Draft California 2020 Integrated Report (303(d) List/305(b) Report)

Supporting Information

Regional Board 1 - North Coast Region

Water Body Name: Russian River HU, Middle Russian River HA, Geyserville HSA
Water Body ID: CAR1142503219990615082353
Water Body Type: River & Stream
 
DECISION ID
78854
Region 1     
Russian River HU, Middle Russian River HA, Geyserville HSA
 
Pollutant: Diazinon
Final Listing Decision: Do Not Delist from 303(d) list (TMDL required list)
Last Listing Cycle's Final Listing Decision: List on 303(d) list (TMDL required list)(2016)
Revision Status Revised
Sources: A 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 CWA section 303(d) List under section4.1 of the Listing Policy. Under section 4.1 a single line of evidence is necessary to assess listing status. Eleven lines of evidence are available in the administrative record to assess this pollutant.

Two of two samples from Foss Creek exceed the objective for the protection of the COLD beneficial use.

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 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 two samples from Foss Creek exceed the objective for the protection of the COLD beneficial use and this sample size is insufficient to determine, with the power and confidence of the Listing Policy, if the beneficial use is being supported as a minimum of 28 samples is needed to determine if a beneficial use is fully supported using table 4.1.
4. Pursuant to Section 4.11 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.
 
State Board Review of Regional Board Conclusion and Recommendation:
 
State Board Decision Recommendation:
 
 
Line of Evidence (LOE) for Decision ID 78854, Diazinon
Region 1     
Russian River HU, Middle Russian River HA, Geyserville HSA
 
LOE ID: 6216
 
Pollutant: Diazinon
LOE Subgroup: Pollutant-Water
Matrix: Water
Fraction: Total
 
Beneficial Use: Cold Freshwater Habitat
Aquatic Life Use: Fish Migration | Fish Spawning | Preservation of Rare & Endangered Species | Warm Freshwater Habitat | Wildlife Habitat
 
Number of Samples: 2
Number of Exceedances: 2
 
Data and Information Type: PHYSICAL/CHEMICAL MONITORING
Data Used to Assess Water Quality: All 2 of the 2 diazinon samples collected from Foss Creek exceed the evaluation guideline. Concentrations range from 0.133 to 0.707 ug/l. The samples were collected as part of the Russian River First Flush sampling event. Data are summarized by Katznelson et al. (2003).
Data Reference: 2002 Russian River First Flush Summary Report. Clean Water Team, Citizen Monitoring Program of the State Water Resources Control Board
 
SWAMP Data: Non-SWAMP
 
Water Quality Objective/Criterion: Per the Basin Plan (NCRWQCB 2007): 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.
Objective/Criterion Reference: Water Quality Control Plan (Basin Plan) - North Coast Region (Region 1)
 
Evaluation Guideline: Per the National Recommended Water Quality Criteria (USEPA 2006): The 1-hour average maximum concentration criterion for freshwater aquatic life protection is 0.08 ug/l.
Guideline Reference: National Recommended Water Quality Criteria. United States Environmental Protection Agency. Office of Water. Office of Science and Technology
 
Spatial Representation: The samples were collected from 2 sites in Foss Creek as follows: (1) in Foss Creek in downtown Healdsburg, and (2) in Upper Foss Creek.
Temporal Representation: The samples were collected on November 7, 2002. At each site, 3 instantaneous grab samples were collected over half hour increments. The data are averaged for each site.
Environmental Conditions: Samples were collected during the first runoff event of the rainy season.
QAPP Information: Samples were collected in accordance with the study plan and quality control procedures described by Katznelson et al. (2003).
QAPP Information Reference(s): 2002 Russian River First Flush Summary Report. Clean Water Team, Citizen Monitoring Program of the State Water Resources Control Board
 
Line of Evidence (LOE) for Decision ID 78854, Diazinon
Region 1     
Russian River HU, Middle Russian River HA, Geyserville HSA
 
LOE ID: 116277
 
Pollutant: Diazinon
LOE Subgroup: Pollutant-Water
Matrix: Water
Fraction: Total
 
Beneficial Use: Cold 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 RWB1 Monitoring data for Russian River HU, Middle Russian River HA, Geyserville HSA to determine beneficial use support and results are as follows: 0 of 4 samples exceeded the water quality standard for Diazinon.
Data Reference: Water Quality Assessment Data for the 2018 solicitation cycle submitted through CEDEN for SWAMP RWB1 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 (Basin Plan) for the North Coast Region
 
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 1 monitoring site(s) (114BS0310)
Temporal Representation: The samples were collected between the dates of 2010-11-30 and 2011-11-30
Environmental Conditions:
QAPP Information: Quality Assurance Program Plan and Standard Operating Procedures for SWAMP program
QAPP Information Reference(s): Quality Assurance Program Plans, Quality Assurance Project Plans, and Standard Operating Procedures for the SWAMP program
 
Line of Evidence (LOE) for Decision ID 78854, Diazinon
Region 1     
Russian River HU, Middle Russian River HA, Geyserville HSA
 
LOE ID: 43585
 
Pollutant: Diazinon
LOE Subgroup: Pollutant-Sediment
Matrix: Sediment
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 SWAMP data for Russian River HU, Middle Russian River HA, Geyserville HSA to determine beneficial use support and results are as follows: 0 of 1 samples exceed the criterion for Diazinon.
Data Reference: Statewide Stream Pollution Trends Study 2008
 
SWAMP Data: SWAMP
 
Water Quality Objective/Criterion: Water Quality Control Plan, North Coast Region (NCRWQCB 2011): No individual pesticide or combination of pesticides shall be present in concentrations that adversely affect beneficial uses.
Objective/Criterion Reference: Water Quality Control Plan (Basin Plan) for the North Coast Region
 
Evaluation Guideline: The evaluation guideline for diazinon is the median lethal concentration (LC50) of 11 ug/g and is normalized by the percentage of organic carbon in the sediment sample. The LC50 11 ug/g is the geometric mean of LC50 values for diazinon from Ding et al. (2011).
Guideline Reference: Toxicity of Sediment-Associated Pesticides to Chironomus dilutus and Hyalella azteca. Arch. Environ. Contam. Toxicol. 61:83¿92.
 
Spatial Representation: Data for this line of evidence for Russian River HU, Middle Russian River HA, Geyserville HSA was collected at 1 monitoring site [ Russian River at Alexander RV Park - 114RRAXRV]
Temporal Representation: Data was collected on a single day 10/14/2008.
Environmental Conditions: Staff is not aware of any special conditions that might affect interpretation of the data.
QAPP Information: The SWAMP QAPP (2008) was followed.
QAPP Information Reference(s): Surface Water Ambient Monitoring Program Quality Assurance Program Plan
 
Line of Evidence (LOE) for Decision ID 78854, Diazinon
Region 1     
Russian River HU, Middle Russian River HA, Geyserville HSA
 
LOE ID: 43584
 
Pollutant: Diazinon
LOE Subgroup: Pollutant-Sediment
Matrix: Sediment
Fraction: Total
 
Beneficial Use: Cold 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 SWAMP data for Russian River HU, Middle Russian River HA, Geyserville HSA to determine beneficial use support and results are as follows: 0 of 1 samples exceed the criterion for Diazinon.
Data Reference: Statewide Stream Pollution Trends Study 2008
 
SWAMP Data: SWAMP
 
Water Quality Objective/Criterion: Water Quality Control Plan, North Coast Region (NCRWQCB 2011): No individual pesticide or combination of pesticides shall be present in concentrations that adversely affect beneficial uses.
Objective/Criterion Reference: Water Quality Control Plan (Basin Plan) for the North Coast Region
 
Evaluation Guideline: The evaluation guideline for diazinon is the median lethal concentration (LC50) of 11 ug/g and is normalized by the percentage of organic carbon in the sediment sample. The LC50 11 ug/g is the geometric mean of LC50 values for diazinon from Ding et al. (2011).
Guideline Reference: Toxicity of Sediment-Associated Pesticides to Chironomus dilutus and Hyalella azteca. Arch. Environ. Contam. Toxicol. 61:83¿92.
 
Spatial Representation: Data for this line of evidence for Russian River HU, Middle Russian River HA, Geyserville HSA was collected at 1 monitoring site [ Russian River at Alexander RV Park - 114RRAXRV]
Temporal Representation: Data was collected on a single day 10/14/2008.
Environmental Conditions: Staff is not aware of any special conditions that might affect interpretation of the data.
QAPP Information: The SWAMP QAPP (2008) was followed.
QAPP Information Reference(s): Surface Water Ambient Monitoring Program Quality Assurance Program Plan
 
Line of Evidence (LOE) for Decision ID 78854, Diazinon
Region 1     
Russian River HU, Middle Russian River HA, Geyserville HSA
 
LOE ID: 116283
 
Pollutant: Diazinon
LOE Subgroup: Pollutant-Water
Matrix: Water
Fraction: Total
 
Beneficial Use: Municipal & Domestic Supply
 
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 RWB1 Monitoring data for Russian River HU, Middle Russian River HA, Geyserville HSA to determine beneficial use support and results are as follows: 0 of 4 samples exceeded the water quality standard for Diazinon.
Data Reference: Water Quality Assessment Data for the 2018 solicitation cycle submitted through CEDEN for SWAMP RWB1 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 (Basin Plan) for the North Coast Region
 
Evaluation Guideline: Based on USEPA reference dose (RfD) as a drinking water level, the drinking water health advisory level for Diazinon is 1.4 µg/L.
Guideline Reference: 2012 Edition of the Drinking Water Standards and Health Advisories
 
Spatial Representation: The samples were collected at 1 monitoring site(s) (114RR5652)
Temporal Representation: The samples were collected between the dates of 2010-11-30 and 2011-11-30
Environmental Conditions:
QAPP Information: Quality Assurance Program Plan and Standard Operating Procedures for SWAMP program
QAPP Information Reference(s): Quality Assurance Program Plans, Quality Assurance Project Plans, and Standard Operating Procedures for the SWAMP program
 
Line of Evidence (LOE) for Decision ID 78854, Diazinon
Region 1     
Russian River HU, Middle Russian River HA, Geyserville HSA
 
LOE ID: 116282
 
Pollutant: Diazinon
LOE Subgroup: Pollutant-Water
Matrix: Water
Fraction: Total
 
Beneficial Use: Cold 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 RWB1 Monitoring data for Russian River HU, Middle Russian River HA, Geyserville HSA to determine beneficial use support and results are as follows: 0 of 4 samples exceeded the water quality standard for Diazinon.
Data Reference: Water Quality Assessment Data for the 2018 solicitation cycle submitted through CEDEN for SWAMP RWB1 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 (Basin Plan) for the North Coast Region
 
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 1 monitoring site(s) (114RR5652)
Temporal Representation: The samples were collected between the dates of 2010-11-30 and 2011-11-30
Environmental Conditions:
QAPP Information: Quality Assurance Program Plan and Standard Operating Procedures for SWAMP program
QAPP Information Reference(s): Quality Assurance Program Plans, Quality Assurance Project Plans, and Standard Operating Procedures for the SWAMP program
 
Line of Evidence (LOE) for Decision ID 78854, Diazinon
Region 1     
Russian River HU, Middle Russian River HA, Geyserville HSA
 
LOE ID: 116279
 
Pollutant: Diazinon
LOE Subgroup: Pollutant-Water
Matrix: Water
Fraction: Total
 
Beneficial Use: Municipal & Domestic Supply
 
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 RWB1 Monitoring data for Russian River HU, Middle Russian River HA, Geyserville HSA to determine beneficial use support and results are as follows: 0 of 4 samples exceeded the water quality standard for Diazinon.
Data Reference: Water Quality Assessment Data for the 2018 solicitation cycle submitted through CEDEN for SWAMP RWB1 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 (Basin Plan) for the North Coast Region
 
Evaluation Guideline: Based on USEPA reference dose (RfD) as a drinking water level, the drinking water health advisory level for Diazinon is 1.4 µg/L.
Guideline Reference: 2012 Edition of the Drinking Water Standards and Health Advisories
 
Spatial Representation: The samples were collected at 1 monitoring site(s) (114BS0310)
Temporal Representation: The samples were collected between the dates of 2010-11-30 and 2011-11-30
Environmental Conditions:
QAPP Information: Quality Assurance Program Plan and Standard Operating Procedures for SWAMP program
QAPP Information Reference(s): Quality Assurance Program Plans, Quality Assurance Project Plans, and Standard Operating Procedures for the SWAMP program
 
Line of Evidence (LOE) for Decision ID 78854, Diazinon
Region 1     
Russian River HU, Middle Russian River HA, Geyserville HSA
 
LOE ID: 116281
 
Pollutant: Diazinon
LOE Subgroup: Pollutant-Water
Matrix: Water
Fraction: Total
 
Beneficial Use: Municipal & Domestic Supply
 
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 SWAMP RWB1 Monitoring data for Russian River HU, Middle Russian River HA, Geyserville HSA to determine beneficial use support and results are as follows: 0 of 1 samples exceeded the water quality standard for Diazinon.
Data Reference: Water Quality Assessment Data for the 2018 solicitation cycle submitted through CEDEN for SWAMP RWB1 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 (Basin Plan) for the North Coast Region
 
Evaluation Guideline: Based on USEPA reference dose (RfD) as a drinking water level, the drinking water health advisory level for Diazinon is 1.4 µg/L.
Guideline Reference: 2012 Edition of the Drinking Water Standards and Health Advisories
 
Spatial Representation: The samples were collected at 1 monitoring site(s) (114RR4234_SWAMP)
Temporal Representation: The samples were collected between the dates of 2014-02-03 and 2014-02-03
Environmental Conditions:
QAPP Information: Quality Assurance Program Plan and Standard Operating Procedures for SWAMP program
QAPP Information Reference(s): Quality Assurance Program Plans, Quality Assurance Project Plans, and Standard Operating Procedures for the SWAMP program
 
Line of Evidence (LOE) for Decision ID 78854, Diazinon
Region 1     
Russian River HU, Middle Russian River HA, Geyserville HSA
 
LOE ID: 41277
 
Pollutant: Diazinon
LOE Subgroup: Pollutant-Water
Matrix: Water
Fraction: Total
 
Beneficial Use: Cold 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 data for Russian River HU, Middle Russian River HA, Geyserville HSA to determine beneficial use support and results are as follows: 0 of 3 samples exceed the criterion for Diazinon.
Data Reference: RWB1 Trend Maintenance Periods FYs 2007 2008
 
SWAMP Data: SWAMP
 
Water Quality Objective/Criterion: Water Quality Control Plan, North Coast Region (NCRWQCB 2011): No individual pesticide or combination of pesticides shall be present in concentrations that adversely affect beneficial uses.
Objective/Criterion Reference: Water Quality Control Plan (Basin Plan) for the North Coast Region
 
Evaluation Guideline: As stated in CDFG documents from Siepmann and Finlayson, the 4-day freshwater continuous criterion concentration for diazinon is 0.10 µg/L.
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: Data for this line of evidence for Russian River HU, Middle Russian River HA, Geyserville HSA was collected at 1 monitoring site [ Russian River at Crocker Road - 114RR5652]
Temporal Representation: Data was collected over the time period 11/26/2007-7/14/2008.
Environmental Conditions: Staff is not aware of any special conditions that might affect interpretation of the data.
QAPP Information: The SWAMP QAPP (2008) was followed.
QAPP Information Reference(s): Surface Water Ambient Monitoring Program Quality Assurance Program Plan
 
Line of Evidence (LOE) for Decision ID 78854, Diazinon
Region 1     
Russian River HU, Middle Russian River HA, Geyserville HSA
 
LOE ID: 116280
 
Pollutant: Diazinon
LOE Subgroup: Pollutant-Water
Matrix: Water
Fraction: Total
 
Beneficial Use: Cold 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 SWAMP RWB1 Monitoring data for Russian River HU, Middle Russian River HA, Geyserville HSA to determine beneficial use support and results are as follows: 0 of 1 samples exceeded the water quality standard for Diazinon.
Data Reference: Water Quality Assessment Data for the 2018 solicitation cycle submitted through CEDEN for SWAMP RWB1 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 (Basin Plan) for the North Coast Region
 
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 1 monitoring site(s) (114RR4234_SWAMP)
Temporal Representation: The samples were collected between the dates of 2014-02-03 and 2014-02-03
Environmental Conditions:
QAPP Information: Quality Assurance Program Plan and Standard Operating Procedures for SWAMP program
QAPP Information Reference(s): Quality Assurance Program Plans, Quality Assurance Project Plans, and Standard Operating Procedures for the SWAMP program
 
Line of Evidence (LOE) for Decision ID 78854, Diazinon
Region 1     
Russian River HU, Middle Russian River HA, Geyserville HSA
 
LOE ID: 41283
 
Pollutant: Diazinon
LOE Subgroup: Pollutant-Water
Matrix: Water
Fraction: Total
 
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 data for Russian River HU, Middle Russian River HA, Geyserville HSA to determine beneficial use support and results are as follows: 0 of 3 samples exceed the criterion for Diazinon.
Data Reference: RWB1 Trend Maintenance Periods FYs 2007 2008
 
SWAMP Data: SWAMP
 
Water Quality Objective/Criterion: Water Quality Control Plan, North Coast Region (NCRWQCB 2011): No individual pesticide or combination of pesticides shall be present in concentrations that adversely affect beneficial uses.
Objective/Criterion Reference: Water Quality Control Plan (Basin Plan) for the North Coast Region
 
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: Data for this line of evidence for Russian River HU, Middle Russian River HA, Geyserville HSA was collected at 1 monitoring site [ Russian River at Crocker Road - 114RR5652]
Temporal Representation: Data was collected over the time period 11/26/2007-7/14/2008.
Environmental Conditions: Staff is not aware of any special conditions that might affect interpretation of the data.
QAPP Information: The SWAMP QAPP (2008) was followed.
QAPP Information Reference(s): Surface Water Ambient Monitoring Program Quality Assurance Program Plan
 
 
DECISION ID
77147
Region 1     
Russian River HU, Middle Russian River HA, Geyserville HSA
 
Pollutant: Indicator Bacteria
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: A Source Unknown
Expected TMDL Completion Date: 2020
Impairment from Pollutant or Pollution: Pollutant
 
Regional Board Conclusion: Fecal indicator bacteria (which includes Escherichia coli (E. Coli) and fecal coliform) are being considered for removal from and placement on from the Section 303(d) List in 3 parts: (A) CONSIDERING DELISTING - unnamed Stream 1 on Fitch Mountain, (B) CONSIDERING LISTING - Foss Creek, and (C) CONSIDERING LISTING - the remainder of the Geyserville HSA.

It should be noted that data from the mainstem Russian River from the railroad bridge to the Highway 101 bridge (Healdsburg Memorial Beach) were incorrectly evaluated in this water body during the 2010 Integrated Report cycle. Therefore, the information in LOEs 7110, 6119, 5941, 5936, 6118, 5935, 6117, 7111, 6120, and 5943 have been copied into new LOEs under the Russian River HU, Middle Russian River HA, Guerneville HSA water body and the data are now assessed under that water body in this current Integrated Report cycle.

Additionally, it should be noted that enterococcus and total coliform data were not utilized in this decision for the following reasons: (1) enterococcus is not an appropriate indicator of sewage and pathogens in freshwater as it can come from non-fecal sources, can regrow in the stream environment, and because there is a likelihood of false positive results in freshwater using current analytical methods, and (2) total coliform are widespread in nature and occur in non-fecal sources such as soil and submerged wood.

CONSIDERING DELISTING:
(A) For Stream 1 on Fitch Mountain, this pollutant is being considered for removal from the Section 303(d) List under Section 4.3 of the Listing Policy using a 10% exceedance rate. Under this section a single line of evidence (LOE) is necessary to assess listing status. Two lines of evidence are available in the administrative record to assess this pollutant: one for E. Coli (LOE 6106) and one for fecal coliform (LOE 6105).

In accordance with Section 4.3 of the Listing Policy, because a 10% exceedance rate was utilized to add Stream 1 to the Section 303(d) List, a 10% exceedance rate shall be used to consider if Stream 1 should be removed from the Section 303(d) List.

Based on the readily available data and information, the weight of evidence indicates that there is sufficient justification against removing Stream 1 on Fitch Mountain from the Section 303(d) List in the Water Quality Limited Segments category for fecal Indicator Bacteria (i.e., sufficient justification to not delist). This conclusion is based on the staff findings that: (1) The data used satisfies the data quality requirements of Section 6.1.4. (2) The data used satisfies the data quantity requirements of Section 6.1.5. (3) 7 of 7 fecal coliform samples exceed the evaluation guideline used to interpret the water quality objective, and this exceeds the allowable frequency from Table 4.2 of the Listing Policy. (4) Pursuant to Section 4.11, no additional data and information are available indicating that standards are not met.

CONSIDERING LISTING:
(B) For Foss Creek, this pollutant is being considered for placement on the Section 303(d) List under Section 3.2. Under this section a single line of evidence (LOE) is necessary to assess listing status. One line of evidence for E. Coli is available in the administrative record to assess this pollutant.

In accordance with Section 3.3 of the Listing Policy a 4% exceedance rate shall be used to add waters from the List "if water quality monitoring was conducted April 1 through October 31 only." If the data collected include months outside the April 1 through October 31 date range, then the data shall be assessed according to Section 3.2 of the Listing Policy, at a 10% exceedance rate. Therefore, Foss Creek is being considered for placement on the section 303(d) list under section 3.2 of the Listing Policy, using a 10% exceedance rate.

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 (i.e., sufficient justification to not 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) 2 of 2 E. Coli samples from Foss Creek exceed the single sample maximum evaluation guideline, however this sample size is insufficient to determine with the power and confidence of the Listing Policy if standards are not met, as a minimum of either (1) 26 samples, or (2) greater than or equal to 5 exceedances of the objective with less than 26 samples is needed for application of Table 3.2. (4) Pursuant to Section 3.11, no additional data and information are available indicating that standards are not met.

CONSIDERING LISTING:
(C) For the remainder of the Geyserville HSA, this pollutant is being considered for placement on the Section 303(d) List under Section 3.3. Under this section a single line of evidence (LOE) is necessary to assess listing status. Seventeen lines of evidence are available in the administrative record to assess this pollutant: twelve for E. Coli and five for fecal coliform.

In accordance with Section 3.3 of the Listing Policy, a 4% exceedance rate shall be used to add waters to the List "if water quality monitoring was conducted April 1 through October 31 only." Data from each freshwater beach along the mainstem Russian River were evaluated independently, as were data from an unnamed tributary (Stream 2). None of the E. Coli or fecal coliform samples at any of the freshwater beaches on the mainstem Russian River (both single samples and geomean values) exceed the allowable 4% exceedance rate. There was an insufficient sample size to determine with the power and confidence of the listing policy if Stream 2 should be listed.

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 (i.e., sufficient justification to not list). This conclusion is based on the staff findings that: (1) The data used satisfies the data quality requirements of Section 6.1.4. (2) The data used satisfies the data quantity requirements of Section 6.1.5. (3) E. Coli and fecal coliform samples do not exceed the objectives more than the allowable frequency identified in Section 3.3 of the Listing Policy. (4) Pursuant to Section 3.11, no additional data and information are available indicating that standards are not met.
 
Regional Board Decision Recommendation: This waterbody was not assessed this cycle. All decisions have been carried over from the previous cycle and remain the same.
 
State Board Review of Regional Board Conclusion and Recommendation: 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 (i.e., sufficient justification to not 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) 2 of 2 E. Coli samples from Foss Creek exceed the single sample maximum evaluation guideline, however this sample size is insufficient to determine with the power and confidence of the Listing Policy if standards are not met, as a minimum of either (1) 26 samples, or (2) greater than or equal to 5 exceedances of the objective with less than 26 samples is needed for application of Table 3.2. (4) Pursuant to Section 3.11, no additional data and information are available indicating that standards are not met.

CONSIDERING LISTING:
(C) For the remainder of the Geyserville HSA, this pollutant is being considered for placement on the Section 303(d) List under Section 3.3. Under this section a single line of evidence (LOE) is necessary to assess listing status. Seventeen lines of evidence are available in the administrative record to assess this pollutant: twelve for E. Coli and five for fecal coliform.

In accordance with Section 3.3 of the Listing Policy, a 4% exceedance rate shall be used to add waters to the List "if water quality monitoring was conducted April 1 through October 31 only." Data from each freshwater beach along the mainstem Russian River were evaluated independently, as were data from an unnamed tributary (Stream 2). None of the E. Coli or fecal coliform samples at any of the freshwater beaches on the mainstem Russian River (both single samples and geomean values) exceed the allowable 4% exceedance rate. There was an insufficient sample size to determine with the power and confidence of the listing policy if Stream 2 should be listed.

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 (i.e., sufficient justification to not list). This conclusion is based on the staff findings that: (1) The data used satisfies the data quality requirements of Section 6.1.4. (2) The data used satisfies the data quantity requirements of Section 6.1.5. (3) E. Coli and fecal coliform samples do not exceed the objectives more than the allowable frequency identified in Section 3.3 of the Listing Policy. (4) Pursuant to Section 3.11, no additional data and information are available indicating that standards are not met.
 
State Board Decision Recommendation: After reviewing public comments on the draft 2018 303(d) list for the North Coast Region and after distributing written responses and the proposed final staff report, Water Board staff identified concerns with the proposed 2018 listing decisions pertaining to bacteria in waterbodies in the Russian River watershed. Therefore, this bacteria listing decision remains substantially unchanged from the 2014-2016 California Integrated Report to afford adequate time for staff and stakeholders to review proposed changes in a future listing cycle.
 
 
Line of Evidence (LOE) for Decision ID 77147, Indicator Bacteria
Region 1     
Russian River HU, Middle Russian River HA, Geyserville HSA
 
LOE ID: 6107
 
Pollutant: Enterococcus
LOE Subgroup: Pollutant-Water
Matrix: Water
Fraction: Total
 
Beneficial Use: Water Contact Recreation
 
Number of Samples: 9
Number of Exceedances: 6
 
Data and Information Type: PHYSICAL/CHEMICAL MONITORING
Data Used to Assess Water Quality: Six of the 9 Enterococcus samples from the Russian River at Stream 1 in the Fitch Mountain area exceed the evaluation guideline. Sample concentrations range from 9 to 201 MPN / 100 ml. Samples were collected by Regional Water Board staff as part of a targeted sampling event on the Russian River around Fitch Mountain. Data are summarized by Goodwin (1997).
Data Reference: Staff Report Regarding Russian River Bacterial Water Quality Monitoring in the Vicinity of Fitch Mountain Sonoma County, California. April through September, 1995. North Coast Regional Water Quality Control Board
 
SWAMP Data: Non-SWAMP
 
Water Quality Objective/Criterion: Per the Basin Plan (NCRWQCB 2007): The bacteriological quality of waters of the North Coast Region shall not be degraded beyond natural background levels.
Objective/Criterion Reference: Water Quality Control Plan (Basin Plan) - North Coast Region (Region 1)
 
Evaluation Guideline: Per the "Draft Guidance for Fresh Water Beaches" (DHS 2006): Beach posting is recommended when single sample Enterococcus levels exceed 61 MPN / 100 ml. *Note: MPN is the most probable number of coliform units.
Guideline Reference: Draft Guidance for Fresh Water Beaches. Last Update: May 8, 2006. Initial Draft: November 1997. California Department of Public Health.
 
Spatial Representation: The samples were collected from a unnamed tributary to the mainstem Russian River, designated as Stream 1. Stream 1 enters the Russian River at Redwood Drive in the Fitch Mountain area. Stream 1 was sampled at 2 locations.
Temporal Representation: Samples were collected weekly from May 30 to July 11, 1995.
Environmental Conditions: There are no known environmental conditions (e.g., seasonality, land use practices, fire events, storms, etc.) that are related to these data.
QAPP Information: Samples were collected in accordance with the study design methods described by Goodwin (1997).
QAPP Information Reference(s): Staff Report Regarding Russian River Bacterial Water Quality Monitoring in the Vicinity of Fitch Mountain Sonoma County, California. April through September, 1995. North Coast Regional Water Quality Control Board
 
Line of Evidence (LOE) for Decision ID 77147, Indicator Bacteria
Region 1     
Russian River HU, Middle Russian River HA, Geyserville HSA
 
LOE ID: 133742
 
Pollutant: Escherichia coli (E. coli)
LOE Subgroup: Pollutant-Water
Matrix: Water
Fraction: Statistical Threshold Value
 
Beneficial Use: Water Contact Recreation
 
Number of Samples: 3
Number of Exceedances: 0
 
Data and Information Type: PHYSICAL/CHEMICAL MONITORING
Data Used to Assess Water Quality: 0 of 3 statistical threshold values (STVs) from year-round data (November-October), 0 of 0 STVs calculated from Winter/Wet data (November-March), and 0 of 3 STVs calculated from Summer/Dry data (April-October) in Gill Creek-Russian River HUC-12 exceed the objective for E. coli.
Data Reference: Water Quality Assessment Data for the 2018 solicitation utilized in the RWQCB1 Russian River TMDL .
  Staff Report for the Action Plan for the Russian River Watershed Pathogen Total Maximum Daily Load. Adopted with Addendum by the Regional Water Board August 14, 2019.
  Addendum to the Staff Report for the Action Plan for the Russian River Watershed Pathogen Total Maximum Daily Load. Adopted by the Regional Water Board August 14, 2019.
 
SWAMP Data: Non-SWAMP
 
Water Quality Objective/Criterion: Water Quality Control Plan for Inland Surface Waters, Enclosed Bays, and Estuaries of California - Bacteria Provisions and a Water Quality Standards Variance Policy: The bacteria water quality objective for all waters where the salinity is equal to or less than 1 part per thousand (ppth) 95 percent or more of the time during the CALENDAR YEAR is: a STATISTICAL THRESHOLD VALUE (STV) of Escherichia coli of 320 cfu/100 mL not to be exceeded by more than 10 percent of the samples collected in a CALENDAR MONTH, calculated in a static manner.
Objective/Criterion Reference: Amendment to the Water Quality Control Plan for Ocean Waters of California - Bacteria Provisions and a Water Quality Standards Variance Policy
 
Evaluation Guideline:
Guideline Reference:
 
Spatial Representation: Samples were collected at Russian River at Crocker Road (114RR5652) in the Gill Creek-Russian River HUC-12.
Temporal Representation: Samples were collected from 6/11/2012 to 8/29/2012.
Environmental Conditions:
QAPP Information: Data were collected in accordance with the Russian River Pathogen Indicator Bacteria TMDL QAPP (Version 1.0), Russian River Pathogen Indicator Bacteria TMDL - Supplemental Sampling Plan QAPP (Version 1.0), and/or the Russian River Pathogen Project QAPP.
QAPP Information Reference(s): Russian River Pathogen Indicator Bacteria TMDL Quality Assurance Project Plan.
QAPP Information Reference(s): Quality Assurance Project Plan - Russian River Pathogen Project.
QAPP Information Reference(s): Russian River Pathogen Indicator Bacteria TMDL - Supplemental Sampling Plan Quality Assurance Project Plan.
 
Line of Evidence (LOE) for Decision ID 77147, Indicator Bacteria
Region 1     
Russian River HU, Middle Russian River HA, Geyserville HSA
 
LOE ID: 31964
 
Pollutant: Escherichia coli (E. coli)
LOE Subgroup: Pollutant-Water
Matrix: Water
Fraction: None
 
Beneficial Use: Water Contact Recreation
 
Number of Samples: 19
Number of Exceedances: 0
 
Data and Information Type: PHYSICAL/CHEMICAL MONITORING
Data Used to Assess Water Quality: Zero of the nineteen geometric means calculated exceeded the evaluation guideline for E. coli. The samples were collected at Russian River at Alexander Valley Campground.
Data Reference: Data for Bacteria and Nutrient in Sonoma County Water Agency, 2009-2010.
 
SWAMP Data: Non-SWAMP
 
Water Quality Objective/Criterion: The bacteriological quality of waters of the North Coast Region shall not be degraded beyond natural background levels. Water Quality Control Plan, North Coast Region (NCRWQCB 2011).
Objective/Criterion Reference: Water Quality Control Plan (Basin Plan) for the North Coast Region
 
Evaluation Guideline: Beach posting is recommended when the geometric mean for E. coli exceeds 126 MPN / 100 ml. Draft Guidance for Fresh Water Beaches (CDPH 2011).
Guideline Reference: Draft Guidance for Fresh Water Beaches. Last Update: May 8, 2006. Initial Draft: November 1997. California Department of Public Health.
 
Spatial Representation: The samples were collected from Russian River at Alexander Valley Campground.
Temporal Representation: The samples were collected once a week from the end of May to October 2009.
Environmental Conditions:
QAPP Information: The data was collected by the Sonoma County Water Agency (SCWA) and analyzed by the Sonoma County Public Health Laboratory. SCWA follows the same protocol as the North Coast Water Quality Control Board.
QAPP Information Reference(s): Quality Assurance Project Plan for Region One for Bacteriological Sampling.
 
Line of Evidence (LOE) for Decision ID 77147, Indicator Bacteria
Region 1     
Russian River HU, Middle Russian River HA, Geyserville HSA
 
LOE ID: 32001
 
Pollutant: Escherichia coli (E. coli)
LOE Subgroup: Pollutant-Water
Matrix: Water
Fraction: None
 
Beneficial Use: Water Contact Recreation
 
Number of Samples: 18
Number of Exceedances: 0
 
Data and Information Type: PHYSICAL/CHEMICAL MONITORING
Data Used to Assess Water Quality: Zero of the eighteen geometric means calculated exceeded the evaluation guideline for E. coli. The samples were collected at Russian River at Geyserville Bridge
Data Reference: Data for Bacteria and Nutrient in Sonoma County Water Agency, 2009-2010.
 
SWAMP Data: Non-SWAMP
 
Water Quality Objective/Criterion: The bacteriological quality of waters of the North Coast Region shall not be degraded beyond natural background levels. Water Quality Control Plan, North Coast Region (NCRWQCB 2011).
Objective/Criterion Reference: Water Quality Control Plan (Basin Plan) for the North Coast Region
 
Evaluation Guideline: Beach posting is recommended when the geometric mean for E. coli exceeds 126 MPN / 100 ml. Draft Guidance for Fresh Water Beaches (CDPH 2011).
Guideline Reference: Draft Guidance for Fresh Water Beaches. Last Update: May 8, 2006. Initial Draft: November 1997. California Department of Public Health.
 
Spatial Representation: The samples were collected from Russian River at Geyserville Bridge.
Temporal Representation: The samples were collected once a week from the end of May to October 2009.
Environmental Conditions:
QAPP Information: The data was collected by the Sonoma County Water Agency (SCWA) and analyzed by the Sonoma County Public Health Laboratory. SCWA follows the same protocol as the North Coast Water Quality Control Board.
QAPP Information Reference(s): Quality Assurance Project Plan for Region One for Bacteriological Sampling.
 
Line of Evidence (LOE) for Decision ID 77147, Indicator Bacteria
Region 1     
Russian River HU, Middle Russian River HA, Geyserville HSA
 
LOE ID: 31961
 
Pollutant: Escherichia coli (E. coli)
LOE Subgroup: Pollutant-Water
Matrix: Water
Fraction: None
 
Beneficial Use: Water Contact Recreation
 
Number of Samples: 18
Number of Exceedances: 0
 
Data and Information Type: PHYSICAL/CHEMICAL MONITORING
Data Used to Assess Water Quality: Zero of the eighteen geometric means calculated exceeded the evaluation guideline for E. coli. The samples were collected at Russian River at Cloverdale River Park.
Data Reference: Data for Bacteria and Nutrient in Sonoma County Water Agency, 2009-2010.
 
SWAMP Data: Non-SWAMP
 
Water Quality Objective/Criterion: The bacteriological quality of waters of the North Coast Region shall not be degraded beyond natural background levels. Water Quality Control Plan, North Coast Region (NCRWQCB 2011).
Objective/Criterion Reference: Water Quality Control Plan (Basin Plan) for the North Coast Region
 
Evaluation Guideline: Beach posting is recommended when the geometric mean for E. coli exceeds 126 MPN / 100 ml. Draft Guidance for Fresh Water Beaches (CDPH 2011).
Guideline Reference: Draft Guidance for Fresh Water Beaches. Last Update: May 8, 2006. Initial Draft: November 1997. California Department of Public Health.
 
Spatial Representation: The samples were collected from Russian River at Cloverdale River Park.
Temporal Representation: The samples were collected once a week from the end of May to October 2009.
Environmental Conditions:
QAPP Information: The data was collected by the Sonoma County Water Agency (SCWA) and analyzed by the Sonoma County Public Health Laboratory. SCWA follows the same protocol as the North Coast Water Quality Control Board.
QAPP Information Reference(s): Quality Assurance Project Plan for Region One for Bacteriological Sampling.
 
Line of Evidence (LOE) for Decision ID 77147, Indicator Bacteria
Region 1     
Russian River HU, Middle Russian River HA, Geyserville HSA
 
LOE ID: 31874
 
Pollutant: Escherichia coli (E. coli)
LOE Subgroup: Pollutant-Water
Matrix: Water
Fraction: None
 
Beneficial Use: Water Contact Recreation
 
Number of Samples: 21
Number of Exceedances: 1
 
Data and Information Type: PHYSICAL/CHEMICAL MONITORING
Data Used to Assess Water Quality: One of the twenty-one samples collected at Russian River at Geyserville Bridge exceeded the E. coli evaluation guideline.
Data Reference: Data for Bacteria and Nutrient in Sonoma County Water Agency, 2009-2010.
 
SWAMP Data: Non-SWAMP
 
Water Quality Objective/Criterion: The bacteriological quality of waters of the North Coast Region shall not be degraded beyond natural background levels. Water Quality Control Plan, North Coast Region (NCRWQCB 2011).
Objective/Criterion Reference: Water Quality Control Plan (Basin Plan) for the North Coast Region
 
Evaluation Guideline: Beach posting is recommended when single sample E. coli levels exceed 235 MPN / 100 ml. Draft Guidance for Fresh Water Beaches (CDPH 2011).
Guideline Reference: Draft Guidance for Fresh Water Beaches. Last Update: May 8, 2006. Initial Draft: November 1997. California Department of Public Health.
 
Spatial Representation: The samples were collected from Russian River at Geyserville Bridge.
Temporal Representation: The samples were collected once a week from the end of May to October 2009.
Environmental Conditions:
QAPP Information: The data was collected by the Sonoma County Water Agency (SCWA) and analyzed by the Sonoma County Public Health Laboratory. SCWA follows the same protocol as the North Coast Water Quality Control Board.
QAPP Information Reference(s): Quality Assurance Project Plan for Region One for Bacteriological Sampling.
 
Line of Evidence (LOE) for Decision ID 77147, Indicator Bacteria
Region 1     
Russian River HU, Middle Russian River HA, Geyserville HSA
 
LOE ID: 31838
 
Pollutant: Escherichia coli (E. coli)
LOE Subgroup: Pollutant-Water
Matrix: Water
Fraction: None
 
Beneficial Use: Water Contact Recreation
 
Number of Samples: 22
Number of Exceedances: 1
 
Data and Information Type: PHYSICAL/CHEMICAL MONITORING
Data Used to Assess Water Quality: One of the twenty-two samples collected at Russian River at Alexander Valley Campground exceeded the E. coli evaluation guideline.
Data Reference: Data for Bacteria and Nutrient in Sonoma County Water Agency, 2009-2010.
 
SWAMP Data: Non-SWAMP
 
Water Quality Objective/Criterion: The bacteriological quality of waters of the North Coast Region shall not be degraded beyond natural background levels. Water Quality Control Plan, North Coast Region (NCRWQCB 2011).
Objective/Criterion Reference: Water Quality Control Plan (Basin Plan) for the North Coast Region
 
Evaluation Guideline: Beach posting is recommended when single sample E. coli levels exceed 235 MPN / 100 ml. Draft Guidance for Fresh Water Beaches (CDPH 2011).
Guideline Reference: Draft Guidance for Fresh Water Beaches. Last Update: May 8, 2006. Initial Draft: November 1997. California Department of Public Health.
 
Spatial Representation: The samples were collected from Russian River at Alexander Valley Campground.
Temporal Representation: The samples were collected once a week from the end of May to October 2009.
Environmental Conditions:
QAPP Information: The data was collected by the Sonoma County Water Agency (SCWA) and analyzed by the Sonoma County Public Health Laboratory. SCWA follows the same protocol as the North Coast Water Quality Control Board.
QAPP Information Reference(s): Quality Assurance Project Plan for Region One for Bacteriological Sampling.
 
Line of Evidence (LOE) for Decision ID 77147, Indicator Bacteria
Region 1     
Russian River HU, Middle Russian River HA, Geyserville HSA
 
LOE ID: 31872
 
Pollutant: Escherichia coli (E. coli)
LOE Subgroup: Pollutant-Water
Matrix: Water
Fraction: None
 
Beneficial Use: Water Contact Recreation
 
Number of Samples: 20
Number of Exceedances: 0
 
Data and Information Type: PHYSICAL/CHEMICAL MONITORING
Data Used to Assess Water Quality: Zero of the twenty samples collected at Russian River at Cloverdale River Park exceeded the E. coli evaluation guideline.
Data Reference: Data for Bacteria and Nutrient in Sonoma County Water Agency, 2009-2010.
 
SWAMP Data: Non-SWAMP
 
Water Quality Objective/Criterion: The bacteriological quality of waters of the North Coast Region shall not be degraded beyond natural background levels. Water Quality Control Plan, North Coast Region (NCRWQCB 2011).
Objective/Criterion Reference: Water Quality Control Plan (Basin Plan) for the North Coast Region
 
Evaluation Guideline: Beach posting is recommended when single sample E. coli levels exceed 235 MPN / 100 ml. Draft Guidance for Fresh Water Beaches (CDPH 2011).
Guideline Reference: Draft Guidance for Fresh Water Beaches. Last Update: May 8, 2006. Initial Draft: November 1997. California Department of Public Health.
 
Spatial Representation: The samples were collected from Russian River at Cloverdale River Park.
Temporal Representation: The samples were collected once a week from the end of May to October 2009.
Environmental Conditions:
QAPP Information: The data was collected by the Sonoma County Water Agency (SCWA) and analyzed by the Sonoma County Public Health Laboratory. SCWA follows the same protocol as the North Coast Water Quality Control Board.
QAPP Information Reference(s): Quality Assurance Project Plan for Region One for Bacteriological Sampling.
 
