Strategy for a Healthy San Diego Bay
San Diego Bay is a high priority water body in the San Diego region due to its ecological value and because it supports tourism, commercial and subsistence fishing, and a variety of recreational, maritime, industrial, commercial, and military uses. For this reason, in June of 2015 the San Diego Water Board endorsed a Strategy for a Healthy San Diego Bay (Strategy). This Strategy is intended to guide the Board and its staff in making the most effective and efficient use of their resources when taking actions to protect and restore the health of the Bay. The Strategy applies the framework of the Healthy Waters Chapter of the Practical Vision to San Diego Bay in pilot scale by laying out the following seven steps:
Step 1 - Identify key beneficial use categories applicable to San Diego Bay. Then identify key areas associated with those beneficial use categories.
Step 2 - Assess conditions in San Diego Bay with regard to the key uses and associated areas.
Step 3 - Prioritize which issues are most important to address in San Diego Bay.
Step 4 - Set measurable goals for meaningful environmental outcomes.
Step 5 - Realign the Board's work to implement the tasks necessary to achieve the measurable goals.
Step 6 - Track progress of the work identified and the outcomes anticipated.
Step 7 - Periodically reevaluate the work priorities, goals, and milestones and set course corrections as necessary.
The Strategy also proposes to develop a Monitoring Coalition, as envisioned in the Monitoring and Assessment Chapter of the Practical Vision, to implement a long-term bay-wide program to collect information necessary to assess conditions of the key beneficial use categories identified and to improve monitoring communication and collaboration.
The San Diego Water Board looks forward to the implementation of the Strategy. Interested persons can sign up for email notifications for "Healthy Waters: San Diego Bay" at http://www.waterboards.ca.gov/resources/email_subscriptions/reg9_subscribe.html.
- 2017 Status Sheet for Non-Contact Recreation (10/2017)
- Fish Consumption Study (4/2017)
- 2017 Status Sheet for Contact Recreation (2/2017)
- 2017 Status Sheet for Fish and Shellfish Consumption (2/2017)
- Bioaccumulation Database Description (12/2016)
- Bioaccumulation Database - San Diego Bioaccumulation Study (12/2016)
- Aquatic Food Web Bioaccumulation Study of San Diego Bay (12/2016)
- Appendix A - Benthic Trawl Maps RHMP and SWHB All
- Appendix B - Sediment and Tissue Chemistry Tables RHMP and SWHB
- Appendix C - Bioaccumulation Catch Tables San Diego Bay
- Appendix D - Catch Photo Logs - Bioaccumulation San Diego Bay
- Appendix E - Graphical and Statistical Analysis
- Appendix F - SWHB Field Water Quality Table
- Appendix G - Raw Field Data Sheets
- Appendix H - COCs
- Appendix I - SWHB Study_Analytical Chem Rpts_Physis
- Appendix J - Level IV DV Reportt SWHB Study 2014
- Appendix K - USFWS DRAFT SCREENING LEVELS
- Assessment of Bioaccumulation in San Diego Bay (12/2016)
- San Diego Bay Debris Study (10/2016)
- Board Meeting Update on Initial Assessment of Key Beneficial Uses (10/12/2016)
- San Diego Bay Bioaccumulation Workshop (08/2016)
- Strategy for a Healthy San Diego Bay (06/2015)
- San Diego Water Board Resolution No. R9-2015-0086 (06/2015)
- 1-Page Fact Sheet (06/2015)
- May 2016 update on Strategy Implementation (05/2016)
- Integrated Natural Resources Management Plan (09/2013)
- Regional Harbor Monitoring
- 2005-06 Pilot Final Report
- 2006-07 Pilot Final Report
- 2005-08 Summary Final Report
- 2008 Final Report
- 2013 Final Report
- San Diego Bay Cleanup