitoring site(s) (723ARIDRN, 723HLVLDR, 723ARNDRN, 723RICEDR, 723RI3DRN, 723TI2DRN, 723SSPDRN, 723NRFGDN, 723CNTDRN, 723SCNTDR, 723PEACHD, 723ROSDRN, 723OLANDR, 723SSDS03, 723SSDS02, 723NRGNDN, 723ARCDRN, 723SPRDRN, 723MUNDRN, 723BARWDR, 723VERDRN, 723NETDRN, 723MAGDRN)
Temporal Representation: The samples were collected between the dates of 2012-05-07 and 2012-10-17
Environmental Conditions:
QAPP Information: Quality Assurance Program Plan and Standard Operating Procedures for SWAMP program  
QAPP Information Reference(s): Quality Assurance Program Plan and Standard Operating Procedures for SWAMP program
 
 
DECISION ID
103309
Region 7     
Imperial Valley Drains
 
Pollutant: Dacthal
Final Listing Decision: Do Not List on 303(d) list (TMDL required list)
Last Listing Cycle's Final Listing Decision: New Decision
Revision Status Revised
Impairment from Pollutant or Pollution: Pollutant
 
Regional Board Conclusion: This pollutant is being considered for placement on the section 303(d) list under section 3.1 and 3.6 of the Listing Policy.

Under section 3.1 a single line of evidence is necessary to assess listing status.

Under section 3.6 at least two lines of evidence are necessary to assess listing status for pollutants sediment, and pollutant concentrations in sediment must be associated with sediment toxicity to justify adding that pollutant to the CWA section 303(d) List.

Four lines of evidence are available in the administrative record to assess this pollutant.

None of the samples exceed the objectives.

Based on the readily available data and information, the weight of evidence indicates that there is sufficient justification against placing this water segment-pollutant combination on the section 303(d) list in the Water Quality Limited Segments category.

This conclusion is based on the staff findings that:
1. The data used satisfies the data quality requirements of section 6.1.4 of the Policy.
2. The data used satisfies the data quantity requirements of section 6.1.5 of the Policy.
3. None of the samples exceed the objectives.

This does not exceed the allowable frequency listed in Table 3.1 of the Listing Policy.
4. Pursuant to section 3.11 of the Listing Policy, no additional data and information are available indicating that standards are not met.
 
Regional Board Decision Recommendation: After review of the available data and information, RWQCB staff concludes that the water body-pollutant combination should not be placed on the section 303(d) list because applicable water quality standards are not being exceeded.
 
 
Line of Evidence (LOE) for Decision ID 103309, Dacthal
Region 7     
Imperial Valley Drains
 
LOE ID: 128754
 
Pollutant: Dacthal
LOE Subgroup: Pollutant-Water
Matrix: Water
Fraction: Total
 
Beneficial Use: Warm Freshwater Habitat
 
Number of Samples: 1
Number of Exceedances: 0
 
Data and Information Type: PHYSICAL/CHEMICAL MONITORING
Data Used to Assess Water Quality: Water Board staff assessed RWB7 TMDL data for Imperial Valley Drains to determine beneficial use support and results are as follows: 0 of 1 samples exceeded the water quality standard for Dacthal.
Data Reference: Water Quality Assessment Data for the 2018 solicitation cycle submitted through CEDEN for RWB7 TMDL.
 
SWAMP Data: SWAMP
 
Water Quality Objective/Criterion: No individual chemical or combination of chemicals shall be present in concentrations that adversely affect beneficial uses.
Objective/Criterion Reference: Water Quality Control Plan for the Colorado River Basin Region (Includes amendments effective on or before January 8, 2019)
 
Evaluation Guideline: The evaluation guideline for Dacthal is the USEPA Aquatic Life Benchmark of > 11000 ug/L for a nonvascular plant (acute) and vascular plant (acute). The benchmark was derived from a 'greater-than' value (for example, > 265,000) and may overestimate toxicity.
Guideline Reference: OPP Aquatic Life Benchmarks
 
Spatial Representation: The samples were collected at 1 monitoring site(s) (723CNTDRN)
Temporal Representation: The samples were collected between the dates of 2011-02-11 and 2011-02-11
Environmental Conditions:
QAPP Information: Quality Assurance Program Plan and Standard Operating Procedures for SWAMP program  
QAPP Information Reference(s): Quality Assurance Program Plan and Standard Operating Procedures for SWAMP program
 
Line of Evidence (LOE) for Decision ID 103309, Dacthal
Region 7     
Imperial Valley Drains
 
LOE ID: 30057
 
Pollutant: Dacthal | Mirex | Oxadiazon
LOE Subgroup: Pollutant-Sediment
Matrix: Sediment
Fraction: Total
 
Beneficial Use: Warm Freshwater Habitat
 
Number of Samples: 5
Number of Exceedances:
 
Data and Information Type: Fixed station physical/chemical (conventional plus toxic pollutants)
Data Used to Assess Water Quality: Five sediment quality samples were collected and analyzed in May and October of 2002 at 3 locations along Imperial Valley Drains (SWAMP, 2006).
Data Reference: Surface Water Ambient Monitoring Program (SWAMP) Data for organic and inorganic constituents in water and sediment samples collected from water bodies located in the Colorado River Basin- Region 7. May 2002 - May 2004.
 
SWAMP Data: SWAMP
 
Water Quality Objective/Criterion: Basin Plan: No individual chemical or combination of chemicals shall be present in concentrations that adversely affect beneficial uses. There shall be no increase in hazardous chemical concentrations found in bottom sediments or aquatic life (CRBRWQCB, 2006).

No evaluation guidelines for the sediment fractions of Dacthal, Mirex, or Oxadiazon for the protection of human, animal or aquatic life in fresh waters could be found that met the requirements of Section 6.1.3 of the Listing Policy.
Objective/Criterion Reference: Water Quality Control Plan Colorado River Basin, with amendments adopted through June 2006
 
Evaluation Guideline:
Guideline Reference:
 
Spatial Representation: Samples were collected from three Imperial Valley Drains ;Trifolium TD1, Niland 4, and W.
Temporal Representation: Five sediment samples were collected. Sediment samples were collected and analyzed in May of 2002 at all three sampling locations. In October of 2002 sediment samples were collected and analyzed at the Niland 4 and Trifolium TD1 sampling locations only.
Environmental Conditions:
QAPP Information: The sampling and analysis portions of this study were conducted in accordance with the SWAMP Quality Assurance Management Plan (QAMP) (Puckett, 2002).
QAPP Information Reference(s): Quality Assurance Management Plan for the State of California's Surface Water Ambient Monitoring Program. Sacramento, CA. State Water Resources Control Board. SWAMP. December 2002 (1st version)
 
Line of Evidence (LOE) for Decision ID 103309, Dacthal
Region 7     
Imperial Valley Drains
 
LOE ID: 127379
 
Pollutant: Dacthal
LOE Subgroup: Pollutant-Water
Matrix: Water
Fraction: Total
 
Beneficial Use: Warm Freshwater Habitat
 
Number of Samples: 32
Number of Exceedances: 0
 
Data and Information Type: PHYSICAL/CHEMICAL MONITORING
Data Used to Assess Water Quality: Water Board staff assessed SWAMP RWB7 Monitoring data for Imperial Valley Drains to determine beneficial use support and results are as follows: 0 of 32 samples exceeded the water quality standard for Dacthal.
Data Reference: Water Quality Assessment Data for the 2018 solicitation cycle submitted through CEDEN for SWAMP RWB7 Monitoring.
 
