Project Description: CV-SALTS implemented a study to identify potential water quality criteria that could be used to establish salinity-related water quality objectives to protect aquatic life in Central Valley surface waters. This study researched the following information sources to fulfill the project purpose: (a) recent literature reviews conducted by selected states to establish water quality criteria for salinity-related constituents; (b) peer-reviewed published literature; (c) data and methodologies developed by federal agencies, including U.S. Environmental Protection and Department of Interior; (d) recommendations developed by selected international agencies; and (e) any information developed by other California agencies. The final report provided technical recommendations for adoption of salinity‐related water quality objectives to protect aquatic life.
Project Status: Project initiated in December 2012; completed in January 2014.
Project Scope of Work
- Draft Technical Memorandum
Technical Review - default Comment/Response Table (73 KB)