Line of Evidence (LOE) for Decision ID 77147, Indicator Bacteria
Region 1     
Russian River HU, Middle Russian River HA, Geyserville HSA
 
LOE ID: 6115
 
Pollutant: Escherichia coli (E. coli)
LOE Subgroup: Pollutant-Water
Matrix: Water
Fraction: Total
 
Beneficial Use: Water Contact Recreation
 
Number of Samples: 2
Number of Exceedances: 0
 
Data and Information Type: PHYSICAL/CHEMICAL MONITORING
Data Used to Assess Water Quality: None of the 2 E. coli samples from the Russian River at Stream 2 in the Fitch Mountain area exceed the evaluation guideline. Sample concentrations range from 1 to 2 MPN / 100 ml. Samples were collected by Regional Water Board staff as part of a targeted sampling event on the Russian River around Fitch Mountain. Data are summarized by Goodwin (1997).
Data Reference: Staff Report Regarding Russian River Bacterial Water Quality Monitoring in the Vicinity of Fitch Mountain Sonoma County, California. April through September, 1995. North Coast Regional Water Quality Control Board
 
SWAMP Data: Non-SWAMP
 
Water Quality Objective/Criterion: Per the Basin Plan (NCRWQCB 2007): The bacteriological quality of waters of the North Coast Region shall not be degraded beyond natural background levels.
Objective/Criterion Reference: Water Quality Control Plan (Basin Plan) - North Coast Region (Region 1)
 
Evaluation Guideline: Per the "Draft Guidance for Fresh Water Beaches" (DHS 2006): Beach posting is recommended when single sample E. coli levels exceed 235 MPN / 100 ml. *Note: MPN is the most probable number of coliform units.
Guideline Reference: Draft Guidance for Fresh Water Beaches. Last Update: May 8, 2006. Initial Draft: November 1997. California Department of Public Health.
 
Spatial Representation: The samples were collected from a unnamed tributary to the mainstem Russian River, designated as Stream 2. Stream 2 enters the Russian River about 1 mile downstream of Redwood Drive in the Fitch Mountain area. Stream 2 was sampled at Hilltop Drive.
Temporal Representation: Samples were collected weekly on May 15 and May 22, 1995.
Environmental Conditions: There are no known environmental conditions (e.g., seasonality, land use practices, fire events, storms, etc.) that are related to these data.
QAPP Information: Samples were collected in accordance with the study design methods described by Goodwin (1997).
QAPP Information Reference(s): Staff Report Regarding Russian River Bacterial Water Quality Monitoring in the Vicinity of Fitch Mountain Sonoma County, California. April through September, 1995. North Coast Regional Water Quality Control Board
 
Line of Evidence (LOE) for Decision ID 77147, Indicator Bacteria
Region 1     
Russian River HU, Middle Russian River HA, Geyserville HSA
 
LOE ID: 6214
 
Pollutant: Escherichia coli (E. coli)
LOE Subgroup: Pollutant-Water
Matrix: Water
Fraction: Total
 
Beneficial Use: Water Contact Recreation
 
Number of Samples: 2
Number of Exceedances: 2
 
Data and Information Type: PHYSICAL/CHEMICAL MONITORING
Data Used to Assess Water Quality: All 2 of the 2 E. coli samples from Foss Creek exceed the evaluation guideline. Sample concentrations range from 121,700 to 30,700 MPN / 100 ml. The samples were collected as part of the Russian River First Flush sampling event. Data are summarized by Katznelson et al. (2003
Data Reference: 2002 Russian River First Flush Summary Report. Clean Water Team, Citizen Monitoring Program of the State Water Resources Control Board
 
SWAMP Data: Non-SWAMP
 
Water Quality Objective/Criterion: Per the Basin Plan (NCRWQCB 2007): The bacteriological quality of waters of the North Coast Region shall not be degraded beyond natural background levels.
Objective/Criterion Reference: Water Quality Control Plan (Basin Plan) - North Coast Region (Region 1)
 
Evaluation Guideline: Per the "Draft Guidance for Fresh Water Beaches" (DHS 2006): Beach posting is recommended when single sample E. coli levels exceed 235 MPN / 100 ml. *Note: MPN is the most probable number of coliform units.
Guideline Reference: Draft Guidance for Fresh Water Beaches. Last Update: May 8, 2006. Initial Draft: November 1997. California Department of Public Health.
 
Spatial Representation: The samples were collected from 2 sites in Foss Creek as follows: (1) in Foss Creek in downtown Healdsburg, and (2) in Upper Foss Creek.
Temporal Representation: The samples were collected on November 7, 2002. At each site, 3 instantaneous grab samples were collected over half hour increments. The data are averaged for each site.
Environmental Conditions: Samples were collected during the first runoff event of the rainy season.
QAPP Information: Samples were collected in accordance with the study plan and quality control procedures described by Katznelson et al. (2003).
QAPP Information Reference(s): 2002 Russian River First Flush Summary Report. Clean Water Team, Citizen Monitoring Program of the State Water Resources Control Board
 
Line of Evidence (LOE) for Decision ID 77147, Indicator Bacteria
Region 1     
Russian River HU, Middle Russian River HA, Geyserville HSA
 
LOE ID: 6106
 
Pollutant: Escherichia coli (E. coli)
LOE Subgroup: Pollutant-Water
Matrix: Water
Fraction: Total
 
Beneficial Use: Water Contact Recreation
 
Number of Samples: 9
Number of Exceedances: 3
 
Data and Information Type: PHYSICAL/CHEMICAL MONITORING
Data Used to Assess Water Quality: Three of the 9 E. coli samples from the Russian River at Stream 1 in the Fitch Mountain area exceed the evaluation guideline. Sample concentrations range from 9 to 1,652 MPN / 100 ml. Samples were collected by Regional Water Board staff as part of a targeted sampling event on the Russian River around Fitch Mountain. Data are summarized by Goodwin (1997).
Data Reference: Staff Report Regarding Russian River Bacterial Water Quality Monitoring in the Vicinity of Fitch Mountain Sonoma County, California. April through September, 1995. North Coast Regional Water Quality Control Board
 
SWAMP Data: Non-SWAMP
 
Water Quality Objective/Criterion: Per the Basin Plan (NCRWQCB 2007): The bacteriological quality of waters of the North Coast Region shall not be degraded beyond natural background levels.
Objective/Criterion Reference: Water Quality Control Plan (Basin Plan) - North Coast Region (Region 1)
 
Evaluation Guideline: Per the "Draft Guidance for Fresh Water Beaches" (DHS 2006): Beach posting is recommended when single sample E. coli levels exceed 235 MPN / 100 ml. *Note: MPN is the most probable number of coliform units.
Guideline Reference: Draft Guidance for Fresh Water Beaches. Last Update: May 8, 2006. Initial Draft: November 1997. California Department of Public Health.
 
Spatial Representation: The samples were collected from a unnamed tributary to the mainstem Russian River, designated as Stream 1. Stream 1 enters the Russian River at Redwood Drive in the Fitch Mountain area. Stream 1 was sampled at 2 locations. Data from the 2 locations were averaged.
Temporal Representation: Samples were collected weekly from May 9 to July 5, 1995.
Environmental Conditions: There are no known environmental conditions (e.g., seasonality, land use practices, fire events, storms, etc.) that are related to these data.
QAPP Information: Samples were collected in accordance with the study design methods described by Goodwin (1997).
QAPP Information Reference(s): Staff Report Regarding Russian River Bacterial Water Quality Monitoring in the Vicinity of Fitch Mountain Sonoma County, California. April through September, 1995. North Coast Regional Water Quality Control Board
 
Line of Evidence (LOE) for Decision ID 77147, Indicator Bacteria
Region 1     
Russian River HU, Middle Russian River HA, Geyserville HSA
 
LOE ID: 7109
 
Pollutant: Escherichia coli (E. coli)
LOE Subgroup: Pollutant-Water
Matrix: Water
Fraction: Total
 
Beneficial Use: Water Contact Recreation
 
Number of Samples: 13
Number of Exceedances: 0
 
Data and Information Type: PHYSICAL/CHEMICAL MONITORING
Data Used to Assess Water Quality: None of the 13 E. coli samples from the Russian River at Camp Rose Beach exceed the evaluation guideline. Samples concentrations range from 0 to 10.9 MPN / 100 ml. Samples were collected by the Sonoma County Water Agency. Data are summarized in the "Russian River Pathogen Data Report" of the Russian River Pathogen Project Database (ICE 2008).
Data Reference: Russian River Pathogen Data Report of the Russian River Pathogen Project Database. Information Center for the Environment. Version 1. Beta. 2008. http://rrpp.ice.ucdavis.edu/
 
SWAMP Data: Non-SWAMP
 
Water Quality Objective/Criterion: Per the Basin Plan (NCRWQCB 2007): The bacteriological quality of waters of the North Coast Region shall not be degraded beyond natural background levels.
Objective/Criterion Reference: Water Quality Control Plan (Basin Plan) - North Coast Region (Region 1)
 
Evaluation Guideline: Per the "Draft Guidance for Fresh Water Beaches" (DHS 2006): Beach posting is recommended when single sample E. coli levels exceed 235 MPN / 100 ml. *Note: MPN is the most probable number of coliform units.
Guideline Reference: Draft Guidance for Fresh Water Beaches. Last Update: May 8, 2006. Initial Draft: November 1997. California Department of Public Health.
 
Spatial Representation: The samples were collected from the mainstem Russian River at Camp Rose Beach.
Temporal Representation: Samples were collected once every several days from May 17 to June 28, 2007.
Environmental Conditions: There are no known environmental conditions (e.g., seasonality, land use practices, fire events, storms, etc.) that are related to these data.
QAPP Information: The quality assurance information for these data is unknown.
QAPP Information Reference(s):
 
Line of Evidence (LOE) for Decision ID 77147, Indicator Bacteria
Region 1     
Russian River HU, Middle Russian River HA, Geyserville HSA
 
LOE ID: 6101
 
Pollutant: Escherichia coli (E. coli)
LOE Subgroup: Pollutant-Water
Matrix: Water
Fraction: Total
 
Beneficial Use: Water Contact Recreation
 
Number of Samples: 27
Number of Exceedances: 0
 
Data and Information Type: PHYSICAL/CHEMICAL MONITORING
Data Used to Assess Water Quality: None of the 27 E. coli samples from the Russian River at Fitch Mountain at Redwood Drive, Camp Rose, and Almond Way exceed the evaluation guideline. At Fitch Mountain at Redwood Drive, 9 samples were collected with concentrations ranging from 4.2 to 23.8 MPN / 100 ml. At Camp Rose, 9 samples were collected with concentrations ranging from 7.5 to 59.1 MPN / 100 ml. At Almond Drive, 9 samples were collected with concentrations ranging from 2 to 73.8 MPN / 100 ml. Samples were collected by Regional Water Board staff as part of a targeted sampling event on the Russian River around Fitch Mountain. Data are summarized by Goodwin (1997).
Data Reference: Staff Report Regarding Russian River Bacterial Water Quality Monitoring in the Vicinity of Fitch Mountain Sonoma County, California. April through September, 1995. North Coast Regional Water Quality Control Board
 
SWAMP Data: Non-SWAMP
 
Water Quality Objective/Criterion: Per the Basin Plan (NCRWQCB 2007): The bacteriological quality of waters of the North Coast Region shall not be degraded beyond natural background levels.
Objective/Criterion Reference: Water Quality Control Plan (Basin Plan) - North Coast Region (Region 1)
 
Evaluation Guideline: Per the "Draft Guidance for Fresh Water Beaches" (DHS 2006): Beach posting is recommended when single sample E. coli levels exceed 235 MPN / 100 ml. *Note: MPN is the most probable number of coliform units.
Guideline Reference: Draft Guidance for Fresh Water Beaches. Last Update: May 8, 2006. Initial Draft: November 1997. California Department of Public Health.
 
Spatial Representation: The samples were collected from the mainstem Russian River at 3 sites in the Fitch Mountain reach: Fitch Mountain at Redwood Drive, Camp Rose Beach, and Almond Way. Fitch Mountain at Redwood Drive is located upstream of a small stream that enters the Russian River at Redwood Drive. Samples were collected in well mixed flowing water, either in midstream or near the shore.
Temporal Representation: Samples were collected weekly from May 9 to July 5, 1995.
Environmental Conditions: There are no known environmental conditions (e.g., seasonality, land use practices, fire events, storms, etc.) that are related to these data.
QAPP Information: Samples were collected in accordance with the study design methods described by Goodwin (1997).
QAPP Information Reference(s): Staff Report Regarding Russian River Bacterial Water Quality Monitoring in the Vicinity of Fitch Mountain Sonoma County, California. April through September, 1995. North Coast Regional Water Quality Control Board
 
Line of Evidence (LOE) for Decision ID 77147, Indicator Bacteria
Region 1     
Russian River HU, Middle Russian River HA, Geyserville HSA
 
LOE ID: 5907
 
Pollutant: Escherichia coli (E. coli)
LOE Subgroup: Pollutant-Water
Matrix: Water
Fraction: Total
 
Beneficial Use: Water Contact Recreation
 
Number of Samples: 81
Number of Exceedances: 0
 
Data and Information Type: PHYSICAL/CHEMICAL MONITORING
Data Used to Assess Water Quality: None of the 81 E. coli samples from the Russian River at Camp Rose Beach exceed the evaluation guideline. Sample concentrations ranged from 0 to 98 MPN / 100 ml. The samples were collected by staff of the North Coast Regional Water Quality Control Board. The data for 1997 - 2007 are presented in the Russian River Pathogen Data Report of the Russian River Pathogen Project Database (ICE 2008). The data for 2008 are presented by the Regional Water Board (NCRWQCB 2008).
Data Reference: Russian River Pathogen Data Report of the Russian River Pathogen Project Database. Information Center for the Environment. Version 1. Beta. 2008. http://rrpp.ice.ucdavis.edu/
  Summer 2008 Russian River Bacteria Data. Downloaded July 23, 2008 from http://www.waterboards.ca.gov/northcoast/water_issues/programs/water_quality_sampling/russian_river.shtml. North Coast Regional Water Quality Control Board
 
SWAMP Data: Non-SWAMP
 
Water Quality Objective/Criterion: Per the Basin Plan (NCRWQCB 2007): The bacteriological quality of waters of the North Coast Region shall not be degraded beyond natural background levels.
Objective/Criterion Reference: Water Quality Control Plan (Basin Plan) - North Coast Region (Region 1)
 
Evaluation Guideline: Per the "Draft Guidance for Fresh Water Beaches" (DHS 2006): Beach posting is recommended when single sample E. coli levels exceed 235 MPN / 100 ml. *Note: MPN is the most probable number of coliform units.
Guideline Reference: Draft Guidance for Fresh Water Beaches. Last Update: May 8, 2006. Initial Draft: November 1997. California Department of Public Health.
 
Spatial Representation: The samples were collected from the mainstem Russian River at Camp Rose Beach near Healdsburg, upstream of the river bend near the well head. Samples were collected from the center of the main river flow.
Temporal Representation: The samples were generally collected once a week during the summer months. Samples for 2002-2003 and 2005-2007 were collected from Memorial Day to Labor Day. Samples for 2008 were collected from May to July. The samples were often collected on the same day of the week and at the same time of day.
Environmental Conditions: There are no known environmental conditions (e.g., seasonality, land use practices, fire events, storms, etc.) that are related to these data.
QAPP Information: The samples were collected in accordance with the "Protocol for Conducting Russian River Bacteriological Sampling at Summer Recreational Beaches" (Goodwin 2007).
QAPP Information Reference(s):
 
Line of Evidence (LOE) for Decision ID 77147, Indicator Bacteria
Region 1     
Russian River HU, Middle Russian River HA, Geyserville HSA
 
LOE ID: 6097
 
Pollutant: Escherichia coli (E. coli)
LOE Subgroup: Pollutant-Water
Matrix: Water
Fraction: Total
 
Beneficial Use: Water Contact Recreation
 
Number of Samples: 9
Number of Exceedances: 1
 
Data and Information Type: PHYSICAL/CHEMICAL MONITORING
Data Used to Assess Water Quality: One of the 9 E. coli samples from the Russian River at Geyserville exceeds the evaluation guideline. Sample concentrations ranged from 1 to 324 MPN / 100 ml. Samples were collected by Regional Water Board staff as part of a targeted sampling event on the Russian River around Fitch Mountain. Data are summarized by Goodwin (1997).
Data Reference: Staff Report Regarding Russian River Bacterial Water Quality Monitoring in the Vicinity of Fitch Mountain Sonoma County, California. April through September, 1995. North Coast Regional Water Quality Control Board
 
SWAMP Data: Non-SWAMP
 
Water Quality Objective/Criterion: Per the Basin Plan (NCRWQCB 2007): The bacteriological quality of waters of the North Coast Region shall not be degraded beyond natural background levels.
Objective/Criterion Reference: Water Quality Control Plan (Basin Plan) - North Coast Region (Region 1)
 
Evaluation Guideline: Per the "Draft Guidance for Fresh Water Beaches" (DHS 2006): Beach posting is recommended when single sample E. coli levels exceed 235 MPN / 100 ml. *Note: MPN is the most probable number of coliform units.
Guideline Reference: Draft Guidance for Fresh Water Beaches. Last Update: May 8, 2006. Initial Draft: November 1997. California Department of Public Health.
 
Spatial Representation: The samples were collected from the mainstem Russian River at Geyserville upstream of the Highway 128 bridge. Samples were collected in well mixed flowing water, either in midstream or near the shore.
Temporal Representation: Samples were collected weekly from May 9 to July 5, 1995.
Environmental Conditions: There are no known environmental conditions (e.g., seasonality, land use practices, fire events, storms, etc.) that are related to these data.
QAPP Information: Samples were collected in accordance with the study design methods described by Goodwin (1997).
QAPP Information Reference(s): Staff Report Regarding Russian River Bacterial Water Quality Monitoring in the Vicinity of Fitch Mountain Sonoma County, California. April through September, 1995. North Coast Regional Water Quality Control Board
 
Line of Evidence (LOE) for Decision ID 77147, Indicator Bacteria
Region 1     
Russian River HU, Middle Russian River HA, Geyserville HSA
 
LOE ID: 6113
 
Pollutant: Fecal Coliform
LOE Subgroup: Pollutant-Water
Matrix: Water
Fraction: Total
 
Beneficial Use: Water Contact Recreation
 
Number of Samples: 1
Number of Exceedances: 0
 
Data and Information Type: PHYSICAL/CHEMICAL MONITORING
Data Used to Assess Water Quality: Of the 5 fecal coliform samples collected from the Russian River at Stream 2 in the Fitch Mountain area, 1 median fecal coliform concentration value was calculated based on a minimum of not less than 5 samples for any 30-day period. Of these 1 median value, none exceed the objective. The median value is 8 MPN / 100 ml. Samples were collected by Regional Water Board staff as part of a targeted sampling event on the Russian River around Fitch Mountain. Data are summarized by Goodwin (1997).
Data Reference: Staff Report Regarding Russian River Bacterial Water Quality Monitoring in the Vicinity of Fitch Mountain Sonoma County, California. April through September, 1995. North Coast Regional Water Quality Control Board
 
SWAMP Data: Non-SWAMP
 
Water Quality Objective/Criterion: Per the Basin Plan (NCRWQCB 2007): The bacteriological quality of waters of the North Coast Region shall not be degraded beyond natural background levels. In no case shall coliform concentrations in waters of the North Coast Region exceed the following: In waters designated for contact recreation (REC-1), the median fecal coliform concentration based on a minimum of not less than 5 samples for any 30-day period shall not exceed 50 MPN* / 100 ml, nor shall more than 10% of total samples during any 30-day period exceed 400 MPN / 100 ml. *Note: MPN is the most probable number of coliform units.
Objective/Criterion Reference: Water Quality Control Plan (Basin Plan) - North Coast Region (Region 1)
 
Evaluation Guideline:
Guideline Reference:
 
Spatial Representation: The samples were collected from a unnamed tributary to the mainstem Russian River, designated as Stream 2. Stream 2 enters the Russian River about 1 mile downstream of Redwood Drive in the Fitch Mountain area. Stream 2 was sampled at Hilltop Drive.
Temporal Representation: Samples were collected weekly from April 25 to May 22, 1995.
Environmental Conditions: There are no known environmental conditions (e.g., seasonality, land use practices, fire events, storms, etc.) that are related to these data.
QAPP Information: Samples were collected in accordance with the study design methods described by Goodwin (1997).
QAPP Information Reference(s): Staff Report Regarding Russian River Bacterial Water Quality Monitoring in the Vicinity of Fitch Mountain Sonoma County, California. April through September, 1995. North Coast Regional Water Quality Control Board
 
Line of Evidence (LOE) for Decision ID 77147, Indicator Bacteria
Region 1     
Russian River HU, Middle Russian River HA, Geyserville HSA
 
LOE ID: 6100
 
Pollutant: Fecal Coliform
LOE Subgroup: Pollutant-Water
Matrix: Water
Fraction: Total
 
Beneficial Use: Water Contact Recreation
 
Number of Samples: 43
Number of Exceedances: 3
 
Data and Information Type: PHYSICAL/CHEMICAL MONITORING
Data Used to Assess Water Quality: Of the 54 fecal coliform samples collected from the Russian River at Fitch Mountain at Redwood Drive, Camp Rose Beach, and Almond Way, there are 43 median fecal coliform concentration values calculated based on a minimum of not less than 5 samples for any 30-day period. Of these 43 median values, 3 exceed the objective. Two of the exceedances occurred at the Fitch Mountain at Redwood Drive site with median values of 140 and 80 MPN / 100 ml. The third exceedance occurred at the Almond Way site with a median value of 80 MPN / 100 ml. Samples were collected by Regional Water Board staff as part of a targeted sampling event on the Russian River around Fitch Mountain. Data are summarized by Goodwin (1997).
Data Reference: Staff Report Regarding Russian River Bacterial Water Quality Monitoring in the Vicinity of Fitch Mountain Sonoma County, California. April through September, 1995. North Coast Regional Water Quality Control Board
 
SWAMP Data: Non-SWAMP
 
Water Quality Objective/Criterion: Per the Basin Plan (NCRWQCB 2007): The bacteriological quality of waters of the North Coast Region shall not be degraded beyond natural background levels. In no case shall coliform concentrations in waters of the North Coast Region exceed the following: In waters designated for contact recreation (REC-1), the median fecal coliform concentration based on a minimum of not less than 5 samples for any 30-day period shall not exceed 50 MPN* / 100 ml, nor shall more than 10% of total samples during any 30-day period exceed 400 MPN / 100 ml. *Note: MPN is the most probable number of coliform units.
Objective/Criterion Reference: Water Quality Control Plan (Basin Plan) - North Coast Region (Region 1)
 
Evaluation Guideline:
Guideline Reference:
 
Spatial Representation: The samples were collected from the mainstem Russian River at 3 sites in the Fitch Mountain reach: Fitch Mountain at Redwood Drive, Camp Rose Beach, and Almond Way. Fitch Mountain at Redwood Drive is located upstream of a small stream that enters the Russian River at Redwood Drive. Samples were collected in well mixed flowing water, either in midstream or near the shore.
Temporal Representation: Samples were collected weekly from April 25 to September 6, 1995.
Environmental Conditions: There are no known environmental conditions (e.g., seasonality, land use practices, fire events, storms, etc.) that are related to these data.
QAPP Information: Samples were collected in accordance with the study design methods described by Goodwin (1997).
QAPP Information Reference(s): Staff Report Regarding Russian River Bacterial Water Quality Monitoring in the Vicinity of Fitch Mountain Sonoma County, California. April through September, 1995. North Coast Regional Water Quality Control Board
 
Line of Evidence (LOE) for Decision ID 77147, Indicator Bacteria
Region 1     
Russian River HU, Middle Russian River HA, Geyserville HSA
 
LOE ID: 6096
 
Pollutant: Fecal Coliform
LOE Subgroup: Pollutant-Water
Matrix: Water
Fraction: Total
 
Beneficial Use: Water Contact Recreation
 
Number of Samples: 15
Number of Exceedances: 1
 
Data and Information Type: PHYSICAL/CHEMICAL MONITORING
Data Used to Assess Water Quality: Of the 19 fecal coliform samples collected from the Russian River at Geyserville, 15 median fecal coliform concentration values were calculated based on a minimum of not less than 5 samples for any 30-day period. Of these 15 median values, 1 exceeded the objective by exceeding 400 MPN / 100 ml during 20% of a 30-day period with a value of 540 MPN / 100 ml. In other words, there was one instance where the objective was exceeded more than 10% of the time; it was exceeded 20% of the time. Samples were collected by Regional Water Board staff as part of a targeted sampling event on the Russian River around Fitch Mountain. Data are summarized by Goodwin (1997).
Data Reference: Staff Report Regarding Russian River Bacterial Water Quality Monitoring in the Vicinity of Fitch Mountain Sonoma County, California. April through September, 1995. North Coast Regional Water Quality Control Board
 
SWAMP Data: Non-SWAMP
 
Water Quality Objective/Criterion: Per the Basin Plan (NCRWQCB 2007): The bacteriological quality of waters of the North Coast Region shall not be degraded beyond natural background levels. In no case shall coliform concentrations in waters of the North Coast Region exceed the following: In waters designated for contact recreation (REC-1), the median fecal coliform concentration based on a minimum of not less than 5 samples for any 30-day period shall not exceed 50 MPN* / 100 ml, nor shall more than 10% of total samples during any 30-day period exceed 400 MPN / 100 ml. *Note: MPN is the most probable number of coliform units.
Objective/Criterion Reference: Water Quality Control Plan (Basin Plan) - North Coast Region (Region 1)
 
Evaluation Guideline:
Guideline Reference:
 
Spatial Representation: The samples were collected from the mainstem Russian River at Geyserville upstream of the Highway 128 bridge. Samples were collected in well mixed flowing water, either in midstream or near the shore.
Temporal Representation: Samples were collected weekly from April 25 to September 6, 1995.
Environmental Conditions: There are no known environmental conditions (e.g., seasonality, land use practices, fire events, storms, etc.) that are related to these data.
QAPP Information: Samples were collected in accordance with the study design methods described by Goodwin (1997).
QAPP Information Reference(s): Staff Report Regarding Russian River Bacterial Water Quality Monitoring in the Vicinity of Fitch Mountain Sonoma County, California. April through September, 1995. North Coast Regional Water Quality Control Board
 
Line of Evidence (LOE) for Decision ID 77147, Indicator Bacteria
Region 1     
Russian River HU, Middle Russian River HA, Geyserville HSA
 
LOE ID: 5906
 
Pollutant: Fecal Coliform
LOE Subgroup: Pollutant-Water
Matrix: Water
Fraction: Total
 
Beneficial Use: Water Contact Recreation
 
Number of Samples: 100
Number of Exceedances: 0
 
Data and Information Type: PHYSICAL/CHEMICAL MONITORING
Data Used to Assess Water Quality: In total between 1992 and 2008, of the 100 median fecal coliform or median e. coli samples collected from the Russian River at Camp Rose Beach, none exceed the objective.

Fecal coliform samples were collected from 1997 to 2001. Of the 69 fecal coliform samples collected, 47 median fecal coliform concentration values were calculated based on a minimum of not less than 5 samples for any 30-day period. Of these 47 median values, none exceed the objective. The median values ranged from 10 to 46 MPN / 100 ml.

From 2002 to 2008, e.coli samples were collected while fecal coliform samples were not collected. Since e. coli is one of the group of bacteria that comprise the fecal coliform group, it is logical that if median e.coli concentrations for any 30-day period are greater than 50 MPN / 100 ml, then the median fecal coliform concentrations for any 30-day period will also be greater than 50 MPN / 100 ml. Of the 77 e. coli samples collected,
53 median e. coli concentration values were calculated based on a minimum of not less than 5 samples for any 30-day period. Of these 53 median values, none exceed the objective. E.coli median values range from 10 to 41 MPN / 100 ml.

The samples were collected by staff of the North Coast Regional Water Quality Control Board. The data for 1980 to 2007 are presented in the Russian River Pathogen Data Report of the Russian River Pathogen Project Database (ICE 2008). The data for 2008 are presented by the Regional Water Board (NCRWQCB 2008).
Data Reference: Russian River Pathogen Data Report of the Russian River Pathogen Project Database. Information Center for the Environment. Version 1. Beta. 2008. http://rrpp.ice.ucdavis.edu/
  Summer 2008 Russian River Bacteria Data. Downloaded July 23, 2008 from http://www.waterboards.ca.gov/northcoast/water_issues/programs/water_quality_sampling/russian_river.shtml. North Coast Regional Water Quality Control Board
 
SWAMP Data: Non-SWAMP
 
Water Quality Objective/Criterion: Per the Basin Plan (NCRWQCB 2007): The bacteriological quality of waters of the North Coast Region shall not be degraded beyond natural background levels. In no case shall coliform concentrations in waters of the North Coast Region exceed the following: In waters designated for contact recreation (REC-1), the median fecal coliform concentration based on a minimum of not less than 5 samples for any 30-day period shall not exceed 50 MPN* / 100 ml, nor shall more than 10% of total samples during any 30-day period exceed 400 MPN / 100 ml. *Note: MPN is the most probable number of coliform units.
Objective/Criterion Reference: Water Quality Control Plan (Basin Plan) - North Coast Region (Region 1)
 
Evaluation Guideline:
Guideline Reference: Draft Guidance for Fresh Water Beaches. Last Update: May 8, 2006. Initial Draft: November 1997. California Department of Public Health.
 
Spatial Representation: The samples were collected from the mainstem Russian River at Camp Rose Beach near Healdsburg, upstream of the river bend near the well head. Samples were collected from the center of the main river flow.
Temporal Representation: The samples were generally collected once a week during the summer months between Memorial Day and Labor Day from 1997 to 2003 and from 2005 - 2007. In 2008, samples were collected once a week during the summer months between Memorial Day and July 15. The samples were often collected on the same day of the week and at the same time of day.
Environmental Conditions: There are no known environmental conditions (e.g., seasonality, land use practices, fire events, storms, etc.) that are related to these data.
QAPP Information: The samples were collected in accordance with the "Protocol for Conducting Russian River Bacteriological Sampling at Summer Recreational Beaches" (Goodwin 2007).
QAPP Information Reference(s): Protocol for Conducting Russian River Bacteriological Sampling at Summer Recreational Beaches. Prepared by Cathy Goodwin, NCRWQCB - July 21, 1999, July 29, 1999, May 2005, and May 22, 2007. North Coast Regional Water Quality Control Board
 
Line of Evidence (LOE) for Decision ID 77147, Indicator Bacteria
Region 1     
Russian River HU, Middle Russian River HA, Geyserville HSA
 
LOE ID: 6105
 
Pollutant: Fecal Coliform
LOE Subgroup: Pollutant-Water
Matrix: Water
Fraction: Total
 
Beneficial Use: Water Contact Recreation
 
Number of Samples: 7
Number of Exceedances: 7
 
Data and Information Type: PHYSICAL/CHEMICAL MONITORING
Data Used to Assess Water Quality: Of the 12 fecal coliform samples collected from the Russian River at Stream 1 in the Fitch Mountain area, 7 median fecal coliform concentration values were calculated based on a minimum of not less than 5 samples for any 30-day period. Of these 7 median values, all 7 exceed the objective. Median values range from 240 to 1,600 MPN / 100 ml. Samples were collected by Regional Water Board staff as part of a targeted sampling event on the Russian River around Fitch Mountain. Data are summarized by Goodwin (1997).
Data Reference: Staff Report Regarding Russian River Bacterial Water Quality Monitoring in the Vicinity of Fitch Mountain Sonoma County, California. April through September, 1995. North Coast Regional Water Quality Control Board
 
SWAMP Data: Non-SWAMP
 
Water Quality Objective/Criterion: Per the Basin Plan (NCRWQCB 2007): The bacteriological quality of waters of the North Coast Region shall not be degraded beyond natural background levels. In no case shall coliform concentrations in waters of the North Coast Region exceed the following: In waters designated for contact recreation (REC-1), the median fecal coliform concentration based on a minimum of not less than 5 samples for any 30-day period shall not exceed 50 MPN* / 100 ml, nor shall more than 10% of total samples during any 30-day period exceed 400 MPN / 100 ml. *Note: MPN is the most probable number of coliform units.
Objective/Criterion Reference: Water Quality Control Plan (Basin Plan) - North Coast Region (Region 1)
 
Evaluation Guideline:
Guideline Reference:
 
Spatial Representation: The samples were collected from a unnamed tributary to the mainstem Russian River, designated as Stream 1. Stream 1 enters the Russian River at Redwood Drive in the Fitch Mountain area. Stream 1 was sampled at 2 locations on the same day on 5 occasions. These data were averaged.
Temporal Representation: Samples were collected weekly from May 9 to July 11, 1995.
Environmental Conditions: There are no known environmental conditions (e.g., seasonality, land use practices, fire events, storms, etc.) that are related to these data.
QAPP Information: Samples were collected in accordance with the study design methods described by Goodwin (1997).
QAPP Information Reference(s): Staff Report Regarding Russian River Bacterial Water Quality Monitoring in the Vicinity of Fitch Mountain Sonoma County, California. April through September, 1995. North Coast Regional Water Quality Control Board
 
Line of Evidence (LOE) for Decision ID 77147, Indicator Bacteria
Region 1     
Russian River HU, Middle Russian River HA, Geyserville HSA
 
LOE ID: 133822
 
Pollutant: Indicator Bacteria
LOE Subgroup: Pollutant-Water
Matrix: Water
Fraction: None
 
Beneficial Use: Water Contact Recreation
 
Number of Samples: 0
Number of Exceedances: 0
 
Data and Information Type: PATHOGEN MONITORING
Data Used to Assess Water Quality: The Sonoma County Department of Health Services (SoCoDHS) uses data on fecal indicator bacteria concentrations to post freshwater beaches along the Russian River with public health advisories that warn against swimming and water recreation. Public health advisories for fecal indicator bacteria were issued at multiple mainstem Russian River beaches by SoCoDHS between 2013 and 2016. Sample results exceeded SoCoDHS public health advisory levels on 4 occasions at Healdsburg Veterans Memorial Beach in the Brooks Creek-Russian River HUC-12, and this represents an impact to the recreational beneficial use (REC-1).
Data Reference: Water Quality Assessment Data for the 2018 solicitation utilized in the RWQCB1 Russian River TMDL .
 
SWAMP Data: Non-SWAMP
 
Water Quality Objective/Criterion: Beach monitoring data are assessed to determine attainment of the beneficial use. Data are not assessed to determine attainment of an objective or criteria, and no objective or criteria is included here.
Objective/Criterion Reference: Water Quality Control Plan (Basin Plan) for the North Coast Region
 
Evaluation Guideline: When making a listing or delisting decision based on the situation-specific weight of the evidence factor and if beach use or beach closure information is available, such information shall be evaluated. Posting of public health advisories at freshwater beaches along the Russian River occurs when fecal indicator bacteria sampling results exceed the following values: Escherichia coli (E. coli) 235 MPN/100ml; Total Coliform 10,000 MPN/100ml.
Guideline Reference: Draft Guidance for Fresh Water Beaches. Last Update: May 8, 2006. Initial Draft: November 1997. California Department of Public Health.
 
Spatial Representation: Samples were collected at Del Rio Woods Beach, Camp Rose Beach, and Healdsburg Veterans Memorial Beach in the Brooks Creek-Russian River HUC-12.
Temporal Representation: Samples were collected 5/28/2013-9/19/2016.
Environmental Conditions:
QAPP Information: Data were collected in accordance with the Russian River Pathogen Indicator Bacteria TMDL QAPP (Version 1.0), Russian River Pathogen Indicator Bacteria TMDL - Supplemental Sampling Plan QAPP (Version 1.0), and/or the Russian River Pathogen Project QAPP.
QAPP Information Reference(s): Russian River Pathogen Indicator Bacteria TMDL Quality Assurance Project Plan.
QAPP Information Reference(s): Quality Assurance Project Plan - Russian River Pathogen Project.
QAPP Information Reference(s): Russian River Pathogen Indicator Bacteria TMDL - Supplemental Sampling Plan Quality Assurance Project Plan.
 
Line of Evidence (LOE) for Decision ID 77147, Indicator Bacteria
Region 1     
Russian River HU, Middle Russian River HA, Geyserville HSA
 
LOE ID: 133821
 
Pollutant: Indicator Bacteria
LOE Subgroup: Pollutant-Water
Matrix: Water
Fraction: None
 
Beneficial Use: Water Contact Recreation
 
Number of Samples: 0
Number of Exceedances: 0
 
Data and Information Type: PATHOGEN MONITORING
Data Used to Assess Water Quality: The Sonoma County Department of Health Services (SoCoDHS) uses data on fecal indicator bacteria concentrations to post freshwater beaches along the Russian River with public health advisories that warn against swimming and water recreation. Public health advisories for fecal indicator bacteria were issued at multiple mainstem Russian River beaches by SoCoDHS between 2013 and 2016. Sample results exceeded SoCoDHS public health advisory levels on 10 occasions at Cloverdale River park in the Oat Valley Creek-Russian River HUC-12, and this represents an impact to the recreational beneficial use (REC-1).
Data Reference: Water Quality Assessment Data for the 2018 solicitation utilized in the RWQCB1 Russian River TMDL .
 
SWAMP Data: Non-SWAMP
 
Water Quality Objective/Criterion: Beach monitoring data are assessed to determine attainment of the beneficial use. Data are not assessed to determine attainment of an objective or criteria, and no objective or criteria is included here.
Objective/Criterion Reference: Water Quality Control Plan (Basin Plan) for the North Coast Region
 
Evaluation Guideline: When making a listing or delisting decision based on the situation-specific weight of the evidence factor and if beach use or beach closure information is available, such information shall be evaluated. Posting of public health advisories at freshwater beaches along the Russian River occurs when fecal indicator bacteria sampling results exceed the following values: Escherichia coli (E. coli) 235 MPN/100ml; Total Coliform 10,000 MPN/100ml.
Guideline Reference: Draft Guidance for Fresh Water Beaches. Last Update: May 8, 2006. Initial Draft: November 1997. California Department of Public Health.
 
Spatial Representation: Samples were collected at Cloverdale River Park in the Oat Valley Creek-Russian River HUC-12.
Temporal Representation: Samples were collected from 5/28/2013 to 9/19/2016.
Environmental Conditions:
QAPP Information: Data were collected in accordance with the Russian River Pathogen Indicator Bacteria TMDL QAPP (Version 1.0), Russian River Pathogen Indicator Bacteria TMDL - Supplemental Sampling Plan QAPP (Version 1.0), and/or the Russian River Pathogen Project QAPP.
QAPP Information Reference(s): Russian River Pathogen Indicator Bacteria TMDL Quality Assurance Project Plan.
QAPP Information Reference(s): Quality Assurance Project Plan - Russian River Pathogen Project.
QAPP Information Reference(s): Russian River Pathogen Indicator Bacteria TMDL - Supplemental Sampling Plan Quality Assurance Project Plan.
 
Line of Evidence (LOE) for Decision ID 77147, Indicator Bacteria
Region 1     
Russian River HU, Middle Russian River HA, Geyserville HSA
 
LOE ID: 133973
 
Pollutant: Indicator Bacteria
LOE Subgroup: Pollutant-Water
Matrix: Water
Fraction: None
 
Beneficial Use: Water Contact Recreation
 
Number of Samples: 0
Number of Exceedances: 0
 
Data and Information Type: PATHOGEN MONITORING
Data Used to Assess Water Quality: HuBac concentrations >1000/100mL were found in both dry and wet weather samples in the following HUC-12s within the Geyserville HSA: Brooks Creek-Russian River HUC-12 and Oat Valley Creek-Russian River HUC-12.
Data Reference: Water Quality Assessment Data for the 2018 solicitation utilized in the RWQCB1 Russian River TMDL .
 
SWAMP Data: Non-SWAMP
 
Water Quality Objective/Criterion: HuBac data are assessed to determine attainment of the beneficial use. Data are not assessed to determine attainment of an objective or criteria, and no objective or criteria is included here.
Objective/Criterion Reference: Water Quality Control Plan (Basin Plan) for the North Coast Region
 
Evaluation Guideline: HuBac (Bacteroides) are present in the human gut and do not survive long outside of the human gut. When present in the water column, measurable HuBac indicate the recent discharge of human fecal waste. There is no defined health-based threshold associated with HuBac results. The detection limit for HuBac is <60/100mL. HuBac concentrations >1000/100mL, which is two orders of magnitude greater than the detection limit, is reliable evidence of the presence of human fecal waste.
Guideline Reference: Detection of the human specific Bacteroides genetic marker provides evidence of widespread sewage contamination of stormwater in the urban environment.
 
Spatial Representation: Samples were collected at Camp Rose Beach, CR (114RR3119) and Healdsburg Veterans Memorial Beach (114RR2940) in the Brooks Creek-Russian River HUC-12 and Cloverdale River Park, CRP (114RR5748) in the Oat Valley Creek-Russian River HUC-12.
Temporal Representation: Dry weather samples were collected 8/16/11 and 8/18/11. Wet weather samples were collected 10/6/11.
Environmental Conditions:
QAPP Information: Data were collected in accordance with the Russian River Pathogen Indicator Bacteria TMDL QAPP (Version 1.0), Russian River Pathogen Indicator Bacteria TMDL - Supplemental Sampling Plan QAPP (Version 1.0), and/or the Russian River Pathogen Project QAPP.
QAPP Information Reference(s): Russian River Pathogen Indicator Bacteria TMDL Quality Assurance Project Plan.
QAPP Information Reference(s): Quality Assurance Project Plan - Russian River Pathogen Project.
QAPP Information Reference(s): Russian River Pathogen Indicator Bacteria TMDL - Supplemental Sampling Plan Quality Assurance Project Plan.
 
Line of Evidence (LOE) for Decision ID 77147, Indicator Bacteria
Region 1     
Russian River HU, Middle Russian River HA, Geyserville HSA
 
LOE ID: 198707
 
Pollutant: Indicator Bacteria
LOE Subgroup: Pollutant-Water
Matrix: Water
Fraction: None
 
Beneficial Use: Water Contact Recreation
 
Number of Samples: 0
Number of Exceedances: 0
 
Data and Information Type: PHYSICAL/CHEMICAL MONITORING
Data Used to Assess Water Quality: In the Brooks Creek-Russian River HUC-12, 2 samples had >=10% of bacteria of human origin indicating moderate evidence of the presence of human fecal waste in the water column. Oat Valley Creek-Russian River HUC-12, no samples indicated the presence of human fecal waste in the water column. The exceedances represent an impact to the recreational beneficial use (REC-1).
Data Reference: Water Quality Assessment Data for the 2018 solicitation utilized in the RWQCB1 Russian River TMDL .
 