SWAMP Data: SWAMP
 
Water Quality Objective/Criterion: No individual chemical or combination of chemicals shall be present in concentrations that adversely affect beneficial uses.
Objective/Criterion Reference: Water Quality Control Plan for the Colorado River Basin Region (Includes amendments effective on or before January 8, 2019)
 
Evaluation Guideline: The evaluation guideline for Dacthal is the USEPA Aquatic Life Benchmark of > 11000 ug/L for a nonvascular plant (acute) and vascular plant (acute). The benchmark was derived from a 'greater-than' value (for example, > 265,000) and may overestimate toxicity.
Guideline Reference: OPP Aquatic Life Benchmarks
 
Spatial Representation: The samples were collected at 23 monitoring site(s) (723ARCDRN, 723ARIDRN, 723ARNDRN, 723BARWDR, 723CNTDRN, 723HLVLDR, 723MAGDRN, 723MUNDRN, 723NETDRN, 723NRFGDN, 723NRGNDN, 723OLANDR, 723PEACHD, 723RI3DRN, 723RICEDR, 723ROSDRN, 723SCNTDR, 723SPRDRN, 723SSDS02, 723SSDS03, 723SSPDRN, 723TI2DRN, 723VERDRN)
Temporal Representation: The samples were collected between the dates of 2012-05-07 and 2012-10-16
Environmental Conditions:
QAPP Information: Quality Assurance Program Plan and Standard Operating Procedures for SWAMP program  
QAPP Information Reference(s): Quality Assurance Program Plan and Standard Operating Procedures for SWAMP program
 
Line of Evidence (LOE) for Decision ID 103309, Dacthal
Region 7     
Imperial Valley Drains
 
LOE ID: 29878
 
Pollutant: Bolstar | Chlordane | Ciodrin | Dacthal | Demeton s | Dichlorvos | Dimethoate | Disulfoton | Endrin Ketone | Ethoprop | Famphur | Mirex | Naled | Oxadiazon
LOE Subgroup: Pollutant-Water
Matrix: Water
Fraction: Dissolved
 
Beneficial Use: Warm Freshwater Habitat
 
Number of Samples: 6
Number of Exceedances:
 
Data and Information Type: Fixed station physical/chemical (conventional plus toxic pollutants)
Data Used to Assess Water Quality: Six water quality samples were collected and analyzed in May and October 2002 at 3 locations in Imperial Valley Drains (SWAMP, 2006).
Data Reference: Surface Water Ambient Monitoring Program (SWAMP) Data for organic and inorganic constituents in water and sediment samples collected from water bodies located in the Colorado River Basin- Region 7. May 2002 - May 2004.
 
SWAMP Data: SWAMP
 
Water Quality Objective/Criterion: Basin Plan: No individual chemical or combination of chemicals shall be present in concentrations that adversely affect beneficial uses (CRBRWQCB, 2006).

No evaluation guidelines for the dissolved fractions of Chlordane, Bolstar, Ciodrin, Dacthal, Demeton s, Dichlorvos, Dimethoate, Disulfoton, Endrin Ketone, Ethoprop, Famphur, Mirex, Naled, or Oxodiazon for the protection of human, animal or aquatic life in fresh waters could be found that met the requirements of Section 6.1.3 of the Listing Policy.
Objective/Criterion Reference: Water Quality Control Plan Colorado River Basin, with amendments adopted through June 2006
 
Evaluation Guideline:
Guideline Reference:
 
Spatial Representation: Samples were collected from three Imperial Valley Drains ;Trifolium TD1, Niland 4, and W.
Temporal Representation: Six water samples were collected. Water samples were generally collected from all three sampling locations and analyzed twice, in May and October of 2002.
Environmental Conditions:
QAPP Information: The sampling and analysis portions of this study were conducted in accordance with the SWAMP Quality Assurance Management Plan (QAMP) (Puckett, 2002).
QAPP Information Reference(s): Quality Assurance Management Plan for the State of California's Surface Water Ambient Monitoring Program. Sacramento, CA. State Water Resources Control Board. SWAMP. December 2002 (1st version)
 
 
DECISION ID
102657
Region 7     
Imperial Valley Drains
 
Pollutant: Deltamethrin
Final Listing Decision: Do Not List on 303(d) list (TMDL required list)
Last Listing Cycle's Final Listing Decision: New Decision
Revision Status Revised
Impairment from Pollutant or Pollution: Pollutant
 
Regional Board Conclusion: This pollutant is being considered for placement on the CWA section 303(d) List under section 3.1(water chemistry) and 3.6 (sediment chemistry) of the Listing Policy.

Under section 3.1 a single line of evidence is necessary to assess listing status.

Under section 3.6 at least two lines of evidence are necessary to assess listing status for pollutants sediment, and pollutant concentrations in sediment must be associated with sediment toxicity to justify adding that pollutant to the CWA section 303(d) List

Two lines of evidence are available in the administrative record to assess this pollutant: one for sediment and one for water.

Zero water and sediment samples exceed the objectives.

Based on the readily available data and information, the weight of evidence indicates that there is sufficient justification against placing this water segment-pollutant combination on the CWA section 303(d) List in the Water Quality Limited Segments category.

This conclusion is based on the staff findings that:
1. The data used satisfies the data quality requirements of section 6.1.4 of the Policy.
2. The data used satisfies the data quantity requirements of section 6.1.5 of the Policy.
3.Zero water and sediment samples exceed the objectives.

Zero water samples exceed the USEPA Aquatic Life Benchmark of 0.0041 ug/L for an invertebrate (chronic). Although a total of 6 samples were collected, 6 of these samples were not included in the assessment because the laboratory data reporting limit(s) was above the objective and therefore the results could not be quantified with the level of certainty required by the Listing Policy Section 6.1.5.5.

Zero sediment samples exceed the median lethal concentration (LC50) of 0.79 ug/g normalized by the percentage of organic carbon in the sediment sample. (The LC50 0.79 ug/g is the geometric mean of LC50 values for deltamethrin from Amweg et al. (2005). )

This does not exceed the allowable frequency listed in Table 3.1 of the Listing Policy.

4. Pursuant to section 3.11 of the Listing Policy, no additional data and information are available indicating that standards are not met.
 
Regional Board Decision Recommendation: After review of the available data and information, RWQCB staff concludes that the water body-pollutant combination should not be placed on the section 303(d) list because applicable water quality standards are not being exceeded.
 
 
Line of Evidence (LOE) for Decision ID 102657, Deltamethrin
Region 7     
Imperial Valley Drains
 
LOE ID: 127533
 
Pollutant: Deltamethrin
LOE Subgroup: Pollutant-Water
Matrix: Water
Fraction: Total
 
Beneficial Use: Warm Freshwater Habitat
 
Number of Samples: 0
Number of Exceedances: 0
 
Data and Information Type: PHYSICAL/CHEMICAL MONITORING
Data Used to Assess Water Quality: Water Board staff assessed SWAMP RWB7 Monitoring data for Imperial Valley Drains to determine beneficial use support, and the results are as follows: 0 of the 0 samples exceeded the evaluation guideline for Deltamethrin/Tralomethrin. Although a total of 6 samples were collected, 6 of these samples were not included in the assessment because the laboratory data reporting limit(s) was above the objective and therefore the results could not be quantified with the level of certainty required by the Listing Policy Section 6.1.5.5.
Data Reference: Water Quality Assessment Data for the 2018 solicitation cycle submitted through CEDEN for SWAMP RWB7 Monitoring.
 
SWAMP Data: SWAMP
 
Water Quality Objective/Criterion: No individual chemical or combination of chemicals shall be present in concentrations that adversely affect beneficial uses.
Objective/Criterion Reference: Water Quality Control Plan for the Colorado River Basin Region (Includes amendments effective on or before January 8, 2019)
 
Evaluation Guideline: The evaluation guideline for Deltamethrin/Tralomethrin is the USEPA Aquatic Life Benchmark of 0.0041 ug/L for an invertebrate (chronic).
Guideline Reference: OPP Aquatic Life Benchmarks
 
Spatial Representation: Data was collected from 28 station(s) (Station Code(s) 723BDRAIN, 723CENTD2, 723CENTD3, 723CTD3MA, 723EDRAIN, 723ELML6D, 723KDRAIN, 723MARIGD, 723MCALD1, 723OASISD, 723OLANDR, 723OSAGED, 723PAM115, 723PAMPAD, 723PMLEOD, 723QLATDR, 723SCENTD, 723SPRUCD, 723THIS5D, 723TRI12D, 723UADCMC, 723UADGUN, 723UADSPC, 723VAIL7D, 723VAL2AD, 723VERDED, 723WILDCD, 728SSDS01).
Temporal Representation: Date for this waterbody was collected over the date range 2013-10-21 to 2015-11-04
Environmental Conditions:
QAPP Information: Quality Assurance Program Plan and Standard Operating Procedures for SWAMP program  
QAPP Information Reference(s): Quality Assurance Program Plan and Standard Operating Procedures for SWAMP program
 
Line of Evidence (LOE) for Decision ID 102657, Deltamethrin
Region 7     
Imperial Valley Drains
 
LOE ID: 125572
 
Pollutant: Deltamethrin
LOE Subgroup: Pollutant-Sediment
Matrix: Sediment
Fraction: Total
 
Beneficial Use: Warm Freshwater Habitat
 
Number of Samples: 26
Number of Exceedances: 0
 
Data and Information Type: PHYSICAL/CHEMICAL MONITORING
Data Used to Assess Water Quality: Water Board staff assessed SWAMP RWB7 Monitoring data for Imperial Valley Drains to determine beneficial use support and the results are as follows: 0 of the 26 samples exceeded the evaluation guideline for Deltamethrin .
Data Reference: Water Quality Assessment Data for the 2018 solicitation cycle submitted through CEDEN for SWAMP RWB7 Monitoring.
 
