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.

Final, Accepted Water Quality Improvement Plan (February 2015) **NEW**

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 in September 2015 based on comments received from the public and the Regional Board, and again in February 2016 based on comments from the Regional Board. The Regional Board issued an acceptance letter for the San Diego Bay WQIP on February 12, 2016. The final WQIP and acceptance letter, previous WQIP versions and responses to comments, and WQIP GIS files are available at the links below.

Final, Accepted San Diego Bay Water Quality Improvement Plan, Appendices, and Acceptance Letter

WQIP GIS Files

Previous Versions of the San Diego Bay Water Quality Improvement Plan

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 Minutes
Participating Agencies, regular meeting April 19, 2016
Participating Agencies, regular meeting March 15, 2016
Participating Agencies, regular meeting February 16, 2016 February 16, 2016
Participating Agencies, regular meeting January 19, 2016 January 19, 2016
Participating Agencies, regular meeting December 15, 2015 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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