SWAMP Data: Non-SWAMP
 
Water Quality Objective/Criterion: PhyloChip DNA data are assessed to determine attainment of the beneficial use. Data are not assessed to determine attainment of an objective or criteria, and no objective or criteria is included here.
Objective/Criterion Reference: Water Quality Control Plan (Basin Plan) for the North Coast Region
 
Evaluation Guideline: PhyloChip DNA microarray quantifies over 59,000 bacterial taxa in a single sample by targeting variations in the 16S rRNA gene. There is no defined health-based threshold associated with PhyloChip results. There is moderate evidence of human fecal waste in the water column when 10% or greater of the taxa measured in an ambient water quality sample are associated with the human gut. When 20% or greater of the taxa measured are associated with the human gut, there is strong evidence of the presence of human fecal waste in the water column. Samples with greater than 10% of the taxa measured associated with the human gut is evidence of the presence of human fecal waste in the waterbody.
Guideline Reference: Microbial source tracking in impaired watersheds using PhyloChip and machine-learning classification.
Guideline Reference: Personal Communication between Alydda Mangelsdorf (NCRWQCB) and Eric Dubinsky (Lawrence Berkeley National Lab) about the Russian River Pathogen TMDL and PhyloChip Study.
Guideline Reference: Russian River Human Impact Study PhyloChip Microbial Community Analysis.
 
Spatial Representation: Samples were collected at Healdsburg Veteran's Memorial Beach (114RR2940), Camp Rose Beach (114RR3119), Unnamed Tributary at Redwood Drive / Healdsburg AOC / Site 13 (114C11RDH), and Unnamed Tributary at Fitch Mountain Road / Healdsburg HD-HR / Site 1 (114DFMR68) in the Brooks Creek-Russian River HUC-12.

Samples were collected at Cloverdale River Park / CRP (114RR5748) in the Oat Valley Creek-Russian River HUC-12.
Temporal Representation: Dry weather samples were collected on 8/16/2011 and dry weather samples were collected on 10/6/2011. All samples were collected from 8/16/2011 to 10/6/2011.
Environmental Conditions:
QAPP Information: Data were collected in accordance with the Russian River Pathogen Indicator Bacteria TMDL QAPP (Version 1.0), Russian River Pathogen Indicator Bacteria TMDL - Supplemental Sampling Plan QAPP (Version 1.0), and/or the Russian River Pathogen Project QAPP.
QAPP Information Reference(s): Russian River Pathogen Indicator Bacteria TMDL Quality Assurance Project Plan.
QAPP Information Reference(s): Quality Assurance Project Plan - Russian River Pathogen Project.
QAPP Information Reference(s): Russian River Pathogen Indicator Bacteria TMDL - Supplemental Sampling Plan Quality Assurance Project Plan.
 
Line of Evidence (LOE) for Decision ID 77147, Indicator Bacteria
Region 1     
Russian River HU, Middle Russian River HA, Geyserville HSA
 
LOE ID: 133816
 
Pollutant: Enterococcus
LOE Subgroup: Pollutant-Water
Matrix: Water
Fraction: GeoMean
 
Beneficial Use: Water Contact Recreation
 
Number of Samples: 13
Number of Exceedances: 0
 
Data and Information Type: PHYSICAL/CHEMICAL MONITORING
Data Used to Assess Water Quality: 0 of 13 geometric means calculated from year-round data (November-October), 0 of 0 geometric means calculated from Winter/Wet data (November-March), and 0 of 13 geometric means calculated from Summer/Dry data (April-October) in Gill Creek-Russian River HUC-12 exceed the criterion for Enterococci.
Data Reference: Water Quality Assessment Data for the 2018 solicitation utilized in the RWQCB1 Russian River TMDL .
 
SWAMP Data: Non-SWAMP
 
Water Quality Objective/Criterion: The national criteria for enterococci are set as a geometric mean (30 cfu/100 mL) or the statistical threshold value (110 cfu/100 mL) to ensure no more than 32 illnesses per 1000 recreators, as defined by U.S. EPA (2012).
Objective/Criterion Reference: 2012 USEPA Recreational Water Quality Criteria - Bacteria
 
Evaluation Guideline:
Guideline Reference:
 
Spatial Representation: Samples were collected at Russian River at Mendocino Drive (114RR8709) in the East Fork Russian River-Russian River HUC-12.
Temporal Representation: Samples were collected from 8/14/2013 to 8/28/2013.
Environmental Conditions:
QAPP Information: Data were collected in accordance with the Russian River Pathogen Indicator Bacteria TMDL QAPP (Version 1.0), Russian River Pathogen Indicator Bacteria TMDL - Supplemental Sampling Plan QAPP (Version 1.0), and/or the Russian River Pathogen Project QAPP.
QAPP Information Reference(s): Russian River Pathogen Indicator Bacteria TMDL Quality Assurance Project Plan.
QAPP Information Reference(s): Quality Assurance Project Plan - Russian River Pathogen Project.
QAPP Information Reference(s): Russian River Pathogen Indicator Bacteria TMDL - Supplemental Sampling Plan Quality Assurance Project Plan.
 
Line of Evidence (LOE) for Decision ID 77147, Indicator Bacteria
Region 1     
Russian River HU, Middle Russian River HA, Geyserville HSA
 
LOE ID: 133792
 
Pollutant: Enterococcus
LOE Subgroup: Pollutant-Water
Matrix: Water
Fraction: Statistical Threshold Value
 
Beneficial Use: Water Contact Recreation
 
Number of Samples: 17
Number of Exceedances: 15
 
Data and Information Type: PHYSICAL/CHEMICAL MONITORING
Data Used to Assess Water Quality: 15 of 17 statistical threshold values (STVs) from year-round data (November-October), 2 of 2 STVs calculated from Winter/Wet data (November-March), and 13 of 15 STVs calculated from Summer/Dry data (April-October) in Oat Valley Creek-Russian River HUC-12 exceed the criterion for Enterococci.
Data Reference: Water Quality Assessment Data for the 2018 solicitation utilized in the RWQCB1 Russian River TMDL .
 
SWAMP Data: Non-SWAMP
 
Water Quality Objective/Criterion: The national criteria for enterococci are set as a geometric mean (30 cfu/100 mL) or the statistical threshold value (110 cfu/100 mL) to ensure no more than 32 illnesses per 1000 recreators, as defined by U.S. EPA (2012).
Objective/Criterion Reference: 2012 USEPA Recreational Water Quality Criteria - Bacteria
 
Evaluation Guideline:
Guideline Reference:
 
Spatial Representation: Samples were collected at Russian River at Cloverdale River Park (114RR5748) in the Oat Valley Creek-Russian River HUC-12.
Temporal Representation: Samples were collected from 5/28/2009 to 8/22/2012.
Environmental Conditions:
QAPP Information: Data were collected in accordance with the Russian River Pathogen Indicator Bacteria TMDL QAPP (Version 1.0), Russian River Pathogen Indicator Bacteria TMDL - Supplemental Sampling Plan QAPP (Version 1.0), and/or the Russian River Pathogen Project QAPP.
QAPP Information Reference(s): Russian River Pathogen Indicator Bacteria TMDL Quality Assurance Project Plan.
QAPP Information Reference(s): Quality Assurance Project Plan - Russian River Pathogen Project.
QAPP Information Reference(s): Russian River Pathogen Indicator Bacteria TMDL - Supplemental Sampling Plan Quality Assurance Project Plan.
 
Line of Evidence (LOE) for Decision ID 77147, Indicator Bacteria
Region 1     
Russian River HU, Middle Russian River HA, Geyserville HSA
 
LOE ID: 133791
 
Pollutant: Enterococcus
LOE Subgroup: Pollutant-Water
Matrix: Water
Fraction: Statistical Threshold Value
 
Beneficial Use: Water Contact Recreation
 
Number of Samples: 3
Number of Exceedances: 3
 
Data and Information Type: PHYSICAL/CHEMICAL MONITORING
Data Used to Assess Water Quality: 3 of 3 statistical threshold values (STVs) from year-round data (November-October), 0 of 0 STVs calculated from Winter/Wet data (November-March), and 3 of 3 STVs calculated from Summer/Dry data (April-October) in Gill Creek-Russian River HUC-12 exceed the criterion for Enterococci.
Data Reference: Water Quality Assessment Data for the 2018 solicitation utilized in the RWQCB1 Russian River TMDL .
 
SWAMP Data: Non-SWAMP
 
Water Quality Objective/Criterion: The national criteria for enterococci are set as a geometric mean (30 cfu/100 mL) or the statistical threshold value (110 cfu/100 mL) to ensure no more than 32 illnesses per 1000 recreators, as defined by U.S. EPA (2012).
Objective/Criterion Reference: 2012 USEPA Recreational Water Quality Criteria - Bacteria
 
Evaluation Guideline:
Guideline Reference:
 
Spatial Representation: Samples were collected at Russian River at Crocker Road (114RR5652) in the Gill Creek-Russian River HUC-12.
Temporal Representation: Samples were collected from 6/11/2012 to 8/29/2012.
Environmental Conditions:
QAPP Information: Data were collected in accordance with the Russian River Pathogen Indicator Bacteria TMDL QAPP (Version 1.0), Russian River Pathogen Indicator Bacteria TMDL - Supplemental Sampling Plan QAPP (Version 1.0), and/or the Russian River Pathogen Project QAPP.
QAPP Information Reference(s): Russian River Pathogen Indicator Bacteria TMDL Quality Assurance Project Plan.
QAPP Information Reference(s): Quality Assurance Project Plan - Russian River Pathogen Project.
QAPP Information Reference(s): Russian River Pathogen Indicator Bacteria TMDL - Supplemental Sampling Plan Quality Assurance Project Plan.
 
Line of Evidence (LOE) for Decision ID 77147, Indicator Bacteria
Region 1     
Russian River HU, Middle Russian River HA, Geyserville HSA
 
LOE ID: 133789
 
Pollutant: Enterococcus
LOE Subgroup: Pollutant-Water
Matrix: Water
Fraction: Statistical Threshold Value
 
Beneficial Use: Water Contact Recreation
 
Number of Samples: 87
Number of Exceedances: 40
 
Data and Information Type: PHYSICAL/CHEMICAL MONITORING
Data Used to Assess Water Quality: 40 of 87 statistical threshold values (STVs) from year-round data (November-October), 7 of 10 STVs calculated from Winter/Wet data (November-March), and 33 of 77 STVs calculated from Summer/Dry data (April-October) in Brooks Creek-Russian River HUC-12 exceed the criterion for Enterococci.
Data Reference: Water Quality Assessment Data for the 2018 solicitation utilized in the RWQCB1 Russian River TMDL .
 
SWAMP Data: Non-SWAMP
 
Water Quality Objective/Criterion: The national criteria for enterococci are set as a geometric mean (30 cfu/100 mL) or the statistical threshold value (110 cfu/100 mL) to ensure no more than 32 illnesses per 1000 recreators, as defined by U.S. EPA (2012).
Objective/Criterion Reference: 2012 USEPA Recreational Water Quality Criteria - Bacteria
 
Evaluation Guideline:
Guideline Reference:
 
Spatial Representation: Samples were collected at Unnamed Tributary at Redwood Drive (114C11RDH), Unnamed Tributary at Fitch Mountain Road (114DFMR68), Russian River at Healdsburg Veterans Memorial Beach (114RR2940), Russian River at Camp Rose Beach (114RR3119), and Russian River at Diggers Bend (Diggers_Bend_SCWA) in the Brooks Creek-Russian River HUC-12.
Temporal Representation: Samples were collected from 7/5/2006 to 7/9/2013.
Environmental Conditions:
QAPP Information: Data were collected in accordance with the Russian River Pathogen Indicator Bacteria TMDL QAPP (Version 1.0), Russian River Pathogen Indicator Bacteria TMDL - Supplemental Sampling Plan QAPP (Version 1.0), and/or the Russian River Pathogen Project QAPP.
QAPP Information Reference(s): Russian River Pathogen Indicator Bacteria TMDL Quality Assurance Project Plan.
QAPP Information Reference(s): Quality Assurance Project Plan - Russian River Pathogen Project.
QAPP Information Reference(s): Russian River Pathogen Indicator Bacteria TMDL - Supplemental Sampling Plan Quality Assurance Project Plan.
 
Line of Evidence (LOE) for Decision ID 77147, Indicator Bacteria
Region 1     
Russian River HU, Middle Russian River HA, Geyserville HSA
 
LOE ID: 6098
 
Pollutant: Enterococcus
LOE Subgroup: Pollutant-Water
Matrix: Water
Fraction: Total
 
Beneficial Use: Water Contact Recreation
 
Number of Samples: 14
Number of Exceedances: 0
 
Data and Information Type: PHYSICAL/CHEMICAL MONITORING
Data Used to Assess Water Quality: None of the 14 Enterococcus samples from the Russian River at Geyserville exceeds the evaluation guideline. Sample concentrations ranged from less than 0 to 22 MPN / 100 ml. Samples were collected by Regional Water Board staff as part of a targeted sampling event on the Russian River around Fitch Mountain. Data are summarized by Goodwin (1997).
Data Reference: Staff Report Regarding Russian River Bacterial Water Quality Monitoring in the Vicinity of Fitch Mountain Sonoma County, California. April through September, 1995. North Coast Regional Water Quality Control Board
 
SWAMP Data: Non-SWAMP
 
Water Quality Objective/Criterion: Per the Basin Plan (NCRWQCB 2007): The bacteriological quality of waters of the North Coast Region shall not be degraded beyond natural background levels.
Objective/Criterion Reference: Water Quality Control Plan (Basin Plan) - North Coast Region (Region 1)
 
Evaluation Guideline: Per the "Draft Guidance for Fresh Water Beaches" (DHS 2006): Beach posting is recommended when single sample Enterococcus levels exceed 61 MPN / 100 ml. *Note: MPN is the most probable number of coliform units.
Guideline Reference: Draft Guidance for Fresh Water Beaches. Last Update: May 8, 2006. Initial Draft: November 1997. California Department of Public Health.
 
Spatial Representation: The samples were collected from the mainstem Russian River at Geyserville upstream of the Highway 128 bridge. Samples were collected in well mixed flowing water, either in midstream or near the shore.
Temporal Representation: Samples were collected weekly from May 30 to September 6, 1995.
Environmental Conditions: There are no known environmental conditions (e.g., seasonality, land use practices, fire events, storms, etc.) that are related to these data.
QAPP Information: Samples were collected in accordance with the study design methods described by Goodwin (1997).
QAPP Information Reference(s): Staff Report Regarding Russian River Bacterial Water Quality Monitoring in the Vicinity of Fitch Mountain Sonoma County, California. April through September, 1995. North Coast Regional Water Quality Control Board
 
Line of Evidence (LOE) for Decision ID 77147, Indicator Bacteria
Region 1     
Russian River HU, Middle Russian River HA, Geyserville HSA
 
LOE ID: 31875
 
Pollutant: Enterococcus
LOE Subgroup: Pollutant-Water
Matrix: Water
Fraction: Total
 
Beneficial Use: Water Contact Recreation
 
Number of Samples: 24
Number of Exceedances: 4
 
Data and Information Type: PHYSICAL/CHEMICAL MONITORING
Data Used to Assess Water Quality: Four of the twenty-four samples collected at Russian River at Geyserville Bridge exceeded the enterococcus evaluation guideline.
Data Reference: Data for Bacteria and Nutrient in Sonoma County Water Agency, 2009-2010.
 
SWAMP Data: Non-SWAMP
 
Water Quality Objective/Criterion: The bacteriological quality of waters of the North Coast Region shall not be degraded beyond natural background levels. Water Quality Control Plan, North Coast Region (NCRWQCB 2011).
Objective/Criterion Reference: Water Quality Control Plan (Basin Plan) for the North Coast Region
 
Evaluation Guideline: Beach posting is recommended when single sample enterococcus levels exceed 61 MPN / 100 ml. Draft Guidance for Fresh Water Beaches (CDPH 2011).
Guideline Reference: Draft Guidance for Fresh Water Beaches. Last Update: May 8, 2006. Initial Draft: November 1997. California Department of Public Health.
 
Spatial Representation: The samples were collected from Russian River at Geyserville Bridge.
Temporal Representation: The samples were collected once a week from the end of May to October 2009.
Environmental Conditions:
QAPP Information: The data was collected by the Sonoma County Water Agency (SCWA) and analyzed by the Sonoma County Public Health Laboratory. SCWA follows the same protocol as the North Coast Water Quality Control Board.
QAPP Information Reference(s): Quality Assurance Project Plan for Region One for Bacteriological Sampling.
 
Line of Evidence (LOE) for Decision ID 77147, Indicator Bacteria
Region 1     
Russian River HU, Middle Russian River HA, Geyserville HSA
 
LOE ID: 5934
 
Pollutant: Enterococcus
LOE Subgroup: Pollutant-Water
Matrix: Water
Fraction: Total
 
Beneficial Use: Water Contact Recreation
 
Number of Samples: 37
Number of Exceedances: 0
 
Data and Information Type: PHYSICAL/CHEMICAL MONITORING
Data Used to Assess Water Quality: None of the 37 Enterococcus samples from the Russian River at Camp Rose Beach exceed the evaluation guideline. Sample concentrations ranged from 10 to 41 MPN / 100 ml. The samples were collected by staff of the North Coast Regional Water Quality Control Board. The data for 2006-2007 are presented in the Russian River Pathogen Data Report of the Russian River Pathogen Project Database (ICE 2008). The data for 2008 are presented by the Regional Water Board (NCRWQCB 2008).
Data Reference: Russian River Pathogen Data Report of the Russian River Pathogen Project Database. Information Center for the Environment. Version 1. Beta. 2008. http://rrpp.ice.ucdavis.edu/
  Summer 2008 Russian River Bacteria Data. Downloaded July 23, 2008 from http://www.waterboards.ca.gov/northcoast/water_issues/programs/water_quality_sampling/russian_river.shtml. North Coast Regional Water Quality Control Board
 
SWAMP Data: Non-SWAMP
 
Water Quality Objective/Criterion: Per the Basin Plan (NCRWQCB 2007): The bacteriological quality of waters of the North Coast Region shall not be degraded beyond natural background levels. In no case shall coliform concentrations in waters of the North Coast Region exceed the following: In waters designated for contact recreation (REC-1), the median fecal coliform concentration based on a minimum of not less than 5 samples for any 30-day period shall not exceed 50 MPN* / 100 ml, nor shall more than 10% of total samples during any 30-day period exceed 400 MPN / 100 ml. At all areas where shellfish may be harvested for human consumption (SHELL), the fecal coliform concentration throughout the water column shall not exceed 43 MPN / 100 ml for a 5-tube decimal dilution test or 49 MPN / 100 ml when a three-tube decimal dilution is used. *Note: MPN is the most probable number of coliform units.
Objective/Criterion Reference: Water Quality Control Plan (Basin Plan) - North Coast Region (Region 1)
 
Evaluation Guideline: Per the "Draft Guidance for Fresh Water Beaches" (DHS 2006): Beach posting is recommended when single sample Enterococcus levels exceed 61 MPN / 100 ml.
Guideline Reference: Draft Guidance for Fresh Water Beaches. Last Update: May 8, 2006. Initial Draft: November 1997. California Department of Public Health.
 
Spatial Representation: The samples were collected from the mainstem Russian River at Camp Rose Beach near Healdsburg, upstream of the river bend near the well head. Samples were collected from the center of the main river flow.
Temporal Representation: The samples were generally collected once a week during the summer months between Memorial Day and Labor Day in 2006 to 2008. The samples were often collected on the same day of the week and at the same time of day.
Environmental Conditions: There are no known environmental conditions (e.g., seasonality, land use practices, fire events, storms, etc.) that are related to these data.
QAPP Information: The samples were collected in accordance with the "Protocol for Conducting Russian River Bacteriological Sampling at Summer Recreational Beaches" (Goodwin 2007).
QAPP Information Reference(s): Protocol for Conducting Russian River Bacteriological Sampling at Summer Recreational Beaches. Prepared by Cathy Goodwin, NCRWQCB - July 21, 1999, July 29, 1999, May 2005, and May 22, 2007. North Coast Regional Water Quality Control Board
 
Line of Evidence (LOE) for Decision ID 77147, Indicator Bacteria
Region 1     
Russian River HU, Middle Russian River HA, Geyserville HSA
 
LOE ID: 6102
 
Pollutant: Enterococcus
LOE Subgroup: Pollutant-Water
Matrix: Water
Fraction: Total
 
Beneficial Use: Water Contact Recreation
 
Number of Samples: 37
Number of Exceedances: 0
 
Data and Information Type: PHYSICAL/CHEMICAL MONITORING
Data Used to Assess Water Quality: None of the 37 Enterococcus samples from the Russian River at Fitch Mountain at Redwood Drive, Camp Rose, and Almond Way exceed the evaluation guideline. At Fitch Mountain at Redwood Drive, 10 samples were collected with concentrations ranging from 1 to 7 MPN / 100 ml. At Camp Rose, 13 samples were collected with concentrations ranging from 11 to 50 MPN / 100 ml. At Almond Drive, 14 samples were collected with concentrations ranging from 0 to 36 MPN / 100 ml. Samples were collected by Regional Water Board staff as part of a targeted sampling event on the Russian River around Fitch Mountain. Data are summarized by Goodwin (1997).
Data Reference: Staff Report Regarding Russian River Bacterial Water Quality Monitoring in the Vicinity of Fitch Mountain Sonoma County, California. April through September, 1995. North Coast Regional Water Quality Control Board
 
SWAMP Data: Non-SWAMP
 
Water Quality Objective/Criterion: Per the Basin Plan (NCRWQCB 2007): The bacteriological quality of waters of the North Coast Region shall not be degraded beyond natural background levels.
Objective/Criterion Reference: Water Quality Control Plan (Basin Plan) - North Coast Region (Region 1)
 
Evaluation Guideline: Per the "Draft Guidance for Fresh Water Beaches" (DHS 2006): Beach posting is recommended when single sample Enterococcus levels exceed 61 MPN / 100 ml. *Note: MPN is the most probable number of coliform units.
Guideline Reference: Draft Guidance for Fresh Water Beaches. Last Update: May 8, 2006. Initial Draft: November 1997. California Department of Public Health.
 
Spatial Representation: The samples were collected from the mainstem Russian River at 3 sites in the Fitch Mountain reach: Fitch Mountain at Redwood Drive, Camp Rose Beach, and Almond Way. Fitch Mountain at Redwood Drive is located upstream of a small stream that enters the Russian River at Redwood Drive. Samples were collected in well mixed flowing water, either in midstream or near the shore.
Temporal Representation: Samples were collected weekly from May 30 to September 6, 1995.
Environmental Conditions: There are no known environmental conditions (e.g., seasonality, land use practices, fire events, storms, etc.) that are related to these data.
QAPP Information: Samples were collected in accordance with the study design methods described by Goodwin (1997).
QAPP Information Reference(s): Staff Report Regarding Russian River Bacterial Water Quality Monitoring in the Vicinity of Fitch Mountain Sonoma County, California. April through September, 1995. North Coast Regional Water Quality Control Board
 
Line of Evidence (LOE) for Decision ID 77147, Indicator Bacteria
Region 1     
Russian River HU, Middle Russian River HA, Geyserville HSA
 
LOE ID: 31962
 
Pollutant: Enterococcus
LOE Subgroup: Pollutant-Water
Matrix: Water
Fraction: None
 
Beneficial Use: Water Contact Recreation
 
Number of Samples: 23
Number of Exceedances: 7
 
Data and Information Type: PHYSICAL/CHEMICAL MONITORING
Data Used to Assess Water Quality: Seven of the twenty-three geometric means calculated exceeded the evaluation guideline for enterococcus. The samples were collected at Russian River at Cloverdale River Park.
Data Reference: Data for Bacteria and Nutrient in Sonoma County Water Agency, 2009-2010.
 
SWAMP Data: Non-SWAMP
 
Water Quality Objective/Criterion: The bacteriological quality of waters of the North Coast Region shall not be degraded beyond natural background levels. Water Quality Control Plan, North Coast Region (NCRWQCB 2011).
Objective/Criterion Reference: Water Quality Control Plan (Basin Plan) for the North Coast Region
 
Evaluation Guideline: Beach posting is recommended when the geometric mean for enterococcus exceeds 33 MPN / 100 ml. Draft Guidance for Fresh Water Beaches (CDPH 2011).
Guideline Reference: Draft Guidance for Fresh Water Beaches. Last Update: May 8, 2006. Initial Draft: November 1997. California Department of Public Health.
 
Spatial Representation: The samples were collected from Russian River at Cloverdale River Park.
Temporal Representation: The samples were collected once a week from the end of May to October 2009.
Environmental Conditions:
QAPP Information: The data was collected by the Sonoma County Water Agency (SCWA) and analyzed by the Sonoma County Public Health Laboratory. SCWA follows the same protocol as the North Coast Water Quality Control Board.
QAPP Information Reference(s): Quality Assurance Project Plan for Region One for Bacteriological Sampling.
 
Line of Evidence (LOE) for Decision ID 77147, Indicator Bacteria
Region 1     
Russian River HU, Middle Russian River HA, Geyserville HSA
 
LOE ID: 31963
 
Pollutant: Enterococcus
LOE Subgroup: Pollutant-Water
Matrix: Water
Fraction: None
 
Beneficial Use: Water Contact Recreation
 
Number of Samples: 24
Number of Exceedances: 10
 
Data and Information Type: PHYSICAL/CHEMICAL MONITORING
Data Used to Assess Water Quality: Ten of the twenty-four geometric means calculated exceeded the evaluation guideline for enterococcus. The samples were collected at Russian River at Alexander Valley Campground.
Data Reference: Data for Bacteria and Nutrient in Sonoma County Water Agency, 2009-2010.
 
SWAMP Data: Non-SWAMP
 
Water Quality Objective/Criterion: The bacteriological quality of waters of the North Coast Region shall not be degraded beyond natural background levels. Water Quality Control Plan, North Coast Region (NCRWQCB 2011).
Objective/Criterion Reference: Water Quality Control Plan (Basin Plan) for the North Coast Region
 
Evaluation Guideline: Beach posting is recommended when the geometric mean for enterococcus exceeds 33 MPN / 100 ml. Draft Guidance for Fresh Water Beaches (CDPH 2011).
Guideline Reference: Draft Guidance for Fresh Water Beaches. Last Update: May 8, 2006. Initial Draft: November 1997. California Department of Public Health.
 
Spatial Representation: The samples were collected from Russian River at Alexander Valley Campground.
Temporal Representation: The samples were collected once a week from the end of May to October 2009.
Environmental Conditions:
QAPP Information: The data was collected by the Sonoma County Water Agency (SCWA) and analyzed by the Sonoma County Public Health Laboratory. SCWA follows the same protocol as the North Coast Water Quality Control Board.
QAPP Information Reference(s): Quality Assurance Project Plan for Region One for Bacteriological Sampling.
 
Line of Evidence (LOE) for Decision ID 77147, Indicator Bacteria
Region 1     
Russian River HU, Middle Russian River HA, Geyserville HSA
 
LOE ID: 31871
 
Pollutant: Enterococcus
LOE Subgroup: Pollutant-Water
Matrix: Water
Fraction: None
 
Beneficial Use: Water Contact Recreation
 
Number of Samples: 29
Number of Exceedances: 10
 
Data and Information Type: PHYSICAL/CHEMICAL MONITORING
Data Used to Assess Water Quality: Ten of the twenty-nine samples collected at Russian River at Cloverdale River Park exceeded the enterococcus evaluation guideline.
Data Reference: Data for Bacteria and Nutrient in Sonoma County Water Agency, 2009-2010.
 
SWAMP Data: Non-SWAMP
 
Water Quality Objective/Criterion: The bacteriological quality of waters of the North Coast Region shall not be degraded beyond natural background levels. Water Quality Control Plan, North Coast Region (NCRWQCB 2011).
Objective/Criterion Reference: Water Quality Control Plan (Basin Plan) for the North Coast Region
 
Evaluation Guideline: Beach posting is recommended when single sample enterococcus levels exceed 61 MPN / 100 ml. Draft Guidance for Fresh Water Beaches (CDPH 2011).
Guideline Reference: Draft Guidance for Fresh Water Beaches. Last Update: May 8, 2006. Initial Draft: November 1997. California Department of Public Health.
 
Spatial Representation: The samples were collected from Russian River at Cloverdale River Park.
Temporal Representation: The samples were collected once a week from the end of May to October 2009.
Environmental Conditions:
QAPP Information: The data was collected by the Sonoma County Water Agency (SCWA) and analyzed by the Sonoma County Public Health Laboratory. SCWA follows the same protocol as the North Coast Water Quality Control Board.
QAPP Information Reference(s): Quality Assurance Project Plan for Region One for Bacteriological Sampling.
 
Line of Evidence (LOE) for Decision ID 77147, Indicator Bacteria
Region 1     
Russian River HU, Middle Russian River HA, Geyserville HSA
 
LOE ID: 31876
 
Pollutant: Enterococcus
LOE Subgroup: Pollutant-Water
Matrix: Water
Fraction: None
 
Beneficial Use: Water Contact Recreation
 
Number of Samples: 27
Number of Exceedances: 8
 
Data and Information Type: PHYSICAL/CHEMICAL MONITORING
Data Used to Assess Water Quality: Eight of the twenty-seven samples collected at Russian River at Alexander Valley Campground exceeded the enterococcus evaluation guideline.
Data Reference: Data for Bacteria and Nutrient in Sonoma County Water Agency, 2009-2010.
 
SWAMP Data: Non-SWAMP
 
Water Quality Objective/Criterion: The bacteriological quality of waters of the North Coast Region shall not be degraded beyond natural background levels. Water Quality Control Plan, North Coast Region (NCRWQCB 2011).
Objective/Criterion Reference: Water Quality Control Plan (Basin Plan) for the North Coast Region
 
Evaluation Guideline: Beach posting is recommended when single sample enterococcus levels exceed 61 MPN / 100 ml. Draft Guidance for Fresh Water Beaches (CDPH 2011).
Guideline Reference: Draft Guidance for Fresh Water Beaches. Last Update: May 8, 2006. Initial Draft: November 1997. California Department of Public Health.
 
Spatial Representation: The samples were collected from Russian River at Alexander Valley Campground.
Temporal Representation: The samples were collected once a week from the end of May to October 2009.
Environmental Conditions:
QAPP Information: The data was collected by the Sonoma County Water Agency (SCWA) and analyzed by the Sonoma County Public Health Laboratory. SCWA follows the same protocol as the North Coast Water Quality Control Board.
QAPP Information Reference(s): Quality Assurance Project Plan for Region One for Bacteriological Sampling.
 
Line of Evidence (LOE) for Decision ID 77147, Indicator Bacteria
Region 1     
Russian River HU, Middle Russian River HA, Geyserville HSA
 
LOE ID: 32002
 
Pollutant: Enterococcus
LOE Subgroup: Pollutant-Water
Matrix: Water
Fraction: None
 
Beneficial Use: Water Contact Recreation
 
Number of Samples: 23
Number of Exceedances: 2
 
Data and Information Type: PHYSICAL/CHEMICAL MONITORING
Data Used to Assess Water Quality: Two of the twenty-three geometric means calculated exceeded the evaluation guideline for enterococcus. The samples were collected at Russian River at Geyserville Bridge
Data Reference: Data for Bacteria and Nutrient in Sonoma County Water Agency, 2009-2010.
 
SWAMP Data: Non-SWAMP
 
Water Quality Objective/Criterion: The bacteriological quality of waters of the North Coast Region shall not be degraded beyond natural background levels. Water Quality Control Plan, North Coast Region (NCRWQCB 2011).
Objective/Criterion Reference: Water Quality Control Plan (Basin Plan) for the North Coast Region
 
Evaluation Guideline: Beach posting is recommended when the geometric mean for enterococcus exceeds 33 MPN / 100 ml. Draft Guidance for Fresh Water Beaches (CDPH 2011).
Guideline Reference: Draft Guidance for Fresh Water Beaches. Last Update: May 8, 2006. Initial Draft: November 1997. California Department of Public Health.
 
Spatial Representation: The samples were collected from Russian River at Geyserville Bridge.
Temporal Representation: The samples were collected once a week from the end of May to October 2009.
Environmental Conditions:
QAPP Information: The data was collected by the Sonoma County Water Agency (SCWA) and analyzed by the Sonoma County Public Health Laboratory. SCWA follows the same protocol as the North Coast Water Quality Control Board.
QAPP Information Reference(s): Quality Assurance Project Plan for Region One for Bacteriological Sampling.
 
Line of Evidence (LOE) for Decision ID 77147, Indicator Bacteria
Region 1     
Russian River HU, Middle Russian River HA, Geyserville HSA
 
LOE ID: 133767
 
Pollutant: Escherichia coli (E. coli)
LOE Subgroup: Pollutant-Water
Matrix: Water
Fraction: GeoMean
 
Beneficial Use: Water Contact Recreation
 
Number of Samples: 40
Number of Exceedances: 0
 
Data and Information Type: PHYSICAL/CHEMICAL MONITORING
Data Used to Assess Water Quality: 0 of 40 geometric means calculated from year-round data (November-October), 0 of 0 geometric means calculated from Winter/Wet data (November-March), and 0 of 40 geometric means calculated from Summer/Dry data (April-October) in Oat Valley Creek-Russian River HUC-12 exceed the objective for E. coli.
Data Reference: Water Quality Assessment Data for the 2018 solicitation utilized in the RWQCB1 Russian River TMDL .
 
SWAMP Data: Non-SWAMP
 
Water Quality Objective/Criterion: Water Quality Control Plan for Inland Surface Waters, Enclosed Bays, and Estuaries of California - Bacteria Provisions and a Water Quality Standards Variance Policy: The bacteria water quality objective for all waters where the salinity is equal to or less than 1 part per thousand (ppth) 95 percent or more of the time during the CALENDAR YEAR is: a six-week rolling GEOMETRIC MEAN of Escherichia coli (E. coli) not to exceed 100 colony forming units (cfu) per 100 milliliters (mL), calculated weekly.
Objective/Criterion Reference: Amendment to the Water Quality Control Plan for Ocean Waters of California - Bacteria Provisions and a Water Quality Standards Variance Policy
 
Evaluation Guideline:
Guideline Reference:
 
Spatial Representation: Samples were collected at Russian River at Cloverdale River Park (114RR5748) in the Oat Valley Creek-Russian River HUC-12.
Temporal Representation: Samples were collected between 5/28/2009 and 8/22/2012.
Environmental Conditions:
QAPP Information: Data were collected in accordance with the Russian River Pathogen Indicator Bacteria TMDL QAPP (Version 1.0), Russian River Pathogen Indicator Bacteria TMDL - Supplemental Sampling Plan QAPP (Version 1.0), and/or the Russian River Pathogen Project QAPP.
QAPP Information Reference(s): Russian River Pathogen Indicator Bacteria TMDL Quality Assurance Project Plan.
QAPP Information Reference(s): Quality Assurance Project Plan - Russian River Pathogen Project.
QAPP Information Reference(s): Russian River Pathogen Indicator Bacteria TMDL - Supplemental Sampling Plan Quality Assurance Project Plan.
 
Line of Evidence (LOE) for Decision ID 77147, Indicator Bacteria
Region 1     
Russian River HU, Middle Russian River HA, Geyserville HSA
 
LOE ID: 133817
 
Pollutant: Enterococcus
LOE Subgroup: Pollutant-Water
Matrix: Water
Fraction: GeoMean
 
Beneficial Use: Water Contact Recreation
 
Number of Samples: 43
Number of Exceedances: 0
 
Data and Information Type: PHYSICAL/CHEMICAL MONITORING
Data Used to Assess Water Quality: 0 of 43 statistical threshold values (STVs) from year-round data (November-October), 0 of 0 STVs calculated from Winter/Wet data (November-March), and 0 of 43 STVs calculated from Summer/Dry data (April-October) in Oat Valley Creek-Russian River HUC-12 exceed the objective for E. coli.
Data Reference: Water Quality Assessment Data for the 2018 solicitation utilized in the RWQCB1 Russian River TMDL .
 
SWAMP Data: Non-SWAMP
 
Water Quality Objective/Criterion: The national criteria for enterococci are set as a geometric mean (30 cfu/100 mL) or the statistical threshold value (110 cfu/100 mL) to ensure no more than 32 illnesses per 1000 recreators, as defined by U.S. EPA (2012).
Objective/Criterion Reference: 2012 USEPA Recreational Water Quality Criteria - Bacteria
 
Evaluation Guideline:
Guideline Reference:
 
Spatial Representation: Samples were collected at Russian River at Cloverdale River Park (114RR5748) in the Oat Valley Creek-Russian River HUC-12.
Temporal Representation: Samples were collected from 5/28/2009 to 8/22/2012.
Environmental Conditions:
QAPP Information: Data were collected in accordance with the Russian River Pathogen Indicator Bacteria TMDL QAPP (Version 1.0), Russian River Pathogen Indicator Bacteria TMDL - Supplemental Sampling Plan QAPP (Version 1.0), and/or the Russian River Pathogen Project QAPP.
QAPP Information Reference(s): Russian River Pathogen Indicator Bacteria TMDL Quality Assurance Project Plan.
QAPP Information Reference(s): Quality Assurance Project Plan - Russian River Pathogen Project.
QAPP Information Reference(s): Russian River Pathogen Indicator Bacteria TMDL - Supplemental Sampling Plan Quality Assurance Project Plan.
 
Line of Evidence (LOE) for Decision ID 77147, Indicator Bacteria
Region 1     
Russian River HU, Middle Russian River HA, Geyserville HSA
 
LOE ID: 133814
 
Pollutant: Enterococcus
LOE Subgroup: Pollutant-Water
Matrix: Water
Fraction: GeoMean
 
Beneficial Use: Water Contact Recreation
 
Number of Samples: 211
Number of Exceedances: 0
 
Data and Information Type: PHYSICAL/CHEMICAL MONITORING
Data Used to Assess Water Quality: 0 of 211 geometric means calculated from year-round data (November-October), 0 of 0 geometric means calculated from Winter/Wet data (November-March), and 0 of 211 geometric means calculated from Summer/Dry data (April-October) in Brooks Creek-Russian River HUC-12 exceed the criterion for Enterococci.
Data Reference: Water Quality Assessment Data for the 2018 solicitation utilized in the RWQCB1 Russian River TMDL .
 
SWAMP Data: Non-SWAMP
 
Water Quality Objective/Criterion: The national criteria for enterococci are set as a geometric mean (30 cfu/100 mL) or the statistical threshold value (110 cfu/100 mL) to ensure no more than 32 illnesses per 1000 recreators, as defined by U.S. EPA (2012).
Objective/Criterion Reference: 2012 USEPA Recreational Water Quality Criteria - Bacteria
 
Evaluation Guideline:
Guideline Reference:
 
Spatial Representation: Samples were collected at Unnamed Tributary at Redwood Drive (114C11RDH), Unnamed Tributary at Fitch Mountain Road (114DFMR68), Russian River at Healdsburg Veterans Memorial Beach (114RR2940), Russian River at Camp Rose Beach (114RR3119), and Russian River at Diggers Bend (Diggers_Bend_SCWA) in the Brooks Creek-Russian River HUC-12.
Temporal Representation: Samples were collected from 7/5/2006 to 7/9/2013.
Environmental Conditions:
QAPP Information: Data were collected in accordance with the Russian River Pathogen Indicator Bacteria TMDL QAPP (Version 1.0), Russian River Pathogen Indicator Bacteria TMDL - Supplemental Sampling Plan QAPP (Version 1.0), and/or the Russian River Pathogen Project QAPP.
QAPP Information Reference(s): Russian River Pathogen Indicator Bacteria TMDL Quality Assurance Project Plan.
QAPP Information Reference(s): Quality Assurance Project Plan - Russian River Pathogen Project.
QAPP Information Reference(s): Russian River Pathogen Indicator Bacteria TMDL - Supplemental Sampling Plan Quality Assurance Project Plan.
 
Line of Evidence (LOE) for Decision ID 77147, Indicator Bacteria
Region 1     
Russian River HU, Middle Russian River HA, Geyserville HSA
 
LOE ID: 133768
 
Pollutant: Escherichia coli (E. coli)
LOE Subgroup: Pollutant-Water
Matrix: Water
Fraction: GeoMean
 
Beneficial Use: Water Contact Recreation
 
Number of Samples: 284
Number of Exceedances: 0
 
Data and Information Type: PHYSICAL/CHEMICAL MONITORING
Data Used to Assess Water Quality: 0 of 284 geometric means calculated from year-round data (November-October), 0 of 0 geometric means calculated from Winter/Wet data (November-March), and 0 of 284 geometric means calculated from Summer/Dry data (April-October) in Brooks Creek-Russian River HUC-12 exceed the objective for E. coli.
Data Reference: Water Quality Assessment Data for the 2018 solicitation utilized in the RWQCB1 Russian River TMDL .
 
SWAMP Data: Non-SWAMP
 
Water Quality Objective/Criterion: Water Quality Control Plan for Inland Surface Waters, Enclosed Bays, and Estuaries of California - Bacteria Provisions and a Water Quality Standards Variance Policy: The bacteria water quality objective for all waters where the salinity is equal to or less than 1 part per thousand (ppth) 95 percent or more of the time during the CALENDAR YEAR is: a six-week rolling GEOMETRIC MEAN of Escherichia coli (E. coli) not to exceed 100 colony forming units (cfu) per 100 milliliters (mL), calculated weekly.
Objective/Criterion Reference: Amendment to the Water Quality Control Plan for Ocean Waters of California - Bacteria Provisions and a Water Quality Standards Variance Policy
 
Evaluation Guideline:
Guideline Reference:
 
Spatial Representation: Samples were collected at Russian River at Camp Rose Beach (114RR3119), Russian River at Diggers Bend (Diggers_Bend_SCWA), Russian River at Healdsburg Veterans Memorial Beach (114RR2940), Unnamed Tributary at Fitch Mountain Road (114DFMR68), and Unnamed Tributary at Redwood Drive (114C11RDH) in the Brooks Creek-Russian River HUC-12.
Temporal Representation: Samples were collected from 5/28/2002 to 4/4/2013.
Environmental Conditions:
QAPP Information: Data were collected in accordance with the Russian River Pathogen Indicator Bacteria TMDL QAPP (Version 1.0), Russian River Pathogen Indicator Bacteria TMDL - Supplemental Sampling Plan QAPP (Version 1.0), and/or the Russian River Pathogen Project QAPP.
QAPP Information Reference(s): Russian River Pathogen Indicator Bacteria TMDL Quality Assurance Project Plan.
QAPP Information Reference(s): Quality Assurance Project Plan - Russian River Pathogen Project.
QAPP Information Reference(s): Russian River Pathogen Indicator Bacteria TMDL - Supplemental Sampling Plan Quality Assurance Project Plan.
 