SWAMP Data: SWAMP
 
Water Quality Objective/Criterion: There shall be no bioaccumulation of pesticide concentrations found in bottom sediments or aquatic life. (Water Quality Control Plan for the Colorado River Basin Region)
Objective/Criterion Reference: Water Quality Control Plan for the Colorado River Basin Region (Includes amendments effective on or before January 8, 2019)
 
Evaluation Guideline: The evaluation guideline for deltamethrin is the median lethal concentration (LC50) of 0.79 ug/g and is normalized by the percentage of organic carbon in the sediment sample. The LC50 0.79 ug/g is the geometric mean of LC50 values for deltamethrin from Amweg et al. (2005).
Guideline Reference: Use and Toxicity of Pyrethroid Pesticides in the Central Valley, California, USA. Environmental Toxicology and Chemistry, 24:966-972, with erratum 24:No. 5
 
Spatial Representation: Data were collected from 26 (Station Codes: 723OLANDR, 723CTD3MA, 723MCALD1, 723WILDCD, 723BDRAIN, 723EDRAIN, 723UADGUN, 723ELML6D, 723TRI12D, 723CENTD2, 723VAIL7D, 723OSAGED, 723THIS5D, 723SCENTD, 723UADCMC, 723UADSPC, 723SPRUCD, 723VERDED, 723PMLEOD, 723CENTD3, 723KDRAIN, 723QLATDR, 723MARIGD, 723VAL2AD, 723PAM115, 723PAMPAD).
Temporal Representation: Data for this waterbody were collected over the date range 2015-10-19 to 2015-11-04
Environmental Conditions:
QAPP Information: Quality Assurance Program Plan and Standard Operating Procedures for SWAMP program  
QAPP Information Reference(s): Quality Assurance Program Plan and Standard Operating Procedures for SWAMP program
 
 
DECISION ID
71065
Region 7     
Imperial Valley Drains
 
Pollutant: Diazinon
Final Listing Decision: Do Not List on 303(d) list (TMDL required list)
Last Listing Cycle's Final Listing Decision: Do Not List on 303(d) list (TMDL required list)(2016)
Revision Status Revised
Impairment from Pollutant or Pollution: Pollutant
 
Regional Board Conclusion: This pollutant is being considered for placement on the section 303(d) list under sections 3.1 and 3.5 of the Listing Policy. Under section 3.1 and 3.5 a single line of evidence is necessary to assess listing status.

Four lines of evidence are available in the administrative record to assess this pollutant.

None of the samples exceed the water quality objectives.

Based on the readily available data and information, the weight of evidence indicates that there is sufficient justification against placing this water segment-pollutant combination on the section 303(d) list in the Water Quality Limited Segments category.

This conclusion is based on the staff findings that:
1. The data used satisfies the data quality requirements of section 6.1.4 of the Policy.
2. The data used satisfies the data quantity requirements of section 6.1.5 of the Policy.
3. None of 6 dissolved fraction water samples exceeded the California Department of Fish and Game criteria.

None of four fish fillet fraction fish tissue sample exceeded the modified OEHHA fish tissue guideline.

None of 40 total fraction fish tissue samples exceeded the Office of Environmental Health Hazard Assessment fish tissue guideline.

Three of 72 total fraction water samples exceeded chronic value expressed as a continuous concentration.

These do not exceed the allowable frequency listed in Table 3.1 of the Listing Policy.
4. Pursuant to section 3.11 of the Listing Policy, no additional data and information are available indicating that standards are not met.
 
Regional Board Decision Recommendation: After review of the available data and information, RWQCB staff concludes that the water body-pollutant combination should not be placed on the section 303(d) list because applicable water quality standards are not being exceeded.
 
 
Line of Evidence (LOE) for Decision ID 71065, Diazinon
Region 7     
Imperial Valley Drains
 
LOE ID: 127143
 
Pollutant: Diazinon
LOE Subgroup: Pollutant-Water
Matrix: Water
Fraction: Total
 
Beneficial Use: Warm Freshwater Habitat
 
Number of Samples: 72
Number of Exceedances: 3
 
Data and Information Type: PHYSICAL/CHEMICAL MONITORING
Data Used to Assess Water Quality: Water Board staff assessed SWAMP RWB7 Monitoring data for Imperial Valley Drains to determine beneficial use support and results are as follows: 3 of 72 samples exceeded the water quality standard for Diazinon.
Data Reference: Water Quality Assessment Data for the 2018 solicitation cycle submitted through CEDEN for SWAMP RWB7 Monitoring.
 
SWAMP Data: SWAMP
 
Water Quality Objective/Criterion: No individual pesticide or combination of pesticides shall be present in concentrations that adversely affect beneficial uses.
Objective/Criterion Reference: Water Quality Control Plan for the Colorado River Basin Region (Includes amendments effective on or before January 8, 2019)
 
Evaluation Guideline: The freshwater chronic value for diazinon is 0.1 ug/L, expressed as a continuous concentration (Finlayson, 2004).
Guideline Reference: Water quality for diazinon. Memorandum to J. Karkoski, Central Valley RWQCB. Rancho Cordova, CA: Pesticide Investigation Unit, CA Department of Fish and Game
 
Spatial Representation: The samples were collected at 49 monitoring site(s) (723ARCDRN, 723ARIDRN, 723ARNDRN, 723BARWDR, 723BDRAIN, 723CENTD2, 723CENTD3, 723CNTDRN, 723CTD3MA, 723EDRAIN, 723ELML6D, 723HLVLDR, 723KDRAIN, 723MAGDRN, 723MARIGD, 723MCALD1, 723MUNDRN, 723NETDRN, 723NRFGDN, 723NRGNDN, 723OASISD, 723OLANDR, 723OSAGED, 723PAM115, 723PAMPAD, 723PEACHD, 723PMLEOD, 723QLATDR, 723RI3DRN, 723RICEDR, 723ROSDRN, 723SCENTD, 723SCNTDR, 723SPRDRN, 723SPRUCD, 723SSDS02, 723SSDS03, 723SSPDRN, 723THIS5D, 723TI2DRN, 723TRI12D, 723UADCMC, 723UADGUN, 723UADSPC, 723VAIL7D, 723VAL2AD, 723VERDED, 723VERDRN, 723WILDCD)
Temporal Representation: The samples were collected between the dates of 2012-05-07 and 2015-11-04
Environmental Conditions:
QAPP Information: Quality Assurance Program Plan and Standard Operating Procedures for SWAMP program  
QAPP Information Reference(s): Quality Assurance Program Plan and Standard Operating Procedures for SWAMP program
 
Line of Evidence (LOE) for Decision ID 71065, Diazinon
Region 7     
Imperial Valley Drains
 
LOE ID: 46167
 
Pollutant: Diazinon
LOE Subgroup: Pollutant-Tissue
Matrix: Tissue
Fraction: Fish fillet
 
Beneficial Use: Commercial or recreational collection of fish, shellfish, or organisms
 
Number of Samples: 4
Number of Exceedances: 0
 
Data and Information Type: Fish tissue analysis
Data Used to Assess Water Quality: Water Board staff assessed SWAMP data for Imperial Valley Drains to determine beneficial use support and results are as follows: 0 of 4 samples exceed the criterion for Diazinon. Eleven composites (2 - 3 fish per composite) were generated from three species: common carp, Tilapia spp, and channel catfish. Composites collected at the same time on the same day for the same species were averaged in accordance with the listing policy.
Data Reference: RWB7 Fish Tissue Study 2004
 
