Statewide Mercury Program

Mercury in California's Waters – Supporting Documentation

Lake Management Presentation by Professor Alex Horne (January 2015)

On January 14, 2015, Professor Alex Horne at University of California, Berkeley presented information on in-reservoir mercury management options.

Focus Group Meetings (February - October 2014)

Water Board staff held several small meetings with Tribes and stakeholder groups to inform them on the purpose and the initial scope of the proposed mercury amendment, and to gather feedback to aid in the development of the draft regulatory proposal.

California Lake Management Society (CALMS) Presentations (October 2014)

On October 9, 2014, Water Board staff presented at the 29th annual CALMS meeting on the Statewide Mercury Control Program for Reservoirs and proposed in-reservoir mercury management options.

California Tribes Fish Use Study Presentation (September 2014)

Dr. Fraser Shilling at University of California, Davis gathered information on the type and amounts of fish that California Native American Tribes use today and used traditionally. This project was funded by State Water Resources Control Board and the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency.

North American Lake Management Society (NALMS) Presentations (November 2013)

On November 1, 2013, Water Board staff presented at the 33rd International Symposium on important factors influencing predatory fish mercury concentrations in California reservoirs.

Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Presentation (September 2013)

On September 26, 2013, Water Board staff gave a presentation at the EPA Region 9 State-of-the-Science Workshop on mercury remediation in aquatic environments as it relates to historic mines and other factors.

Update on Mercury Programs (April 2013)

During the April 23, 2013 State Water Board Meeting, Water Board staff presented an update on recently adopted TMDLs and on the developing Statewide Mercury Program.

Reservoir Program CEQA Scoping (March 2012)

Mercury Objectives CEQA Scoping (February 2007)

Water Board staff presented background information and several options for the mercury objectives during a public meeting.