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A Water Quality Resource for the San Diego Region

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San Diego Bay Watershed - Water Quality Improvement Plan

Help Improve Water Quality in the San Diego Bay Watershed!

Your help is needed to develop new strategies for improving water quality in our region’s creeks, rivers, and ocean. The agencies responsible for protecting the San Diego Bay Watershed are developing new Water Quality Improvement Plans that will include strategies for identifying and addressing high priority water quality conditions.

In the San Diego Bay Watershed, the responsible agencies 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.

A new Water Quality Improvement Plan is being developed that will include strategies for identifying and addressing high priority water quality concerns within the San Diego Bay Watershed. We need your help to ensure the new Water Quality Improvement Plan will be as strong and successful as possible.

The plan development process is required by new storm water regulations adopted by the Regional Water Quality Control Board. The regulations demand a broad public participation process and a solicitation of data, information, and recommendations, all of which will be incorporated into final plans submitted to the Board by June 27, 2015.

Ways You Can Get Involved:

We need your help to develop the Water Quality Improvement Plan! There are several opportunities to do this over the next two years. The final Plan is due on June 27, 2015.

1. Attend a workshop!

The second workshop was held on September 10, 2014 to review the goals and strategies for addressing the highest priority water conditions in the San Diego Bay Watershed. 

September 10th, 2014 NEW!

Workshop Agenda

Workshop Presentation

The first workshop was held on November 22, 2013 to review the priority water quality conditions along with their potential sources and solutions.

November 22, 2013 Workshop Materials:

Workshop Agenda 

Workshop Presentation 

Workshop Discussion Notes

San Diego Bay Watershed Map 

Public Input Form 

Data Reference List (12/10/2013) 

Consultation Panel Charter and Interest Form 

2. Join the Consultation Panel!

The Consultation Panel for the San Diego Bay Watershed has been established and will provide comments to the Agencies for content at specific points of Plan development. Please find the Consultation Panel Charter here.  The first Consultation Panel meeting will be held on April 24th from 6:00 to 8:30 pm at the Port of San Diego Training Room (3165 Pacific Highway).  Please note that the Consultation Panel meetings will open to the public for observation, but only panel members are allowed to participate in the discussion.

 

Consultation Panel Members: Upcoming Consultation Panel Meetings:
Name: Category: NEW!
Wayne Chiu, PE Regional Board Tuesday, October 21st, 2014
Travis Pritchard Environmental Community 1:30 PM to 3:30 PM
Cary Lowe, JD, PhD, AICP Development Community City of Chula Vista Public Works
Hugo Bermudez At-Large (Business/Industrial) 1800 Maxwell Road
Lydia Roach Dorrance, PhD At-Large (Resident) Chula Vista, CA 91911
John Holder At-Large (Environmental)  
Patrick Mock, PhD, CSE, CWB At-Large (Development)  

 

3. Provide Comments!

Comments may be provided at the workshops.  If you cannot attend the workshops, you may submit written comments by filling out the Public Input Form.  Please submit Public Input Forms via email to  This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it . Additionally, comments will be formally collected by the Regional Board after each deliverable is submitted. Thirty day comment periods will be posted here and on their website. Please check back frequently for announcements.

4. Provide Data!

The initial data submittal period closed as of December 2, 2013.  We are currently compiling the data we have received and are considering it to help identify priority water quality conditions and sources of pollutants within the San Diego Bay Watershed.  Once the data has been considered, please check back here for a list of the data that will be incorporated into the draft plan. An initial data reference list can be found here.

Contact Us

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

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