SWAMP Data: SWAMP
 
Water Quality Objective/Criterion: No individual chemical or combination of chemicals shall be present in concentrations that adversely affect beneficial uses. There shall be no increase in hazardous chemical concentrations found in bottom sediments or aquatic life (Water Quality Control Plan, Colorado River Basin).
Objective/Criterion Reference: Water Quality Control Plan Colorado River Basin, with amendments adopted through June 2006
 
Evaluation Guideline: The modified OEHHA Fish Contaminant Goal for diazinon in fish tissue is 1,500 ppb. This screening level assumes an average body weight of 70 kg and a consumption rate of 32 g/day. A cooking reduction factor of 1 is applied for skin-off fillets.
Guideline Reference: Development of Fish Contaminant Goals and Advisory Tissue Levels for Common Contaminants in California Sport Fish: Chlordane, DDTs, Dieldrin, Methylmercury, PCBs, Selenium, and Toxaphene
  Guidance for Assessing Chemical Contaminant Data for Use In Fish Advisories Volume 1: Fish Sampling and Analysis
 
Spatial Representation: Data for this line of evidence for Imperial Valley Drains was collected at 2 monitoring sites [ Central Drain - 723CNTDRN, Greeson Drain - 723GRSDRN]
Temporal Representation: Data was collected over the time period 11/2/2004-11/4/2004.
Environmental Conditions: Staff is not aware of any special conditions that might affect interpretation of the data.
QAPP Information: The SWAMP QAPP (2002) was followed.
QAPP Information Reference(s): Quality Assurance Management Plan for the State of California's Surface Water Ambient Monitoring Program. Sacramento, CA. State Water Resources Control Board. SWAMP. December 2002 (1st version)
 
Line of Evidence (LOE) for Decision ID 71065, Diazinon
Region 7     
Imperial Valley Drains
 
LOE ID: 5532
 
Pollutant: Diazinon
LOE Subgroup: Pollutant-Tissue
Matrix: Tissue
Fraction: Total
 
Beneficial Use: Commercial or recreational collection of fish, shellfish, or organisms
 
Number of Samples: 40
Number of Exceedances: 0
 
Data and Information Type: Fish tissue analysis
Data Used to Assess Water Quality: Twenty-one fish fillet samples and nineteen whole fish samples were taken at 14 locations in Imperial Valley drains. The fish samples were generally collected from 10/1985 through 11/2000. Of these total samples, none exceeded the OEHHA Screening Value. (TSMP, 2007).
Data Reference: Toxic Substances Monitoring Program (TSMP) Data for organic and inorganic chemicals in fish and sediment samples collected from water bodies located in the Colorado River Basin-Region 7. 1978-2000. State Water Resources Control Board. Sacramento, CA.
 
SWAMP Data: Non-SWAMP
 
Water Quality Objective/Criterion: Basin Plan: No individual chemical or combination of chemicals shall be present in concentrations that adversely affect beneficial uses. There shall be no increase in hazardous chemical concentrations found in bottom sediments or aquatic life (CRBRWQCB, 2006).
Objective/Criterion Reference: Water Quality Control Plan Colorado River Basin, with amendments adopted through June 2006
 
Evaluation Guideline: Office of Environmental Health Hazard Assessment (OEHHA) Screening Value of 300 ug/kg to protect human health when consuming fish (OEHHA, 1999).
Guideline Reference: Prevalence of Selected Target Chemical Contaminants in Sport Fish From Two California Lakes: Public health designed screening study. Sacramento, CA: Office of Environmental Health Hazard Assessment
 
Spatial Representation: Samples were collected from the following Imperial Valley drain locations; Rose drain, Holtville Main drain, Central drain, South Central drain, Rice drain 3, Verde drain, Greeson drain, Fig drain, Pumice drain, Mayflower drain, Orange drain, Peach Drain, Tokay drain, Barbara Worth drain, and Warren drain.
Temporal Representation: Fish tissue samples were generally collected from 10/1985 through 11/2000. Fish tissue samples were not collected from each location every sampling round. Twenty-one fish fillet samples of carp, channel catfish, tilapia, flathead catfish, spiny soft shelled turtle, redbelly tilapia, and yellow bullhead were collected. Eight carp fillet composite samples were collected in the years (2)1985, 1986, 1988, (3)1990, and 1999. Two carp single fish fillet samples were collected in the years 1989-90. Three channel catfish fillet composite samples were collected in the years 1989-90, and 1999. One channel catfish single fish fillet sample was collected in the year 1999. Two tilapia fillet composite samples were collected in the years 1996, and 2000. One flathead catfish fillet composite sample was collected in the year 1988. Two spiny soft shelled turtle fillet composite samples were collected in the year (2)1992. One redbelly tilapia fillet composite sample was collected in the year 1992. One yellow bullhead fillet composite sample was collected in the year 1985. Nineteen whole fish samples of mosquitofish, and sailfin molly were collected. Twelve mosquitofish whole fish composite samples were collected in 1985, 1989, (2)1990, (3)1991, 1995-96, and (3)2000. Seven sailfin molly whole fish composite samples were collected in (2)1989, 1991, (2)1992, (2)2000.
Environmental Conditions:
QAPP Information: The field procedures are described in TSMP Data Reports and associated Appendices. CDFG's Laboratory applies Quality Assurance Program Plan procedures for laboratory Quality Assurance and Quality Control, as described in Rasmussen (1993).
QAPP Information Reference(s): Toxic Substances Monitoring Program 1991 Data Report. 93-1WQ. State Water Resources Control Board (SWRCB), Division of Water Quality. Sacramento, CA.
 
Line of Evidence (LOE) for Decision ID 71065, Diazinon
Region 7     
Imperial Valley Drains
 
LOE ID: 4952
 
Pollutant: Diazinon
LOE Subgroup: Pollutant-Water
Matrix: Water
Fraction: Dissolved
 
Beneficial Use: Warm Freshwater Habitat
 
Number of Samples: 6
Number of Exceedances: 0
 
Data and Information Type: Fixed station physical/chemical (conventional plus toxic pollutants)
Data Used to Assess Water Quality: Six water quality samples were collected and analyzed in May and October of 2002 at 3 locations along Imperial Valley Drains. Of these total samples, none exceeded the CDFG Hazardous Assessment Criteria (SWAMP, 2007).
Data Reference: Surface Water Ambient Monitoring Program (SWAMP) Data for organic and inorganic constituents in water and sediment samples collected from water bodies located in the Colorado River Basin-Region 7. May 2002-May 2005.
 
SWAMP Data: SWAMP
 
Water Quality Objective/Criterion: Basin Plan: No individual chemical or combination of chemicals shall be present in concentrations that adversely affect beneficial uses. There shall be no increase in hazardous chemical concentrations found in bottom sediments or aquatic life (CRBRWQCB, 2006).
Objective/Criterion Reference: Water Quality Control Plan Colorado River Basin, with amendments adopted through June 2006
 
Evaluation Guideline: California Department of Fish and Game (CDFG) Hazardous Assessment Criteria of 0.16 ug/l for the protection of aquatic life uses (Siepmann and Finlayson, 2000).
Guideline Reference: Water quality criteria for diazinon and chlorpyrifos. Administrative Report 00-3. Rancho Cordova, CA: Pesticide Investigations Unit, Office of Spills and Response. CA Department of Fish and Game
 
Spatial Representation: Samples were collected from three Imperial Valley Drains ;Trifolium TD1, Niland 4, and W.
Temporal Representation: Six water samples were collected. Water samples were generally collected and analyzed twice, in May and October of 2002.
Environmental Conditions:
QAPP Information: Quality Assurance and Quality Control for the sampling and analysis of this study was conducted in accordance with the SWAMP Quality Assurance Management Plan (QAMP) (Puckett, 2002).
QAPP Information Reference(s): Quality Assurance Management Plan for the State of California's Surface Water Ambient Monitoring Program. Sacramento, CA. State Water Resources Control Board. SWAMP. December 2002 (1st version)
 
 
DECISION ID
103315
Region 7     
Imperial Valley Drains
 
Pollutant: Dimethoate
Final Listing Decision: Do Not List on 303(d) list (TMDL required list)
Last Listing Cycle's Final Listing Decision: New Decision
Revision Status Revised
Impairment from Pollutant or Pollution: Pollutant
 
Regional Board Conclusion: This pollutant is being considered for placement on the section 303(d) list under section 3.1 of the Listing Policy. Under section 3.1 a single line of evidence is necessary to assess listing status.