Line of Evidence (LOE) for Decision ID 77147, Indicator Bacteria
Region 1     
Russian River HU, Middle Russian River HA, Geyserville HSA
 
LOE ID: 133744
 
Pollutant: Escherichia coli (E. coli)
LOE Subgroup: Pollutant-Water
Matrix: Water
Fraction: Statistical Threshold Value
 
Beneficial Use: Water Contact Recreation
 
Number of Samples: 10
Number of Exceedances: 6
 
Data and Information Type: PHYSICAL/CHEMICAL MONITORING
Data Used to Assess Water Quality: 8 of 114 statistical threshold values (STVs) from year-round data (November-October), 6 of 10 STVs calculated from Winter/Wet data (November-March), and 2 of 104 STVs calculated from Summer/Dry data (April-October) in Brooks Creek-Russian River HUC-12 exceed the objective for E. coli.
Data Reference: Water Quality Assessment Data for the 2018 solicitation utilized in the RWQCB1 Russian River TMDL .
 
SWAMP Data: Non-SWAMP
 
Water Quality Objective/Criterion: Water Quality Control Plan for Inland Surface Waters, Enclosed Bays, and Estuaries of California - Bacteria Provisions and a Water Quality Standards Variance Policy: The bacteria water quality objective for all waters where the salinity is equal to or less than 1 part per thousand (ppth) 95 percent or more of the time during the CALENDAR YEAR is: a STATISTICAL THRESHOLD VALUE (STV) of Escherichia coli of 320 cfu/100 mL not to be exceeded by more than 10 percent of the samples collected in a CALENDAR MONTH, calculated in a static manner.
Objective/Criterion Reference: Amendment to the Water Quality Control Plan for Ocean Waters of California - Bacteria Provisions and a Water Quality Standards Variance Policy
 
Evaluation Guideline:
Guideline Reference:
 
Spatial Representation: Samples were collected at Russian River at Camp Rose Beach (114RR3119), Russian River at Diggers Bend (Diggers_Bend_SCWA), Russian River at Healdsburg Veterans Memorial Beach (114RR2940), Unnamed Tributary at Fitch Mountain Road (114DFMR68), and Unnamed Tributary at Redwood Drive (114C11RDH) in the Brooks Creek-Russian River HUC-12.
Temporal Representation: Samples were collected from 5/28/2002 to 4/4/2013.
Environmental Conditions:
QAPP Information: Data were collected in accordance with the Russian River Pathogen Indicator Bacteria TMDL QAPP (Version 1.0), Russian River Pathogen Indicator Bacteria TMDL - Supplemental Sampling Plan QAPP (Version 1.0), and/or the Russian River Pathogen Project QAPP.
QAPP Information Reference(s): Russian River Pathogen Indicator Bacteria TMDL Quality Assurance Project Plan.
QAPP Information Reference(s): Quality Assurance Project Plan - Russian River Pathogen Project.
QAPP Information Reference(s): Russian River Pathogen Indicator Bacteria TMDL - Supplemental Sampling Plan Quality Assurance Project Plan.
 
Line of Evidence (LOE) for Decision ID 77147, Indicator Bacteria
Region 1     
Russian River HU, Middle Russian River HA, Geyserville HSA
 
LOE ID: 133769
 
Pollutant: Escherichia coli (E. coli)
LOE Subgroup: Pollutant-Water
Matrix: Water
Fraction: GeoMean
 
Beneficial Use: Water Contact Recreation
 
Number of Samples: 13
Number of Exceedances: 0
 
Data and Information Type: PHYSICAL/CHEMICAL MONITORING
Data Used to Assess Water Quality: 0 of 13 geometric means calculated from year-round data (November-October), 0 of 0 geometric means calculated from Winter/Wet data (November-March), and 0 of 13 geometric means calculated from Summer/Dry data (April-October) in Gill Creek-Russian River HUC-12 exceed the objective for E. coli.
Data Reference: Water Quality Assessment Data for the 2018 solicitation utilized in the RWQCB1 Russian River TMDL .
 
SWAMP Data: Non-SWAMP
 
Water Quality Objective/Criterion: Water Quality Control Plan for Inland Surface Waters, Enclosed Bays, and Estuaries of California - Bacteria Provisions and a Water Quality Standards Variance Policy: The bacteria water quality objective for all waters where the salinity is equal to or less than 1 part per thousand (ppth) 95 percent or more of the time during the CALENDAR YEAR is: a six-week rolling GEOMETRIC MEAN of Escherichia coli (E. coli) not to exceed 100 colony forming units (cfu) per 100 milliliters (mL), calculated weekly.
Objective/Criterion Reference: Amendment to the Water Quality Control Plan for Ocean Waters of California - Bacteria Provisions and a Water Quality Standards Variance Policy
 
Evaluation Guideline:
Guideline Reference:
 
Spatial Representation: Samples were collected at Russian River at Crocker Road (114RR5652) in the Gill Creek-Russian River HUC-12.
Temporal Representation: Samples were collected between 6/11/2012 and 8/29/2012.
Environmental Conditions:
QAPP Information: Data were collected in accordance with the Russian River Pathogen Indicator Bacteria TMDL QAPP (Version 1.0), Russian River Pathogen Indicator Bacteria TMDL - Supplemental Sampling Plan QAPP (Version 1.0), and/or the Russian River Pathogen Project QAPP.
QAPP Information Reference(s): Russian River Pathogen Indicator Bacteria TMDL Quality Assurance Project Plan.
QAPP Information Reference(s): Quality Assurance Project Plan - Russian River Pathogen Project.
QAPP Information Reference(s): Russian River Pathogen Indicator Bacteria TMDL - Supplemental Sampling Plan Quality Assurance Project Plan.
 
Line of Evidence (LOE) for Decision ID 77147, Indicator Bacteria
Region 1     
Russian River HU, Middle Russian River HA, Geyserville HSA
 
LOE ID: 133741
 
Pollutant: Escherichia coli (E. coli)
LOE Subgroup: Pollutant-Water
Matrix: Water
Fraction: Statistical Threshold Value
 
Beneficial Use: Water Contact Recreation
 
Number of Samples: 17
Number of Exceedances: 0
 
Data and Information Type: PHYSICAL/CHEMICAL MONITORING
Data Used to Assess Water Quality: 0 of 17 geometric means calculated from year-round data (November-October), 0 of 2 geometric means calculated from Winter/Wet data (November-March), and 0 of 15 geometric means calculated from Summer/Dry data (April-October) in Oat Valley Creek-Russian River HUC-12 exceed the objective for E. coli.
Data Reference: Water Quality Assessment Data for the 2018 solicitation utilized in the RWQCB1 Russian River TMDL .
  Staff Report for the Action Plan for the Russian River Watershed Pathogen Total Maximum Daily Load. Adopted with Addendum by the Regional Water Board August 14, 2019.
  Addendum to the Staff Report for the Action Plan for the Russian River Watershed Pathogen Total Maximum Daily Load. Adopted by the Regional Water Board August 14, 2019.
 
SWAMP Data: Non-SWAMP
 
Water Quality Objective/Criterion: Water Quality Control Plan for Inland Surface Waters, Enclosed Bays, and Estuaries of California - Bacteria Provisions and a Water Quality Standards Variance Policy: The bacteria water quality objective for all waters where the salinity is equal to or less than 1 part per thousand (ppth) 95 percent or more of the time during the CALENDAR YEAR is: a STATISTICAL THRESHOLD VALUE (STV) of Escherichia coli of 320 cfu/100 mL not to be exceeded by more than 10 percent of the samples collected in a CALENDAR MONTH, calculated in a static manner.
Objective/Criterion Reference: Amendment to the Water Quality Control Plan for Ocean Waters of California - Bacteria Provisions and a Water Quality Standards Variance Policy
 
Evaluation Guideline:
Guideline Reference:
 
Spatial Representation: Samples were collected at Russian River at Cloverdale River Park (114RR5748) in the Oat Valley Creek-Russian River HUC-12.
Temporal Representation: Samples were collected from 5/28/2009 to 8/22/2012.
Environmental Conditions:
QAPP Information: Data were collected in accordance with the Russian River Pathogen Indicator Bacteria TMDL QAPP (Version 1.0), Russian River Pathogen Indicator Bacteria TMDL - Supplemental Sampling Plan QAPP (Version 1.0), and/or the Russian River Pathogen Project QAPP.
QAPP Information Reference(s): Russian River Pathogen Indicator Bacteria TMDL Quality Assurance Project Plan.
QAPP Information Reference(s): Quality Assurance Project Plan - Russian River Pathogen Project.
QAPP Information Reference(s): Russian River Pathogen Indicator Bacteria TMDL - Supplemental Sampling Plan Quality Assurance Project Plan.
 
 
DECISION ID
100920
Region 1     
Russian River HU, Middle Russian River HA, Geyserville HSA
 
Pollutant: Aldicarb
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 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 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.

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 exceeded the objective and 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.
 
State Board Review of Regional Board Conclusion and Recommendation:
 
State Board Decision Recommendation:
 
 
Line of Evidence (LOE) for Decision ID 100920, Aldicarb
Region 1     
Russian River HU, Middle Russian River HA, Geyserville HSA
 
LOE ID: 120060
 
Pollutant: Aldicarb
LOE Subgroup: Pollutant-Water
Matrix: Water
Fraction: Total
 
Beneficial Use: Municipal & Domestic Supply
 
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 SWAMP RWB1 Monitoring data for Russian River HU, Middle Russian River HA, Geyserville HSA to determine beneficial use support and results are as follows: 0 of 1 samples exceeded the water quality standard for Aldicarb.
Data Reference: Water Quality Assessment Data for the 2018 solicitation cycle submitted through CEDEN for SWAMP RWB1 Monitoring .
 
SWAMP Data: SWAMP
 
Water Quality Objective/Criterion: The California Maximum Contaminant Level for aldicarb incorporated by reference in the Water Quality Control Plan, North Coast Basin is 3 ug/L.
Objective/Criterion Reference: Water Quality Control Plan (Basin Plan) for the North Coast Region
 
Evaluation Guideline:
Guideline Reference:
 
Spatial Representation: The samples were collected at 1 monitoring site(s) (114RR4234_SWAMP)
Temporal Representation: The samples were collected between the dates of 2014-02-03 and 2014-02-03
Environmental Conditions:
QAPP Information: Quality Assurance Program Plan and Standard Operating Procedures for SWAMP program
QAPP Information Reference(s): Quality Assurance Program Plans, Quality Assurance Project Plans, and Standard Operating Procedures for the SWAMP program
 
Line of Evidence (LOE) for Decision ID 100920, Aldicarb
Region 1     
Russian River HU, Middle Russian River HA, Geyserville HSA
 
LOE ID: 120061
 
Pollutant: Aldicarb
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 SWAMP RWB1 Monitoring data for Russian River HU, Middle Russian River HA, Geyserville HSA to determine beneficial use support and results are as follows: 0 of 1 samples exceeded the water quality standard for Aldicarb.
Data Reference: Water Quality Assessment Data for the 2018 solicitation cycle submitted through CEDEN for SWAMP RWB1 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 (Basin Plan) for the North Coast Region
 
Evaluation Guideline: The evaluation guideline for Aldicarb is the USEPA Aquatic Life Benchmark of 10 ug/L for an invertebrate (acute).
Guideline Reference: OPP Aquatic Life Benchmarks
 
Spatial Representation: The samples were collected at 1 monitoring site(s) (114RR4234_SWAMP)
Temporal Representation: The samples were collected between the dates of 2014-02-03 and 2014-02-03
Environmental Conditions:
QAPP Information: Quality Assurance Program Plan and Standard Operating Procedures for SWAMP program
QAPP Information Reference(s): Quality Assurance Program Plans, Quality Assurance Project Plans, and Standard Operating Procedures for the SWAMP program
 
Line of Evidence (LOE) for Decision ID 100920, Aldicarb
Region 1     
Russian River HU, Middle Russian River HA, Geyserville HSA
 
LOE ID: 120059
 
Pollutant: Aldicarb
LOE Subgroup: Pollutant-Water
Matrix: Water
Fraction: Total
 
Beneficial Use: Cold 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 SWAMP RWB1 Monitoring data for Russian River HU, Middle Russian River HA, Geyserville HSA to determine beneficial use support and results are as follows: 0 of 1 samples exceeded the water quality standard for Aldicarb.
Data Reference: Water Quality Assessment Data for the 2018 solicitation cycle submitted through CEDEN for SWAMP RWB1 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 (Basin Plan) for the North Coast Region
 
Evaluation Guideline: The evaluation guideline for Aldicarb is the USEPA Aquatic Life Benchmark of 10 ug/L for an invertebrate (acute).
Guideline Reference: OPP Aquatic Life Benchmarks
 
Spatial Representation: The samples were collected at 1 monitoring site(s) (114RR4234_SWAMP)
Temporal Representation: The samples were collected between the dates of 2014-02-03 and 2014-02-03
Environmental Conditions:
QAPP Information: Quality Assurance Program Plan and Standard Operating Procedures for SWAMP program
QAPP Information Reference(s): Quality Assurance Program Plans, Quality Assurance Project Plans, and Standard Operating Procedures for the SWAMP program
 
 
DECISION ID
101183
Region 1     
Russian River HU, Middle Russian River HA, Geyserville HSA
 
Pollutant: Aldrin
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 of the Listing Policy. Under section 3 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 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. None of the samples exceeded the objective and 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.
 
State Board Review of Regional Board Conclusion and Recommendation:
 
State Board Decision Recommendation:
 
 
Line of Evidence (LOE) for Decision ID 101183, Aldrin
Region 1     
Russian River HU, Middle Russian River HA, Geyserville HSA
 
LOE ID: 40942
 
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: Three non-detect sample results were not used in the assessment because the laboratory data reporting limit was above the objective and therefore the results could not be quantified with the level of certainty required by the Listing Policy.
Data Reference: RWB1 Trend Maintenance Periods FYs 2007 2008
 
SWAMP Data: SWAMP
 
Water Quality Objective/Criterion: Water Quality Control Plan, North Coast Region (NCRWQCB 2011): 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. The established numeric criteria for 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: Code of Federal Regulations 40 part 131.38 Establishment of numeric criteria for priority toxic pollutants for the State of California. 7/1/2011 Edition
 
Evaluation Guideline:
Guideline Reference:
 
Spatial Representation: Data for this line of evidence for Russian River HU, Middle Russian River HA, Geyserville HSA was collected at 1 monitoring site [ Russian River at Crocker Road - 114RR5652]
Temporal Representation: Data was collected over the time period 11/26/2007-7/14/2008.
Environmental Conditions: Staff is not aware of any special conditions that might affect interpretation of the data.
QAPP Information: The SWAMP QAPP (2008) was followed.
QAPP Information Reference(s): Surface Water Ambient Monitoring Program Quality Assurance Program Plan
 
Line of Evidence (LOE) for Decision ID 101183, Aldrin
Region 1     
Russian River HU, Middle Russian River HA, Geyserville HSA
 
LOE ID: 40922
 
Pollutant: Aldrin
LOE Subgroup: Pollutant-Water
Matrix: Water
Fraction: Total
 
Beneficial Use: Municipal & Domestic Supply
 
Number of Samples: 0
Number of Exceedances: 0
 
Data and Information Type: PHYSICAL/CHEMICAL MONITORING
Data Used to Assess Water Quality: Three non-detect sample results were not used in the assessment because the laboratory data reporting limit was above the objective and therefore the results could not be quantified with the level of certainty required by the Listing Policy.
Data Reference: RWB1 Trend Maintenance Periods FYs 2007 2008
 
SWAMP Data: SWAMP
 
Water Quality Objective/Criterion: Water Quality Control Plan, North Coast Region (NCRWQCB 2011): 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. The established numeric criteria for aldrin to protect of human health from the consumption of water and organisms is 0.00013 ug/L (California Toxics Rule, 2000).
Objective/Criterion Reference: Code of Federal Regulations 40 part 131.38 Establishment of numeric criteria for priority toxic pollutants for the State of California. 7/1/2011 Edition
 
Evaluation Guideline:
Guideline Reference:
 
Spatial Representation: Data for this line of evidence for Russian River HU, Middle Russian River HA, Geyserville HSA was collected at 1 monitoring site [ Russian River at Crocker Road - 114RR5652]
Temporal Representation: Data was collected over the time period 11/26/2007-7/14/2008.
Environmental Conditions: Staff is not aware of any special conditions that might affect interpretation of the data.
QAPP Information: The SWAMP QAPP (2008) was followed.
QAPP Information Reference(s): Surface Water Ambient Monitoring Program Quality Assurance Program Plan
 
Line of Evidence (LOE) for Decision ID 101183, Aldrin
Region 1     
Russian River HU, Middle Russian River HA, Geyserville HSA
 
LOE ID: 114283
 
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 RWB1 Monitoring data for Russian River HU, Middle Russian River HA, Geyserville HSA 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 4 samples were collected, 4 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 RWB1 Monitoring .
 
SWAMP Data: SWAMP
 
Water Quality Objective/Criterion: Water Quality Control Plan, North Coast Region (NCRWQCB 2018): 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. The established numeric criteria for 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) 114BS0310).
Temporal Representation: Date for this waterbody was collected over the date range 2010-11-30 to 2011-11-30
Environmental Conditions:
QAPP Information: Quality Assurance Program Plan and Standard Operating Procedures for SWAMP program
QAPP Information Reference(s): Quality Assurance Program Plans, Quality Assurance Project Plans, and Standard Operating Procedures for the SWAMP program
 
Line of Evidence (LOE) for Decision ID 101183, Aldrin
Region 1     
Russian River HU, Middle Russian River HA, Geyserville HSA
 
LOE ID: 113754
 
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 RWB1 Monitoring data for Russian River HU, Middle Russian River HA, Geyserville HSA 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 4 samples were collected, 4 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 RWB1 Monitoring .
 
SWAMP Data: SWAMP
 
Water Quality Objective/Criterion: Water Quality Control Plan, North Coast Region (NCRWQCB 2018): 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. The established numeric criteria for 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) 114RR5652).
Temporal Representation: Date for this waterbody was collected over the date range 2010-11-30 to 2011-11-30
Environmental Conditions:
QAPP Information: Quality Assurance Program Plan and Standard Operating Procedures for SWAMP program
QAPP Information Reference(s): Quality Assurance Program Plans, Quality Assurance Project Plans, and Standard Operating Procedures for the SWAMP program
 
Line of Evidence (LOE) for Decision ID 101183, Aldrin
Region 1     
Russian River HU, Middle Russian River HA, Geyserville HSA
 
LOE ID: 120063
 
Pollutant: Aldrin
LOE Subgroup: Pollutant-Water
Matrix: Water
Fraction: Total
 
Beneficial Use: Cold 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 RWB1 Monitoring data for Russian River HU, Middle Russian River HA, Geyserville HSA to determine beneficial use support and results are as follows: 0 of 4 samples exceeded the water quality standard for Aldrin.
Data Reference: Water Quality Assessment Data for the 2018 solicitation cycle submitted through CEDEN for SWAMP RWB1 Monitoring .
 
SWAMP Data: SWAMP
 
Water Quality Objective/Criterion: Water Quality Control Plan, North Coast Region (NCRWQCB 2018): 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. The established numeric criteria for aldrin to protect aquatic life in freshwater as criterion maximum concentration is 3 ug/L . This established criteria was divided by 2 in order to better represent a CMC value as specified in footnote g of Table (b)(1) of the 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) (114RR5652)
Temporal Representation: The samples were collected between the dates of 2010-11-30 and 2011-11-30
Environmental Conditions:
QAPP Information: Quality Assurance Program Plan and Standard Operating Procedures for SWAMP program
QAPP Information Reference(s): Quality Assurance Program Plans, Quality Assurance Project Plans, and Standard Operating Procedures for the SWAMP program
 
Line of Evidence (LOE) for Decision ID 101183, Aldrin
Region 1     
Russian River HU, Middle Russian River HA, Geyserville HSA
 
LOE ID: 113753
 
Pollutant: Aldrin
LOE Subgroup: Pollutant-Water
Matrix: Water
Fraction: Total
 
Beneficial Use: Municipal & Domestic Supply
 
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 RWB1 Monitoring data for Russian River HU, Middle Russian River HA, Geyserville HSA 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 4 samples were collected, 4 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 RWB1 Monitoring .
 
SWAMP Data: SWAMP
 
Water Quality Objective/Criterion: Water Quality Control Plan, North Coast Region (NCRWQCB 2018): 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. The established numeric criteria for aldrin to protect of human health from the consumption of water and organisms is 0.00013 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) 114BS0310).
Temporal Representation: Date for this waterbody was collected over the date range 2010-11-30 to 2011-11-30
Environmental Conditions:
QAPP Information: Quality Assurance Program Plan and Standard Operating Procedures for SWAMP program
QAPP Information Reference(s): Quality Assurance Program Plans, Quality Assurance Project Plans, and Standard Operating Procedures for the SWAMP program
 
Line of Evidence (LOE) for Decision ID 101183, Aldrin
Region 1     
Russian River HU, Middle Russian River HA, Geyserville HSA
 
LOE ID: 110308
 
Pollutant: Aldrin
LOE Subgroup: Pollutant-Water
Matrix: Water
Fraction: Total
 
Beneficial Use: Municipal & Domestic Supply
 
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 RWB1 Monitoring data for Russian River HU, Middle Russian River HA, Geyserville HSA 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 4 samples were collected, 4 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 RWB1 Monitoring .
 
SWAMP Data: SWAMP
 
Water Quality Objective/Criterion: Water Quality Control Plan, North Coast Region (NCRWQCB 2018): 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. The established numeric criteria for aldrin to protect of human health from the consumption of water and organisms is 0.00013 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) 114RR5652).
Temporal Representation: Date for this waterbody was collected over the date range 2010-11-30 to 2011-11-30
Environmental Conditions:
QAPP Information: Quality Assurance Program Plan and Standard Operating Procedures for SWAMP program
QAPP Information Reference(s): Quality Assurance Program Plans, Quality Assurance Project Plans, and Standard Operating Procedures for the SWAMP program
 
Line of Evidence (LOE) for Decision ID 101183, Aldrin
Region 1     
Russian River HU, Middle Russian River HA, Geyserville HSA
 
LOE ID: 40978
 
Pollutant: Aldrin
LOE Subgroup: Pollutant-Water
Matrix: Water
Fraction: Total
 
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 data for Russian River HU, Middle Russian River HA, Geyserville HSA to determine beneficial use support and results are as follows: 0 of 3 samples exceed the criterion for Aldrin.
Data Reference: RWB1 Trend Maintenance Periods FYs 2007 2008
 
SWAMP Data: SWAMP
 
Water Quality Objective/Criterion: Water Quality Control Plan, North Coast Region (NCRWQCB 2011): 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. The established numeric aldrin criterion maximum concentration to protect aquatic life in freshwater is 3 ug/L (California Toxics Rule, 2000).
Objective/Criterion Reference: Code of Federal Regulations 40 part 131.38 Establishment of numeric criteria for priority toxic pollutants for the State of California. 7/1/2011 Edition
 
Evaluation Guideline:
Guideline Reference:
 
Spatial Representation: Data for this line of evidence for Russian River HU, Middle Russian River HA, Geyserville HSA was collected at 1 monitoring site [ Russian River at Crocker Road - 114RR5652]
Temporal Representation: Data was collected over the time period 11/26/2007-7/14/2008.
Environmental Conditions: Staff is not aware of any special conditions that might affect interpretation of the data.
QAPP Information: The SWAMP QAPP (2008) was followed.
QAPP Information Reference(s): Surface Water Ambient Monitoring Program Quality Assurance Program Plan
 
Line of Evidence (LOE) for Decision ID 101183, Aldrin
Region 1     
Russian River HU, Middle Russian River HA, Geyserville HSA
 
LOE ID: 123967
 
Pollutant: Aldrin
LOE Subgroup: Pollutant-Water
Matrix: Water
Fraction: None
 
Beneficial Use: Municipal & Domestic Supply
 
Number of Samples: 0
Number of Exceedances: 0
 
Data and Information Type: PHYSICAL/CHEMICAL MONITORING
Data Used to Assess Water Quality: State Water Board staff re-assessed SWAMP data for Russian River HU, Middle Russian River HA, Geyserville HSA4 to determine beneficial use support and results are as follows: 0 of 0 samples exceed the criterion for Aldrin, Total. Twenty sample results 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. This LOE re-assesses data from LOE 29953 from the 2010 Integrated Report. Data were re-assessed in order to (1) update the numeric objective, and (2) evaluate these data in their own LOE, instead of being evaluated in the same LOE as other pesticide data.
Data Reference: Surface Water Ambient Monitoring Program (SWAMP). Summary Report for the North Coast Region (RWQCB-1) for years 2000-2006. North Coast Regional Water Quality Control Board. March 2008
 
SWAMP Data: SWAMP
 
Water Quality Objective/Criterion: Water Quality Control Plan, North Coast Region (NCRWQCB 2011): 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. The established numeric criteria for aldrin to protect of human health from the consumption of water and organisms is 0.00013 ug/L (California Toxics Rule, 2000).
Objective/Criterion Reference: Water Quality Control Plan (Basin Plan) for the North Coast Region
Objective/Criterion Reference: Code of Federal Regulations 40 part 131.38 Establishment of numeric criteria for priority toxic pollutants for the State of California. 7/1/2011 Edition
 
Evaluation Guideline:
Guideline Reference:
 
Spatial Representation: Data for this line of evidence for Russian River HU, Middle Russian River HA, Geyserville HSA4 was collected at 1 monitoring site [ Russian River at Healdsburg Memorial Beach - 114RR2940]
Temporal Representation: Data was collected over the time period 2/6/2002-11/13/2006.
Environmental Conditions: There are no known environmental conditions (e.g., seasonality, land use practices, fire events, storms, etc.) that are related to these data.
QAPP Information: Quality control was conducted in accordance with the SWAMP Quality Assurance Management Plan (SWAMP 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 101183, Aldrin
Region 1     
Russian River HU, Middle Russian River HA, Geyserville HSA
 
LOE ID: 123980
 
Pollutant: Aldrin
LOE Subgroup: Pollutant-Water
Matrix: Water
Fraction: None
 
Beneficial Use: Municipal & Domestic Supply
 
Number of Samples: 0
Number of Exceedances: 0
 
Data and Information Type: PHYSICAL/CHEMICAL MONITORING
Data Used to Assess Water Quality: State Water Board staff re-assessed SWAMP data for Russian River HU, Middle Russian River HA, Geyserville HSA1 to determine beneficial use support and results are as follows: 0 of 0 samples exceed the criterion for Aldrin, Total. Five sample results 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. This LOE re-assesses data from LOE 29953 from the 2010 Integrated Report. Data were re-assessed in order to (1) update the numeric objective, and (2) evaluate these data in their own LOE, instead of being evaluated in the same LOE as other pesticide data.
Data Reference: Surface Water Ambient Monitoring Program (SWAMP). Summary Report for the North Coast Region (RWQCB-1) for years 2000-2006. North Coast Regional Water Quality Control Board. March 2008
 
SWAMP Data: SWAMP
 
Water Quality Objective/Criterion: Water Quality Control Plan, North Coast Region (NCRWQCB 2011): 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. The established numeric criteria for aldrin to protect of human health from the consumption of water and organisms is 0.00013 ug/L (California Toxics Rule, 2000).
Objective/Criterion Reference: Water Quality Control Plan (Basin Plan) for the North Coast Region
Objective/Criterion Reference: Code of Federal Regulations 40 part 131.38 Establishment of numeric criteria for priority toxic pollutants for the State of California. 7/1/2011 Edition
 
Evaluation Guideline:
Guideline Reference:
 
Spatial Representation: Data for this line of evidence for Russian River HU, Middle Russian River HA, Geyserville HSA1 was collected at 1 monitoring site [ Russian River at Cloverdale d/s STP - 114CLOSTP]
Temporal Representation: Data was collected over the time period 10/5/2004-6/30/2005.
Environmental Conditions: There are no known environmental conditions (e.g., seasonality, land use practices, fire events, storms, etc.) that are related to these data.
QAPP Information: Quality control was conducted in accordance with the SWAMP Quality Assurance Management Plan (SWAMP 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 101183, Aldrin
Region 1     
Russian River HU, Middle Russian River HA, Geyserville HSA
 
LOE ID: 123979
 
Pollutant: Aldrin
LOE Subgroup: Pollutant-Water
Matrix: Water
Fraction: None
 
Beneficial Use: Municipal & Domestic Supply
 
Number of Samples: 0
Number of Exceedances: 0
 
Data and Information Type: PHYSICAL/CHEMICAL MONITORING
Data Used to Assess Water Quality: State Water Board staff re-assessed SWAMP data for Russian River HU, Middle Russian River HA, Geyserville HSA3 to determine beneficial use support and results are as follows: 0 of 0 samples exceed the criterion for Aldrin, Total. Twenty sample results 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. This LOE re-assesses data from LOE 29953 from the 2010 Integrated Report. Data were re-assessed in order to (1) update the numeric objective, and (2) evaluate these data in their own LOE, instead of being evaluated in the same LOE as other pesticide data.
Data Reference: Surface Water Ambient Monitoring Program (SWAMP). Summary Report for the North Coast Region (RWQCB-1) for years 2000-2006. North Coast Regional Water Quality Control Board. March 2008
 
SWAMP Data: SWAMP
 
Water Quality Objective/Criterion: Water Quality Control Plan, North Coast Region (NCRWQCB 2011): 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. The established numeric criteria for aldrin to protect of human health from the consumption of water and organisms is 0.00013 ug/L (California Toxics Rule, 2000).
Objective/Criterion Reference: Water Quality Control Plan (Basin Plan) for the North Coast Region
Objective/Criterion Reference: Code of Federal Regulations 40 part 131.38 Establishment of numeric criteria for priority toxic pollutants for the State of California. 7/1/2011 Edition
 
Evaluation Guideline:
Guideline Reference:
 
Spatial Representation: Data for this line of evidence for Russian River HU, Middle Russian River HA, Geyserville HSA3 was collected at 1 monitoring site [ Russian River at Crocker Road - 114RR5652]
Temporal Representation: Data was collected over the time period 2/6/2002-11/13/2006.
Environmental Conditions: There are no known environmental conditions (e.g., seasonality, land use practices, fire events, storms, etc.) that are related to these data.
QAPP Information: Quality control was conducted in accordance with the SWAMP Quality Assurance Management Plan (SWAMP 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 101183, Aldrin
Region 1     
Russian River HU, Middle Russian River HA, Geyserville HSA
 
LOE ID: 40914
 
Pollutant: Aldrin
LOE Subgroup: Pollutant-Water
Matrix: Water
Fraction: Total
 
Beneficial Use: Cold 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 data for Russian River HU, Middle Russian River HA, Geyserville HSA to determine beneficial use support and results are as follows: 0 of 3 samples exceed the criterion for Aldrin.
Data Reference: RWB1 Trend Maintenance Periods FYs 2007 2008
 
SWAMP Data: SWAMP
 
Water Quality Objective/Criterion: Water Quality Control Plan, North Coast Region (NCRWQCB 2011): 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. The established numeric criteria for aldrin to protect aquatic life in freshwater as criterion maximum concentration is 3 ug/L (California Toxics Rule, 2000).
Objective/Criterion Reference: Code of Federal Regulations 40 part 131.38 Establishment of numeric criteria for priority toxic pollutants for the State of California. 7/1/2011 Edition
 
Evaluation Guideline:
Guideline Reference:
 
Spatial Representation: Data for this line of evidence for Russian River HU, Middle Russian River HA, Geyserville HSA was collected at 1 monitoring site [ Russian River at Crocker Road - 114RR5652]
Temporal Representation: Data was collected over the time period 11/26/2007-7/14/2008.
Environmental Conditions: Staff is not aware of any special conditions that might affect interpretation of the data.
QAPP Information: The SWAMP QAPP (2008) was followed.
QAPP Information Reference(s): Surface Water Ambient Monitoring Program Quality Assurance Program Plan
 
Line of Evidence (LOE) for Decision ID 101183, Aldrin
Region 1     
Russian River HU, Middle Russian River HA, Geyserville HSA
 
LOE ID: 120062
 
Pollutant: Aldrin
LOE Subgroup: Pollutant-Water
Matrix: Water
Fraction: Total
 
Beneficial Use: Cold 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 RWB1 Monitoring data for Russian River HU, Middle Russian River HA, Geyserville HSA to determine beneficial use support and results are as follows: 0 of 4 samples exceeded the water quality standard for Aldrin.
Data Reference: Water Quality Assessment Data for the 2018 solicitation cycle submitted through CEDEN for SWAMP RWB1 Monitoring .
 
SWAMP Data: SWAMP
 
Water Quality Objective/Criterion: Water Quality Control Plan, North Coast Region (NCRWQCB 2018): 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. The established numeric criteria for aldrin to protect aquatic life in freshwater as criterion maximum concentration is 3 ug/L . This established criteria was divided by 2 in order to better represent a CMC value as specified in footnote g of Table (b)(1) of the 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) (114BS0310)
Temporal Representation: The samples were collected between the dates of 2010-11-30 and 2011-11-30
Environmental Conditions:
QAPP Information: Quality Assurance Program Plan and Standard Operating Procedures for SWAMP program
QAPP Information Reference(s): Quality Assurance Program Plans, Quality Assurance Project Plans, and Standard Operating Procedures for the SWAMP program
 
 
DECISION ID
103996
Region 1     
Russian River HU, Middle Russian River HA, Geyserville HSA
 
Pollutant: Alkalinity as CaCO3
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 are necessary to assess listing status.

Four line(s) of evidence are available in the administrative record to assess this pollutant. None of the 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. None samples exceeded the objective and 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.
 
State Board Review of Regional Board Conclusion and Recommendation:
 
State Board Decision Recommendation:
 
 
Line of Evidence (LOE) for Decision ID 103996, Alkalinity as CaCO3
Region 1     
Russian River HU, Middle Russian River HA, Geyserville HSA
 
LOE ID: 120065
 
Pollutant: Alkalinity as CaCO3
LOE Subgroup: Pollutant-Water
Matrix: Water
Fraction: Dissolved
 
Beneficial Use: Cold 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 SWAMP RWB1 Monitoring data for Russian River HU, Middle Russian River HA, Geyserville HSA to determine beneficial use support and results are as follows: 0 of 1 samples exceeded the water quality standard for Alkalinity as CaCO3.
Data Reference: Water Quality Assessment Data for the 2018 solicitation cycle submitted through CEDEN for SWAMP RWB1 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 (Water Quality Control Plan, North Coast Basin).
Objective/Criterion Reference: Water Quality Control Plan (Basin Plan) for the North Coast Region
 
Evaluation Guideline:
Guideline Reference:
 
Spatial Representation: The samples were collected at 1 monitoring site(s) (114RR4234_SWAMP)
Temporal Representation: The samples were collected between the dates of 2014-02-03 and 2014-02-03
Environmental Conditions:
QAPP Information: Quality Assurance Program Plan and Standard Operating Procedures for SWAMP program
QAPP Information Reference(s): Quality Assurance Program Plans, Quality Assurance Project Plans, and Standard Operating Procedures for the SWAMP program
 
Line of Evidence (LOE) for Decision ID 103996, Alkalinity as CaCO3
Region 1     
Russian River HU, Middle Russian River HA, Geyserville HSA
 
LOE ID: 120066
 
Pollutant: Alkalinity as CaCO3
LOE Subgroup: Pollutant-Water
Matrix: Water
Fraction: Dissolved
 
Beneficial Use: Cold 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 SWAMP RWB1 Monitoring data for Russian River HU, Middle Russian River HA, Geyserville HSA to determine beneficial use support and results are as follows: 0 of 7 samples exceeded the water quality standard for Alkalinity as CaCO3.
Data Reference: Water Quality Assessment Data for the 2018 solicitation cycle submitted through CEDEN for SWAMP RWB1 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 (Water Quality Control Plan, North Coast Basin).
Objective/Criterion Reference: Water Quality Control Plan (Basin Plan) for the North Coast Region
 
Evaluation Guideline:
Guideline Reference:
 
Spatial Representation: The samples were collected at 1 monitoring site(s) (114RR5652)
Temporal Representation: The samples were collected between the dates of 2010-09-28 and 2011-11-30
Environmental Conditions:
QAPP Information: Quality Assurance Program Plan and Standard Operating Procedures for SWAMP program
QAPP Information Reference(s): Quality Assurance Program Plans, Quality Assurance Project Plans, and Standard Operating Procedures for the SWAMP program
 
Line of Evidence (LOE) for Decision ID 103996, Alkalinity as CaCO3
Region 1     
Russian River HU, Middle Russian River HA, Geyserville HSA
 
LOE ID: 120064
 
Pollutant: Alkalinity as CaCO3
LOE Subgroup: Pollutant-Water
Matrix: Water
Fraction: Dissolved
 
Beneficial Use: Cold 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 SWAMP RWB1 Monitoring data for Russian River HU, Middle Russian River HA, Geyserville HSA to determine beneficial use support and results are as follows: 0 of 7 samples exceeded the water quality standard for Alkalinity as CaCO3.
Data Reference: Water Quality Assessment Data for the 2018 solicitation cycle submitted through CEDEN for SWAMP RWB1 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 (Water Quality Control Plan, North Coast Basin).
Objective/Criterion Reference: Water Quality Control Plan (Basin Plan) for the North Coast Region
 
Evaluation Guideline:
Guideline Reference:
 
Spatial Representation: The samples were collected at 1 monitoring site(s) (114BS0310)
Temporal Representation: The samples were collected between the dates of 2010-09-30 and 2011-11-30
Environmental Conditions:
QAPP Information: Quality Assurance Program Plan and Standard Operating Procedures for SWAMP program
QAPP Information Reference(s): Quality Assurance Program Plans, Quality Assurance Project Plans, and Standard Operating Procedures for the SWAMP program
 
Line of Evidence (LOE) for Decision ID 103996, Alkalinity as CaCO3
Region 1     
Russian River HU, Middle Russian River HA, Geyserville HSA
 
LOE ID: 103076
 
Pollutant: Alkalinity as CaCO3
LOE Subgroup: Pollutant-Water
Matrix: Water
Fraction: Total
 
Beneficial Use: Cold 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 SWAMP Perennial Stream Surveys data for Russian River HU, Middle Russian River HA, Geyserville HSA to determine beneficial use support and results are as follows: 0 of 1 samples exceeded the water quality standard for Alkalinity as CaCO3.
Data Reference: Water Quality Assessment Data for the 2018 solicitation cycle submitted through CEDEN for SWAMP Perennial Stream Surveys .
 
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 (Water Quality Control Plan, North Coast Basin).
Objective/Criterion Reference: Water Quality Control Plan (Basin Plan) for the North Coast Region
 
Evaluation Guideline:
Guideline Reference:
 
Spatial Representation: The samples were collected at 1 monitoring site(s) (114PS0229)
Temporal Representation: The samples were collected between the dates of 2013-06-04 and 2013-06-04
Environmental Conditions:
QAPP Information: Quality Assurance Program Plan and Standard Operating Procedures for SWAMP program
QAPP Information Reference(s): Quality Assurance Program Plans, Quality Assurance Project Plans, and Standard Operating Procedures for the SWAMP program
 
 
DECISION ID
103657
Region 1     
Russian River HU, Middle Russian River HA, Geyserville HSA
 
Pollutant: Ametryn
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 are 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 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. None of the samples exceeded the objectives and 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.
 
State Board Review of Regional Board Conclusion and Recommendation:
 
State Board Decision Recommendation:
 
 
Line of Evidence (LOE) for Decision ID 103657, Ametryn
Region 1     
Russian River HU, Middle Russian River HA, Geyserville HSA
 
LOE ID: 120073
 
Pollutant: Ametryn
LOE Subgroup: Pollutant-Water
Matrix: Water
Fraction: Total
 
Beneficial Use: Municipal & Domestic Supply
 
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 RWB1 Monitoring data for Russian River HU, Middle Russian River HA, Geyserville HSA to determine beneficial use support and results are as follows: 0 of 4 samples exceeded the water quality standard for Ametryn.
Data Reference: Water Quality Assessment Data for the 2018 solicitation cycle submitted through CEDEN for SWAMP RWB1 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 (North Coast Regional Water Quality Control Board).
Objective/Criterion Reference: Water Quality Control Plan (Basin Plan) for the North Coast Region
 
Evaluation Guideline: The USEPA Health Advisory for lifetime exposure to Ametryn as a drinking water level is a concentration of 0.06 mg/L
Guideline Reference: 2012 Edition of the Drinking Water Standards and Health Advisories
 
Spatial Representation: The samples were collected at 1 monitoring site(s) (114RR5652)
Temporal Representation: The samples were collected between the dates of 2010-11-30 and 2011-11-30
Environmental Conditions:
QAPP Information: Quality Assurance Program Plan and Standard Operating Procedures for SWAMP program
QAPP Information Reference(s): Quality Assurance Program Plans, Quality Assurance Project Plans, and Standard Operating Procedures for the SWAMP program
 
Line of Evidence (LOE) for Decision ID 103657, Ametryn
Region 1     
Russian River HU, Middle Russian River HA, Geyserville HSA
 
LOE ID: 120072
 
Pollutant: Ametryn
LOE Subgroup: Pollutant-Water
Matrix: Water
Fraction: Total
 
Beneficial Use: Municipal & Domestic Supply
 
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 SWAMP RWB1 Monitoring data for Russian River HU, Middle Russian River HA, Geyserville HSA to determine beneficial use support and results are as follows: 0 of 1 samples exceeded the water quality standard for Ametryn.
Data Reference: Water Quality Assessment Data for the 2018 solicitation cycle submitted through CEDEN for SWAMP RWB1 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 (North Coast Regional Water Quality Control Board).
Objective/Criterion Reference: Water Quality Control Plan (Basin Plan) for the North Coast Region
 
Evaluation Guideline: The USEPA Health Advisory for lifetime exposure to Ametryn as a drinking water level is a concentration of 0.06 mg/L
Guideline Reference: 2012 Edition of the Drinking Water Standards and Health Advisories
 
Spatial Representation: The samples were collected at 1 monitoring site(s) (114RR4234_SWAMP)
Temporal Representation: The samples were collected between the dates of 2014-02-03 and 2014-02-03
Environmental Conditions:
QAPP Information: Quality Assurance Program Plan and Standard Operating Procedures for SWAMP program
QAPP Information Reference(s): Quality Assurance Program Plans, Quality Assurance Project Plans, and Standard Operating Procedures for the SWAMP program
 
Line of Evidence (LOE) for Decision ID 103657, Ametryn
Region 1     
Russian River HU, Middle Russian River HA, Geyserville HSA
 
LOE ID: 120071
 
Pollutant: Ametryn
LOE Subgroup: Pollutant-Water
Matrix: Water
Fraction: Total
 
Beneficial Use: Municipal & Domestic Supply
 
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 RWB1 Monitoring data for Russian River HU, Middle Russian River HA, Geyserville HSA to determine beneficial use support and results are as follows: 0 of 4 samples exceeded the water quality standard for Ametryn.
Data Reference: Water Quality Assessment Data for the 2018 solicitation cycle submitted through CEDEN for SWAMP RWB1 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 (North Coast Regional Water Quality Control Board).
Objective/Criterion Reference: Water Quality Control Plan (Basin Plan) for the North Coast Region
 
Evaluation Guideline: The USEPA Health Advisory for lifetime exposure to Ametryn as a drinking water level is a concentration of 0.06 mg/L
Guideline Reference: 2012 Edition of the Drinking Water Standards and Health Advisories
 
Spatial Representation: The samples were collected at 1 monitoring site(s) (114BS0310)
Temporal Representation: The samples were collected between the dates of 2010-11-30 and 2011-11-30
Environmental Conditions:
QAPP Information: Quality Assurance Program Plan and Standard Operating Procedures for SWAMP program
QAPP Information Reference(s): Quality Assurance Program Plans, Quality Assurance Project Plans, and Standard Operating Procedures for the SWAMP program
 
 
DECISION ID
104115
Region 1     
Russian River HU, Middle Russian River HA, Geyserville HSA
 
Pollutant: Aminomethyl Phosphonic Acid (AMPA)
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 are necessary to assess listing status.

