Project Clean Water

A Water Quality Resource for the San Diego Region

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San Diego Bay Watershed - Water Quality Improvement Plan

In the San Diego Bay Watershed, the Responsible Parties include the Cities of Chula Vista, Coronado, Imperial Beach, La Mesa, Lemon Grove, National City, and San Diego; the County of San Diego; the San Diego County Regional Airport Authority; and the San Diego Unified Port District. As of July 1, 2015, the City of Imperial Beach is the lead agency for the San Diego Bay watershed.

A new Water Quality Improvement Plan (WQIP) was developed in accordance with the requirements of the San Diego Regional Water Quality Control Board (Regional Board) Order No. R9-2013-0001, as amended by Order No. R9-2015-0001 (NPDES Permit #CAS0109266, Municipal Permit). The goal of the San Diego Bay WQIP is to protect, preserve, enhance, and restore water quality of receiving water bodies. This goal will be accomplished through an adaptive planning and management process that identifies the highest and focused priority water quality conditions within the watershed and implements strategies (jurisdiction-specific and/or watershed-level) to achieve improvements in the quality of discharges from the Responsible Parties' storm drain systems.

September 2015 Water Quality Improvement Plan

The San Diego Bay WQIP was originally submitted to the Regional Board on June 26, 2015, as required by the Municipal Permit. The WQIP was subsequently revised based on comments received from the public and the Regional Board. The revised WQIP was submitted to the Regional Board on September 29, 2015 and is available for download below.

San Diego Bay Water Quality Improvement Plan and Appendices

WQIP GIS Files

Responses to Comments Received on the June 2015 WQIP

The June 2015 San Diego Bay WQIP was made available for public comment in July 2015. Public comments were provided during this period, and comments were also received from Regional Board staff. The WQIP was revised in response to these comments, resulting in the September 2015 WQIP available above. The response to comments tables below include the comments received and how comments were addressed in the September 2015 WQIP.

Response to Regional Board Comments

Response to Public Comments

June 2015 Water Quality Improvement Plan

The WQIP as submitted on June 2015 has been revised in response to comments received, as noted above. While no longer the most current version, the June 2015 WQIP can be downloaded via the link below.

June 2015 San Diego Bay Water Quality Improvement Plan and Appendices

Watershed Management Area Analysis Files

A Watershed Management Area Analysis (WMAA) has been prepared for watersheds across San Diego County, including the San Diego Bay watershed. The WMAA for the San Diego Bay watershed, which includes the Pueblo, Sweetwater, and Otay Hydrologic Units, is included as part of the San Diego Bay WQIP appendices. A link to download the WMAA files is below.

San Diego Bay WMAA and Attachments

A GIS file of critical coarse sediment areas is available at the regional WMAA page.


Meetings

Meeting Type Agenda
Participating Agencies, regular meeting February 16, 2016
Participating Agencies, regular meeting January 19, 2016
Participating Agencies, regular meeting December 15, 2015

Contact Us

If you have any questions, comments, or need more information, please contact Chris Helmer at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .

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