Two lines of evidence are available in the administrative record to assess this pollutant.

None of the samples exceeded the water quality objectives.

Based on the readily available data and information, the weight of evidence indicates that there is sufficient justification against placing this water segment-pollutant combination on the section 303(d) list in the Water Quality Limited Segments category.

This conclusion is based on the staff findings that:
1. The data used satisfies the data quality requirements of section 6.1.4 of the Policy.
2. The data used satisfies the data quantity requirements of section 6.1.5 of the Policy.
3. None of the water samples exceeded the objectives.

None of six dissolved fraction and two of 44 total fraction water samples exceeded the objectives.

This does not exceed the allowable frequency listed in Table 3.1 of the Listing Policy

4. Pursuant to section 3.11 of the Listing Policy, no additional data and information are available indicating that standards are not met.
 
Regional Board Decision Recommendation: After review of the available data and information, RWQCB staff concludes that the water body-pollutant combination should not be placed on the section 303(d) list because applicable water quality standards are not being exceeded.
 
 
Line of Evidence (LOE) for Decision ID 103315, Dimethoate
Region 7     
Imperial Valley Drains
 
LOE ID: 128135
 
Pollutant: Dimethoate
LOE Subgroup: Pollutant-Water
Matrix: Water
Fraction: Total
 
Beneficial Use: Warm Freshwater Habitat
 
Number of Samples: 44
Number of Exceedances: 2
 
Data and Information Type: PHYSICAL/CHEMICAL MONITORING
Data Used to Assess Water Quality: Water Board staff assessed SWAMP RWB7 Monitoring data for Imperial Valley Drains to determine beneficial use support and results are as follows: 2 of 44 samples exceeded the water quality standard for Dimethoate.
Data Reference: Water Quality Assessment Data for the 2018 solicitation cycle submitted through CEDEN for SWAMP RWB7 Monitoring.
 
SWAMP Data: SWAMP
 
Water Quality Objective/Criterion: No individual chemical or combination of chemicals shall be present in concentrations that adversely affect beneficial uses.
Objective/Criterion Reference: Water Quality Control Plan for the Colorado River Basin Region (Includes amendments effective on or before January 8, 2019)
 
Evaluation Guideline: The evaluation guideline for Dimethoate is the USEPA Aquatic Life Benchmark of 0.5 ug/L for an invertebrate (chronic).
Guideline Reference: OPP Aquatic Life Benchmarks
 
Spatial Representation: The samples were collected at 23 monitoring site(s) (723ARCDRN, 723ARIDRN, 723ARNDRN, 723BARWDR, 723CNTDRN, 723HLVLDR, 723MAGDRN, 723MUNDRN, 723NETDRN, 723NRFGDN, 723NRGNDN, 723OLANDR, 723PEACHD, 723RI3DRN, 723RICEDR, 723ROSDRN, 723SCNTDR, 723SPRDRN, 723SSDS02, 723SSDS03, 723SSPDRN, 723TI2DRN, 723VERDRN)
Temporal Representation: The samples were collected between the dates of 2012-05-07 and 2012-10-17
Environmental Conditions:
QAPP Information: Quality Assurance Program Plan and Standard Operating Procedures for SWAMP program  
QAPP Information Reference(s): Quality Assurance Program Plan and Standard Operating Procedures for SWAMP program
 
Line of Evidence (LOE) for Decision ID 103315, Dimethoate
Region 7     
Imperial Valley Drains
 
LOE ID: 29878
 
Pollutant: Bolstar | Chlordane | Ciodrin | Dacthal | Demeton s | Dichlorvos | Dimethoate | Disulfoton | Endrin Ketone | Ethoprop | Famphur | Mirex | Naled | Oxadiazon
LOE Subgroup: Pollutant-Water
Matrix: Water
Fraction: Dissolved
 
Beneficial Use: Warm Freshwater Habitat
 
Number of Samples: 6
Number of Exceedances:
 
Data and Information Type: Fixed station physical/chemical (conventional plus toxic pollutants)
Data Used to Assess Water Quality: Six water quality samples were collected and analyzed in May and October 2002 at 3 locations in Imperial Valley Drains (SWAMP, 2006).
Data Reference: Surface Water Ambient Monitoring Program (SWAMP) Data for organic and inorganic constituents in water and sediment samples collected from water bodies located in the Colorado River Basin- Region 7. May 2002 - May 2004.
 
SWAMP Data: SWAMP
 
Water Quality Objective/Criterion: Basin Plan: No individual chemical or combination of chemicals shall be present in concentrations that adversely affect beneficial uses (CRBRWQCB, 2006).

No evaluation guidelines for the dissolved fractions of Chlordane, Bolstar, Ciodrin, Dacthal, Demeton s, Dichlorvos, Dimethoate, Disulfoton, Endrin Ketone, Ethoprop, Famphur, Mirex, Naled, or Oxodiazon for the protection of human, animal or aquatic life in fresh waters could be found that met the requirements of Section 6.1.3 of the Listing Policy.
Objective/Criterion Reference: Water Quality Control Plan Colorado River Basin, with amendments adopted through June 2006
 
Evaluation Guideline:
Guideline Reference:
 
Spatial Representation: Samples were collected from three Imperial Valley Drains ;Trifolium TD1, Niland 4, and W.
Temporal Representation: Six water samples were collected. Water samples were generally collected from all three sampling locations and analyzed twice, in May and October of 2002.
Environmental Conditions:
QAPP Information: The sampling and analysis portions of this study were conducted in accordance with the SWAMP Quality Assurance Management Plan (QAMP) (Puckett, 2002).
QAPP Information Reference(s): Quality Assurance Management Plan for the State of California's Surface Water Ambient Monitoring Program. Sacramento, CA. State Water Resources Control Board. SWAMP. December 2002 (1st version)
 
 
DECISION ID
78035
Region 7     
Imperial Valley Drains
 
Pollutant: Endosulfan sulfate
Final Listing Decision: Do Not List on 303(d) list (TMDL required list)
Last Listing Cycle's Final Listing Decision: Do Not List on 303(d) list (TMDL required list)(2016)
Revision Status Revised
Impairment from Pollutant or Pollution: Pollutant
 
Regional Board Conclusion: This pollutant is being considered for placement on the section 303(d) list under section 3.1 of the Listing Policy. Under section 3.1 a single line of evidence is necessary to assess listing status.

Three lines of evidence are available in the administrative record to assess this pollutant.

None of the samples exceed the water quality objective.

Based on the readily available data and information, the weight of evidence indicates that there is sufficient justification against placing this water segment-pollutant combination on the section 303(d) list in the Water Quality Limited Segments category.

This conclusion is based on the staff findings that:
1. The data used satisfies the data quality requirements of section 6.1.4 of the Policy.
2. The data used satisfies the data quantity requirements of section 6.1.5 of the Policy.
3. None of the six dissolved fraction water samples and none of the 43 total fraction water samples exceeded the California Toxics Rule criteria.

This does not exceed the allowable frequency listed in Table 3.1 of the Listing Policy.
4. Pursuant to section 3.11 of the Listing Policy, no additional data and information are available indicating that standards are not met.
 
Regional Board Decision Recommendation: After review of the available data and information, RWQCB staff concludes that the water body-pollutant combination should not be placed on the section 303(d) list because applicable water quality standards are not being exceeded.
 
 
Line of Evidence (LOE) for Decision ID 78035, Endosulfan sulfate
Region 7     
Imperial Valley Drains
 
LOE ID: 127290
 
Pollutant: Endosulfan sulfate
LOE Subgroup: Pollutant-Water
Matrix: Water
Fraction: Total
 
Beneficial Use: Commercial or recreational collection of fish, shellfish, or organisms
 
Number of Samples: 42
Number of Exceedances: 0
 
Data and Information Type: PHYSICAL/CHEMICAL MONITORING
Data Used to Assess Water Quality: Water Board staff assessed SWAMP RWB7 Monitoring data for Imperial Valley Drains to determine beneficial use support and results are as follows: 0 of 42 samples exceeded the water quality standard for Endosulfan Sulfate.
Data Reference: Water Quality Assessment Data for the 2018 solicitation cycle submitted through CEDEN for SWAMP RWB7 Monitoring.
 