Two line(s) of evidence are available in the administrative record to assess this pollutant. None of the 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. None samples exceeded the objective and 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.
 
State Board Review of Regional Board Conclusion and Recommendation:
 
State Board Decision Recommendation:
 
 
Line of Evidence (LOE) for Decision ID 104115, Aminomethyl Phosphonic Acid (AMPA)
Region 1     
Russian River HU, Middle Russian River HA, Geyserville HSA
 
LOE ID: 108280
 
Pollutant: Aminomethyl Phosphonic Acid (AMPA)
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 SWAMP RWB1 Monitoring data for Russian River HU, Middle Russian River HA, Geyserville HSA to determine beneficial use support and results are as follows: 0 of 1 samples exceeded the water quality standard for AMPA.
Data Reference: Water Quality Assessment Data for the 2018 solicitation cycle submitted through CEDEN for SWAMP RWB1 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 (Basin Plan) for the North Coast Region
 
Evaluation Guideline: The evaluation guideline for AMPA is the USEPA Aquatic Life Benchmark of 249500 ug/L for a fish (acute).
Guideline Reference: OPP Aquatic Life Benchmarks
 
Spatial Representation: The samples were collected at 1 monitoring site(s) (114RR4234_SWAMP)
Temporal Representation: The samples were collected between the dates of 2014-02-03 and 2014-02-03
Environmental Conditions:
QAPP Information: Quality Assurance Program Plan and Standard Operating Procedures for SWAMP program
QAPP Information Reference(s): Quality Assurance Program Plans, Quality Assurance Project Plans, and Standard Operating Procedures for the SWAMP program
 
Line of Evidence (LOE) for Decision ID 104115, Aminomethyl Phosphonic Acid (AMPA)
Region 1     
Russian River HU, Middle Russian River HA, Geyserville HSA
 
LOE ID: 108279
 
Pollutant: Aminomethyl Phosphonic Acid (AMPA)
LOE Subgroup: Pollutant-Water
Matrix: Water
Fraction: Total
 
Beneficial Use: Cold 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 SWAMP RWB1 Monitoring data for Russian River HU, Middle Russian River HA, Geyserville HSA to determine beneficial use support and results are as follows: 0 of 1 samples exceeded the water quality standard for AMPA.
Data Reference: Water Quality Assessment Data for the 2018 solicitation cycle submitted through CEDEN for SWAMP RWB1 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 (Basin Plan) for the North Coast Region
 
Evaluation Guideline: The evaluation guideline for AMPA is the USEPA Aquatic Life Benchmark of 249500 ug/L for a fish (acute).
Guideline Reference: OPP Aquatic Life Benchmarks
 
Spatial Representation: The samples were collected at 1 monitoring site(s) (114RR4234_SWAMP)
Temporal Representation: The samples were collected between the dates of 2014-02-03 and 2014-02-03
Environmental Conditions:
QAPP Information: Quality Assurance Program Plan and Standard Operating Procedures for SWAMP program
QAPP Information Reference(s): Quality Assurance Program Plans, Quality Assurance Project Plans, and Standard Operating Procedures for the SWAMP program
 
 
DECISION ID
78894
Region 1     
Russian River HU, Middle Russian River HA, Geyserville HSA
 
Pollutant: Ammonia
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: Pollutant name changed from "Nitrogen, ammonia (Total Ammonia)" to "Ammonia"

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.

Twenty-four lines of evidence are available in the administrative record to assess this pollutant.

None of the samples exceed the objective for the COLD beneficial use(s).

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. None of the samples exceed the objective for the COLD beneficial use(s) and 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.
 
State Board Review of Regional Board Conclusion and Recommendation:
 
State Board Decision Recommendation:
 
 
Line of Evidence (LOE) for Decision ID 78894, Ammonia
Region 1     
Russian River HU, Middle Russian River HA, Geyserville HSA
 
LOE ID: 120075
 
Pollutant: Nitrogen, ammonia (Total Ammonia)
LOE Subgroup: Pollutant-Water
Matrix: Water
Fraction: Dissolved
 
Beneficial Use: Municipal & Domestic Supply
 
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 SWAMP RWB1 Monitoring data for Russian River HU, Middle Russian River HA, Geyserville HSA to determine beneficial use support and results are as follows: 0 of 1 samples exceeded the water quality standard for Ammonia as N.
Data Reference: Water Quality Assessment Data for the 2018 solicitation cycle submitted through CEDEN for SWAMP RWB1 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 (North Coast Regional Water Quality Control Board).
Objective/Criterion Reference: Water Quality Control Plan (Basin Plan) for the North Coast Region
 
Evaluation Guideline: The USEPA Health Advisory for lifetime exposure to Ammonia as a drinking water level is a concentration of 30 mg/L
Guideline Reference: 2012 Edition of the Drinking Water Standards and Health Advisories
 
Spatial Representation: The samples were collected at 1 monitoring site(s) (114BS0310)
Temporal Representation: The samples were collected between the dates of 2010-11-30 and 2010-11-30
Environmental Conditions:
QAPP Information: Quality Assurance Program Plan and Standard Operating Procedures for SWAMP program
QAPP Information Reference(s): Quality Assurance Program Plans, Quality Assurance Project Plans, and Standard Operating Procedures for the SWAMP program
 
Line of Evidence (LOE) for Decision ID 78894, Ammonia
Region 1     
Russian River HU, Middle Russian River HA, Geyserville HSA
 
LOE ID: 120079
 
Pollutant: Nitrogen, ammonia (Total Ammonia)
LOE Subgroup: Pollutant-Water
Matrix: Water
Fraction: Dissolved
 
Beneficial Use: Municipal & Domestic Supply
 
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 RWB1 Monitoring data for Russian River HU, Middle Russian River HA, Geyserville HSA to determine beneficial use support and results are as follows: 0 of 2 samples exceeded the water quality standard for Ammonia as N.
Data Reference: Water Quality Assessment Data for the 2018 solicitation cycle submitted through CEDEN for SWAMP RWB1 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 (North Coast Regional Water Quality Control Board).
Objective/Criterion Reference: Water Quality Control Plan (Basin Plan) for the North Coast Region
 
Evaluation Guideline: The USEPA Health Advisory for lifetime exposure to Ammonia as a drinking water level is a concentration of 30 mg/L
Guideline Reference: 2012 Edition of the Drinking Water Standards and Health Advisories
 
Spatial Representation: The samples were collected at 1 monitoring site(s) (114RR5652)
Temporal Representation: The samples were collected between the dates of 2010-09-28 and 2010-11-30
Environmental Conditions:
QAPP Information: Quality Assurance Program Plan and Standard Operating Procedures for SWAMP program
QAPP Information Reference(s): Quality Assurance Program Plans, Quality Assurance Project Plans, and Standard Operating Procedures for the SWAMP program
 
Line of Evidence (LOE) for Decision ID 78894, Ammonia
Region 1     
Russian River HU, Middle Russian River HA, Geyserville HSA
 
LOE ID: 110928
 
Pollutant: Nitrogen, ammonia (Total Ammonia)
LOE Subgroup: Pollutant-Water
Matrix: Water
Fraction: Dissolved
 
Beneficial Use: Municipal & Domestic Supply
 
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 DFW_ABL_Monitoring data for Russian River HU, Middle Russian River HA, Geyserville HSA to determine beneficial use support and results are as follows: 0 of 2 samples exceeded the water quality standard for Ammonia as N.
Data Reference: Water Quality Assessment Data for the 2018 solicitation cycle submitted through CEDEN for DFW_ABL_Monitoring.
 
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 (North Coast Regional Water Quality Control Board).
Objective/Criterion Reference: Water Quality Control Plan (Basin Plan) for the North Coast Region
 
Evaluation Guideline: The USEPA Health Advisory for lifetime exposure to Ammonia as a drinking water level is a concentration of 30 mg/L
Guideline Reference: 2012 Edition of the Drinking Water Standards and Health Advisories
 
Spatial Representation: The samples were collected at 1 monitoring site(s) (114CR0903)
Temporal Representation: The samples were collected between the dates of 2013-08-26 and 2013-09-25
Environmental Conditions:
QAPP Information: Quality Assurance Program Plan and Standard Operating Procedures for SWAMP program
QAPP Information Reference(s): Quality Assurance Program Plans, Quality Assurance Project Plans, and Standard Operating Procedures for the SWAMP program
 
Line of Evidence (LOE) for Decision ID 78894, Ammonia
Region 1     
Russian River HU, Middle Russian River HA, Geyserville HSA
 
LOE ID: 120076
 
Pollutant: Nitrogen, ammonia (Total Ammonia)
LOE Subgroup: Pollutant-Water
Matrix: Water
Fraction: Dissolved
 
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 SWAMP RWB1 Monitoring data for Russian River HU, Middle Russian River HA, Geyserville HSA to determine beneficial use support and results are as follows: 0 of 1 samples exceeded the water quality standard for Ammonia as N.
Data Reference: Water Quality Assessment Data for the 2018 solicitation cycle submitted through CEDEN for SWAMP RWB1 Monitoring .
 
SWAMP Data: SWAMP
 
Water Quality Objective/Criterion: The Total Ammonia criterion continuous concentration (expressed as a 30-day average) to protect aquatic life in freshwater is Temperature and pH dependent, and was calculated according to the formula listed in the Aquatic Life Ambient Water Quality Criteria for Ammonia - Freshwater 2013 document.
Objective/Criterion Reference: Aquatic Life Ambient Water Quality Criteria for Ammonia - Freshwater 2013
 
Evaluation Guideline:
Guideline Reference:
 
Spatial Representation: The samples were collected at 1 monitoring site(s) (114BS0310)
Temporal Representation: The samples were collected between the dates of 2010-11-30 and 2010-11-30
Environmental Conditions:
QAPP Information: Quality Assurance Program Plan and Standard Operating Procedures for SWAMP program
QAPP Information Reference(s): Quality Assurance Program Plans, Quality Assurance Project Plans, and Standard Operating Procedures for the SWAMP program
 
Line of Evidence (LOE) for Decision ID 78894, Ammonia
Region 1     
Russian River HU, Middle Russian River HA, Geyserville HSA
 
LOE ID: 108268
 
Pollutant: Nitrogen, ammonia (Total Ammonia)
LOE Subgroup: Pollutant-Water
Matrix: Water
Fraction: Total
 
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 RWB1 Monitoring data for Russian River HU, Middle Russian River HA, Geyserville HSA to determine beneficial use support and results are as follows: 0 of 4 samples exceeded the water quality standard for Ammonia as N.
Data Reference: Water Quality Assessment Data for the 2018 solicitation cycle submitted through CEDEN for SWAMP RWB1 Monitoring .
 
SWAMP Data: SWAMP
 
Water Quality Objective/Criterion: The Total Ammonia criterion continuous concentration (expressed as a 30-day average) to protect aquatic life in freshwater is Temperature and pH dependent, and was calculated according to the formula listed in the Aquatic Life Ambient Water Quality Criteria for Ammonia - Freshwater 2013 document.
Objective/Criterion Reference: Aquatic Life Ambient Water Quality Criteria for Ammonia - Freshwater 2013
 
Evaluation Guideline:
Guideline Reference:
 
Spatial Representation: The samples were collected at 1 monitoring site(s) (114BS0310)
Temporal Representation: The samples were collected between the dates of 2011-04-12 and 2011-11-30
Environmental Conditions:
QAPP Information: Quality Assurance Program Plan and Standard Operating Procedures for SWAMP program
QAPP Information Reference(s): Quality Assurance Program Plans, Quality Assurance Project Plans, and Standard Operating Procedures for the SWAMP program
 
Line of Evidence (LOE) for Decision ID 78894, Ammonia
Region 1     
Russian River HU, Middle Russian River HA, Geyserville HSA
 
LOE ID: 118858
 
Pollutant: Nitrogen, ammonia (Total Ammonia)
LOE Subgroup: Pollutant-Water
Matrix: Water
Fraction: Total
 
Beneficial Use: Cold 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 SWAMP Perennial Stream Surveys data for Russian River HU, Middle Russian River HA, Geyserville HSA to determine beneficial use support and results are as follows: 0 of 1 samples exceeded the water quality standard for Ammonia as N.
Data Reference: Water Quality Assessment Data for the 2018 solicitation cycle submitted through CEDEN for SWAMP Perennial Stream Surveys .
 
SWAMP Data: SWAMP
 
Water Quality Objective/Criterion: The Total Ammonia criterion continuous concentration (expressed as a 30-day average) to protect aquatic life in freshwater is Temperature and pH dependent, and was calculated according to the formula listed in the Aquatic Life Ambient Water Quality Criteria for Ammonia - Freshwater 2013 document.
Objective/Criterion Reference: Aquatic Life Ambient Water Quality Criteria for Ammonia - Freshwater 2013
 
Evaluation Guideline:
Guideline Reference:
 
Spatial Representation: The samples were collected at 1 monitoring site(s) (114PS0229)
Temporal Representation: The samples were collected between the dates of 2013-06-04 and 2013-06-04
Environmental Conditions:
QAPP Information: Quality Assurance Program Plan and Standard Operating Procedures for SWAMP program
QAPP Information Reference(s): Quality Assurance Program Plans, Quality Assurance Project Plans, and Standard Operating Procedures for the SWAMP program
 
Line of Evidence (LOE) for Decision ID 78894, Ammonia
Region 1     
Russian River HU, Middle Russian River HA, Geyserville HSA
 
LOE ID: 108272
 
Pollutant: Nitrogen, ammonia (Total Ammonia)
LOE Subgroup: Pollutant-Water
Matrix: Water
Fraction: Total
 
Beneficial Use: Cold 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 SWAMP RWB1 Monitoring data for Russian River HU, Middle Russian River HA, Geyserville HSA to determine beneficial use support and results are as follows: 0 of 1 samples exceeded the water quality standard for Ammonia as N.
Data Reference: Water Quality Assessment Data for the 2018 solicitation cycle submitted through CEDEN for SWAMP RWB1 Monitoring .
 
SWAMP Data: SWAMP
 
Water Quality Objective/Criterion: The Total Ammonia criterion continuous concentration (expressed as a 30-day average) to protect aquatic life in freshwater is Temperature and pH dependent, and was calculated according to the formula listed in the Aquatic Life Ambient Water Quality Criteria for Ammonia - Freshwater 2013 document.
Objective/Criterion Reference: Aquatic Life Ambient Water Quality Criteria for Ammonia - Freshwater 2013
 
Evaluation Guideline:
Guideline Reference:
 
Spatial Representation: The samples were collected at 1 monitoring site(s) (114RR4234_SWAMP)
Temporal Representation: The samples were collected between the dates of 2014-02-03 and 2014-02-03
Environmental Conditions:
QAPP Information: Quality Assurance Program Plan and Standard Operating Procedures for SWAMP program
QAPP Information Reference(s): Quality Assurance Program Plans, Quality Assurance Project Plans, and Standard Operating Procedures for the SWAMP program
 
Line of Evidence (LOE) for Decision ID 78894, Ammonia
Region 1     
Russian River HU, Middle Russian River HA, Geyserville HSA
 
LOE ID: 108266
 
Pollutant: Nitrogen, ammonia (Total Ammonia)
LOE Subgroup: Pollutant-Water
Matrix: Water
Fraction: Total
 
Beneficial Use: Cold 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 RWB1 Monitoring data for Russian River HU, Middle Russian River HA, Geyserville HSA to determine beneficial use support and results are as follows: 0 of 4 samples exceeded the water quality standard for Ammonia as N.
Data Reference: Water Quality Assessment Data for the 2018 solicitation cycle submitted through CEDEN for SWAMP RWB1 Monitoring .
 
SWAMP Data: SWAMP
 
Water Quality Objective/Criterion: The Total Ammonia criterion continuous concentration (expressed as a 30-day average) to protect aquatic life in freshwater is Temperature and pH dependent, and was calculated according to the formula listed in the Aquatic Life Ambient Water Quality Criteria for Ammonia - Freshwater 2013 document.
Objective/Criterion Reference: Aquatic Life Ambient Water Quality Criteria for Ammonia - Freshwater 2013
 
Evaluation Guideline:
Guideline Reference:
 
Spatial Representation: The samples were collected at 1 monitoring site(s) (114BS0310)
Temporal Representation: The samples were collected between the dates of 2011-04-12 and 2011-11-30
Environmental Conditions:
QAPP Information: Quality Assurance Program Plan and Standard Operating Procedures for SWAMP program
QAPP Information Reference(s): Quality Assurance Program Plans, Quality Assurance Project Plans, and Standard Operating Procedures for the SWAMP program
 
Line of Evidence (LOE) for Decision ID 78894, Ammonia
Region 1     
Russian River HU, Middle Russian River HA, Geyserville HSA
 
LOE ID: 108276
 
Pollutant: Nitrogen, ammonia (Total Ammonia)
LOE Subgroup: Pollutant-Water
Matrix: Water
Fraction: Total
 
Beneficial Use: Cold 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 RWB1 Monitoring data for Russian River HU, Middle Russian River HA, Geyserville HSA to determine beneficial use support and results are as follows: 0 of 4 samples exceeded the water quality standard for Ammonia as N.
Data Reference: Water Quality Assessment Data for the 2018 solicitation cycle submitted through CEDEN for SWAMP RWB1 Monitoring .
 
SWAMP Data: SWAMP
 
Water Quality Objective/Criterion: The Total Ammonia criterion continuous concentration (expressed as a 30-day average) to protect aquatic life in freshwater is Temperature and pH dependent, and was calculated according to the formula listed in the Aquatic Life Ambient Water Quality Criteria for Ammonia - Freshwater 2013 document.
Objective/Criterion Reference: Aquatic Life Ambient Water Quality Criteria for Ammonia - Freshwater 2013
 
Evaluation Guideline:
Guideline Reference:
 
Spatial Representation: The samples were collected at 1 monitoring site(s) (114RR5652)
Temporal Representation: The samples were collected between the dates of 2011-04-12 and 2011-11-30
Environmental Conditions:
QAPP Information: Quality Assurance Program Plan and Standard Operating Procedures for SWAMP program
QAPP Information Reference(s): Quality Assurance Program Plans, Quality Assurance Project Plans, and Standard Operating Procedures for the SWAMP program
 
Line of Evidence (LOE) for Decision ID 78894, Ammonia
Region 1     
Russian River HU, Middle Russian River HA, Geyserville HSA
 
LOE ID: 34577
 
Pollutant: Nitrogen, ammonia (Total Ammonia)
LOE Subgroup: Pollutant-Water
Matrix: Water
Fraction: Total
 
Beneficial Use: Fish Spawning
 
Number of Samples: 4
Number of Exceedances: 0
 
Data and Information Type: PHYSICAL/CHEMICAL MONITORING
Data Used to Assess Water Quality: None of the samples exceed the water USEPA Temperature and pH-Dependent values of the CCC (Chronic Criterion) for Fish Early Life Stages Present for ammonia. 1 of the 4 data is reported as a non-detect limit. This non-detect limit is less than or equal to the water quality standard, the value will be considered as meeting the water quality standard, objective, criterion, or evaluation guideline.
Data Reference: RWB1 Trend Maintenance Periods FYs 2007 2008
 
SWAMP Data: SWAMP
 
Water Quality Objective/Criterion: Water Quality Control Plan, North Coast Region (NCRWQCB 2011): 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.
Objective/Criterion Reference: Water Quality Control Plan (Basin Plan) for the North Coast Region
 
Evaluation Guideline: Update of Ambient Water Quality Criteria for Ammonia (USEPA 1999): Where salmonids and fish early life stages are present, the 30-day average concentration (criterion continuous concentration or CCC) of total ammonia (as mg N/L) in freshwater are not to be exceeded more than once every three years on average. The CCC values are based on pH, temperature, and the presence of early life stages of fish. The CCC formula is found on p.83 and the table of CCC values are found on p.87.
Guideline Reference: 1999 Update of Ambient Water Quality Criteria for Ammonia
 
Spatial Representation: Sample was collected at 114RR5652 (Russian River at Crocker Road).
Temporal Representation: Samples collected between 11/26/2007 and 7/14/2008.
Environmental Conditions:
QAPP Information: SWAMP QAPP (2008) was followed.
QAPP Information Reference(s): Surface Water Ambient Monitoring Program Quality Assurance Program Plan
 
Line of Evidence (LOE) for Decision ID 78894, Ammonia
Region 1     
Russian River HU, Middle Russian River HA, Geyserville HSA
 
LOE ID: 34005
 
Pollutant: Nitrogen, ammonia (Total Ammonia)
LOE Subgroup: Pollutant-Water
Matrix: Water
Fraction: Total
 
Beneficial Use: Fish Spawning
 
Number of Samples: 0
Number of Exceedances: 0
 
Data and Information Type: PHYSICAL/CHEMICAL MONITORING
Data Used to Assess Water Quality: pH values were not reported for this site. Therefore, staff was unable to use the USEPA Temperature and pH-Dependent values of the CCC (Chronic Criterion) for Fish Early Life Stages Present for ammonia.
Data Reference: Data for Bacteria and Nutrient in Sonoma County Water Agency, 2009-2010.
 
SWAMP Data: Non-SWAMP
 
Water Quality Objective/Criterion: Water Quality Control Plan, North Coast Region (NCRWQCB 2011): 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.
Objective/Criterion Reference: Water Quality Control Plan (Basin Plan) for the North Coast Region
 
Evaluation Guideline: Update of Ambient Water Quality Criteria for Ammonia (USEPA 1999): Where salmonids and fish early life stages are present, the 30-day average concentration (criterion continuous concentration or CCC) of total ammonia (as mg N/L) in freshwater are not to be exceeded more than once every three years on average. The CCC values are based on pH, temperature, and the presence of early life stages of fish. The CCC formula is found on p.83 and the table of CCC values are found on p.87.
Guideline Reference: 1999 Update of Ambient Water Quality Criteria for Ammonia
 
Spatial Representation: Samples was collected at Russian River at Alexander Valley Campground.
Temporal Representation: Samples were collected from 5/28/2009 to 10/1/2009.
Environmental Conditions:
QAPP Information: No quality assurance information was provided.
QAPP Information Reference(s): Quality Assurance Project Plan for Region One for Bacteriological Sampling.
 
Line of Evidence (LOE) for Decision ID 78894, Ammonia
Region 1     
Russian River HU, Middle Russian River HA, Geyserville HSA
 
LOE ID: 109069
 
Pollutant: Nitrogen, ammonia (Total Ammonia)
LOE Subgroup: Pollutant-Water
Matrix: Water
Fraction: Total
 
Beneficial Use: Municipal & Domestic Supply
 
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 SWAMP Perennial Stream Surveys data for Russian River HU, Middle Russian River HA, Geyserville HSA to determine beneficial use support and results are as follows: 0 of 1 samples exceeded the water quality standard for Ammonia as N.
Data Reference: Water Quality Assessment Data for the 2018 solicitation cycle submitted through CEDEN for SWAMP Perennial Stream Surveys .
 
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 (North Coast Regional Water Quality Control Board).
Objective/Criterion Reference: Water Quality Control Plan (Basin Plan) for the North Coast Region
 
Evaluation Guideline: The USEPA Health Advisory for lifetime exposure to Ammonia as a drinking water level is a concentration of 30 mg/L
Guideline Reference: 2012 Edition of the Drinking Water Standards and Health Advisories
 
Spatial Representation: The samples were collected at 1 monitoring site(s) (114PS0229)
Temporal Representation: The samples were collected between the dates of 2013-06-04 and 2013-06-04
Environmental Conditions:
QAPP Information: Quality Assurance Program Plan and Standard Operating Procedures for SWAMP program
QAPP Information Reference(s): Quality Assurance Program Plans, Quality Assurance Project Plans, and Standard Operating Procedures for the SWAMP program
 
Line of Evidence (LOE) for Decision ID 78894, Ammonia
Region 1     
Russian River HU, Middle Russian River HA, Geyserville HSA
 
LOE ID: 108273
 
Pollutant: Nitrogen, ammonia (Total Ammonia)
LOE Subgroup: Pollutant-Water
Matrix: Water
Fraction: Total
 
Beneficial Use: Municipal & Domestic Supply
 
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 SWAMP RWB1 Monitoring data for Russian River HU, Middle Russian River HA, Geyserville HSA to determine beneficial use support and results are as follows: 0 of 1 samples exceeded the water quality standard for Ammonia as N.
Data Reference: Water Quality Assessment Data for the 2018 solicitation cycle submitted through CEDEN for SWAMP RWB1 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 (North Coast Regional Water Quality Control Board).
Objective/Criterion Reference: Water Quality Control Plan (Basin Plan) for the North Coast Region
 
Evaluation Guideline: The USEPA Health Advisory for lifetime exposure to Ammonia as a drinking water level is a concentration of 30 mg/L
Guideline Reference: 2012 Edition of the Drinking Water Standards and Health Advisories
 
Spatial Representation: The samples were collected at 1 monitoring site(s) (114RR4234_SWAMP)
Temporal Representation: The samples were collected between the dates of 2014-02-03 and 2014-02-03
Environmental Conditions:
QAPP Information: Quality Assurance Program Plan and Standard Operating Procedures for SWAMP program
QAPP Information Reference(s): Quality Assurance Program Plans, Quality Assurance Project Plans, and Standard Operating Procedures for the SWAMP program
 
Line of Evidence (LOE) for Decision ID 78894, Ammonia
Region 1     
Russian River HU, Middle Russian River HA, Geyserville HSA
 
LOE ID: 108267
 
Pollutant: Nitrogen, ammonia (Total Ammonia)
LOE Subgroup: Pollutant-Water
Matrix: Water
Fraction: Total
 
Beneficial Use: Municipal & Domestic Supply
 
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 SWAMP RWB1 Monitoring data for Russian River HU, Middle Russian River HA, Geyserville HSA to determine beneficial use support and results are as follows: 0 of 5 samples exceeded the water quality standard for Ammonia as N.
Data Reference: Water Quality Assessment Data for the 2018 solicitation cycle submitted through CEDEN for SWAMP RWB1 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 (North Coast Regional Water Quality Control Board).
Objective/Criterion Reference: Water Quality Control Plan (Basin Plan) for the North Coast Region
 
Evaluation Guideline: The USEPA Health Advisory for lifetime exposure to Ammonia as a drinking water level is a concentration of 30 mg/L
Guideline Reference: 2012 Edition of the Drinking Water Standards and Health Advisories
 
Spatial Representation: The samples were collected at 1 monitoring site(s) (114BS0310)
Temporal Representation: The samples were collected between the dates of 2011-04-12 and 2011-11-30
Environmental Conditions:
QAPP Information: Quality Assurance Program Plan and Standard Operating Procedures for SWAMP program
QAPP Information Reference(s): Quality Assurance Program Plans, Quality Assurance Project Plans, and Standard Operating Procedures for the SWAMP program
 
Line of Evidence (LOE) for Decision ID 78894, Ammonia
Region 1     
Russian River HU, Middle Russian River HA, Geyserville HSA
 
LOE ID: 108277
 
Pollutant: Nitrogen, ammonia (Total Ammonia)
LOE Subgroup: Pollutant-Water
Matrix: Water
Fraction: Total
 
Beneficial Use: Municipal & Domestic Supply
 
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 SWAMP RWB1 Monitoring data for Russian River HU, Middle Russian River HA, Geyserville HSA to determine beneficial use support and results are as follows: 0 of 5 samples exceeded the water quality standard for Ammonia as N.
Data Reference: Water Quality Assessment Data for the 2018 solicitation cycle submitted through CEDEN for SWAMP RWB1 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 (North Coast Regional Water Quality Control Board).
Objective/Criterion Reference: Water Quality Control Plan (Basin Plan) for the North Coast Region
 
Evaluation Guideline: The USEPA Health Advisory for lifetime exposure to Ammonia as a drinking water level is a concentration of 30 mg/L
Guideline Reference: 2012 Edition of the Drinking Water Standards and Health Advisories
 
Spatial Representation: The samples were collected at 1 monitoring site(s) (114RR5652)
Temporal Representation: The samples were collected between the dates of 2011-04-12 and 2011-11-30
Environmental Conditions:
QAPP Information: Quality Assurance Program Plan and Standard Operating Procedures for SWAMP program
QAPP Information Reference(s): Quality Assurance Program Plans, Quality Assurance Project Plans, and Standard Operating Procedures for the SWAMP program
 
Line of Evidence (LOE) for Decision ID 78894, Ammonia
Region 1     
Russian River HU, Middle Russian River HA, Geyserville HSA
 
LOE ID: 102902
 
Pollutant: Nitrogen, ammonia (Total Ammonia)
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 SWAMP Perennial Stream Surveys data for Russian River HU, Middle Russian River HA, Geyserville HSA to determine beneficial use support and results are as follows: 0 of 1 samples exceeded the water quality standard for Ammonia as N.
Data Reference: Water Quality Assessment Data for the 2018 solicitation cycle submitted through CEDEN for SWAMP Perennial Stream Surveys .
 
SWAMP Data: SWAMP
 
Water Quality Objective/Criterion: The Total Ammonia criterion continuous concentration (expressed as a 30-day average) to protect aquatic life in freshwater is Temperature and pH dependent, and was calculated according to the formula listed in the Aquatic Life Ambient Water Quality Criteria for Ammonia - Freshwater 2013 document.
Objective/Criterion Reference: Aquatic Life Ambient Water Quality Criteria for Ammonia - Freshwater 2013
 
Evaluation Guideline:
Guideline Reference:
 
Spatial Representation: The samples were collected at 1 monitoring site(s) (114PS0229)
Temporal Representation: The samples were collected between the dates of 2013-06-04 and 2013-06-04
Environmental Conditions:
QAPP Information: Quality Assurance Program Plan and Standard Operating Procedures for SWAMP program
QAPP Information Reference(s): Quality Assurance Program Plans, Quality Assurance Project Plans, and Standard Operating Procedures for the SWAMP program
 
Line of Evidence (LOE) for Decision ID 78894, Ammonia
Region 1     
Russian River HU, Middle Russian River HA, Geyserville HSA
 
LOE ID: 108278
 
Pollutant: Nitrogen, ammonia (Total Ammonia)
LOE Subgroup: Pollutant-Water
Matrix: Water
Fraction: Total
 
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 RWB1 Monitoring data for Russian River HU, Middle Russian River HA, Geyserville HSA to determine beneficial use support and results are as follows: 0 of 4 samples exceeded the water quality standard for Ammonia as N.
Data Reference: Water Quality Assessment Data for the 2018 solicitation cycle submitted through CEDEN for SWAMP RWB1 Monitoring .
 
SWAMP Data: SWAMP
 
Water Quality Objective/Criterion: The Total Ammonia criterion continuous concentration (expressed as a 30-day average) to protect aquatic life in freshwater is Temperature and pH dependent, and was calculated according to the formula listed in the Aquatic Life Ambient Water Quality Criteria for Ammonia - Freshwater 2013 document.
Objective/Criterion Reference: Aquatic Life Ambient Water Quality Criteria for Ammonia - Freshwater 2013
 
Evaluation Guideline:
Guideline Reference:
 
Spatial Representation: The samples were collected at 1 monitoring site(s) (114RR5652)
Temporal Representation: The samples were collected between the dates of 2011-04-12 and 2011-11-30
Environmental Conditions:
QAPP Information: Quality Assurance Program Plan and Standard Operating Procedures for SWAMP program
QAPP Information Reference(s): Quality Assurance Program Plans, Quality Assurance Project Plans, and Standard Operating Procedures for the SWAMP program
 
Line of Evidence (LOE) for Decision ID 78894, Ammonia
Region 1     
Russian River HU, Middle Russian River HA, Geyserville HSA
 
LOE ID: 108274
 
Pollutant: Nitrogen, ammonia (Total Ammonia)
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 SWAMP RWB1 Monitoring data for Russian River HU, Middle Russian River HA, Geyserville HSA to determine beneficial use support and results are as follows: 0 of 1 samples exceeded the water quality standard for Ammonia as N.
Data Reference: Water Quality Assessment Data for the 2018 solicitation cycle submitted through CEDEN for SWAMP RWB1 Monitoring .
 
SWAMP Data: SWAMP
 
Water Quality Objective/Criterion: The Total Ammonia criterion continuous concentration (expressed as a 30-day average) to protect aquatic life in freshwater is Temperature and pH dependent, and was calculated according to the formula listed in the Aquatic Life Ambient Water Quality Criteria for Ammonia - Freshwater 2013 document.
Objective/Criterion Reference: Aquatic Life Ambient Water Quality Criteria for Ammonia - Freshwater 2013
 
Evaluation Guideline:
Guideline Reference:
 
Spatial Representation: The samples were collected at 1 monitoring site(s) (114RR4234_SWAMP)
Temporal Representation: The samples were collected between the dates of 2014-02-03 and 2014-02-03
Environmental Conditions:
QAPP Information: Quality Assurance Program Plan and Standard Operating Procedures for SWAMP program
QAPP Information Reference(s): Quality Assurance Program Plans, Quality Assurance Project Plans, and Standard Operating Procedures for the SWAMP program
 
Line of Evidence (LOE) for Decision ID 78894, Ammonia
Region 1     
Russian River HU, Middle Russian River HA, Geyserville HSA
 
LOE ID: 120078
 
Pollutant: Nitrogen, ammonia (Total Ammonia)
LOE Subgroup: Pollutant-Water
Matrix: Water
Fraction: Dissolved
 
Beneficial Use: Cold 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 RWB1 Monitoring data for Russian River HU, Middle Russian River HA, Geyserville HSA to determine beneficial use support and results are as follows: 0 of 2 samples exceeded the water quality standard for Ammonia as N.
Data Reference: Water Quality Assessment Data for the 2018 solicitation cycle submitted through CEDEN for SWAMP RWB1 Monitoring .
 
SWAMP Data: SWAMP
 
Water Quality Objective/Criterion: The Total Ammonia criterion continuous concentration (expressed as a 30-day average) to protect aquatic life in freshwater is Temperature and pH dependent, and was calculated according to the formula listed in the Aquatic Life Ambient Water Quality Criteria for Ammonia - Freshwater 2013 document.
Objective/Criterion Reference: Aquatic Life Ambient Water Quality Criteria for Ammonia - Freshwater 2013
 
Evaluation Guideline:
Guideline Reference:
 
Spatial Representation: The samples were collected at 1 monitoring site(s) (114RR5652)
Temporal Representation: The samples were collected between the dates of 2010-09-28 and 2010-11-30
Environmental Conditions:
QAPP Information: Quality Assurance Program Plan and Standard Operating Procedures for SWAMP program
QAPP Information Reference(s): Quality Assurance Program Plans, Quality Assurance Project Plans, and Standard Operating Procedures for the SWAMP program
 
Line of Evidence (LOE) for Decision ID 78894, Ammonia
Region 1     
Russian River HU, Middle Russian River HA, Geyserville HSA
 
LOE ID: 120074
 
Pollutant: Nitrogen, ammonia (Total Ammonia)
LOE Subgroup: Pollutant-Water
Matrix: Water
Fraction: Dissolved
 
Beneficial Use: Cold 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 SWAMP RWB1 Monitoring data for Russian River HU, Middle Russian River HA, Geyserville HSA to determine beneficial use support and results are as follows: 0 of 1 samples exceeded the water quality standard for Ammonia as N.
Data Reference: Water Quality Assessment Data for the 2018 solicitation cycle submitted through CEDEN for SWAMP RWB1 Monitoring .
 
SWAMP Data: SWAMP
 
Water Quality Objective/Criterion: The Total Ammonia criterion continuous concentration (expressed as a 30-day average) to protect aquatic life in freshwater is Temperature and pH dependent, and was calculated according to the formula listed in the Aquatic Life Ambient Water Quality Criteria for Ammonia - Freshwater 2013 document.
Objective/Criterion Reference: Aquatic Life Ambient Water Quality Criteria for Ammonia - Freshwater 2013
 
Evaluation Guideline:
Guideline Reference:
 
Spatial Representation: The samples were collected at 1 monitoring site(s) (114BS0310)
Temporal Representation: The samples were collected between the dates of 2010-11-30 and 2010-11-30
Environmental Conditions:
QAPP Information: Quality Assurance Program Plan and Standard Operating Procedures for SWAMP program
QAPP Information Reference(s): Quality Assurance Program Plans, Quality Assurance Project Plans, and Standard Operating Procedures for the SWAMP program
 
Line of Evidence (LOE) for Decision ID 78894, Ammonia
Region 1     
Russian River HU, Middle Russian River HA, Geyserville HSA
 
LOE ID: 46603
 
Pollutant: Ammonia as Nitrogen
LOE Subgroup: Pollutant-Water
Matrix: Water
Fraction: Total
 
Beneficial Use: Cold Freshwater Habitat
 
Number of Samples: 33
Number of Exceedances: 0
 
Data and Information Type: PHYSICAL/CHEMICAL MONITORING
Data Used to Assess Water Quality: None of the 33 ammonia as nitrogen samples collected from the mainstem Russian River exceed the objective. The samples were collected as part of the Surface Water Ambient Water Monitoring Program (SWAMP). The data are found in the SWAMP Summary Report for the North Coast Region for Years 2000-2006 (NCRWQCB 2008). This LOE and LOE 46602 contain data originally evaluated in LOE 26333 from the 2010 Integrated Report cycle, which included data from a site that is not in this water body. The data from LOE 26333 have been split into two LOEs, with data now evaluated under the correct water body.
Data Reference: Surface Water Ambient Monitoring Program (SWAMP). Summary Report for the North Coast Region (RWQCB-1) for years 2000-2006. North Coast Regional Water Quality Control Board. March 2008
 
SWAMP Data: SWAMP
 
Water Quality Objective/Criterion: Per the Basin Plan (NCRWQCB 2007): 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.
Objective/Criterion Reference: Water Quality Control Plan (Basin Plan) - North Coast Region (Region 1)
 
Evaluation Guideline: Per the National Recommended Water Quality Criteria (USEPA 2006): The 1-hour average concentration (acute criterion or CMC) of total ammonia nitrogen (in mg N/L) for freshwater where salmonid fish are present, which is not to be exceeded more than once every three years on average, is calculated using the following equation: CMC=0.275/(1+10^(7.204 - pH)) + 39.0/(1+10^(pH - 7.204)).
Guideline Reference: National Recommended Water Quality Criteria. United States Environmental Protection Agency. Office of Water. Office of Science and Technology
 
Spatial Representation: Samples were collected from the mainstem Russian River at 5 locations as follows: (1) at Comminski Station (SWAMP Station ID 114RRCOMM), (2) at Cloverdale (SWAMP Station ID 114RRCLO1), (3) downstream of the Cloverdale Water Treatment Plant (SWAMP Station ID 114CLOSTP), (4) at Geyserville (SWAMP Station ID 114RRGEYS) and (5) at Alexander Valley Bridge (SWAMP Station ID 114RRALEX). Samples were collected from well-mixed flows in glides or riffles.
Temporal Representation: At the Comminski Station, Geyserville, and Alexander Valley Bridge sites, samples were collected over 2 site visits at each site during June 2001. At the Cloverdale site samples were collected over 22 site visits from June 2001 to June 2006. At the site downstream of the Cloverdale Water Treatment Plant, samples were collected over 5 site visits from October 2004 to June 2005. Most of the site visits corresponded to fall, winter, spring and early summer seasonal conditions.
Environmental Conditions: There are no known environmental conditions (e.g., seasonality, land use practices, fire events, storms, etc.) that are related to these data.
QAPP Information: Quality control was conducted in accordance with the SWAMP Quality Assurance Management Plan (SWAMP 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 78894, Ammonia
Region 1     
Russian River HU, Middle Russian River HA, Geyserville HSA
 
LOE ID: 26333
 
Pollutant: Ammonia as Nitrogen
LOE Subgroup: Pollutant-Water
Matrix: Water
Fraction: Total
 
Beneficial Use: Cold Freshwater Habitat
Aquatic Life Use: Fish Migration | Fish Spawning | Freshwater Replenishment | Preservation of Rare & Endangered Species | Warm Freshwater Habitat | Wildlife Habitat
 
Number of Samples: 55
Number of Exceedances: 0
 
Data and Information Type: PHYSICAL/CHEMICAL MONITORING
Data Used to Assess Water Quality: None of the 55 ammonia as nitrogen samples collected from the mainstem Russian River exceed the objective. The samples were collected as part of the Surface Water Ambient Water Monitoring Program (SWAMP). The data are found in the SWAMP Summary Report for the North Coast Region for Years 2000-2006 (NCRWQCB 2008).
Data Reference: Surface Water Ambient Monitoring Program (SWAMP). Summary Report for the North Coast Region (RWQCB-1) for years 2000-2006. North Coast Regional Water Quality Control Board. March 2008
 
SWAMP Data: SWAMP
 
Water Quality Objective/Criterion: Per the Basin Plan (NCRWQCB 2007): 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.
Objective/Criterion Reference: Water Quality Control Plan (Basin Plan) - North Coast Region (Region 1)
 
Evaluation Guideline: Per the National Recommended Water Quality Criteria (USEPA 2006): The 1-hour average concentration (acute criterion or CMC) of total ammonia nitrogen (in mg N/L) for freshwater where salmonid fish are present, which is not to be exceeded more than once every three years on average, is calculated using the following equation: CMC=0.275/(1+10^(7.204 - pH)) + 39.0/(1+10^(pH - 7.204)).
Guideline Reference: National Recommended Water Quality Criteria. United States Environmental Protection Agency. Office of Water. Office of Science and Technology
 
Spatial Representation: Samples were collected from the mainstem Russian River at 6 locations as follows: (1) at Comminski Station (SWAMP Station ID 114RRCOMM), (2) at Cloverdale (SWAMP Station ID 114RRCLO1), (3) downstream of the Cloverdale Water Treatment Plant (SWAMP Station ID 114CLOSTP), (4) at Geyserville (SWAMP Station ID 114RRGEYS), (5) at Alexander Valley Bridge (SWAMP Station ID 114RRALEX), and (6) at Healdsburg Memorial Beach (SWAMP Station ID 114RRHMB1). Samples were collected from well-mixed flows in glides or riffles.
Temporal Representation: At the Comminski Station, Geyserville, and Alexander Valley Bridge sites, samples were collected over 2 site visits at each site during June 2001. At the Cloverdale and Healdsburg Memorial Beach sites, samples were collected over 22 site visits at each site from June 2001 to June 2006. At the site downstream of the Cloverdale Water Treatment Plant, samples were collected over 5 site visits from October 2004 to June 2005. Most of the site visits corresponded to fall, winter, spring and early summer seasonal conditions.
Environmental Conditions: There are no known environmental conditions (e.g., seasonality, land use practices, fire events, storms, etc.) that are related to these data.
QAPP Information: Quality control was conducted in accordance with the SWAMP Quality Assurance Management Plan (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 78894, Ammonia
Region 1     
Russian River HU, Middle Russian River HA, Geyserville HSA
 
LOE ID: 6211
 
Pollutant: Ammonia as Nitrogen
LOE Subgroup: Pollutant-Water
Matrix: Water
Fraction: Total
 
Beneficial Use: Cold Freshwater Habitat
Aquatic Life Use: Fish Migration | Fish Spawning | Freshwater Replenishment | Preservation of Rare & Endangered Species | Warm Freshwater Habitat | Wildlife Habitat
 
Number of Samples: 2
Number of Exceedances: 0
 
Data and Information Type: PHYSICAL/CHEMICAL MONITORING
Data Used to Assess Water Quality: None of the 2 total ammonia as nitrogen instantaneous grab samples collected from Foss Creek exceed the evaluation guideline. The sample concentrations range from 0.46 to 1.30 mg/l. The samples were collected as part of the Russian River First Flush sampling event. Data are summarized by Katznelson et al. (2003).
Data Reference: 2002 Russian River First Flush Summary Report. Clean Water Team, Citizen Monitoring Program of the State Water Resources Control Board
 
SWAMP Data: Non-SWAMP
 
Water Quality Objective/Criterion: Per the Basin Plan (NCRWQCB 2007): "Waters shall not contain biostimulatory substances in concentrations that promote aquatic growths to the extent that such growths cause nuisance or adversely affect beneficial uses."
Objective/Criterion Reference: Water Quality Control Plan (Basin Plan) - North Coast Region (Region 1)
 
Evaluation Guideline: Per the National Recommended Water Quality Criteria (USEPA 2006): The 1-hour average concentration (acute criterion or CMC) of total ammonia nitrogen (in mg N/L) for freshwater where salmonid fish are present, which is not to be exceeded more than once every three years on average, is calculated using the following equation: CMC=0.275/(1+10^(7.204 - pH)) + 39.0/(1+10^(pH - 7.204)).
Guideline Reference: National Recommended Water Quality Criteria. United States Environmental Protection Agency. Office of Water. Office of Science and Technology
 
Spatial Representation: The samples were collected from 2 sites in Foss Creek as follows: (1) in Foss Creek in downtown Healdsburg, and (2) in Upper Foss Creek.
Temporal Representation: The samples were collected on November 7, 2002. At each site, 3 instantaneous grab samples were collected over half hour increments. The data are averaged for each site.
Environmental Conditions: Samples were collected during the first runoff event of the rainy season.
QAPP Information: Samples were collected in accordance with the study plan and quality control procedures described by Katznelson et al. (2003).
QAPP Information Reference(s): 2002 Russian River First Flush Summary Report. Clean Water Team, Citizen Monitoring Program of the State Water Resources Control Board
 
Line of Evidence (LOE) for Decision ID 78894, Ammonia
Region 1     
Russian River HU, Middle Russian River HA, Geyserville HSA
 
LOE ID: 108265
 
Pollutant: Nitrogen, ammonia (Total Ammonia)
LOE Subgroup: Pollutant-Water
Matrix: Water
Fraction: Dissolved
 
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 RWB1 Monitoring data for Russian River HU, Middle Russian River HA, Geyserville HSA to determine beneficial use support and results are as follows: 0 of 2 samples exceeded the water quality standard for Ammonia as N.
Data Reference: Water Quality Assessment Data for the 2018 solicitation cycle submitted through CEDEN for SWAMP RWB1 Monitoring .
 
