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The San Diego Bay Watersheds Common Grounds Project was created to incorporate data from water quality monitoring programs and integrate this data on a watershed level using a web-based interactive application to serve as a broad communication, education and decision-making tool; and to further develop the region's capacity to understand and assess processes affecting our water resources.

Water Quality Links

The links below are sites that have water quality information or data. Common Ground does not endorse or guarantee content contained on these sites.

Heal the Bay
A non-profit environmental group working to make Santa Monica Bay and Southern California coastal waters safe and healthy for people and marine life, using research, education, community action and policy programs to achieve this goal.

Project Clean Water
A forum for exploring water quality issues of regional significance, finding consensus solutions to priority problems, and characterizing baseline conditions in the region’s watersheds.

San Diego Coastkeeper
San Diego Coastkeeper is a non-profit environmental organization that protects the region’s bays, beaches, watersheds and ocean with a balance of community outreach, education, and advocacy to promote stewardship of clean water and a healthy coastal ecosystem.

Southern California Coastal Water Research Project Authority (SCCWRP)
A joint powers agency focusing on marine environmental research. Their mission is to gather the necessary scientific information so the member agencies can effectively and cost-efficiently protect the Southern California marine environment.

Surfrider Foundation, San Diego Chapter
A non-profit environmental organization dedicated to the protection and enjoyment of the world's oceans, waves and beaches for all people, through conservation, activism, research and education.

I Love a Clean San Diego
Through outreach and community involvement, I Love A Clean San Diego educates the community to actively conserve and enhance the environment.

Southern California Coastal Ocean Observing System (SCCOOS)
SCCOOS brings together coastal observations along the Southern California Bight to provide information necessary to address issues in coastal water quality, marine life resources, and coastal hazards.

San Diego Wetlands Recovery Project
The San Diego County Task Force, a subgroup of the Southern California Wetlands Recovery Project, promotes wetlands planning and project implementation from the Tijuana River watershed in Baja California to the Santa Margarita watershed encompassing Marine Corps Base, Camp Pendleton.

Environmental Protection Agency, STORET
STORET (short for STOrage and RETrieval) is a repository hosted by the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) for water quality, biological, and physical data.

City of San Diego, Stormwater Pollution Prevention Program
The Storm Water Pollution Prevention Program is the lead office for the City's efforts to reduce pollutants in urban runoff and storm water to the maximum extent practicable.

San Diego Regional Water Quality Control Board, San Diego Basin Plan

San Diego Regional Water Quality Control Board (RWQCB)
The mission of the Water Board is to ensure the highest reasonable quality for waters of the State, while allocating those waters to achieve the optimum balance of beneficial uses. The joint authority of water allocation and water quality protection enables the Water Board to provide comprehensive protection for California's waters.

US Geological Survey, Science in Your Watershed
The purpose of this site is to help you find scientific information organized on a watershed basis. This information, coupled with observations and measurements made by the watershed groups, provides a powerful foundation for characterizing, assessing, analyzing, and maintaining the status and health of a watershed.

Port of San Diego
The Port of San Diego is a special government entity that manages San Diego Harbor and administer the public lands along San Diego Bay.†

Surface Water Ambient Monitoring Program (SWAMP)
SWAMP is a statewide monitoring effort designed to assess the conditions of surface waters throughout the State of California. SWAMP provides support in quality assurance for field and lab methods and in data management for water quality data.

San Diego County Water Authority
San Diego County Water Authority's mission is to provide a safe and reliable supply of water to its 23 member agencies in the San Diego region.

San Diego Stream Team
A citizen-monitoring team dedicated to the bioassessment of San Diego County's rivers and streams using techniques approved by the State and Federal governments.

Community Riber and Watershed Groups

San Diego River Park Foundation
The San Diego River Park Foundation works to establish a river-long park while restoring and enhancing the river and its watershed; addressing flooding issues; providing greatly needed community facilities and opportunities to learn about our region's rich history; encouraging stewardship of the riparian environment; and improving the lives of those that live, work and play in the area.

Batiquitos Lagoon Foundation

Friends of Famosa Slough

The Escondido Creek Conservancy

San Elijo Lagoon Conservancy

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