SWAMP Data: SWAMP
 
Water Quality Objective/Criterion: The Endosulfan Sulfate criteria for the protection of human health from consumption of organisms only is 240 ug/L (California Toxics Rule, 2000).
Objective/Criterion Reference: Water Quality Standards 2000. Establishment of numeric criteria for priority toxic pollutants for the State of California: Rules and regulations. Federal Register Vol. 65, No. 97. Washington, D.C.: Environmental Protection Agency
 
Evaluation Guideline:
Guideline Reference:
 
Spatial Representation: The samples were collected at 23 monitoring site(s) (723ARCDRN, 723ARIDRN, 723ARNDRN, 723BARWDR, 723CNTDRN, 723HLVLDR, 723MAGDRN, 723MUNDRN, 723NETDRN, 723NRFGDN, 723NRGNDN, 723OLANDR, 723PEACHD, 723RI3DRN, 723RICEDR, 723ROSDRN, 723SCNTDR, 723SPRDRN, 723SSDS02, 723SSDS03, 723SSPDRN, 723TI2DRN, 723VERDRN)
Temporal Representation: The samples were collected between the dates of 2012-05-07 and 2012-10-17
Environmental Conditions:
QAPP Information: Quality Assurance Program Plan and Standard Operating Procedures for SWAMP program  
QAPP Information Reference(s): Quality Assurance Program Plan and Standard Operating Procedures for SWAMP program
 
Line of Evidence (LOE) for Decision ID 78035, Endosulfan sulfate
Region 7     
Imperial Valley Drains
 
LOE ID: 127072
 
Pollutant: Endosulfan sulfate
LOE Subgroup: Pollutant-Water
Matrix: Water
Fraction: Total
 
Beneficial Use: Commercial or recreational collection of fish, shellfish, or organisms
 
Number of Samples: 1
Number of Exceedances: 0
 
Data and Information Type: PHYSICAL/CHEMICAL MONITORING
Data Used to Assess Water Quality: Water Board staff assessed RWB7 TMDL data for Imperial Valley Drains to determine beneficial use support and results are as follows: 0 of 1 samples exceeded the water quality standard for Endosulfan Sulfate.
Data Reference: Water Quality Assessment Data for the 2018 solicitation cycle submitted through CEDEN for RWB7 TMDL.
 
SWAMP Data: SWAMP
 
Water Quality Objective/Criterion: The Endosulfan Sulfate criteria for the protection of human health from consumption of organisms only is 240 ug/L (California Toxics Rule, 2000).
Objective/Criterion Reference: Water Quality Standards 2000. Establishment of numeric criteria for priority toxic pollutants for the State of California: Rules and regulations. Federal Register Vol. 65, No. 97. Washington, D.C.: Environmental Protection Agency
 
Evaluation Guideline:
Guideline Reference:
 
Spatial Representation: The samples were collected at 1 monitoring site(s) (723CNTDRN)
Temporal Representation: The samples were collected between the dates of 2011-02-11 and 2011-02-11
Environmental Conditions:
QAPP Information: Quality Assurance Program Plan and Standard Operating Procedures for SWAMP program  
QAPP Information Reference(s): Quality Assurance Program Plan and Standard Operating Procedures for SWAMP program
 
Line of Evidence (LOE) for Decision ID 78035, Endosulfan sulfate
Region 7     
Imperial Valley Drains
 
LOE ID: 5066
 
Pollutant: Anthracene | Endosulfan sulfate | Endrin aldehyde | Fluorene | alpha-Endosulfan (Endosulfan 1) | alpha.-BHC (Benzenehexachloride or alpha-HCH) | beta-BHC (Benzenehexachloride or beta-HCH) | beta-Endosulfan (Endosulfan 2)
LOE Subgroup: Pollutant-Water
Matrix: Water
Fraction: Dissolved
 
Beneficial Use: Commercial or recreational collection of fish, shellfish, or organisms
 
Number of Samples: 6
Number of Exceedances: 0
 
Data and Information Type: Fixed station physical/chemical (conventional plus toxic pollutants)
Data Used to Assess Water Quality: Six water quality samples were collected and analyzed in May and October 2002 at 3 locations in Imperial Valley Drains. Of these total samples, none exceeded the CTR Criteria (SWAMP, 2007).
Data Reference: Surface Water Ambient Monitoring Program (SWAMP) Data for organic and inorganic constituents in water and sediment samples collected from water bodies located in the Colorado River Basin-Region 7. May 2002-May 2005.
 
SWAMP Data: SWAMP
 
Water Quality Objective/Criterion: California Toxics Rule (CTR) Criteria for the protection of human health when consuming organisms from aquatic systems were used for the following constituents: 0.014 ug/l alpha-BHC, 240 ug/l alpha Endosulfan, 110000 ug/l Anthracene, 0.046 ug/l beta-BHC, 240 ug/l beta-Endosulfan, 240 ug/l Endosulfan Sulfate, 0.81 ug/l Endrin Aldehyde, and14000 ug/l Fluorene (USEPA, 2000).
Objective/Criterion Reference: Water Quality Standards 2000. Establishment of numeric criteria for priority toxic pollutants for the State of California: Rules and regulations. Federal Register Vol. 65, No. 97. Washington, D.C.: Environmental Protection Agency
 
Evaluation Guideline:
Guideline Reference:
 
Spatial Representation: Samples were collected from three Imperial Valley Drains ;Trifolium TD1, Niland 4, and W.
Temporal Representation: Six water samples were collected. Water samples were generally collected and analyzed twice, in May and October of 2002.
Environmental Conditions:
QAPP Information: The sampling and analysis portions of this study were conducted in accordance with the SWAMP Quality Assurance Management Plan (QAMP) (Puckett, 2002).
QAPP Information Reference(s): Quality Assurance Management Plan for the State of California's Surface Water Ambient Monitoring Program. Sacramento, CA. State Water Resources Control Board. SWAMP. December 2002 (1st version)
 
 
DECISION ID
70370
Region 7     
Imperial Valley Drains
 
Pollutant: Endrin
Final Listing Decision: Do Not List on 303(d) list (TMDL required list)
Last Listing Cycle's Final Listing Decision: Do Not List on 303(d) list (TMDL required list)(2016)
Revision Status Revised
Impairment from Pollutant or Pollution: Pollutant
 
Regional Board Conclusion: This pollutant is being considered for placement on the section 303(d) list under sections 3.1, 3.5, and 3.6 of the Listing Policy. Under section 3.1 a single line of evidence is necessary to assess listing status.

Fourteen lines of evidence are available in the administrative record to assess this pollutant.

None of the samples exceed the water quality objective.

Based on the readily available data and information, the weight of evidence indicates that there is sufficient justification against placing this water segment-pollutant combination on the section 303(d) list in the Water Quality Limited Segments category.

This conclusion is based on the staff findings that:
1. The data used satisfies the data quality requirements of section 6.1.4 of the Policy.
2. The data used satisfies the data quantity requirements of section 6.1.5 of the Policy.
3. None of the samples exceed the water quality objective(s):
None of 5 sediment samples exceeded the sediment quality guidelines.
None of 21 fish fillet fraction fish tissue samples exceeded the objective(s).
None of 40 total fraction fish tissue samples exceeded the objective(s).
None of 43 total fraction water samples exceeded the objective(s).
None of 43 dissolved fraction water samples exceeded the objective(s).

These do not exceed the allowable frequency listed in Table 3.1 of the Listing Policy.
4. Pursuant to section 3.11 of the Listing Policy, no additional data and information are available indicating that standards are not met.
 
Regional Board Decision Recommendation: After review of the available data and information, RWQCB staff concludes that the water body-pollutant combination should not be placed on the section 303(d) list because applicable water quality standards are not being exceeded.
 