SWAMP Data: SWAMP
 
Water Quality Objective/Criterion: The Total Ammonia criterion continuous concentration (expressed as a 30-day average) to protect aquatic life in freshwater is Temperature and pH dependent, and was calculated according to the formula listed in the Aquatic Life Ambient Water Quality Criteria for Ammonia - Freshwater 2013 document.
Objective/Criterion Reference: Aquatic Life Ambient Water Quality Criteria for Ammonia - Freshwater 2013
 
Evaluation Guideline:
Guideline Reference:
 
Spatial Representation: The samples were collected at 1 monitoring site(s) (114RR5652)
Temporal Representation: The samples were collected between the dates of 2010-09-28 and 2010-11-30
Environmental Conditions:
QAPP Information: Quality Assurance Program Plan and Standard Operating Procedures for SWAMP program
QAPP Information Reference(s): Quality Assurance Program Plans, Quality Assurance Project Plans, and Standard Operating Procedures for the SWAMP program
 
 
DECISION ID
100803
Region 1     
Russian River HU, Middle Russian River HA, Geyserville HSA
 
Pollutant: Arsenic
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.

Thirteen lines of evidence are available in the administrative record to assess this pollutant. Zero of 57 samples exceed the objective for the MUN beneficial use in water in the mainstem Russian River.

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 57 samples exceed the objective for the MUN beneficial use in water in the mainstem Russian River and 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.
 
State Board Review of Regional Board Conclusion and Recommendation:
 
State Board Decision Recommendation:
 
 
Line of Evidence (LOE) for Decision ID 100803, Arsenic
Region 1     
Russian River HU, Middle Russian River HA, Geyserville HSA
 
LOE ID: 108282
 
Pollutant: Arsenic
LOE Subgroup: Pollutant-Water
Matrix: Water
Fraction: Total
 
Beneficial Use: Municipal & Domestic Supply
 
Number of Samples: 6
Number of Exceedances: 0
 
Data and Information Type: PHYSICAL/CHEMICAL MONITORING
Data Used to Assess Water Quality: Water Board staff assessed SWAMP RWB1 Monitoring data for Russian River HU, Middle Russian River HA, Geyserville HSA to determine beneficial use support and results are as follows: 0 of 6 samples exceeded the water quality standard for Arsenic.
Data Reference: Water Quality Assessment Data for the 2018 solicitation cycle submitted through CEDEN for SWAMP RWB1 Monitoring .
 
SWAMP Data: SWAMP
 
Water Quality Objective/Criterion: Water Quality Control Plan, North Coast Region (NCRWQCB 2018): Waters designated for use as domestic or municipal supply (MUN) shall not contain concentrations of chemical constituents in excess of the limits specified in California Code of Regulations, Title 22, Chapter 15. The maximum contaminant level listed in Table 64431-A for arsenic is 0.010 mg/L.
Objective/Criterion Reference: Water Quality Control Plan (Basin Plan) for the North Coast Region
 
Evaluation Guideline:
Guideline Reference:
 
Spatial Representation: The samples were collected at 1 monitoring site(s) (114BS0310)
Temporal Representation: The samples were collected between the dates of 2010-09-30 and 2011-11-30
Environmental Conditions:
QAPP Information: Quality Assurance Program Plan and Standard Operating Procedures for SWAMP program
QAPP Information Reference(s): Quality Assurance Program Plans, Quality Assurance Project Plans, and Standard Operating Procedures for the SWAMP program
 
Line of Evidence (LOE) for Decision ID 100803, Arsenic
Region 1     
Russian River HU, Middle Russian River HA, Geyserville HSA
 
LOE ID: 108284
 
Pollutant: Arsenic
LOE Subgroup: Pollutant-Water
Matrix: Water
Fraction: Total
 
Beneficial Use: Cold Freshwater Habitat
 
Number of Samples: 6
Number of Exceedances: 0
 
Data and Information Type: PHYSICAL/CHEMICAL MONITORING
Data Used to Assess Water Quality: Water Board staff assessed SWAMP RWB1 Monitoring data for Russian River HU, Middle Russian River HA, Geyserville HSA to determine beneficial use support and results are as follows: 0 of 6 samples exceeded the water quality standard for Arsenic.
Data Reference: Water Quality Assessment Data for the 2018 solicitation cycle submitted through CEDEN for SWAMP RWB1 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 1 monitoring site(s) (114RR5652)
Temporal Representation: The samples were collected between the dates of 2010-09-28 and 2011-11-30
Environmental Conditions:
QAPP Information: Quality Assurance Program Plan and Standard Operating Procedures for SWAMP program
QAPP Information Reference(s): Quality Assurance Program Plans, Quality Assurance Project Plans, and Standard Operating Procedures for the SWAMP program
 
Line of Evidence (LOE) for Decision ID 100803, Arsenic
Region 1     
Russian River HU, Middle Russian River HA, Geyserville HSA
 
LOE ID: 108281
 
Pollutant: Arsenic
LOE Subgroup: Pollutant-Water
Matrix: Water
Fraction: Total
 
Beneficial Use: Cold Freshwater Habitat
 
Number of Samples: 6
Number of Exceedances: 0
 
Data and Information Type: PHYSICAL/CHEMICAL MONITORING
Data Used to Assess Water Quality: Water Board staff assessed SWAMP RWB1 Monitoring data for Russian River HU, Middle Russian River HA, Geyserville HSA to determine beneficial use support and results are as follows: 0 of 6 samples exceeded the water quality standard for Arsenic.
Data Reference: Water Quality Assessment Data for the 2018 solicitation cycle submitted through CEDEN for SWAMP RWB1 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 1 monitoring site(s) (114BS0310)
Temporal Representation: The samples were collected between the dates of 2010-09-30 and 2011-11-30
Environmental Conditions:
QAPP Information: Quality Assurance Program Plan and Standard Operating Procedures for SWAMP program
QAPP Information Reference(s): Quality Assurance Program Plans, Quality Assurance Project Plans, and Standard Operating Procedures for the SWAMP program
 
Line of Evidence (LOE) for Decision ID 100803, Arsenic
Region 1     
Russian River HU, Middle Russian River HA, Geyserville HSA
 
LOE ID: 43289
 
Pollutant: Arsenic
LOE Subgroup: Pollutant-Sediment
Matrix: Sediment
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 SWAMP data for Russian River HU, Middle Russian River HA, Geyserville HSA to determine beneficial use support and results are as follows: 0 of 1 samples exceed the criterion for Arsenic.
Data Reference: Statewide Stream Pollution Trends Study 2008
 
SWAMP Data: SWAMP
 
Water Quality Objective/Criterion: Water Quality Control Plan, North Coast Region (NCRWQCB 2011): 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.
Objective/Criterion Reference: Water Quality Control Plan (Basin Plan) for the North Coast Region
 
Evaluation Guideline: In freshwater sediments the probable effect concentration (predictive of sediment toxicity) for arsenic is 33 mg/Kg dry weight (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: Data for this line of evidence for Russian River HU, Middle Russian River HA, Geyserville HSA was collected at 1 monitoring site [ Russian River at Alexander RV Park - 114RRAXRV ]
Temporal Representation: Data was collected on a single day 10/14/2008.
Environmental Conditions: Staff is not aware of any special conditions that might affect interpretation of the data.
QAPP Information: The SWAMP QAPP (2008) was followed.
QAPP Information Reference(s): Surface Water Ambient Monitoring Program Quality Assurance Program Plan
 
Line of Evidence (LOE) for Decision ID 100803, Arsenic
Region 1     
Russian River HU, Middle Russian River HA, Geyserville HSA
 
LOE ID: 43288
 
Pollutant: Arsenic
LOE Subgroup: Pollutant-Sediment
Matrix: Sediment
Fraction: Total
 
Beneficial Use: Cold 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 SWAMP data for Russian River HU, Middle Russian River HA, Geyserville HSA to determine beneficial use support and results are as follows: 0 of 1 samples exceed the criterion for Arsenic.
Data Reference: Statewide Stream Pollution Trends Study 2008
 
SWAMP Data: SWAMP
 
Water Quality Objective/Criterion: Water Quality Control Plan, North Coast Region (NCRWQCB 2011): 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.
Objective/Criterion Reference: Water Quality Control Plan (Basin Plan) for the North Coast Region
 
Evaluation Guideline: In freshwater sediments the probable effect concentration (predictive of sediment toxicity) for arsenic is 33 mg/Kg dry weight (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: Data for this line of evidence for Russian River HU, Middle Russian River HA, Geyserville HSA was collected at 1 monitoring site [ Russian River at Alexander RV Park - 114RRAXRV ]
Temporal Representation: Data was collected on a single day 10/14/2008.
Environmental Conditions: Staff is not aware of any special conditions that might affect interpretation of the data.
QAPP Information: The SWAMP QAPP (2008) was followed.
QAPP Information Reference(s): Surface Water Ambient Monitoring Program Quality Assurance Program Plan
 
Line of Evidence (LOE) for Decision ID 100803, Arsenic
Region 1     
Russian River HU, Middle Russian River HA, Geyserville HSA
 
LOE ID: 108283
 
Pollutant: Arsenic
LOE Subgroup: Pollutant-Water
Matrix: Water
Fraction: Total
 
Beneficial Use: Warm Freshwater Habitat
 
Number of Samples: 6
Number of Exceedances: 0
 
Data and Information Type: PHYSICAL/CHEMICAL MONITORING
Data Used to Assess Water Quality: Water Board staff assessed SWAMP RWB1 Monitoring data for Russian River HU, Middle Russian River HA, Geyserville HSA to determine beneficial use support and results are as follows: 0 of 6 samples exceeded the water quality standard for Arsenic.
Data Reference: Water Quality Assessment Data for the 2018 solicitation cycle submitted through CEDEN for SWAMP RWB1 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 1 monitoring site(s) (114BS0310)
Temporal Representation: The samples were collected between the dates of 2010-09-30 and 2011-11-30
Environmental Conditions:
QAPP Information: Quality Assurance Program Plan and Standard Operating Procedures for SWAMP program
QAPP Information Reference(s): Quality Assurance Program Plans, Quality Assurance Project Plans, and Standard Operating Procedures for the SWAMP program
 
Line of Evidence (LOE) for Decision ID 100803, Arsenic
Region 1     
Russian River HU, Middle Russian River HA, Geyserville HSA
 
LOE ID: 124021
 
Pollutant: Arsenic
LOE Subgroup: Pollutant-Water
Matrix: Water
Fraction: Total
 
Beneficial Use: Municipal & Domestic Supply
 
Number of Samples: 21
Number of Exceedances: 0
 
Data and Information Type: PHYSICAL/CHEMICAL MONITORING
Data Used to Assess Water Quality: State Water Board staff re-assessed SWAMP data for Russian River HU, Middle Russian River HA, Geyserville HSA to determine beneficial use support and results are as follows: 0 of 21 samples exceed the criterion for Arsenic, Total. Two sample results were not used in this assessment because the laboratory data reporting limit was above the objective and therefore the results could not be quantified with the level of certainty required by the Listing Policy. This LOE re-assesses data from LOE 21544 from the 2010 Integrated Report. Data were re-assessed in order to (1) update the numeric objective, and (2) evaluate these data in their own LOE, instead of being evaluated in the same LOE as other metals data.
Data Reference: Surface Water Ambient Monitoring Program (SWAMP). Summary Report for the North Coast Region (RWQCB-1) for years 2000-2006. North Coast Regional Water Quality Control Board. March 2008
 
SWAMP Data: SWAMP
 
Water Quality Objective/Criterion: Water Quality Control Plan, North Coast Region (NCRWQCB 2011): Waters designated for use as domestic or municipal supply (MUN) shall not contain concentrations of chemical constituents in excess of the limits specified in California Code of Regulations, Title 22, Chapter 15. The maximum contaminant level listed in Table 64431-A for arsenic is 0.010 mg/L.
Objective/Criterion Reference: Water Quality Control Plan (Basin Plan) for the North Coast Region
Objective/Criterion Reference: Maximum Contaminant Levels for organic and inorganic chemicals. CCR Title 22
 
Evaluation Guideline:
Guideline Reference:
 
Spatial Representation: Data for this line of evidence for Russian River HU, Middle Russian River HA, Geyserville HSA was collected at 1 monitoring site [ Russian River at Healdsburg Memorial Beach - 114RR2940]
Temporal Representation: Data was collected over the time period 6/22/2001-11/13/2006.
Environmental Conditions: There are no known environmental conditions (e.g., seasonality, land use practices, fire events, storms, etc.) that are related to these data.
QAPP Information: Quality control was conducted in accordance with the SWAMP Quality Assurance Management Plan (SWAMP 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 100803, Arsenic
Region 1     
Russian River HU, Middle Russian River HA, Geyserville HSA
 
LOE ID: 124008
 
Pollutant: Arsenic
LOE Subgroup: Pollutant-Water
Matrix: Water
Fraction: Total
 
Beneficial Use: Municipal & Domestic Supply
 
Number of Samples: 5
Number of Exceedances: 0
 
Data and Information Type: PHYSICAL/CHEMICAL MONITORING
Data Used to Assess Water Quality: State Water Board staff re-assessed SWAMP data for Russian River HU, Middle Russian River HA, Geyserville HSA to determine beneficial use support and results are as follows: 0 of 5 samples exceed the criterion for Arsenic, Total. This LOE re-assesses data from LOE 21544 from the 2010 Integrated Report. Data were re-assessed in order to (1) update the numeric objective, and (2) evaluate these data in their own LOE, instead of being evaluated in the same LOE as other metals data.
Data Reference: Surface Water Ambient Monitoring Program (SWAMP). Summary Report for the North Coast Region (RWQCB-1) for years 2000-2006. North Coast Regional Water Quality Control Board. March 2008
 
SWAMP Data: SWAMP
 
Water Quality Objective/Criterion: Water Quality Control Plan, North Coast Region (NCRWQCB 2011): Waters designated for use as domestic or municipal supply (MUN) shall not contain concentrations of chemical constituents in excess of the limits specified in California Code of Regulations, Title 22, Chapter 15. The maximum contaminant level listed in Table 64431-A for arsenic is 0.010 mg/L.
Objective/Criterion Reference: Water Quality Control Plan (Basin Plan) for the North Coast Region
Objective/Criterion Reference: Maximum Contaminant Levels for organic and inorganic chemicals. CCR Title 22
 
Evaluation Guideline:
Guideline Reference:
 
Spatial Representation: Data for this line of evidence for Russian River HU, Middle Russian River HA, Geyserville HSA was collected at 1 monitoring site [ Russian River at Cloverdale d/s STP - 114CLOSTP]
Temporal Representation: Data was collected over the time period 10/5/2004-6/30/2005.
Environmental Conditions: There are no known environmental conditions (e.g., seasonality, land use practices, fire events, storms, etc.) that are related to these data.
QAPP Information: Quality control was conducted in accordance with the SWAMP Quality Assurance Management Plan (SWAMP 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 100803, Arsenic
Region 1     
Russian River HU, Middle Russian River HA, Geyserville HSA
 
LOE ID: 124020
 
Pollutant: Arsenic
LOE Subgroup: Pollutant-Water
Matrix: Water
Fraction: Total
 
Beneficial Use: Municipal & Domestic Supply
 
Number of Samples: 21
Number of Exceedances: 0
 
Data and Information Type: PHYSICAL/CHEMICAL MONITORING
Data Used to Assess Water Quality: State Water Board staff re-assessed SWAMP data for Russian River HU, Middle Russian River HA, Geyserville HSA to determine beneficial use support and results are as follows: 0 of 21 samples exceed the criterion for Arsenic, Total. Two sample results were not used in this assessment because the laboratory data reporting limit was above the objective and therefore the results could not be quantified with the level of certainty required by the Listing Policy. This LOE re-assesses data from LOE 21544 from the 2010 Integrated Report. Data were re-assessed in order to (1) update the numeric objective, and (2) evaluate these data in their own LOE, instead of being evaluated in the same LOE as other metals data.
Data Reference: Surface Water Ambient Monitoring Program (SWAMP). Summary Report for the North Coast Region (RWQCB-1) for years 2000-2006. North Coast Regional Water Quality Control Board. March 2008
 
SWAMP Data: SWAMP
 
Water Quality Objective/Criterion: Water Quality Control Plan, North Coast Region (NCRWQCB 2011): Waters designated for use as domestic or municipal supply (MUN) shall not contain concentrations of chemical constituents in excess of the limits specified in California Code of Regulations, Title 22, Chapter 15. The maximum contaminant level listed in Table 64431-A for arsenic is 0.010 mg/L.
Objective/Criterion Reference: Water Quality Control Plan (Basin Plan) for the North Coast Region
Objective/Criterion Reference: Maximum Contaminant Levels for organic and inorganic chemicals. CCR Title 22
 
Evaluation Guideline:
Guideline Reference:
 
Spatial Representation: Data for this line of evidence for Russian River HU, Middle Russian River HA, Geyserville HSA was collected at 1 monitoring site [ Russian River at Crocker Road - 114RR5652]
Temporal Representation: Data was collected over the time period 6/21/2001-11/13/2006.
Environmental Conditions: There are no known environmental conditions (e.g., seasonality, land use practices, fire events, storms, etc.) that are related to these data.
QAPP Information: Quality control was conducted in accordance with the SWAMP Quality Assurance Management Plan (SWAMP 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 100803, Arsenic
Region 1     
Russian River HU, Middle Russian River HA, Geyserville HSA
 
LOE ID: 108285
 
Pollutant: Arsenic
LOE Subgroup: Pollutant-Water
Matrix: Water
Fraction: Total
 
Beneficial Use: Municipal & Domestic Supply
 
Number of Samples: 6
Number of Exceedances: 0
 
Data and Information Type: PHYSICAL/CHEMICAL MONITORING
Data Used to Assess Water Quality: Water Board staff assessed SWAMP RWB1 Monitoring data for Russian River HU, Middle Russian River HA, Geyserville HSA to determine beneficial use support and results are as follows: 0 of 6 samples exceeded the water quality standard for Arsenic.
Data Reference: Water Quality Assessment Data for the 2018 solicitation cycle submitted through CEDEN for SWAMP RWB1 Monitoring .
 
SWAMP Data: SWAMP
 
Water Quality Objective/Criterion: Water Quality Control Plan, North Coast Region (NCRWQCB 2018): Waters designated for use as domestic or municipal supply (MUN) shall not contain concentrations of chemical constituents in excess of the limits specified in California Code of Regulations, Title 22, Chapter 15. The maximum contaminant level listed in Table 64431-A for arsenic is 0.010 mg/L.
Objective/Criterion Reference: Water Quality Control Plan (Basin Plan) for the North Coast Region
 
Evaluation Guideline:
Guideline Reference:
 
Spatial Representation: The samples were collected at 1 monitoring site(s) (114RR5652)
Temporal Representation: The samples were collected between the dates of 2010-09-28 and 2011-11-30
Environmental Conditions:
QAPP Information: Quality Assurance Program Plan and Standard Operating Procedures for SWAMP program
QAPP Information Reference(s): Quality Assurance Program Plans, Quality Assurance Project Plans, and Standard Operating Procedures for the SWAMP program
 
Line of Evidence (LOE) for Decision ID 100803, Arsenic
Region 1     
Russian River HU, Middle Russian River HA, Geyserville HSA
 
LOE ID: 41444
 
Pollutant: Arsenic
LOE Subgroup: Pollutant-Water
Matrix: Water
Fraction: Total
 
Beneficial Use: Municipal & Domestic Supply
 
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 data for Russian River HU, Middle Russian River HA, Geyserville HSA to determine beneficial use support and results are as follows: 0 of 4 samples exceed the criterion for Arsenic.
Data Reference: RWB1 Trend Maintenance Periods FYs 2007 2008
 
SWAMP Data: SWAMP
 
Water Quality Objective/Criterion: Water Quality Control Plan, North Coast Region (NCRWQCB 2011): Waters designated for use as domestic or municipal supply (MUN) shall not contain concentrations of chemical constituents in excess of the limits specified in California Code of Regulations, Title 22, Chapter 15. The maximum contaminant level listed in Table 64431-A for arsenic is 0.010 mg/L.
Objective/Criterion Reference: Maximum Contaminant Levels for organic and inorganic chemicals. CCR Title 22
 
Evaluation Guideline:
Guideline Reference:
 
Spatial Representation: Data for this line of evidence for Russian River HU, Middle Russian River HA, Geyserville HSA was collected at 1 monitoring site [ Russian River at Crocker Road - 114RR5652]
Temporal Representation: Data was collected over the time period 11/26/2007-7/14/2008.
Environmental Conditions: Staff is not aware of any special conditions that might affect interpretation of the data.
QAPP Information: The SWAMP QAPP (2008) was followed.
QAPP Information Reference(s): Surface Water Ambient Monitoring Program Quality Assurance Program Plan
 
Line of Evidence (LOE) for Decision ID 100803, Arsenic
Region 1     
Russian River HU, Middle Russian River HA, Geyserville HSA
 
LOE ID: 124019
 
Pollutant: Arsenic
LOE Subgroup: Pollutant-Water
Matrix: Water
Fraction: Total
 
Beneficial Use: Municipal & Domestic Supply
 
Number of Samples: 0
Number of Exceedances: 0
 
Data and Information Type: PHYSICAL/CHEMICAL MONITORING
Data Used to Assess Water Quality: State Water Board staff re-assessed SWAMP data for Russian River HU, Middle Russian River HA, Geyserville HSA to determine beneficial use support and results are as follows: 0 of 0 samples exceed the criterion for Arsenic, Total. Two sample results were not used in this assessment because the laboratory data reporting limit was above the objective and therefore the results could not be quantified with the level of certainty required by the Listing Policy. This LOE re-assesses data from LOE 21544 from the 2010 Integrated Report. Data were re-assessed in order to (1) update the numeric objective, and (2) evaluate these data in their own LOE, instead of being evaluated in the same LOE as other metals data.
Data Reference: Surface Water Ambient Monitoring Program (SWAMP). Summary Report for the North Coast Region (RWQCB-1) for years 2000-2006. North Coast Regional Water Quality Control Board. March 2008
 
SWAMP Data: SWAMP
 
Water Quality Objective/Criterion: Water Quality Control Plan, North Coast Region (NCRWQCB 2011): Waters designated for use as domestic or municipal supply (MUN) shall not contain concentrations of chemical constituents in excess of the limits specified in California Code of Regulations, Title 22, Chapter 15. The maximum contaminant level listed in Table 64431-A for arsenic is 0.010 mg/L.
Objective/Criterion Reference: Water Quality Control Plan (Basin Plan) for the North Coast Region
Objective/Criterion Reference: Maximum Contaminant Levels for organic and inorganic chemicals. CCR Title 22
 
Evaluation Guideline:
Guideline Reference:
 
Spatial Representation: Data for this line of evidence for Russian River HU, Middle Russian River HA, Geyserville HSA was collected at 1 monitoring site [ Russian River at Comminski Station - 114RRCOMM]
Temporal Representation: Data was collected over the time period 6/21/2001-6/25/2001.
Environmental Conditions: There are no known environmental conditions (e.g., seasonality, land use practices, fire events, storms, etc.) that are related to these data.
QAPP Information: Quality control was conducted in accordance with the SWAMP Quality Assurance Management Plan (SWAMP 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 100803, Arsenic
Region 1     
Russian River HU, Middle Russian River HA, Geyserville HSA
 
LOE ID: 108287
 
Pollutant: Arsenic
LOE Subgroup: Pollutant-Water
Matrix: Water
Fraction: Total
 
Beneficial Use: Warm Freshwater Habitat
 
Number of Samples: 6
Number of Exceedances: 0
 
Data and Information Type: PHYSICAL/CHEMICAL MONITORING
Data Used to Assess Water Quality: Water Board staff assessed SWAMP RWB1 Monitoring data for Russian River HU, Middle Russian River HA, Geyserville HSA to determine beneficial use support and results are as follows: 0 of 6 samples exceeded the water quality standard for Arsenic.
Data Reference: Water Quality Assessment Data for the 2018 solicitation cycle submitted through CEDEN for SWAMP RWB1 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 1 monitoring site(s) (114RR5652)
Temporal Representation: The samples were collected between the dates of 2010-09-28 and 2011-11-30
Environmental Conditions:
QAPP Information: Quality Assurance Program Plan and Standard Operating Procedures for SWAMP program
QAPP Information Reference(s): Quality Assurance Program Plans, Quality Assurance Project Plans, and Standard Operating Procedures for the SWAMP program
 
 
DECISION ID
103132
Region 1     
Russian River HU, Middle Russian River HA, Geyserville HSA
 
Pollutant: Atrazine
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 are necessary to assess listing status. Fifteen lines of evidence are available in the administrative record to assess this pollutant. None 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. 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 exceeded the objective and 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.
 
State Board Review of Regional Board Conclusion and Recommendation:
 
State Board Decision Recommendation:
 
 
Line of Evidence (LOE) for Decision ID 103132, Atrazine
Region 1     
Russian River HU, Middle Russian River HA, Geyserville HSA
 
LOE ID: 108290
 
Pollutant: Atrazine
LOE Subgroup: Pollutant-Water
Matrix: Water
Fraction: Total
 
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 RWB1 Monitoring data for Russian River HU, Middle Russian River HA, Geyserville HSA to determine beneficial use support and results are as follows: 0 of 4 samples exceeded the water quality standard for Atrazine.
Data Reference: Water Quality Assessment Data for the 2018 solicitation cycle submitted through CEDEN for SWAMP RWB1 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 (Basin Plan) for the North Coast Region
 
Evaluation Guideline: The evaluation guideline for Atrazine is the USEPA Aquatic Life Benchmark of < 1 ug/L for a nonvascular plant (acute). The benchmark was derived from a \less-than\" value (for example, <1,500) and may underestimate toxicity."
Guideline Reference: OPP Aquatic Life Benchmarks
 
Spatial Representation: The samples were collected at 1 monitoring site(s) (114BS0310)
Temporal Representation: The samples were collected between the dates of 2010-11-30 and 2011-11-30
Environmental Conditions:
QAPP Information: Quality Assurance Program Plan and Standard Operating Procedures for SWAMP program
QAPP Information Reference(s): Quality Assurance Program Plans, Quality Assurance Project Plans, and Standard Operating Procedures for the SWAMP program
 
Line of Evidence (LOE) for Decision ID 103132, Atrazine
Region 1     
Russian River HU, Middle Russian River HA, Geyserville HSA
 
LOE ID: 108293
 
Pollutant: Atrazine
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 SWAMP RWB1 Monitoring data for Russian River HU, Middle Russian River HA, Geyserville HSA to determine beneficial use support and results are as follows: 0 of 1 samples exceeded the water quality standard for Atrazine.
Data Reference: Water Quality Assessment Data for the 2018 solicitation cycle submitted through CEDEN for SWAMP RWB1 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 (Basin Plan) for the North Coast Region
 
Evaluation Guideline: The evaluation guideline for Atrazine is the USEPA Aquatic Life Benchmark of < 1 ug/L for a nonvascular plant (acute). The benchmark was derived from a \less-than\" value (for example, <1,500) and may underestimate toxicity."
Guideline Reference: OPP Aquatic Life Benchmarks
 
Spatial Representation: The samples were collected at 1 monitoring site(s) (114RR4234_SWAMP)
Temporal Representation: The samples were collected between the dates of 2014-02-03 and 2014-02-03
Environmental Conditions:
QAPP Information: Quality Assurance Program Plan and Standard Operating Procedures for SWAMP program
QAPP Information Reference(s): Quality Assurance Program Plans, Quality Assurance Project Plans, and Standard Operating Procedures for the SWAMP program
 
Line of Evidence (LOE) for Decision ID 103132, Atrazine
Region 1     
Russian River HU, Middle Russian River HA, Geyserville HSA
 
LOE ID: 124022
 
Pollutant: Atrazine
LOE Subgroup: Pollutant-Water
Matrix: Water
Fraction: None
 
Beneficial Use: Municipal & Domestic Supply
 
Number of Samples: 0
Number of Exceedances: 0
 
Data and Information Type: PHYSICAL/CHEMICAL MONITORING
Data Used to Assess Water Quality: State Water Board staff re-assessed SWAMP data for Russian River HU, Middle Russian River HA, Geyserville HSA4 to determine beneficial use support and results are as follows: 0 of 0 samples exceed the criterion for Atrazine, Total. Fourteen sample results 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. This LOE re-assesses data from LOE 29953 from the 2010 Integrated Report. Data were re-assessed in order to (1) update the numeric objective, and (2) evaluate these data in their own LOE, instead of being evaluated in the same LOE as other pesticide data.
Data Reference: Surface Water Ambient Monitoring Program (SWAMP). Summary Report for the North Coast Region (RWQCB-1) for years 2000-2006. North Coast Regional Water Quality Control Board. March 2008
 
SWAMP Data: SWAMP
 
Water Quality Objective/Criterion: Water Quality Control Plan, North Coast Region (NCRWQCB 2011): Waters designated for use as domestic or municipal supply (MUN) shall not contain concentrations of chemical constituents in excess of the limits specified in California Code of Regulations, Title 22, Chapter 15. The maximum contaminant level listed in Table 64431-A for atrazine is 1 ug/L.
Objective/Criterion Reference: Water Quality Control Plan (Basin Plan) for the North Coast Region
Objective/Criterion Reference: Maximum Contaminant Levels for organic and inorganic chemicals. CCR Title 22
 
Evaluation Guideline:
Guideline Reference:
 
Spatial Representation: Data for this line of evidence for Russian River HU, Middle Russian River HA, Geyserville HSA4 was collected at 1 monitoring site [ Russian River at Healdsburg Memorial Beach - 114RR2940]
Temporal Representation: Data was collected over the time period 6/26/2002-11/13/2006.
Environmental Conditions: There are no known environmental conditions (e.g., seasonality, land use practices, fire events, storms, etc.) that are related to these data.
QAPP Information: Quality control was conducted in accordance with the SWAMP Quality Assurance Management Plan (SWAMP 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 103132, Atrazine
Region 1     
Russian River HU, Middle Russian River HA, Geyserville HSA
 
LOE ID: 124032
 
Pollutant: Atrazine
LOE Subgroup: Pollutant-Water
Matrix: Water
Fraction: None
 
Beneficial Use: Municipal & Domestic Supply
 
Number of Samples: 0
Number of Exceedances: 0
 
Data and Information Type: PHYSICAL/CHEMICAL MONITORING
Data Used to Assess Water Quality: State Water Board staff re-assessed SWAMP data for Russian River HU, Middle Russian River HA, Geyserville HSA3 to determine beneficial use support and results are as follows: 0 of 0 samples exceed the criterion for Atrazine, Total. Fourteen sample results 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. This LOE re-assesses data from LOE 29953 from the 2010 Integrated Report. Data were re-assessed in order to (1) update the numeric objective, and (2) evaluate these data in their own LOE, instead of being evaluated in the same LOE as other pesticide data.
Data Reference: Surface Water Ambient Monitoring Program (SWAMP). Summary Report for the North Coast Region (RWQCB-1) for years 2000-2006. North Coast Regional Water Quality Control Board. March 2008
 
SWAMP Data: SWAMP
 
Water Quality Objective/Criterion: Water Quality Control Plan, North Coast Region (NCRWQCB 2011): Waters designated for use as domestic or municipal supply (MUN) shall not contain concentrations of chemical constituents in excess of the limits specified in California Code of Regulations, Title 22, Chapter 15. The maximum contaminant level listed in Table 64431-A for atrazine is 1 ug/L.
Objective/Criterion Reference: Water Quality Control Plan (Basin Plan) for the North Coast Region
Objective/Criterion Reference: Maximum Contaminant Levels for organic and inorganic chemicals. CCR Title 22
 
Evaluation Guideline:
Guideline Reference:
 
Spatial Representation: Data for this line of evidence for Russian River HU, Middle Russian River HA, Geyserville HSA3 was collected at 1 monitoring site [ Russian River at Crocker Road - 114RR5652]
Temporal Representation: Data was collected over the time period 6/26/2002-11/13/2006.
Environmental Conditions: There are no known environmental conditions (e.g., seasonality, land use practices, fire events, storms, etc.) that are related to these data.
QAPP Information: Quality control was conducted in accordance with the SWAMP Quality Assurance Management Plan (SWAMP 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 103132, Atrazine
Region 1     
Russian River HU, Middle Russian River HA, Geyserville HSA
 
LOE ID: 108288
 
Pollutant: Atrazine
LOE Subgroup: Pollutant-Water
Matrix: Water
Fraction: Total
 
Beneficial Use: Cold 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 RWB1 Monitoring data for Russian River HU, Middle Russian River HA, Geyserville HSA to determine beneficial use support and results are as follows: 0 of 4 samples exceeded the water quality standard for Atrazine.
Data Reference: Water Quality Assessment Data for the 2018 solicitation cycle submitted through CEDEN for SWAMP RWB1 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 (Basin Plan) for the North Coast Region
 
Evaluation Guideline: The evaluation guideline for Atrazine is the USEPA Aquatic Life Benchmark of < 1 ug/L for a nonvascular plant (acute). The benchmark was derived from a \less-than\" value (for example, <1,500) and may underestimate toxicity."
Guideline Reference: OPP Aquatic Life Benchmarks
 
Spatial Representation: The samples were collected at 1 monitoring site(s) (114BS0310)
Temporal Representation: The samples were collected between the dates of 2010-11-30 and 2011-11-30
Environmental Conditions:
QAPP Information: Quality Assurance Program Plan and Standard Operating Procedures for SWAMP program
QAPP Information Reference(s): Quality Assurance Program Plans, Quality Assurance Project Plans, and Standard Operating Procedures for the SWAMP program
 
Line of Evidence (LOE) for Decision ID 103132, Atrazine
Region 1     
Russian River HU, Middle Russian River HA, Geyserville HSA
 
LOE ID: 108294
 
Pollutant: Atrazine
LOE Subgroup: Pollutant-Water
Matrix: Water
Fraction: Total
 
Beneficial Use: Cold 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 RWB1 Monitoring data for Russian River HU, Middle Russian River HA, Geyserville HSA to determine beneficial use support and results are as follows: 0 of 4 samples exceeded the water quality standard for Atrazine.
Data Reference: Water Quality Assessment Data for the 2018 solicitation cycle submitted through CEDEN for SWAMP RWB1 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 (Basin Plan) for the North Coast Region
 
Evaluation Guideline: The evaluation guideline for Atrazine is the USEPA Aquatic Life Benchmark of < 1 ug/L for a nonvascular plant (acute). The benchmark was derived from a \less-than\" value (for example, <1,500) and may underestimate toxicity."
Guideline Reference: OPP Aquatic Life Benchmarks
 
Spatial Representation: The samples were collected at 1 monitoring site(s) (114RR5652)
Temporal Representation: The samples were collected between the dates of 2010-11-30 and 2011-11-30
Environmental Conditions:
QAPP Information: Quality Assurance Program Plan and Standard Operating Procedures for SWAMP program
QAPP Information Reference(s): Quality Assurance Program Plans, Quality Assurance Project Plans, and Standard Operating Procedures for the SWAMP program
 
Line of Evidence (LOE) for Decision ID 103132, Atrazine
Region 1     
Russian River HU, Middle Russian River HA, Geyserville HSA
 
LOE ID: 108291
 
Pollutant: Atrazine
LOE Subgroup: Pollutant-Water
Matrix: Water
Fraction: Total
 
Beneficial Use: Cold 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 SWAMP RWB1 Monitoring data for Russian River HU, Middle Russian River HA, Geyserville HSA to determine beneficial use support and results are as follows: 0 of 1 samples exceeded the water quality standard for Atrazine.
Data Reference: Water Quality Assessment Data for the 2018 solicitation cycle submitted through CEDEN for SWAMP RWB1 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 (Basin Plan) for the North Coast Region
 
Evaluation Guideline: The evaluation guideline for Atrazine is the USEPA Aquatic Life Benchmark of < 1 ug/L for a nonvascular plant (acute). The benchmark was derived from a \less-than\" value (for example, <1,500) and may underestimate toxicity."
Guideline Reference: OPP Aquatic Life Benchmarks
 
Spatial Representation: The samples were collected at 1 monitoring site(s) (114RR4234_SWAMP)
Temporal Representation: The samples were collected between the dates of 2014-02-03 and 2014-02-03
Environmental Conditions:
QAPP Information: Quality Assurance Program Plan and Standard Operating Procedures for SWAMP program
QAPP Information Reference(s): Quality Assurance Program Plans, Quality Assurance Project Plans, and Standard Operating Procedures for the SWAMP program
 
Line of Evidence (LOE) for Decision ID 103132, Atrazine
Region 1     
Russian River HU, Middle Russian River HA, Geyserville HSA
 
LOE ID: 41138
 
Pollutant: Atrazine
LOE Subgroup: Pollutant-Water
Matrix: Water
Fraction: Total
 
Beneficial Use: Cold 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 data for Russian River HU, Middle Russian River HA, Geyserville HSA to determine beneficial use support and results are as follows: 0 of 3 samples exceed the criterion for Atrazine.
Data Reference: RWB1 Trend Maintenance Periods FYs 2007 2008
 
SWAMP Data: SWAMP
 
Water Quality Objective/Criterion: Water Quality Control Plan, North Coast Region (NCRWQCB 2011): No individual pesticide or combination of pesticides shall be present in concentrations that adversely affect beneficial uses.
Objective/Criterion Reference: Water Quality Control Plan (Basin Plan) for the North Coast Region
 
Evaluation Guideline: According to the USEPA Office of Pesticide Programs Ecotoxicity database, the freshwater aquatic life EC50 for atrazine is 43 ug/L.
Guideline Reference: OPP Pesticide Ecotoxicity Database.
 
Spatial Representation: Data for this line of evidence for Russian River HU, Middle Russian River HA, Geyserville HSA was collected at 1 monitoring site [ Russian River at Crocker Road - 114RR5652]
Temporal Representation: Data was collected over the time period 11/26/2007-7/14/2008.
Environmental Conditions: Staff is not aware of any special conditions that might affect interpretation of the data.
QAPP Information: The SWAMP QAPP (2008) was followed.
QAPP Information Reference(s): Surface Water Ambient Monitoring Program Quality Assurance Program Plan
 
Line of Evidence (LOE) for Decision ID 103132, Atrazine
Region 1     
Russian River HU, Middle Russian River HA, Geyserville HSA
 
LOE ID: 41367
 
Pollutant: Atrazine
LOE Subgroup: Pollutant-Water
Matrix: Water
Fraction: Total
 
Beneficial Use: Municipal & Domestic Supply
 
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 data for Russian River HU, Middle Russian River HA, Geyserville HSA to determine beneficial use support and results are as follows: 0 of 3 samples exceed the criterion for Atrazine.
Data Reference: RWB1 Trend Maintenance Periods FYs 2007 2008
 
SWAMP Data: SWAMP
 
Water Quality Objective/Criterion: Water Quality Control Plan, North Coast Region (NCRWQCB 2011): Waters designated for use as domestic or municipal supply (MUN) shall not contain concentrations of chemical constituents in excess of the limits specified in California Code of Regulations, Title 22, Chapter 15. The maximum contaminant level listed in Table 64431-A for atrazine is 1 ug/L.
Objective/Criterion Reference: Maximum Contaminant Levels for organic and inorganic chemicals. CCR Title 22
 
Evaluation Guideline:
Guideline Reference:
 
Spatial Representation: Data for this line of evidence for Russian River HU, Middle Russian River HA, Geyserville HSA was collected at 1 monitoring site [ Russian River at Crocker Road - 114RR5652]
Temporal Representation: Data was collected over the time period 11/26/2007-7/14/2008.
Environmental Conditions: Staff is not aware of any special conditions that might affect interpretation of the data.
QAPP Information: The SWAMP QAPP (2008) was followed.
QAPP Information Reference(s): Surface Water Ambient Monitoring Program Quality Assurance Program Plan
 
Line of Evidence (LOE) for Decision ID 103132, Atrazine
Region 1     
Russian River HU, Middle Russian River HA, Geyserville HSA
 
LOE ID: 108289
 
Pollutant: Atrazine
LOE Subgroup: Pollutant-Water
Matrix: Water
Fraction: Total
 
Beneficial Use: Municipal & Domestic Supply
 
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 RWB1 Monitoring data for Russian River HU, Middle Russian River HA, Geyserville HSA to determine beneficial use support and results are as follows: 0 of 4 samples exceeded the water quality standard for Atrazine.
Data Reference: Water Quality Assessment Data for the 2018 solicitation cycle submitted through CEDEN for SWAMP RWB1 Monitoring .
 
SWAMP Data: SWAMP
 
Water Quality Objective/Criterion: Water Quality Control Plan, North Coast Region (NCRWQCB 2018): Waters designated for use as domestic or municipal supply (MUN) shall not contain concentrations of chemical constituents in excess of the limits specified in California Code of Regulations, Title 22, Chapter 15. The maximum contaminant level listed in Table 64431-A for atrazine is 1 ug/L.
Objective/Criterion Reference: Water Quality Control Plan (Basin Plan) for the North Coast Region
 
Evaluation Guideline:
Guideline Reference:
 
Spatial Representation: The samples were collected at 1 monitoring site(s) (114BS0310)
Temporal Representation: The samples were collected between the dates of 2010-11-30 and 2011-11-30
Environmental Conditions:
QAPP Information: Quality Assurance Program Plan and Standard Operating Procedures for SWAMP program
QAPP Information Reference(s): Quality Assurance Program Plans, Quality Assurance Project Plans, and Standard Operating Procedures for the SWAMP program
 
Line of Evidence (LOE) for Decision ID 103132, Atrazine
Region 1     
Russian River HU, Middle Russian River HA, Geyserville HSA
 
LOE ID: 108292
 
Pollutant: Atrazine
LOE Subgroup: Pollutant-Water
Matrix: Water
Fraction: Total
 
Beneficial Use: Municipal & Domestic Supply
 
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 SWAMP RWB1 Monitoring data for Russian River HU, Middle Russian River HA, Geyserville HSA to determine beneficial use support and results are as follows: 0 of 1 samples exceeded the water quality standard for Atrazine.
Data Reference: Water Quality Assessment Data for the 2018 solicitation cycle submitted through CEDEN for SWAMP RWB1 Monitoring .
 
SWAMP Data: SWAMP
 
Water Quality Objective/Criterion: Water Quality Control Plan, North Coast Region (NCRWQCB 2018): Waters designated for use as domestic or municipal supply (MUN) shall not contain concentrations of chemical constituents in excess of the limits specified in California Code of Regulations, Title 22, Chapter 15. The maximum contaminant level listed in Table 64431-A for atrazine is 1 ug/L.
Objective/Criterion Reference: Water Quality Control Plan (Basin Plan) for the North Coast Region
 
Evaluation Guideline:
Guideline Reference:
 
Spatial Representation: The samples were collected at 1 monitoring site(s) (114RR4234_SWAMP)
Temporal Representation: The samples were collected between the dates of 2014-02-03 and 2014-02-03
Environmental Conditions:
QAPP Information: Quality Assurance Program Plan and Standard Operating Procedures for SWAMP program
QAPP Information Reference(s): Quality Assurance Program Plans, Quality Assurance Project Plans, and Standard Operating Procedures for the SWAMP program
 
Line of Evidence (LOE) for Decision ID 103132, Atrazine
Region 1     
Russian River HU, Middle Russian River HA, Geyserville HSA
 
LOE ID: 108295
 
Pollutant: Atrazine
LOE Subgroup: Pollutant-Water
Matrix: Water
Fraction: Total
 
Beneficial Use: Municipal & Domestic Supply
 
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 RWB1 Monitoring data for Russian River HU, Middle Russian River HA, Geyserville HSA to determine beneficial use support and results are as follows: 0 of 4 samples exceeded the water quality standard for Atrazine.
Data Reference: Water Quality Assessment Data for the 2018 solicitation cycle submitted through CEDEN for SWAMP RWB1 Monitoring .
 
SWAMP Data: SWAMP
 
Water Quality Objective/Criterion: Water Quality Control Plan, North Coast Region (NCRWQCB 2018): Waters designated for use as domestic or municipal supply (MUN) shall not contain concentrations of chemical constituents in excess of the limits specified in California Code of Regulations, Title 22, Chapter 15. The maximum contaminant level listed in Table 64431-A for atrazine is 1 ug/L.
Objective/Criterion Reference: Water Quality Control Plan (Basin Plan) for the North Coast Region
 
Evaluation Guideline:
Guideline Reference:
 
Spatial Representation: The samples were collected at 1 monitoring site(s) (114RR5652)
Temporal Representation: The samples were collected between the dates of 2010-11-30 and 2011-11-30
Environmental Conditions:
QAPP Information: Quality Assurance Program Plan and Standard Operating Procedures for SWAMP program
QAPP Information Reference(s): Quality Assurance Program Plans, Quality Assurance Project Plans, and Standard Operating Procedures for the SWAMP program
 
Line of Evidence (LOE) for Decision ID 103132, Atrazine
Region 1     
Russian River HU, Middle Russian River HA, Geyserville HSA
 
LOE ID: 108296
 
Pollutant: Atrazine
LOE Subgroup: Pollutant-Water
Matrix: Water
Fraction: Total
 
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 RWB1 Monitoring data for Russian River HU, Middle Russian River HA, Geyserville HSA to determine beneficial use support and results are as follows: 0 of 4 samples exceeded the water quality standard for Atrazine.
Data Reference: Water Quality Assessment Data for the 2018 solicitation cycle submitted through CEDEN for SWAMP RWB1 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 (Basin Plan) for the North Coast Region
 
Evaluation Guideline: The evaluation guideline for Atrazine is the USEPA Aquatic Life Benchmark of < 1 ug/L for a nonvascular plant (acute). The benchmark was derived from a \less-than\" value (for example, <1,500) and may underestimate toxicity."
Guideline Reference: OPP Aquatic Life Benchmarks
 
Spatial Representation: The samples were collected at 1 monitoring site(s) (114RR5652)
Temporal Representation: The samples were collected between the dates of 2010-11-30 and 2011-11-30
Environmental Conditions:
QAPP Information: Quality Assurance Program Plan and Standard Operating Procedures for SWAMP program
QAPP Information Reference(s): Quality Assurance Program Plans, Quality Assurance Project Plans, and Standard Operating Procedures for the SWAMP program
 
Line of Evidence (LOE) for Decision ID 103132, Atrazine
Region 1     
Russian River HU, Middle Russian River HA, Geyserville HSA
 
LOE ID: 41433
 
Pollutant: Atrazine
LOE Subgroup: Pollutant-Water
Matrix: Water
Fraction: Total
 
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 data for Russian River HU, Middle Russian River HA, Geyserville HSA to determine beneficial use support and results are as follows: 0 of 3 samples exceed the criterion for Atrazine.
Data Reference: RWB1 Trend Maintenance Periods FYs 2007 2008
 
SWAMP Data: SWAMP
 
Water Quality Objective/Criterion: Water Quality Control Plan, North Coast Region (NCRWQCB 2011): No individual pesticide or combination of pesticides shall be present in concentrations that adversely affect beneficial uses.
Objective/Criterion Reference: Water Quality Control Plan (Basin Plan) for the North Coast Region
 
Evaluation Guideline: According to the USEPA Office of Pesticide Programs Ecotoxicity database, the freshwater aquatic life EC50 for atrazine is 43 ug/L.
Guideline Reference: OPP Pesticide Ecotoxicity Database.
 
Spatial Representation: Data for this line of evidence for Russian River HU, Middle Russian River HA, Geyserville HSA was collected at 1 monitoring site [ Russian River at Crocker Road - 114RR5652]
Temporal Representation: Data was collected over the time period 11/26/2007-7/14/2008.
Environmental Conditions: Staff is not aware of any special conditions that might affect interpretation of the data.
QAPP Information: The SWAMP QAPP (2008) was followed.
QAPP Information Reference(s): Surface Water Ambient Monitoring Program Quality Assurance Program Plan
 
Line of Evidence (LOE) for Decision ID 103132, Atrazine
Region 1     
Russian River HU, Middle Russian River HA, Geyserville HSA
 
LOE ID: 124033
 
Pollutant: Atrazine
LOE Subgroup: Pollutant-Water
Matrix: Water
Fraction: None
 
Beneficial Use: Municipal & Domestic Supply
 
Number of Samples: 0
Number of Exceedances: 0
 
Data and Information Type: PHYSICAL/CHEMICAL MONITORING
Data Used to Assess Water Quality: State Water Board staff re-assessed SWAMP data for Russian River HU, Middle Russian River HA, Geyserville HSA1 to determine beneficial use support and results are as follows: 0 of 0 samples exceed the criterion for Atrazine, Total. Five sample results 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. This LOE re-assesses data from LOE 29953 from the 2010 Integrated Report. Data were re-assessed in order to (1) update the numeric objective, and (2) evaluate these data in their own LOE, instead of being evaluated in the same LOE as other pesticide data.
Data Reference: Surface Water Ambient Monitoring Program (SWAMP). Summary Report for the North Coast Region (RWQCB-1) for years 2000-2006. North Coast Regional Water Quality Control Board. March 2008
 
SWAMP Data: SWAMP
 
Water Quality Objective/Criterion: Water Quality Control Plan, North Coast Region (NCRWQCB 2011): Waters designated for use as domestic or municipal supply (MUN) shall not contain concentrations of chemical constituents in excess of the limits specified in California Code of Regulations, Title 22, Chapter 15. The maximum contaminant level listed in Table 64431-A for atrazine is 1 ug/L.
Objective/Criterion Reference: Water Quality Control Plan (Basin Plan) for the North Coast Region
Objective/Criterion Reference: Maximum Contaminant Levels for organic and inorganic chemicals. CCR Title 22
 
Evaluation Guideline:
Guideline Reference:
 
Spatial Representation: Data for this line of evidence for Russian River HU, Middle Russian River HA, Geyserville HSA1 was collected at 1 monitoring site [ Russian River at Cloverdale d/s STP - 114CLOSTP]
Temporal Representation: Data was collected over the time period 10/5/2004-6/30/2005.
Environmental Conditions: There are no known environmental conditions (e.g., seasonality, land use practices, fire events, storms, etc.) that are related to these data.
QAPP Information: Quality control was conducted in accordance with the SWAMP Quality Assurance Management Plan (SWAMP 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
104199
Region 1     
Russian River HU, Middle Russian River HA, Geyserville HSA
 
Pollutant: Azinphos, Ethyl (Ethyl 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 CWA section 303(d) List under section 3.1 of the Listing Policy. Under section 3.1 a single line(s) of evidence are necessary to assess listing status.

Six line(s) of evidence are available in the administrative record to assess this pollutant. None of the 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. None samples exceeded the objective and 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.
 
State Board Review of Regional Board Conclusion and Recommendation:
 
State Board Decision Recommendation:
 
 
Line of Evidence (LOE) for Decision ID 104199, Azinphos, Ethyl (Ethyl Guthion)
Region 1     
Russian River HU, Middle Russian River HA, Geyserville HSA
 
LOE ID: 124045
 
Pollutant: Azinphos, Ethyl (Ethyl Guthion)
LOE Subgroup: Pollutant-Water
Matrix: Water
Fraction: None
 
Beneficial Use: Municipal & Domestic Supply
 
Number of Samples: 0
Number of Exceedances: 0
 
Data and Information Type: PHYSICAL/CHEMICAL MONITORING
Data Used to Assess Water Quality: State Water Board staff re-assessed SWAMP data for Russian River HU, Middle Russian River HA, Geyserville HSA1 to determine beneficial use support and results are as follows: 0 of 0 samples exceed the criterion for Azinphos Ethyl, Total. Five sample results 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. This LOE re-assesses data from LOE 29953 from the 2010 Integrated Report. Data were re-assessed in order to evaluate these data in their own LOE, instead of being evaluated in the same LOE as other pesticide data.
Data Reference: Surface Water Ambient Monitoring Program (SWAMP). Summary Report for the North Coast Region (RWQCB-1) for years 2000-2006. North Coast Regional Water Quality Control Board. March 2008
 
SWAMP Data: SWAMP
 
Water Quality Objective/Criterion: Per the Basin Plan (NCRWQCB 2011): No individual pesticide or combination of pesticides shall be present in concentrations that adversely affect beneficial uses. There shall be no bioaccumulation of pesticide concentrations found in bottom sediments or aquatic life. Waters designated for use as domestic or municipal supply shall not contain concentrations of pesticides in excess of the limiting concentrations set forth in California Code of Regulations, Title 22, Division 4, Chapter 15, Article 4, Section 64444, and listed in Table 3.2 of the Basin Plan.
Objective/Criterion Reference: Water Quality Control Plan (Basin Plan) for the North Coast Region
 
Evaluation Guideline: According to National Academy of Sciences Water Quality Criteria (1972), the Azinphos, Ethyl (Ethyl Guthion) criteria is 0.0875 mg/L. (EPA-R3-73-033)
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 Russian River HU, Middle Russian River HA, Geyserville HSA1 was collected at 1 monitoring site [ Russian River at Cloverdale d/s STP - 114CLOSTP]
Temporal Representation: Data was collected over the time period 10/5/2004-6/30/2005.
Environmental Conditions: There are no known environmental conditions (e.g., seasonality, land use practices, fire events, storms, etc.) that are related to these data.
QAPP Information: Quality control was conducted in accordance with the SWAMP Quality Assurance Management Plan (SWAMP 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 104199, Azinphos, Ethyl (Ethyl Guthion)
Region 1     
Russian River HU, Middle Russian River HA, Geyserville HSA
 
LOE ID: 124034
 
Pollutant: Azinphos, Ethyl (Ethyl Guthion)
LOE Subgroup: Pollutant-Water
Matrix: Water
Fraction: None
 
Beneficial Use: Municipal & Domestic Supply
 
Number of Samples: 0
Number of Exceedances: 0
 
Data and Information Type: PHYSICAL/CHEMICAL MONITORING
Data Used to Assess Water Quality: State Water Board staff re-assessed SWAMP data for Russian River HU, Middle Russian River HA, Geyserville HSA4 to determine beneficial use support and results are as follows: 0 of 0 samples exceed the criterion for Azinphos Ethyl, Total. Twenty sample results 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. This LOE re-assesses data from LOE 29953 from the 2010 Integrated Report. Data were re-assessed in order to evaluate these data in their own LOE, instead of being evaluated in the same LOE as other pesticide data.
Data Reference: Surface Water Ambient Monitoring Program (SWAMP). Summary Report for the North Coast Region (RWQCB-1) for years 2000-2006. North Coast Regional Water Quality Control Board. March 2008
 
SWAMP Data: SWAMP
 
Water Quality Objective/Criterion: Per the Basin Plan (NCRWQCB 2011): No individual pesticide or combination of pesticides shall be present in concentrations that adversely affect beneficial uses. There shall be no bioaccumulation of pesticide concentrations found in bottom sediments or aquatic life. Waters designated for use as domestic or municipal supply shall not contain concentrations of pesticides in excess of the limiting concentrations set forth in California Code of Regulations, Title 22, Division 4, Chapter 15, Article 4, Section 64444, and listed in Table 3.2 of the Basin Plan.
Objective/Criterion Reference: Water Quality Control Plan (Basin Plan) for the North Coast Region
 
Evaluation Guideline: According to National Academy of Sciences Water Quality Criteria (1972), the Azinphos, Ethyl (Ethyl Guthion) criteria is 0.0875 mg/L. (EPA-R3-73-033)
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 Russian River HU, Middle Russian River HA, Geyserville HSA4 was collected at 1 monitoring site [ Russian River at Healdsburg Memorial Beach - 114RR2940]
Temporal Representation: Data was collected over the time period 2/6/2002-11/13/2006.
Environmental Conditions: There are no known environmental conditions (e.g., seasonality, land use practices, fire events, storms, etc.) that are related to these data.
QAPP Information: Quality control was conducted in accordance with the SWAMP Quality Assurance Management Plan (SWAMP 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 104199, Azinphos, Ethyl (Ethyl Guthion)
Region 1     
Russian River HU, Middle Russian River HA, Geyserville HSA
 
LOE ID: 120050
 
Pollutant: Azinphos-methyl (Guthion)
LOE Subgroup: Pollutant-Water
Matrix: Water
Fraction: Total
 
Beneficial Use: Cold 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 RWB1 Monitoring data for Russian River HU, Middle Russian River HA, Geyserville HSA 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 4 samples were collected, 4 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 RWB1 Monitoring .
 
SWAMP Data: SWAMP
 
Water Quality Objective/Criterion: Water Quality Control Plan, North Coast Region (NCRWQCB 2018): No individual pesticide or combination of pesticides shall be present in concentrations that adversely affect beneficial uses.
Objective/Criterion Reference: Water Quality Control Plan (Basin Plan) for the North Coast Region
 
Evaluation Guideline: The National Recommended Water Quality Criteria for Azinphos Methyl (Guthion) 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. Current as of 08/03/2016.
 
Spatial Representation: Data was collected from 1 station(s) (Station Code(s) 114BS0310).
Temporal Representation: Date for this waterbody was collected over the date range 2010-11-30 to 2011-11-30
Environmental Conditions:
QAPP Information: Quality Assurance Program Plan and Standard Operating Procedures for SWAMP program
QAPP Information Reference(s): Quality Assurance Program Plans, Quality Assurance Project Plans, and Standard Operating Procedures for the SWAMP program
 
Line of Evidence (LOE) for Decision ID 104199, Azinphos, Ethyl (Ethyl Guthion)
Region 1     
Russian River HU, Middle Russian River HA, Geyserville HSA
 
LOE ID: 41324
 
Pollutant: Azinphos-methyl (Guthion)
LOE Subgroup: Pollutant-Water
Matrix: Water
Fraction: Total
 
Beneficial Use: Cold Freshwater Habitat
 
Number of Samples: 0
Number of Exceedances: 0
 
Data and Information Type: PHYSICAL/CHEMICAL MONITORING
Data Used to Assess Water Quality: Three non-detect sample results were not used in the assessment because the laboratory data reporting limit was above the objective and therefore the results could not be quantified with the level of certainty required by the Listing Policy.
Data Reference: RWB1 Trend Maintenance Periods FYs 2007 2008
 
SWAMP Data: SWAMP
 
Water Quality Objective/Criterion: Water Quality Control Plan, North Coast Region (NCRWQCB 2011): No individual pesticide or combination of pesticides shall be present in concentrations that adversely affect beneficial uses.
Objective/Criterion Reference: Water Quality Control Plan (Basin Plan) for the North Coast Region
 
Evaluation Guideline: The National Recommended Water Quality Criteria for Azinphos Methyl (Guthion) 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 for this line of evidence for Russian River HU, Middle Russian River HA, Geyserville HSA was collected at 1 monitoring site [ Russian River at Crocker Road - 114RR5652]
Temporal Representation: Data was collected over the time period 11/26/2007-7/14/2008.
Environmental Conditions: Staff is not aware of any special conditions that might affect interpretation of the data.
QAPP Information: The SWAMP QAPP (2008) was followed.
QAPP Information Reference(s): Surface Water Ambient Monitoring Program Quality Assurance Program Plan
 
Line of Evidence (LOE) for Decision ID 104199, Azinphos, Ethyl (Ethyl Guthion)
Region 1     
Russian River HU, Middle Russian River HA, Geyserville HSA
 
LOE ID: 120052
 
Pollutant: Azinphos-methyl (Guthion)
LOE Subgroup: Pollutant-Water
Matrix: Water
Fraction: Total
 
Beneficial Use: Cold 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 RWB1 Monitoring data for Russian River HU, Middle Russian River HA, Geyserville HSA 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 4 samples were collected, 4 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 RWB1 Monitoring .
 
SWAMP Data: SWAMP
 
Water Quality Objective/Criterion: Water Quality Control Plan, North Coast Region (NCRWQCB 2018): No individual pesticide or combination of pesticides shall be present in concentrations that adversely affect beneficial uses.
Objective/Criterion Reference: Water Quality Control Plan (Basin Plan) for the North Coast Region
 
Evaluation Guideline: The National Recommended Water Quality Criteria for Azinphos Methyl (Guthion) 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. Current as of 08/03/2016.
 
Spatial Representation: Data was collected from 1 station(s) (Station Code(s) 114RR5652).
Temporal Representation: Date for this waterbody was collected over the date range 2010-11-30 to 2011-11-30
Environmental Conditions:
QAPP Information: Quality Assurance Program Plan and Standard Operating Procedures for SWAMP program
QAPP Information Reference(s): Quality Assurance Program Plans, Quality Assurance Project Plans, and Standard Operating Procedures for the SWAMP program
 
Line of Evidence (LOE) for Decision ID 104199, Azinphos, Ethyl (Ethyl Guthion)
Region 1     
Russian River HU, Middle Russian River HA, Geyserville HSA
 
LOE ID: 120051
 
Pollutant: Azinphos-methyl (Guthion)
LOE Subgroup: Pollutant-Water
Matrix: Water
Fraction: Total
 
Beneficial Use: Cold 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 RWB1 Monitoring data for Russian River HU, Middle Russian River HA, Geyserville HSA 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 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 SWAMP RWB1 Monitoring .
 
SWAMP Data: SWAMP
 
Water Quality Objective/Criterion: Water Quality Control Plan, North Coast Region (NCRWQCB 2018): No individual pesticide or combination of pesticides shall be present in concentrations that adversely affect beneficial uses.
Objective/Criterion Reference: Water Quality Control Plan (Basin Plan) for the North Coast Region
 
Evaluation Guideline: The National Recommended Water Quality Criteria for Azinphos Methyl (Guthion) 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. Current as of 08/03/2016.
 
Spatial Representation: Data was collected from 1 station(s) (Station Code(s) 114RR4234_SWAMP).
Temporal Representation: Date for this waterbody was collected over the date range 2014-02-03 to 2014-02-03
Environmental Conditions:
QAPP Information: Quality Assurance Program Plan and Standard Operating Procedures for SWAMP program
QAPP Information Reference(s): Quality Assurance Program Plans, Quality Assurance Project Plans, and Standard Operating Procedures for the SWAMP program
 
Line of Evidence (LOE) for Decision ID 104199, Azinphos, Ethyl (Ethyl Guthion)
Region 1     
Russian River HU, Middle Russian River HA, Geyserville HSA
 
LOE ID: 124044
 
Pollutant: Azinphos, Ethyl (Ethyl Guthion)
LOE Subgroup: Pollutant-Water
Matrix: Water
Fraction: None
 
Beneficial Use: Municipal & Domestic Supply
 
Number of Samples: 0
Number of Exceedances: 0
 
Data and Information Type: PHYSICAL/CHEMICAL MONITORING
Data Used to Assess Water Quality: State Water Board staff re-assessed SWAMP data for Russian River HU, Middle Russian River HA, Geyserville HSA3 to determine beneficial use support and results are as follows: 0 of 0 samples exceed the criterion for Azinphos Ethyl, Total. Twenty sample results 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. This LOE re-assesses data from LOE 29953 from the 2010 Integrated Report. Data were re-assessed in order to evaluate these data in their own LOE, instead of being evaluated in the same LOE as other pesticide data.
Data Reference: Surface Water Ambient Monitoring Program (SWAMP). Summary Report for the North Coast Region (RWQCB-1) for years 2000-2006. North Coast Regional Water Quality Control Board. March 2008
 
SWAMP Data: SWAMP
 
Water Quality Objective/Criterion: Per the Basin Plan (NCRWQCB 2011): No individual pesticide or combination of pesticides shall be present in concentrations that adversely affect beneficial uses. There shall be no bioaccumulation of pesticide concentrations found in bottom sediments or aquatic life. Waters designated for use as domestic or municipal supply shall not contain concentrations of pesticides in excess of the limiting concentrations set forth in California Code of Regulations, Title 22, Division 4, Chapter 15, Article 4, Section 64444, and listed in Table 3.2 of the Basin Plan.
Objective/Criterion Reference: Water Quality Control Plan (Basin Plan) for the North Coast Region
 
Evaluation Guideline: According to National Academy of Sciences Water Quality Criteria (1972), the Azinphos, Ethyl (Ethyl Guthion) criteria is 0.0875 mg/L. (EPA-R3-73-033)
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 Russian River HU, Middle Russian River HA, Geyserville HSA3 was collected at 1 monitoring site [ Russian River at Crocker Road - 114RR5652]
Temporal Representation: Data was collected over the time period 2/6/2002-11/13/2006.
Environmental Conditions: There are no known environmental conditions (e.g., seasonality, land use practices, fire events, storms, etc.) that are related to these data.
QAPP Information: Quality control was conducted in accordance with the SWAMP Quality Assurance Management Plan (SWAMP 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
104288
Region 1     
Russian River HU, Middle Russian River HA, Geyserville HSA
 
Pollutant: Benthic Community Effects
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: Benthic Community Effects are being considered for placement on the CWA section 303(d) List under sections 3.9 of the Listing Policy. Under section 3.9, additional lines of evidence (LOEs) associating the Benthic Community Effects decision with a water or sediment concentration of pollutants other than benthic-macroinvertebrate bioassessment or habitat assessment LOEs are necessary to place a water body on the 303(d) List for Benthic Community Effects. This entire waterbody is listed as being impaired for sediment and temperature, the Oat Valley and Brooks Creek HUC-12s are listed as impaired for Indicator Bacteria, and the mainstem Russian River is impaired for Aluminum and Specific Conductivity.
One of one CSCI score in Kellogg Creek and 1 of 2 CSCI scores in the mainstem Russian River do not meet the evaluation guideline which indicates beneficial uses may not be supported in the area where these samples were collected, however more information is needed. More information is needed to determine if the pollutants listed for impairment are having an impact on the biological community in Kellogg Creek and the Mainstem Russian River.
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 1 benthic-macroinvertebrate bioassessment sample in Kellogg Creek and 1 of 2 samples in the mainstem Russian River which had CSCI scores below 0.79 and there are other pollutants causing impairment in this water body. However, more data is needed to determine if the applicable water quality objective is not being met. The available information indicates that the waterbody/pollutant combination should be not be placed on the 303(d) List of impaired waters for benthic community effects.
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.
 
State Board Review of Regional Board Conclusion and Recommendation:
 
State Board Decision Recommendation:
 
 
Line of Evidence (LOE) for Decision ID 104288, Benthic Community Effects
Region 1     
Russian River HU, Middle Russian River HA, Geyserville HSA
 
LOE ID: 100885
 
Pollutant: Specific Conductivity
LOE Subgroup: Pollutant-Water
Matrix: Water
Fraction: None
 
Beneficial Use: Municipal & Domestic Supply
 
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 the data for this water body to determine beneficial use support and results are as follows: 0 of 1 samples exceeded the water quality standard for specific conductance. Data range from 116 micromhos.
Data Reference: Water Quality Assessment Data for the 2018 solicitation cycle submitted through CEDEN for SWAMP Perennial Stream Surveys .
 
SWAMP Data: SWAMP
 
Water Quality Objective/Criterion: Water Quality Control Plan, North Coast Basin, Chapter III, General Objectives for all Inland Surface Waters, Enclosed Bays and Estuaries states the following: Specific conductivity shall conform to Table 3-1 which states that water quality objective for specific conductivity has an 90% upper limit of 320 micromhos and a 50% upper limit of 250 micromhos.
Objective/Criterion Reference: Water Quality Control Plan (Basin Plan) for the North Coast Region
 
Evaluation Guideline:
Guideline Reference:
 
Spatial Representation: The samples were collected at 1 monitoring site(s) (114PS0229).
Temporal Representation: The samples were collected between the dates 06/04/2013.
Environmental Conditions: There are no known environmental conditions (e.g., seasonality, land use practices, fire events, storms, etc.) that are related to these data. 
QAPP Information: Quality Assurance Program Plan and Standard Operating Procedures for SWAMP program
QAPP Information Reference(s): Quality Assurance Program Plans, Quality Assurance Project Plans, and Standard Operating Procedures for the SWAMP program
 
Line of Evidence (LOE) for Decision ID 104288, Benthic Community Effects
Region 1     
Russian River HU, Middle Russian River HA, Geyserville HSA
 
LOE ID: 100846
 
Pollutant: Specific Conductivity
LOE Subgroup: Pollutant-Water
Matrix: Water
Fraction: None
 
Beneficial Use: Municipal & Domestic Supply
 
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 the data for this water body to determine beneficial use support and results are as follows: 2 of 2 samples exceeded the water quality standard for specific conductance. Data range from 250 - 407.
Data Reference: Water Quality Assessment Data for the 2018 solicitation cycle submitted through CEDEN for SWAMP RWB1 Monitoring .
 
SWAMP Data: SWAMP
 
Water Quality Objective/Criterion: Water Quality Control Plan, North Coast Basin, Chapter III, General Objectives for all Inland Surface Waters, Enclosed Bays and Estuaries states the following: Specific conductivity shall conform to Table 3-1 which states that water quality objective for specific conductivity has an 90% upper limit of 320 micromhos and a 50% upper limit of 250 micromhos.
Objective/Criterion Reference: Water Quality Control Plan (Basin Plan) for the North Coast Region
 
Evaluation Guideline:
Guideline Reference:
 
Spatial Representation: The samples were collected at 1 monitoring site(s) (114RR4234_SWAMP).
Temporal Representation: The samples were collected between the dates 05/19/2011 - 10/4/2011 and 02/03/2014.
Environmental Conditions: There are no known environmental conditions (e.g., seasonality, land use practices, fire events, storms, etc.) that are related to these data. 
QAPP Information: Quality Assurance Program Plan and Standard Operating Procedures for SWAMP program  
QAPP Information Reference(s): Quality Assurance Program Plans, Quality Assurance Project Plans, and Standard Operating Procedures for the SWAMP program
 
Line of Evidence (LOE) for Decision ID 104288, Benthic Community Effects
Region 1     
Russian River HU, Middle Russian River HA, Geyserville HSA
 
LOE ID: 96482
 
Pollutant: Benthic-Macroinvertebrate Bioassessments
LOE Subgroup: Population/Community Degradation
Matrix: Water
Fraction: None
 
Beneficial Use: Cold Freshwater Habitat
Aquatic Life Use: Cold Freshwater Habitat
 
Number of Samples: 2
Number of Exceedances: 1
 
Data and Information Type: Benthic macroinvertebrate surveys
Data Used to Assess Water Quality: The sites in the Russian River had a CSCI score(s) of 0.841923935 & 0.666589057.

1 out of 2 of these exceeds the water quality objective and therefore, does not support the aquatic life beneficial use.
Data Reference: Water Quality Assessment Data for the 2018 solicitation cycle submitted through CEDEN for SWAMP Perennial Stream Surveys .
 
SWAMP Data: SWAMP
 
Water Quality Objective/Criterion: From the Water Quality Control Plan, North Coast Region: 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.
Objective/Criterion Reference: Water Quality Control Plan (Basin Plan) for the North Coast Region
 
Evaluation Guideline: The California Stream Condition Index (CSCI) is a biological scoring tool that helps aquatic resource managers translate complex data about benthic macroinvertebrates found living in a stream into an overall measure of stream health. The CSCI score is calculated by comparing the expected condition with actual (observed) results (Rhen, A.C. et al., 2015). CSCI scores range from 0 (highly degraded) to greater than 1 (equivalent to reference). CSCI scoring of biological condition are as follows (per the scientific paper supporting the development of the CSCI scoring tool): greater than or equal to 0.92 = likely intact condition, 0.91 to 0.80 = possibly altered condition, 0.79 to 0.63 = likely altered condition, less than or equal to 0.62 = very likely altered condition. Sites with scores below 0.79 are considered to have exceeded the water quality objective for the aquatic life beneficial use.
Guideline Reference: Bioassessment in complex environments: designing an index for consistent meaning in different settings
 
Spatial Representation: These samples were collected at the following station: 114PS0229
114PS0289
Temporal Representation: These samples were collected on: 6/4/2013 & 7/6/2015
Environmental Conditions:
QAPP Information: Data collected following SWAMP QA protocols. QAPP for SWAMP Perennial Stream Surveys.
QAPP Information Reference(s): Quality Assurance Program Plans, Quality Assurance Project Plans, and Standard Operating Procedures for the SWAMP program
 
Line of Evidence (LOE) for Decision ID 104288, Benthic Community Effects
Region 1     
Russian River HU, Middle Russian River HA, Geyserville HSA
 
LOE ID: 124005
 
Pollutant: Aluminum
LOE Subgroup: Pollutant-Water
Matrix: Water
Fraction: Total
 
Beneficial Use: Municipal & Domestic Supply
 
Number of Samples: 2
Number of Exceedances: 1
 
Data and Information Type: PHYSICAL/CHEMICAL MONITORING
Data Used to Assess Water Quality: State Water Board staff re-assessed SWAMP data for Russian River HU, Middle Russian River HA, Geyserville HSA to determine beneficial use support and results are as follows: 1 of 2 samples exceed the criterion for Aluminum, Total. This LOE re-assesses data from LOE 21544 from the 2010 Integrated Report. Data were re-assessed in order to (1) update the numeric objective, and (2) evaluate these data in their own LOE, instead of being evaluated in the same LOE as other metals data.
Data Reference: Surface Water Ambient Monitoring Program (SWAMP). Summary Report for the North Coast Region (RWQCB-1) for years 2000-2006. North Coast Regional Water Quality Control Board. March 2008
 
SWAMP Data: SWAMP
 
Water Quality Objective/Criterion: Water Quality Control Plan, North Coast Region (NCRWQCB 2011): Waters designated for use as domestic or municipal supply (MUN) shall not contain concentrations of chemical constituents in excess of the limits specified in California Code of Regulations, Title 22, Chapter 15. The secondary maximum contaminant level listed in Table 64449-A for Aluminum is 0.2 mg/L.
Objective/Criterion Reference: Water Quality Control Plan (Basin Plan) for the North Coast Region
Objective/Criterion Reference: Secondary Maximum Contaminant Levels and Compliance. CCR Title 22 section 64449.
 
Evaluation Guideline:
Guideline Reference:
 
Spatial Representation: Data for this line of evidence for Russian River HU, Middle Russian River HA, Geyserville HSA was collected at 1 monitoring site [ Russian River at Comminski Station - 114RRCOMM]
Temporal Representation: Data was collected over the time period 6/21/2001-6/25/2001.
Environmental Conditions: There are no known environmental conditions (e.g., seasonality, land use practices, fire events, storms, etc.) that are related to these data.
QAPP Information: Quality control was conducted in accordance with the SWAMP Quality Assurance Management Plan (SWAMP 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 104288, Benthic Community Effects
Region 1     
Russian River HU, Middle Russian River HA, Geyserville HSA
 
LOE ID: 124006
 
Pollutant: Aluminum
LOE Subgroup: Pollutant-Water
Matrix: Water
Fraction: Total
 
Beneficial Use: Municipal & Domestic Supply
 
Number of Samples: 23
Number of Exceedances: 5
 
Data and Information Type: PHYSICAL/CHEMICAL MONITORING
Data Used to Assess Water Quality: State Water Board staff re-assessed SWAMP data for Russian River HU, Middle Russian River HA, Geyserville HSA to determine beneficial use support and results are as follows: 5 of 23 samples exceed the criterion for Aluminum, Total. This LOE re-assesses data from LOE 21544 from the 2010 Integrated Report. Data were re-assessed in order to (1) update the numeric objective, and (2) evaluate these data in their own LOE, instead of being evaluated in the same LOE as other metals data.
Data Reference: Surface Water Ambient Monitoring Program (SWAMP). Summary Report for the North Coast Region (RWQCB-1) for years 2000-2006. North Coast Regional Water Quality Control Board. March 2008
 
SWAMP Data: SWAMP
 
Water Quality Objective/Criterion: Water Quality Control Plan, North Coast Region (NCRWQCB 2011): Waters designated for use as domestic or municipal supply (MUN) shall not contain concentrations of chemical constituents in excess of the limits specified in California Code of Regulations, Title 22, Chapter 15. The secondary maximum contaminant level listed in Table 64449-A for Aluminum is 0.2 mg/L.
Objective/Criterion Reference: Water Quality Control Plan (Basin Plan) for the North Coast Region
Objective/Criterion Reference: Secondary Maximum Contaminant Levels and Compliance. CCR Title 22 section 64449.
 
Evaluation Guideline:
Guideline Reference:
 
Spatial Representation: Data for this line of evidence for Russian River HU, Middle Russian River HA, Geyserville HSA was collected at 1 monitoring site [ Russian River at Crocker Road - 114RR5652]
Temporal Representation: Data was collected over the time period 6/21/2001-11/13/2006.
Environmental Conditions: There are no known environmental conditions (e.g., seasonality, land use practices, fire events, storms, etc.) that are related to these data.
QAPP Information: Quality control was conducted in accordance with the SWAMP Quality Assurance Management Plan (SWAMP 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 104288, Benthic Community Effects
Region 1     
Russian River HU, Middle Russian River HA, Geyserville HSA
 
LOE ID: 41362
 
Pollutant: Aluminum
LOE Subgroup: Pollutant-Water
Matrix: Water
Fraction: Total
 
Beneficial Use: Municipal & Domestic Supply
 
Number of Samples: 4
Number of Exceedances: 2
 
Data and Information Type: PHYSICAL/CHEMICAL MONITORING
Data Used to Assess Water Quality: Water Board staff assessed SWAMP data for Russian River HU, Middle Russian River HA, Geyserville HSA to determine beneficial use support and results are as follows: 2 of 4 samples exceed the criterion for Aluminum.
Data Reference: RWB1 Trend Maintenance Periods FYs 2007 2008
 
SWAMP Data: SWAMP
 
Water Quality Objective/Criterion: Water Quality Control Plan, North Coast Region (NCRWQCB 2011): Waters designated for use as domestic or municipal supply (MUN) shall not contain concentrations of chemical constituents in excess of the limits specified in California Code of Regulations, Title 22, Chapter 15. The secondary maximum contaminant level listed in Table 64449-A for Aluminum is 0.2 mg/L.
Objective/Criterion Reference: Secondary Maximum Contaminant Levels and Compliance. CCR Title 22 section 64449.
 
Evaluation Guideline:
Guideline Reference:
 
Spatial Representation: Data for this line of evidence for Russian River HU, Middle Russian River HA, Geyserville HSA was collected at 1 monitoring site [ Russian River at Crocker Road - 114RR5652]
Temporal Representation: Data was collected over the time period 11/26/2007-7/14/2008.
Environmental Conditions: Staff is not aware of any special conditions that might affect interpretation of the data.
QAPP Information: The SWAMP QAPP (2008) was followed.
QAPP Information Reference(s): Surface Water Ambient Monitoring Program Quality Assurance Program Plan
 
Line of Evidence (LOE) for Decision ID 104288, Benthic Community Effects
Region 1     
Russian River HU, Middle Russian River HA, Geyserville HSA
 
LOE ID: 120070
 
Pollutant: Aluminum
LOE Subgroup: Pollutant-Water
Matrix: Water
Fraction: Total
 
Beneficial Use: Municipal & Domestic Supply
 
Number of Samples: 6
Number of Exceedances: 0
 
Data and Information Type: PHYSICAL/CHEMICAL MONITORING
Data Used to Assess Water Quality: Water Board staff assessed SWAMP RWB1 Monitoring data for Russian River HU, Middle Russian River HA, Geyserville HSA to determine beneficial use support and results are as follows: 0 of 6 samples exceeded the water quality standard for Aluminum.
Data Reference: Water Quality Assessment Data for the 2018 solicitation cycle submitted through CEDEN for SWAMP RWB1 Monitoring .
 