 
Line of Evidence (LOE) for Decision ID 70370, Endrin
Region 7     
Imperial Valley Drains
 
LOE ID: 5108
 
Pollutant: Arsenic | Benzo(a)anthracene | Cadmium | Chromium (total) | Chrysene (C1-C4) | Copper | Dieldrin | Endrin | Fluoranthene | Fluorene | Lead | Lindane/gamma Hexachlorocyclohexane (gamma-HCH) | Mercury | Naphthalene | Nickel | PCBs (Polychlorinated biphenyls) | Phenanthrene | Pyrene
LOE Subgroup: Pollutant-Sediment
Matrix: Sediment
Fraction: Total
 
Beneficial Use: Warm Freshwater Habitat
 
Number of Samples: 5
Number of Exceedances: 0
 
Data and Information Type: Fixed station physical/chemical (conventional plus toxic pollutants)
Data Used to Assess Water Quality: Five sediment quality samples were collected and analyzed biannually from 5/2002 through 5/2005 at 3 locations in Imperial Valley Drains. Of these total samples, none exceeded the PEC (SWAMP, 2007).
Data Reference: Surface Water Ambient Monitoring Program (SWAMP) Data for organic and inorganic constituents in water and sediment samples collected from water bodies located in the Colorado River Basin-Region 7. May 2002-May 2005.
 
SWAMP Data: SWAMP
 
Water Quality Objective/Criterion: Basin Plan: No individual chemical or combination of chemicals shall be present in concentrations that adversely affect beneficial uses. There shall be no increase in hazardous chemical concentrations found in bottom sediments or aquatic life (CRBRWQCB, 2006).
Objective/Criterion Reference: Water Quality Control Plan Colorado River Basin, with amendments adopted through June 2006
 
Evaluation Guideline: Consensus Based Sediment Quality Guideline Probable Effects Concentrations (PECs) for the protection of freshwater organisms to toxic effects were used for the following constituents: 33 mg/kg Arsenic, 1050 ug/kg Benz[a]anthrazene, 4.98 mg/kg Cadmium, 111 mg/kg Chromium, 1290 ug/kg Chrysene, 149 mg/kg Copper, 61.8 ug/g Dieldrin, 207 ug/kg Endrin, 2230 ug/kg Fluoranthene, 536 ug/kg Fluorene, 128 mg/kg Lead, 4.99 ug/kg Lindane/Hexachlorocyclohexane (HCH), 1.06 mg/kg Mercury, 561 ug/kg Naphthalene, 48.6 mg/kg Nickel, 676 ug/kg PCBs (Polychlorinated biphenyls), 1170 ug/kg Phenanthrene , 1520 ug/kg Pyrene (Macdonald et al, 2000).
Guideline Reference: Development and evaluation of consensus-based sediment quality guidelines for freshwater ecosystems. Environmental Contamination and Toxicology. 39: 20-31
 
Spatial Representation: Samples were collected from three Imperial Valley Drains ;Trifolium TD1, Niland 4, and W.
Temporal Representation: Five sediment samples were collected. Water samples were generally collected and analyzed twice, in May and October of 2002. Samples were not collected from each location every sampling round.
Environmental Conditions:
QAPP Information: The sampling and analysis portions of this study were conducted in accordance with the SWAMP Quality Assurance Management Plan (QAMP) (Puckett, 2002).
QAPP Information Reference(s): Quality Assurance Management Plan for the State of California's Surface Water Ambient Monitoring Program. Sacramento, CA. State Water Resources Control Board. SWAMP. December 2002 (1st version)
 
Line of Evidence (LOE) for Decision ID 70370, Endrin
Region 7     
Imperial Valley Drains
 
LOE ID: 127191
 
Pollutant: Endrin
LOE Subgroup: Pollutant-Water
Matrix: Water
Fraction: Total
 
Beneficial Use: Warm Freshwater Habitat
 
Number of Samples: 42
Number of Exceedances: 0
 
Data and Information Type: PHYSICAL/CHEMICAL MONITORING
Data Used to Assess Water Quality: Water Board staff assessed SWAMP RWB7 Monitoring data for Imperial Valley Drains to determine beneficial use support and results are as follows: 0 of 42 samples exceeded the water quality standard for Endrin.
Data Reference: Water Quality Assessment Data for the 2018 solicitation cycle submitted through CEDEN for SWAMP RWB7 Monitoring.
 
SWAMP Data: SWAMP
 
Water Quality Objective/Criterion: The Endrin criterion continuous concentration (expressed as a 4-day average) to protect aquatic life in freshwater is 0.036 ug/L (California Toxics Rule, 2000).
Objective/Criterion Reference: Water Quality Standards 2000. Establishment of numeric criteria for priority toxic pollutants for the State of California: Rules and regulations. Federal Register Vol. 65, No. 97. Washington, D.C.: Environmental Protection Agency
 
Evaluation Guideline:
Guideline Reference:
 
Spatial Representation: The samples were collected at 23 monitoring site(s) (723ARCDRN, 723ARIDRN, 723ARNDRN, 723BARWDR, 723CNTDRN, 723HLVLDR, 723MAGDRN, 723MUNDRN, 723NETDRN, 723NRFGDN, 723NRGNDN, 723OLANDR, 723PEACHD, 723RI3DRN, 723RICEDR, 723ROSDRN, 723SCNTDR, 723SPRDRN, 723SSDS02, 723SSDS03, 723SSPDRN, 723TI2DRN, 723VERDRN)
Temporal Representation: The samples were collected between the dates of 2012-05-07 and 2012-10-17
Environmental Conditions:
QAPP Information: Quality Assurance Program Plan and Standard Operating Procedures for SWAMP program  
QAPP Information Reference(s): Quality Assurance Program Plan and Standard Operating Procedures for SWAMP program
 
Line of Evidence (LOE) for Decision ID 70370, Endrin
Region 7     
Imperial Valley Drains
 
LOE ID: 127347
 
Pollutant: Endrin
LOE Subgroup: Pollutant-Water
Matrix: Water
Fraction: Total
 
Beneficial Use: Warm Freshwater Habitat
 
Number of Samples: 1
Number of Exceedances: 0
 
Data and Information Type: PHYSICAL/CHEMICAL MONITORING
Data Used to Assess Water Quality: Water Board staff assessed RWB7 TMDL data for Imperial Valley Drains to determine beneficial use support and results are as follows: 0 of 1 samples exceeded the water quality standard for Endrin.
Data Reference: Water Quality Assessment Data for the 2018 solicitation cycle submitted through CEDEN for RWB7 TMDL.
 
SWAMP Data: SWAMP
 
Water Quality Objective/Criterion: The Endrin criterion continuous concentration (expressed as a 4-day average) to protect aquatic life in freshwater is 0.036 ug/L (California Toxics Rule, 2000).
Objective/Criterion Reference: Water Quality Standards 2000. Establishment of numeric criteria for priority toxic pollutants for the State of California: Rules and regulations. Federal Register Vol. 65, No. 97. Washington, D.C.: Environmental Protection Agency
 
Evaluation Guideline:
Guideline Reference:
 
Spatial Representation: The samples were collected at 1 monitoring site(s) (723CNTDRN)
Temporal Representation: The samples were collected between the dates of 2011-02-11 and 2011-02-11
Environmental Conditions:
QAPP Information: Quality Assurance Program Plan and Standard Operating Procedures for SWAMP program  
QAPP Information Reference(s): Quality Assurance Program Plan and Standard Operating Procedures for SWAMP program
 
Line of Evidence (LOE) for Decision ID 70370, Endrin
Region 7     
Imperial Valley Drains
 
LOE ID: 127321
 
Pollutant: Endrin
LOE Subgroup: Pollutant-Water
Matrix: Water
Fraction: Total
 
Beneficial Use: Commercial or recreational collection of fish, shellfish, or organisms
 
Number of Samples: 1
Number of Exceedances: 0
 
Data and Information Type: PHYSICAL/CHEMICAL MONITORING
Data Used to Assess Water Quality: Water Board staff assessed RWB7 TMDL data for Imperial Valley Drains to determine beneficial use support and results are as follows: 0 of 1 samples exceeded the water quality standard for Endrin.
Data Reference: Water Quality Assessment Data for the 2018 solicitation cycle submitted through CEDEN for RWB7 TMDL.
 