SWAMP Data: SWAMP
 
Water Quality Objective/Criterion: Water Quality Control Plan, North Coast Region (NCRWQCB 2018): Waters designated for use as domestic or municipal supply (MUN) shall not contain concentrations of chemical constituents in excess of the limits specified in California Code of Regulations, Title 22, Chapter 15. The secondary maximum contaminant level listed in Table 64449-A for Aluminum is 0.2 mg/L.
Objective/Criterion Reference: Water Quality Control Plan (Basin Plan) for the North Coast Region
 
Evaluation Guideline:
Guideline Reference:
 
Spatial Representation: The samples were collected at 1 monitoring site(s) (114RR5652)
Temporal Representation: The samples were collected between the dates of 2010-09-28 and 2011-11-30
Environmental Conditions:
QAPP Information: Quality Assurance Program Plan and Standard Operating Procedures for SWAMP program
QAPP Information Reference(s): Quality Assurance Program Plans, Quality Assurance Project Plans, and Standard Operating Procedures for the SWAMP program
 
Line of Evidence (LOE) for Decision ID 104288, Benthic Community Effects
Region 1     
Russian River HU, Middle Russian River HA, Geyserville HSA
 
LOE ID: 123995
 
Pollutant: Aluminum
LOE Subgroup: Pollutant-Water
Matrix: Water
Fraction: Total
 
Beneficial Use: Municipal & Domestic Supply
 
Number of Samples: 5
Number of Exceedances: 1
 
Data and Information Type: PHYSICAL/CHEMICAL MONITORING
Data Used to Assess Water Quality: State Water Board staff re-assessed SWAMP data for Russian River HU, Middle Russian River HA, Geyserville HSA to determine beneficial use support and results are as follows: 1 of 5 samples exceed the criterion for Aluminum, Total. This LOE re-assesses data from LOE 21544 from the 2010 Integrated Report. Data were re-assessed in order to (1) update the numeric objective, and (2) evaluate these data in their own LOE, instead of being evaluated in the same LOE as other metals data.
Data Reference: Surface Water Ambient Monitoring Program (SWAMP). Summary Report for the North Coast Region (RWQCB-1) for years 2000-2006. North Coast Regional Water Quality Control Board. March 2008
 
SWAMP Data: SWAMP
 
Water Quality Objective/Criterion: Water Quality Control Plan, North Coast Region (NCRWQCB 2011): Waters designated for use as domestic or municipal supply (MUN) shall not contain concentrations of chemical constituents in excess of the limits specified in California Code of Regulations, Title 22, Chapter 15. The secondary maximum contaminant level listed in Table 64449-A for Aluminum is 0.2 mg/L.
Objective/Criterion Reference: Water Quality Control Plan (Basin Plan) for the North Coast Region
Objective/Criterion Reference: Secondary Maximum Contaminant Levels and Compliance. CCR Title 22 section 64449.
 
Evaluation Guideline:
Guideline Reference:
 
Spatial Representation: Data for this line of evidence for Russian River HU, Middle Russian River HA, Geyserville HSA was collected at 1 monitoring site [ Russian River at Cloverdale d/s STP - 114CLOSTP]
Temporal Representation: Data was collected over the time period 10/5/2004-6/30/2005.
Environmental Conditions: There are no known environmental conditions (e.g., seasonality, land use practices, fire events, storms, etc.) that are related to these data.
QAPP Information: Quality control was conducted in accordance with the SWAMP Quality Assurance Management Plan (SWAMP 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 104288, Benthic Community Effects
Region 1     
Russian River HU, Middle Russian River HA, Geyserville HSA
 
LOE ID: 120068
 
Pollutant: Aluminum
LOE Subgroup: Pollutant-Water
Matrix: Water
Fraction: Total
 
Beneficial Use: Municipal & Domestic Supply
 
Number of Samples: 6
Number of Exceedances: 0
 
Data and Information Type: PHYSICAL/CHEMICAL MONITORING
Data Used to Assess Water Quality: Water Board staff assessed SWAMP RWB1 Monitoring data for Russian River HU, Middle Russian River HA, Geyserville HSA to determine beneficial use support and results are as follows: 0 of 6 samples exceeded the water quality standard for Aluminum.
Data Reference: Water Quality Assessment Data for the 2018 solicitation cycle submitted through CEDEN for SWAMP RWB1 Monitoring .
 
SWAMP Data: SWAMP
 
Water Quality Objective/Criterion: Water Quality Control Plan, North Coast Region (NCRWQCB 2018): Waters designated for use as domestic or municipal supply (MUN) shall not contain concentrations of chemical constituents in excess of the limits specified in California Code of Regulations, Title 22, Chapter 15. The secondary maximum contaminant level listed in Table 64449-A for Aluminum is 0.2 mg/L.
Objective/Criterion Reference: Water Quality Control Plan (Basin Plan) for the North Coast Region
 
Evaluation Guideline:
Guideline Reference:
 
Spatial Representation: The samples were collected at 1 monitoring site(s) (114BS0310)
Temporal Representation: The samples were collected between the dates of 2010-09-30 and 2011-11-30
Environmental Conditions:
QAPP Information: Quality Assurance Program Plan and Standard Operating Procedures for SWAMP program
QAPP Information Reference(s): Quality Assurance Program Plans, Quality Assurance Project Plans, and Standard Operating Procedures for the SWAMP program
 
Line of Evidence (LOE) for Decision ID 104288, Benthic Community Effects
Region 1     
Russian River HU, Middle Russian River HA, Geyserville HSA
 
LOE ID: 31517
 
Pollutant: Temperature, water
LOE Subgroup: Pollutant-Water
Matrix: Water
Fraction: Total
 
Beneficial Use: Cold Freshwater Habitat
 
Number of Samples: 0
Number of Exceedances: 0
 
Data and Information Type: Not Specified
Data Used to Assess Water Quality: The following process is utilized to interpret the narrative Temperature Objective in the Basin Plan for impairment assessments. Step 1: determine if temperatures reflect natural conditions. If Yes, then the water body is not considered impaired, if No, Then go to Step 2. Step 2: Determine if temperatures adversely affect beneficial uses. If Yes, then the water body is considered impaired, if No, then go to Step 3. Step 3: Determine if temperatures are increased by 5 degrees F. If Yes, then water body is impaired, if No, then water body is not impaired.
Data Reference: Presentation: Interpreting Temperature Standards in the North Coast Region. North Coast Regional Water Quality Control Board.
 
SWAMP Data: Non-SWAMP
 
Water Quality Objective/Criterion: Water Quality Control Plan, North Coast Region (NCRWQCB 2011): Natural receiving water temperature of intrastate waters shall not be altered unless it can be demonstrated to the satisfaction of the Regional Water Board that such alteration in temperature does not adversely affect beneficial uses. At no time or place shall the temperature of any COLD water be increased more than 5 degrees Fahrenheit (F) above natural receiving water temperature.
Objective/Criterion Reference: Water Quality Control Plan (Basin Plan) for the North Coast Region
 
Evaluation Guideline: EVIDENCE OF ALTERATION OF NATURAL RECEIVING WATER TEMPERATURES (NON-NATURAL TEMPS): Water temperatures of the Russian River HA, including the Geyserville HSA, do not reflect natural conditions as environmental factors that influence water temperature have been altered by human activities. Examples of human alteration to the Russian River include flow changes resulting from the Potter Valley Project and dam construction, as well as landuse practices, such as logging and agriculture, which have resulted in alterations to streambanks, channel morphology, and stream temperatures (FERC 2002). EVIDENCE OF SALMONID PRESENCE & LIFE CYCLE USE: Coho, steelhead, and Chinook are all present in the Russian River watershed (CDFG 2002). Spawning, incubation, and emergence for these three salmonid species cumulatively occurs November through the end of May. Steelhead juveniles rear year-round in the Russian River (Steiner Environmental Consulting 1996).
Guideline Reference: Biological Opinion for the Proposed License Amendment to the Potter Valley Project (FERC Project #77-110)
Guideline Reference: Historical Salmonid Streams and Calwater 2.2a Hydrologic Subareas. Figure shows Chinook, coho, and steelhead distribution in the Russian River watershed.
Guideline Reference: A History of the Salmonid Decline in the Russian River.
 
Spatial Representation: Information pertains to Russian River HU, including the Geyserville HSA.
Temporal Representation: Data are reflective of current conditions in this water body.
Environmental Conditions:
QAPP Information: Information is considered to be of adequate quality for the Integrated Report.
QAPP Information Reference(s):
 
Line of Evidence (LOE) for Decision ID 104288, Benthic Community Effects
Region 1     
Russian River HU, Middle Russian River HA, Geyserville HSA
 
LOE ID: 4765
 
Pollutant: Temperature, water
LOE Subgroup: Pollutant-Water
Matrix: Water
Fraction: None
 
Beneficial Use: Cold Freshwater Habitat
 
Number of Samples: 0
Number of Exceedances: 0
 
Data and Information Type: Not Specified
Data Used to Assess Water Quality: This LOE is a placeholder to support a 303(d) listing decision made prior to 2006.
Data Reference: Placeholder reference pre-2006 303(d)
 
SWAMP Data: Non-SWAMP
 
Water Quality Objective/Criterion:
Objective/Criterion Reference:
 
Evaluation Guideline:
Guideline Reference:
 
Spatial Representation:
Temporal Representation:
Environmental Conditions:
QAPP Information: Unspecified
QAPP Information Reference(s):
 
Line of Evidence (LOE) for Decision ID 104288, Benthic Community Effects
Region 1     
Russian River HU, Middle Russian River HA, Geyserville HSA
 
LOE ID: 100851
 
Pollutant: Specific Conductivity
LOE Subgroup: Pollutant-Water
Matrix: Water
Fraction: None
 
Beneficial Use: Municipal & Domestic Supply
 
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 the data for this water body to determine beneficial use support and results are as follows: 1 of 1 samples exceeded the water quality standard for specific conductance. Data range from 276.
Data Reference: Water Quality Assessment Data for the 2018 solicitation cycle submitted through CEDEN for SWAMP RWB1 Monitoring .
 
SWAMP Data: SWAMP
 
Water Quality Objective/Criterion: Water Quality Control Plan, North Coast Basin, Chapter III, General Objectives for all Inland Surface Waters, Enclosed Bays and Estuaries states the following: Specific conductivity shall conform to Table 3-1 which states that water quality objective for specific conductivity has an 90% upper limit of 320 micromhos and a 50% upper limit of 250 micromhos.
Objective/Criterion Reference: Water Quality Control Plan (Basin Plan) for the North Coast Region
 
Evaluation Guideline:
Guideline Reference:
 
Spatial Representation: The samples were collected at 1 monitoring site(s) (114RR2769).
Temporal Representation: The samples were collected between the dates 06//01/2011.
Environmental Conditions: There are no known environmental conditions (e.g., seasonality, land use practices, fire events, storms, etc.) that are related to these data. 
QAPP Information: Quality Assurance Program Plan and Standard Operating Procedures for SWAMP program
QAPP Information Reference(s): Quality Assurance Program Plans, Quality Assurance Project Plans, and Standard Operating Procedures for the SWAMP program
 
Line of Evidence (LOE) for Decision ID 104288, Benthic Community Effects
Region 1     
Russian River HU, Middle Russian River HA, Geyserville HSA
 
LOE ID: 100845
 
Pollutant: Specific Conductivity
LOE Subgroup: Pollutant-Water
Matrix: Water
Fraction: None
 
Beneficial Use: Municipal & Domestic Supply
 
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 the data for this water body to determine beneficial use support and results are as follows: 1 of 1 sample exceeded the water quality standard for specific conductance. Data range from 234 - 302.
Data Reference: Water Quality Assessment Data for the 2018 solicitation cycle submitted through CEDEN for SWAMP RWB1 Monitoring .
 
SWAMP Data: SWAMP
 
Water Quality Objective/Criterion: Water Quality Control Plan, North Coast Basin, Chapter III, General Objectives for all Inland Surface Waters, Enclosed Bays and Estuaries states the following: Specific conductivity shall conform to Table 3-1 which states that water quality objective for specific conductivity has an 90% upper limit of 320 micromhos and a 50% upper limit of 250 micromhos.
Objective/Criterion Reference: Water Quality Control Plan (Basin Plan) for the North Coast Region
 
Evaluation Guideline:
Guideline Reference:
 
Spatial Representation: The samples were collected at 1 monitoring site(s) (114RR4751_SWAMP).
Temporal Representation: The samples were collected between the dates 05/26/2011 - 10/06/2011.
Environmental Conditions: There are no known environmental conditions (e.g., seasonality, land use practices, fire events, storms, etc.) that are related to these data. 
QAPP Information: Quality Assurance Program Plan and Standard Operating Procedures for SWAMP program  
QAPP Information Reference(s): Quality Assurance Program Plans, Quality Assurance Project Plans, and Standard Operating Procedures for the SWAMP program
 
Line of Evidence (LOE) for Decision ID 104288, Benthic Community Effects
Region 1     
Russian River HU, Middle Russian River HA, Geyserville HSA
 
LOE ID: 100843
 
Pollutant: Specific Conductivity
LOE Subgroup: Pollutant-Water
Matrix: Water
Fraction: None
 
Beneficial Use: Municipal & Domestic Supply
 
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 the data for this water body to determine beneficial use support and results are as follows: 0 of 1 samples exceeded the water quality standard for specific conductance. Data range from 210 - 269.
Data Reference: Water Quality Assessment Data for the 2018 solicitation cycle submitted through CEDEN for SWAMP RWB1 Monitoring .
 
SWAMP Data: SWAMP
 
Water Quality Objective/Criterion: Water Quality Control Plan, North Coast Basin, Chapter III, General Objectives for all Inland Surface Waters, Enclosed Bays and Estuaries states the following: Specific conductivity shall conform to Table 3-1 which states that water quality objective for specific conductivity has an 90% upper limit of 320 micromhos and a 50% upper limit of 250 micromhos.
Objective/Criterion Reference: Water Quality Control Plan (Basin Plan) for the North Coast Region
 
Evaluation Guideline:
Guideline Reference:
 
Spatial Representation: The samples were collected at 1 monitoring site(s) (114RR5748).
Temporal Representation: The samples were collected between the dates 05/26/2011 - 10/06/2011.
Environmental Conditions: There are no known environmental conditions (e.g., seasonality, land use practices, fire events, storms, etc.) that are related to these data. 
QAPP Information: Quality Assurance Program Plan and Standard Operating Procedures for SWAMP program  
QAPP Information Reference(s): Quality Assurance Program Plans, Quality Assurance Project Plans, and Standard Operating Procedures for the SWAMP program
 
Line of Evidence (LOE) for Decision ID 104288, Benthic Community Effects
Region 1     
Russian River HU, Middle Russian River HA, Geyserville HSA
 
LOE ID: 100847
 
Pollutant: Specific Conductivity
LOE Subgroup: Pollutant-Water
Matrix: Water
Fraction: None
 
Beneficial Use: Municipal & Domestic Supply
 
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 the data for this water body to determine beneficial use support and results are as follows: 1 of 1 samples exceeded the water quality standard for specific conductance. Data range from 260 - 319.
Data Reference: Water Quality Assessment Data for the 2018 solicitation cycle submitted through CEDEN for SWAMP RWB1 Monitoring .
 
SWAMP Data: SWAMP
 
Water Quality Objective/Criterion: Water Quality Control Plan, North Coast Basin, Chapter III, General Objectives for all Inland Surface Waters, Enclosed Bays and Estuaries states the following: Specific conductivity shall conform to Table 3-1 which states that water quality objective for specific conductivity has an 90% upper limit of 320 micromhos and a 50% upper limit of 250 micromhos.
Objective/Criterion Reference: Water Quality Control Plan (Basin Plan) for the North Coast Region
 
Evaluation Guideline:
Guideline Reference:
 
Spatial Representation: The samples were collected at 1 monitoring site(s) (114RR3119_SWAMP).
Temporal Representation: The samples were collected between the dates 05/19/2011 - 10/04/2011.
Environmental Conditions: There are no known environmental conditions (e.g., seasonality, land use practices, fire events, storms, etc.) that are related to these data. 
QAPP Information: Quality Assurance Program Plan and Standard Operating Procedures for SWAMP program  
QAPP Information Reference(s): Quality Assurance Program Plans, Quality Assurance Project Plans, and Standard Operating Procedures for the SWAMP program
 
Line of Evidence (LOE) for Decision ID 104288, Benthic Community Effects
Region 1     
Russian River HU, Middle Russian River HA, Geyserville HSA
 
LOE ID: 21323
 
Pollutant: Specific Conductivity
LOE Subgroup: Pollutant-Water
Matrix: Water
Fraction: None
 
Beneficial Use: Municipal & Domestic Supply
 
Number of Samples: 55
Number of Exceedances: 8
 
Data and Information Type: PHYSICAL/CHEMICAL MONITORING
Data Used to Assess Water Quality: Eight of the 55 specific conductivity grab samples collected from the mainstem Russian River exceed the objective. Samples met the 90% upper limit objective in all years at all sites, but exceeded the 50% upper limit objective at the following stations in the following years: at Cloverdale in 2006, downstream of the Cloverdale Water Treatment Plan in 2005, at Alexander Valley Bridge in 2001, and at Healdsburg Memorial Beach in 2001, 2002, 2004, 2005, and 2006. The samples were collected as part of the Surface Water Ambient Water Monitoring Program (SWAMP). The data are found in the SWAMP Summary Report for the North Coast Region for Years 2000-2006 (NCRWQCB 2008).
Data Reference: Surface Water Ambient Monitoring Program (SWAMP). Summary Report for the North Coast Region (RWQCB-1) for years 2000-2006. North Coast Regional Water Quality Control Board. March 2008
 
SWAMP Data: SWAMP
 
Water Quality Objective/Criterion: Per the Basin Plan (NCRWQCB 2007): The 90% upper limit specific conductance objective at 77 F is 320 micromhos (or mS/cm2). The 50% upper limit specific conductance objective at 77 F is 250 micromhos (or mS/cm2). The 90% and 50% upper limits represent the 90/50 percentile values for a calendar year. 90% or 50% or more of the values must be less than or equal to the upper limit.
Objective/Criterion Reference: Water Quality Control Plan (Basin Plan) - North Coast Region (Region 1)
 
Evaluation Guideline:
Guideline Reference:
 
Spatial Representation: Samples were collected from the mainstem Russian River at 6 locations as follows: (1) at Comminski Station (SWAMP Station ID 114RRCOMM), (2) at Cloverdale (SWAMP Station ID 114RRCLO1), (3) downstream of the Cloverdale Water Treatment Plant (SWAMP Station ID 114CLOSTP), (4) at Geyserville (SWAMP Station ID 114RRGEYS), (5) at Alexander Valley Bridge (SWAMP Station ID 114RRALEX), and (6) at Healdsburg Memorial Beach (SWAMP Station ID 114RRHMB1). Samples were collected from well-mixed flows in glides or riffles.
Temporal Representation: At the Comminski Station, Geyserville, and Alexander Valley Bridge sites, samples were collected over 2 site visits at each site during June 2001. At the Cloverdale and Healdsburg Memorial Beach sites, samples were collected over 22 site visits at each site from June 2001 to June 2006. At the site downstream of the Cloverdale Water Treatment Plant, samples were collected over 5 site visits from October 2004 to June 2005. Most of the site visits corresponded to fall, winter, spring and early summer seasonal conditions.
Environmental Conditions: There are no known environmental conditions (e.g., seasonality, land use practices, fire events, storms, etc.) that are related to these data.
QAPP Information: Quality control was conducted in accordance with the SWAMP Quality Assurance Management Plan (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 104288, Benthic Community Effects
Region 1     
Russian River HU, Middle Russian River HA, Geyserville HSA
 
LOE ID: 100853
 
Pollutant: Specific Conductivity
LOE Subgroup: Pollutant-Water
Matrix: Water
Fraction: None
 
Beneficial Use: Municipal & Domestic Supply
 
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 the data for this water body to determine beneficial use support and results are as follows: 0 of 1 sample exceeded the water quality standard for specific conductance. Data range from 221 - 262.
Data Reference: Water Quality Assessment Data for the 2018 solicitation cycle submitted through CEDEN for SWAMP RWB1 Monitoring .
 
SWAMP Data: SWAMP
 
Water Quality Objective/Criterion: Water Quality Control Plan, North Coast Basin, Chapter III, General Objectives for all Inland Surface Waters, Enclosed Bays and Estuaries states the following: Specific conductivity shall conform to Table 3-1 which states that water quality objective for specific conductivity has an 90% upper limit of 320 micromhos and a 50% upper limit of 250 micromhos.
Objective/Criterion Reference: Water Quality Control Plan (Basin Plan) for the North Coast Region
 
Evaluation Guideline:
Guideline Reference:
 
Spatial Representation: The samples were collected at 1 monitoring site(s) (114RR2599).
Temporal Representation: The samples were collected between the dates 06/07/2011 - 10/24/2011.
Environmental Conditions: There are no known environmental conditions (e.g., seasonality, land use practices, fire events, storms, etc.) that are related to these data. 
QAPP Information: Quality Assurance Program Plan and Standard Operating Procedures for SWAMP program
QAPP Information Reference(s): Quality Assurance Program Plans, Quality Assurance Project Plans, and Standard Operating Procedures for the SWAMP program
 
Line of Evidence (LOE) for Decision ID 104288, Benthic Community Effects
Region 1     
Russian River HU, Middle Russian River HA, Geyserville HSA
 
LOE ID: 100852
 
Pollutant: Specific Conductivity
LOE Subgroup: Pollutant-Water
Matrix: Water
Fraction: None
 
Beneficial Use: Municipal & Domestic Supply
 
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 the data for this water body to determine beneficial use support and results are as follows: 1 of 1 sample exceeded the water quality standard for specific conductance. Data range from 221 - 267.
Data Reference: Water Quality Assessment Data for the 2018 solicitation cycle submitted through CEDEN for SWAMP RWB1 Monitoring .
 
SWAMP Data: SWAMP
 
Water Quality Objective/Criterion: Water Quality Control Plan, North Coast Basin, Chapter III, General Objectives for all Inland Surface Waters, Enclosed Bays and Estuaries states the following: Specific conductivity shall conform to Table 3-1 which states that water quality objective for specific conductivity has an 90% upper limit of 320 micromhos and a 50% upper limit of 250 micromhos.
Objective/Criterion Reference: Water Quality Control Plan (Basin Plan) for the North Coast Region
 
Evaluation Guideline:
Guideline Reference:
 
Spatial Representation: The samples were collected at 1 monitoring site(s) (114RR2678).
Temporal Representation: The samples were collected between the dates 06/29/2011 - 11/29/2011.
Environmental Conditions: There are no known environmental conditions (e.g., seasonality, land use practices, fire events, storms, etc.) that are related to these data. 
QAPP Information: Quality Assurance Program Plan and Standard Operating Procedures for SWAMP program
QAPP Information Reference(s): Quality Assurance Program Plans, Quality Assurance Project Plans, and Standard Operating Procedures for the SWAMP program
 
Line of Evidence (LOE) for Decision ID 104288, Benthic Community Effects
Region 1     
Russian River HU, Middle Russian River HA, Geyserville HSA
 
LOE ID: 100850
 
Pollutant: Specific Conductivity
LOE Subgroup: Pollutant-Water
Matrix: Water
Fraction: None
 
Beneficial Use: Municipal & Domestic Supply
 
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 the data for this water body to determine beneficial use support and results are as follows: 1 of 1 samples exceeded the water quality standard for specific conductance. Data range from 232 - 322.
Data Reference: Water Quality Assessment Data for the 2018 solicitation cycle submitted through CEDEN for SWAMP RWB1 Monitoring .
 
SWAMP Data: SWAMP
 
Water Quality Objective/Criterion: Water Quality Control Plan, North Coast Basin, Chapter III, General Objectives for all Inland Surface Waters, Enclosed Bays and Estuaries states the following: Specific conductivity shall conform to Table 3-1 which states that water quality objective for specific conductivity has an 90% upper limit of 320 micromhos and a 50% upper limit of 250 micromhos.
Objective/Criterion Reference: Water Quality Control Plan (Basin Plan) for the North Coast Region
 
Evaluation Guideline:
Guideline Reference:
 
Spatial Representation: The samples were collected at 1 monitoring site(s) (114RR2861).
Temporal Representation: The samples were collected between the dates 06/07/2011 - 10/24/2011.
Environmental Conditions: There are no known environmental conditions (e.g., seasonality, land use practices, fire events, storms, etc.) that are related to these data. 
QAPP Information: Quality Assurance Program Plan and Standard Operating Procedures for SWAMP program
QAPP Information Reference(s): Quality Assurance Program Plans, Quality Assurance Project Plans, and Standard Operating Procedures for the SWAMP program
 
Line of Evidence (LOE) for Decision ID 104288, Benthic Community Effects
Region 1     
Russian River HU, Middle Russian River HA, Geyserville HSA
 
LOE ID: 43279
 
Pollutant: Temperature, water
LOE Subgroup: Pollutant-Water
Matrix: Water
Fraction: None
 
Beneficial Use: Cold 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 data for Russian River HU, Middle Russian River HA, Geyserville HSA to determine beneficial use support and results are as follows: 0 of 4 samples exceed the criterion for Water Temperature.
Data Reference: RWB1 Trend Maintenance Periods FYs 2007 2008
 
SWAMP Data: SWAMP
 
Water Quality Objective/Criterion: Water Quality Control Plan, North Coast Region (NCRWQCB 2011): Natural receiving water temperature of intrastate waters shall not be altered unless it can be demonstrated to the satisfaction of the Regional Water Board that such alteration in temperature does not adversely affect beneficial uses. At no time or place shall the temperature of any COLD water be increased more than 5 degrees Fahrenheit (F) above natural receiving water temperature. 
Objective/Criterion Reference: Water Quality Control Plan (Basin Plan) for the North Coast Region
 
Evaluation Guideline: Per "Effects of Temperature, Dissolved Oxygen/Total Dissolved Gas, Ammonia, and pH on Salmonids" (Carter 2008): The lethal temperature evaluation guideline for both steelhead adult migration & holding and juvenile growth & rearing of 24°C applies in this water body June-October. The lethal temperature evaluation guideline for salmonid spawning, egg incubation & fry emergence is 20C and applies November-May. See LOE ID 31517 for more information on natural temperature alterations and salmonid presence and periodicity in this water body.
Guideline Reference: Effects of Temperature, Dissolved Oxygen/Total Dissolved Gas, Ammonia, and pH on Salmonids. Implications for California's North Coast TMDLs. California Regional Water Quality Control Board, North Coast Region
 
Spatial Representation: Data for this line of evidence for Russian River HU, Middle Russian River HA, Geyserville HSA was collected at 1 monitoring site [ Russian River at Crocker Road - 114RR5652]
Temporal Representation: Data was collected over the time period 11/26/2007-7/14/2008.
Environmental Conditions: Staff is not aware of any special conditions that might affect interpretation of the data.
QAPP Information: The SWAMP QAPP (2008) was followed.
QAPP Information Reference(s): Surface Water Ambient Monitoring Program Quality Assurance Program Plan
 
Line of Evidence (LOE) for Decision ID 104288, Benthic Community Effects
Region 1     
Russian River HU, Middle Russian River HA, Geyserville HSA
 
LOE ID: 96476
 
Pollutant: Benthic-Macroinvertebrate Bioassessments
LOE Subgroup: Population/Community Degradation
Matrix: Water
Fraction: None
 
Beneficial Use: Cold Freshwater Habitat
Aquatic Life Use: Cold Freshwater Habitat
 
Number of Samples: 1
Number of Exceedances: 1
 
Data and Information Type: Benthic macroinvertebrate surveys
Data Used to Assess Water Quality: The sites in Kellogg Creek had a CSCI score(s) of 0.572244893 on 3/27/15 and 0.628815848 & 0.551867092 on 3/26/15. Given that the samples were collected in the same stream on consecutive days and stream conditions between those days did not change, all samples were averaged to 0.58430927.
Data Reference: Water Quality Assessment Data for the 2018 solicitation cycle submitted through CEDEN for DFW_ABL_Monitoring.
 
SWAMP Data:
 
Water Quality Objective/Criterion: From the Water Quality Control Plan, North Coast Region: 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.
Objective/Criterion Reference: Water Quality Control Plan (Basin Plan) for the North Coast Region
 
Evaluation Guideline: The California Stream Condition Index (CSCI) is a biological scoring tool that helps aquatic resource managers translate complex data about benthic macroinvertebrates found living in a stream into an overall measure of stream health. The CSCI score is calculated by comparing the expected condition with actual (observed) results (Rhen, A.C. et al., 2015). CSCI scores range from 0 (highly degraded) to greater than 1 (equivalent to reference). CSCI scoring of biological condition are as follows (per the scientific paper supporting the development of the CSCI scoring tool): greater than or equal to 0.92 = likely intact condition, 0.91 to 0.80 = possibly altered condition, 0.79 to 0.63 = likely altered condition, less than or equal to 0.62 = very likely altered condition. Sites with scores below 0.79 are considered to have exceeded the water quality objective for the aquatic life beneficial use.
Guideline Reference: Bioassessment in complex environments: designing an index for consistent meaning in different settings
 
Spatial Representation: These samples were collected at the following station:
114KLCT41
114KLCT42
114KLCT53
Temporal Representation: These samples were collected on:
3/26/2015
3/27/2015
Environmental Conditions:
QAPP Information: Data collected following SWAMP QA protocols. DFW_ABL_Monitoring
QAPP Information Reference(s): Quality Assurance Program Plans, Quality Assurance Project Plans, and Standard Operating Procedures for the SWAMP program
 
Line of Evidence (LOE) for Decision ID 104288, Benthic Community Effects
Region 1     
Russian River HU, Middle Russian River HA, Geyserville HSA
 
LOE ID: 133789
 
Pollutant: Enterococcus
LOE Subgroup: Pollutant-Water
Matrix: Water
Fraction: Statistical Threshold Value
 
Beneficial Use: Water Contact Recreation
 
Number of Samples: 87
Number of Exceedances: 40
 
Data and Information Type: PHYSICAL/CHEMICAL MONITORING
Data Used to Assess Water Quality: 40 of 87 statistical threshold values (STVs) from year-round data (November-October), 7 of 10 STVs calculated from Winter/Wet data (November-March), and 33 of 77 STVs calculated from Summer/Dry data (April-October) in Brooks Creek-Russian River HUC-12 exceed the criterion for Enterococci.
Data Reference: Water Quality Assessment Data for the 2018 solicitation utilized in the RWQCB1 Russian River TMDL .
 
SWAMP Data: Non-SWAMP
 
Water Quality Objective/Criterion: The national criteria for enterococci are set as a geometric mean (30 cfu/100 mL) or the statistical threshold value (110 cfu/100 mL) to ensure no more than 32 illnesses per 1000 recreators, as defined by U.S. EPA (2012).
Objective/Criterion Reference: 2012 USEPA Recreational Water Quality Criteria - Bacteria
 
Evaluation Guideline:
Guideline Reference:
 
Spatial Representation: Samples were collected at Unnamed Tributary at Redwood Drive (114C11RDH), Unnamed Tributary at Fitch Mountain Road (114DFMR68), Russian River at Healdsburg Veterans Memorial Beach (114RR2940), Russian River at Camp Rose Beach (114RR3119), and Russian River at Diggers Bend (Diggers_Bend_SCWA) in the Brooks Creek-Russian River HUC-12.
Temporal Representation: Samples were collected from 7/5/2006 to 7/9/2013.
Environmental Conditions:
QAPP Information: Data were collected in accordance with the Russian River Pathogen Indicator Bacteria TMDL QAPP (Version 1.0), Russian River Pathogen Indicator Bacteria TMDL - Supplemental Sampling Plan QAPP (Version 1.0), and/or the Russian River Pathogen Project QAPP.
QAPP Information Reference(s): Russian River Pathogen Indicator Bacteria TMDL Quality Assurance Project Plan.
QAPP Information Reference(s): Quality Assurance Project Plan - Russian River Pathogen Project.
QAPP Information Reference(s): Russian River Pathogen Indicator Bacteria TMDL - Supplemental Sampling Plan Quality Assurance Project Plan.
 
Line of Evidence (LOE) for Decision ID 104288, Benthic Community Effects
Region 1     
Russian River HU, Middle Russian River HA, Geyserville HSA
 
LOE ID: 133814
 
Pollutant: Enterococcus
LOE Subgroup: Pollutant-Water
Matrix: Water
Fraction: GeoMean
 
Beneficial Use: Water Contact Recreation
 
Number of Samples: 211
Number of Exceedances: 0
 
Data and Information Type: PHYSICAL/CHEMICAL MONITORING
Data Used to Assess Water Quality: 0 of 211 geometric means calculated from year-round data (November-October), 0 of 0 geometric means calculated from Winter/Wet data (November-March), and 0 of 211 geometric means calculated from Summer/Dry data (April-October) in Brooks Creek-Russian River HUC-12 exceed the criterion for Enterococci.
Data Reference: Water Quality Assessment Data for the 2018 solicitation utilized in the RWQCB1 Russian River TMDL .
 
SWAMP Data: Non-SWAMP
 
Water Quality Objective/Criterion: The national criteria for enterococci are set as a geometric mean (30 cfu/100 mL) or the statistical threshold value (110 cfu/100 mL) to ensure no more than 32 illnesses per 1000 recreators, as defined by U.S. EPA (2012).
Objective/Criterion Reference: 2012 USEPA Recreational Water Quality Criteria - Bacteria
 
Evaluation Guideline:
Guideline Reference:
 
Spatial Representation: Samples were collected at Unnamed Tributary at Redwood Drive (114C11RDH), Unnamed Tributary at Fitch Mountain Road (114DFMR68), Russian River at Healdsburg Veterans Memorial Beach (114RR2940), Russian River at Camp Rose Beach (114RR3119), and Russian River at Diggers Bend (Diggers_Bend_SCWA) in the Brooks Creek-Russian River HUC-12.
Temporal Representation: Samples were collected from 7/5/2006 to 7/9/2013.
Environmental Conditions:
QAPP Information: Data were collected in accordance with the Russian River Pathogen Indicator Bacteria TMDL QAPP (Version 1.0), Russian River Pathogen Indicator Bacteria TMDL - Supplemental Sampling Plan QAPP (Version 1.0), and/or the Russian River Pathogen Project QAPP.
QAPP Information Reference(s): Russian River Pathogen Indicator Bacteria TMDL Quality Assurance Project Plan.
QAPP Information Reference(s): Quality Assurance Project Plan - Russian River Pathogen Project.
QAPP Information Reference(s): Russian River Pathogen Indicator Bacteria TMDL - Supplemental Sampling Plan Quality Assurance Project Plan.
 
Line of Evidence (LOE) for Decision ID 104288, Benthic Community Effects
Region 1     
Russian River HU, Middle Russian River HA, Geyserville HSA
 
LOE ID: 133817
 
Pollutant: Enterococcus
LOE Subgroup: Pollutant-Water
Matrix: Water
Fraction: GeoMean
 
Beneficial Use: Water Contact Recreation
 
Number of Samples: 43
Number of Exceedances: 0
 
Data and Information Type: PHYSICAL/CHEMICAL MONITORING
Data Used to Assess Water Quality: 0 of 43 statistical threshold values (STVs) from year-round data (November-October), 0 of 0 STVs calculated from Winter/Wet data (November-March), and 0 of 43 STVs calculated from Summer/Dry data (April-October) in Oat Valley Creek-Russian River HUC-12 exceed the objective for E. coli.
Data Reference: Water Quality Assessment Data for the 2018 solicitation utilized in the RWQCB1 Russian River TMDL .
 
SWAMP Data: Non-SWAMP
 
Water Quality Objective/Criterion: The national criteria for enterococci are set as a geometric mean (30 cfu/100 mL) or the statistical threshold value (110 cfu/100 mL) to ensure no more than 32 illnesses per 1000 recreators, as defined by U.S. EPA (2012).
Objective/Criterion Reference: 2012 USEPA Recreational Water Quality Criteria - Bacteria
 
Evaluation Guideline:
Guideline Reference:
 
Spatial Representation: Samples were collected at Russian River at Cloverdale River Park (114RR5748) in the Oat Valley Creek-Russian River HUC-12.
Temporal Representation: Samples were collected from 5/28/2009 to 8/22/2012.
Environmental Conditions:
QAPP Information: Data were collected in accordance with the Russian River Pathogen Indicator Bacteria TMDL QAPP (Version 1.0), Russian River Pathogen Indicator Bacteria TMDL - Supplemental Sampling Plan QAPP (Version 1.0), and/or the Russian River Pathogen Project QAPP.
QAPP Information Reference(s): Russian River Pathogen Indicator Bacteria TMDL Quality Assurance Project Plan.
QAPP Information Reference(s): Quality Assurance Project Plan - Russian River Pathogen Project.
QAPP Information Reference(s): Russian River Pathogen Indicator Bacteria TMDL - Supplemental Sampling Plan Quality Assurance Project Plan.
 
Line of Evidence (LOE) for Decision ID 104288, Benthic Community Effects
Region 1     
Russian River HU, Middle Russian River HA, Geyserville HSA
 
LOE ID: 133821
 
Pollutant: Indicator Bacteria
LOE Subgroup: Pollutant-Water
Matrix: Water
Fraction: None
 
Beneficial Use: Water Contact Recreation
 
Number of Samples: 0
Number of Exceedances: 0
 
Data and Information Type: PATHOGEN MONITORING
Data Used to Assess Water Quality: The Sonoma County Department of Health Services (SoCoDHS) uses data on fecal indicator bacteria concentrations to post freshwater beaches along the Russian River with public health advisories that warn against swimming and water recreation. Public health advisories for fecal indicator bacteria were issued at multiple mainstem Russian River beaches by SoCoDHS between 2013 and 2016. Sample results exceeded SoCoDHS public health advisory levels on 10 occasions at Cloverdale River park in the Oat Valley Creek-Russian River HUC-12, and this represents an impact to the recreational beneficial use (REC-1).
Data Reference: Water Quality Assessment Data for the 2018 solicitation utilized in the RWQCB1 Russian River TMDL .
 
SWAMP Data: Non-SWAMP
 
Water Quality Objective/Criterion: Beach monitoring data are assessed to determine attainment of the beneficial use. Data are not assessed to determine attainment of an objective or criteria, and no objective or criteria is included here.
Objective/Criterion Reference: Water Quality Control Plan (Basin Plan) for the North Coast Region
 
Evaluation Guideline: When making a listing or delisting decision based on the situation-specific weight of the evidence factor and if beach use or beach closure information is available, such information shall be evaluated. Posting of public health advisories at freshwater beaches along the Russian River occurs when fecal indicator bacteria sampling results exceed the following values: Escherichia coli (E. coli) 235 MPN/100ml; Total Coliform 10,000 MPN/100ml.
Guideline Reference: Draft Guidance for Fresh Water Beaches. Last Update: May 8, 2006. Initial Draft: November 1997. California Department of Public Health.
 
Spatial Representation: Samples were collected at Cloverdale River Park in the Oat Valley Creek-Russian River HUC-12.
Temporal Representation: Samples were collected from 5/28/2013 to 9/19/2016.
Environmental Conditions:
QAPP Information: Data were collected in accordance with the Russian River Pathogen Indicator Bacteria TMDL QAPP (Version 1.0), Russian River Pathogen Indicator Bacteria TMDL - Supplemental Sampling Plan QAPP (Version 1.0), and/or the Russian River Pathogen Project QAPP.
QAPP Information Reference(s): Russian River Pathogen Indicator Bacteria TMDL Quality Assurance Project Plan.
QAPP Information Reference(s): Quality Assurance Project Plan - Russian River Pathogen Project.
QAPP Information Reference(s): Russian River Pathogen Indicator Bacteria TMDL - Supplemental Sampling Plan Quality Assurance Project Plan.
 
Line of Evidence (LOE) for Decision ID 104288, Benthic Community Effects
Region 1     
Russian River HU, Middle Russian River HA, Geyserville HSA
 
LOE ID: 133822
 
Pollutant: Indicator Bacteria
LOE Subgroup: Pollutant-Water
Matrix: Water
Fraction: None
 
Beneficial Use: Water Contact Recreation
 
Number of Samples: 0
Number of Exceedances: 0
 
Data and Information Type: PATHOGEN MONITORING
Data Used to Assess Water Quality: The Sonoma County Department of Health Services (SoCoDHS) uses data on fecal indicator bacteria concentrations to post freshwater beaches along the Russian River with public health advisories that warn against swimming and water recreation. Public health advisories for fecal indicator bacteria were issued at multiple mainstem Russian River beaches by SoCoDHS between 2013 and 2016. Sample results exceeded SoCoDHS public health advisory levels on 4 occasions at Healdsburg Veterans Memorial Beach in the Brooks Creek-Russian River HUC-12, and this represents an impact to the recreational beneficial use (REC-1).
Data Reference: Water Quality Assessment Data for the 2018 solicitation utilized in the RWQCB1 Russian River TMDL .
 
SWAMP Data: Non-SWAMP
 
Water Quality Objective/Criterion: Beach monitoring data are assessed to determine attainment of the beneficial use. Data are not assessed to determine attainment of an objective or criteria, and no objective or criteria is included here.
Objective/Criterion Reference: Water Quality Control Plan (Basin Plan) for the North Coast Region
 
Evaluation Guideline: When making a listing or delisting decision based on the situation-specific weight of the evidence factor and if beach use or beach closure information is available, such information shall be evaluated. Posting of public health advisories at freshwater beaches along the Russian River occurs when fecal indicator bacteria sampling results exceed the following values: Escherichia coli (E. coli) 235 MPN/100ml; Total Coliform 10,000 MPN/100ml.
Guideline Reference: Draft Guidance for Fresh Water Beaches. Last Update: May 8, 2006. Initial Draft: November 1997. California Department of Public Health.
 
Spatial Representation: Samples were collected at Del Rio Woods Beach, Camp Rose Beach, and Healdsburg Veterans Memorial Beach in the Brooks Creek-Russian River HUC-12.
Temporal Representation: Samples were collected 5/28/2013-9/19/2016.
Environmental Conditions:
QAPP Information: Data were collected in accordance with the Russian River Pathogen Indicator Bacteria TMDL QAPP (Version 1.0), Russian River Pathogen Indicator Bacteria TMDL - Supplemental Sampling Plan QAPP (Version 1.0), and/or the Russian River Pathogen Project QAPP.
QAPP Information Reference(s): Russian River Pathogen Indicator Bacteria TMDL Quality Assurance Project Plan.
QAPP Information Reference(s): Quality Assurance Project Plan - Russian River Pathogen Project.
QAPP Information Reference(s): Russian River Pathogen Indicator Bacteria TMDL - Supplemental Sampling Plan Quality Assurance Project Plan.
 
Line of Evidence (LOE) for Decision ID 104288, Benthic Community Effects
Region 1     
Russian River HU, Middle Russian River HA, Geyserville HSA
 
LOE ID: 46816
 
Pollutant: Specific Conductivity
LOE Subgroup: Pollutant-Water
Matrix: Water
Fraction: None
 
Beneficial Use: Municipal & Domestic Supply
 
Number of Samples: 2
Number of Exceedances: 0
 
Data and Information Type: PHYSICAL/CHEMICAL MONITORING
Data Used to Assess Water Quality: Zero of the 2 specific conductivity samples collected in Foss Creek exceeds the specific conductivity water quality objective. The sample concentrations range from 147 to 270 uS. The samples were collected as part of the Russian River First Flush sampling event. Data are