SWAMP Data: SWAMP
 
Water Quality Objective/Criterion: The Endrin criteria for the protection of human health from consumption of organisms only is 0.81 ug/L (California Toxics Rule, 2000).
Objective/Criterion Reference: Water Quality Standards 2000. Establishment of numeric criteria for priority toxic pollutants for the State of California: Rules and regulations. Federal Register Vol. 65, No. 97. Washington, D.C.: Environmental Protection Agency
 
Evaluation Guideline:
Guideline Reference:
 
Spatial Representation: The samples were collected at 1 monitoring site(s) (723CNTDRN)
Temporal Representation: The samples were collected between the dates of 2011-02-11 and 2011-02-11
Environmental Conditions:
QAPP Information: Quality Assurance Program Plan and Standard Operating Procedures for SWAMP program  
QAPP Information Reference(s): Quality Assurance Program Plan and Standard Operating Procedures for SWAMP program
 
Line of Evidence (LOE) for Decision ID 70370, Endrin
Region 7     
Imperial Valley Drains
 
LOE ID: 127190
 
Pollutant: Endrin
LOE Subgroup: Pollutant-Water
Matrix: Water
Fraction: Total
 
Beneficial Use: Commercial or recreational collection of fish, shellfish, or organisms
 
Number of Samples: 42
Number of Exceedances: 0
 
Data and Information Type: PHYSICAL/CHEMICAL MONITORING
Data Used to Assess Water Quality: Water Board staff assessed SWAMP RWB7 Monitoring data for Imperial Valley Drains to determine beneficial use support and results are as follows: 0 of 42 samples exceeded the water quality standard for Endrin.
Data Reference: Water Quality Assessment Data for the 2018 solicitation cycle submitted through CEDEN for SWAMP RWB7 Monitoring.
 
SWAMP Data: SWAMP
 
Water Quality Objective/Criterion: The Endrin criteria for the protection of human health from consumption of organisms only is 0.81 ug/L (California Toxics Rule, 2000).
Objective/Criterion Reference: Water Quality Standards 2000. Establishment of numeric criteria for priority toxic pollutants for the State of California: Rules and regulations. Federal Register Vol. 65, No. 97. Washington, D.C.: Environmental Protection Agency
 
Evaluation Guideline:
Guideline Reference:
 
Spatial Representation: The samples were collected at 23 monitoring site(s) (723ARCDRN, 723ARIDRN, 723ARNDRN, 723BARWDR, 723CNTDRN, 723HLVLDR, 723MAGDRN, 723MUNDRN, 723NETDRN, 723NRFGDN, 723NRGNDN, 723OLANDR, 723PEACHD, 723RI3DRN, 723RICEDR, 723ROSDRN, 723SCNTDR, 723SPRDRN, 723SSDS02, 723SSDS03, 723SSPDRN, 723TI2DRN, 723VERDRN)
Temporal Representation: The samples were collected between the dates of 2012-05-07 and 2012-10-17
Environmental Conditions:
QAPP Information: Quality Assurance Program Plan and Standard Operating Procedures for SWAMP program  
QAPP Information Reference(s): Quality Assurance Program Plan and Standard Operating Procedures for SWAMP program
 
Line of Evidence (LOE) for Decision ID 70370, Endrin
Region 7     
Imperial Valley Drains
 
LOE ID: 5615
 
Pollutant: Endrin
LOE Subgroup: Pollutant-Tissue
Matrix: Tissue
Fraction: Total
 
Beneficial Use: Warm Freshwater Habitat
 
Number of Samples: 40
Number of Exceedances: 0
 
Data and Information Type: Fish tissue analysis
Data Used to Assess Water Quality: Twenty-one fish fillet samples and nineteen whole fish samples were taken at 14 locations in Imperial Valley drains. The fish samples were generally collected from 10/1985 through 11/2000. Of these total samples, none exceeded the NAS tissue guideline (TSMP, 2007).
Data Reference: Toxic Substances Monitoring Program (TSMP) Data for organic and inorganic chemicals in fish and sediment samples collected from water bodies located in the Colorado River Basin-Region 7. 1978-2000. State Water Resources Control Board. Sacramento, CA.
 
SWAMP Data: Non-SWAMP
 
Water Quality Objective/Criterion: Basin Plan: No individual chemical or combination of chemicals shall be present in concentrations that adversely affect beneficial uses. There shall be no increase in hazardous chemical concentrations found in bottom sediments or aquatic life (CRBRWQCB, 2006).
Objective/Criterion Reference: Water Quality Control Plan Colorado River Basin, with amendments adopted through June 2006
 
Evaluation Guideline: National Academy of Science (NAS) tissue guideline of 100 ug/kg for the protection of aquatic life uses (NAS, 1973).
Guideline Reference: National Academy of Sciences. Water Quality Criteria 1972. EPA-R3-73-033. Washington, D.C.: U.S. Environmental Protection Agency
 
Spatial Representation: Samples were collected from the following Imperial Valley drain locations; Rose drain, Holtville Main drain, Central drain, South Central drain, Rice drain 3, Verde drain, Greeson drain, Fig drain, Pumice drain, Mayflower drain, Orange drain, Peach Drain, Tokay drain, Barbara Worth drain, and Warren drain.
Temporal Representation: Fish tissue samples were generally collected from 10/1985 through 11/2000. Fish tissue samples were not collected from each location every sampling round. Twenty-one fish fillet samples of carp, channel catfish, tilapia, flathead catfish, spiny soft shelled turtle, redbelly tilapia, and yellow bullhead were collected. Eight carp fillet composite samples were collected in the years (2)1985, 1986, 1988, (3)1990, and 1999. Two carp single fish fillet samples were collected in the years 1989-90. Three channel catfish fillet composite samples were collected in the years 1989-90, and 1999. One channel catfish single fish fillet sample was collected in the year 1999. Two tilapia fillet composite samples were collected in the years 1996, and 2000. One flathead catfish fillet composite sample was collected in the year 1988. Two spiny soft shelled turtle fillet composite samples were collected in the year (2)1992. One redbelly tilapia fillet composite sample was collected in the year 1992. One yellow bullhead fillet composite sample was collected in the year 1985. Nineteen whole fish samples of mosquitofish, and sailfin molly were collected. Twelve mosquitofish whole fish composite samples were collected in 1985, 1989, (2)1990, (3)1991, 1995-96, and (3)2000. Seven sailfin molly whole fish composite samples were collected in (2)1989, 1991, (2)1992, (2)2000.
Environmental Conditions:
QAPP Information: The field procedures are described in TSMP Data Reports and associated Appendices. CDFG's Laboratory applies Quality Assurance Program Plan procedures for laboratory Quality Assurance and Quality Control, as described in Rasmussen (1993).
QAPP Information Reference(s): Toxic Substances Monitoring Program 1991 Data Report. 93-1WQ. State Water Resources Control Board (SWRCB), Division of Water Quality. Sacramento, CA.
 
Line of Evidence (LOE) for Decision ID 70370, Endrin
Region 7     
Imperial Valley Drains
 
LOE ID: 5534
 
Pollutant: Endrin
LOE Subgroup: Pollutant-Tissue
Matrix: Tissue
Fraction: Total
 
Beneficial Use: Commercial or recreational collection of fish, shellfish, or organisms
 
Number of Samples: 40
Number of Exceedances: 0
 
Data and Information Type: Fish tissue analysis
Data Used to Assess Water Quality: Twenty-one fish fillet samples and nineteen whole fish samples were taken at 14 locations in Imperial Valley drains. The fish samples were generally collected from 10/1985 through 11/2000. Of these total samples, none exceeded the OEHHA Screening Value (TSMP, 2007).
Data Reference: Toxic Substances Monitoring Program (TSMP) Data for organic and inorganic chemicals in fish and sediment samples collected from water bodies located in the Colorado River Basin-Region 7. 1978-2000. State Water Resources Control Board. Sacramento, CA.
 
SWAMP Data: Non-SWAMP
 
Water Quality Objective/Criterion: Basin Plan: No individual chemical or combination of chemicals shall be present in concentrations that adversely affect beneficial uses. There shall be no increase in hazardous chemical concentrations found in bottom sediments or aquatic life (CRBRWQCB, 2006).
Objective/Criterion Reference: Water Quality Control Plan Colorado River Basin, with amendments adopted through June 2006
 
Evaluation Guideline: Office of Environmental Health Hazard Assessment (OEHHA) Scre