The Lower San Joaquin River (LSJR) Committee was established in 2010 as a subcommittee of the Central Valley Salinity Alternatives for Long-Term Sustainability (CV-SALTS) Initiative. Operating as a subcommittee of the CV-SALTS Executive Committee, the LSJR Committee is developing recommendations for updated water quality objectives, and an implementation plan to support those objectives. Members of the committee are stakeholders in the Lower San Joaquin River watershed with an interest in the management of salt. Committee members represent municipalities, irrigated agriculture, food processors, irrigation districts, and state and federal agencies. The committee is currently conducting a review of beneficial uses and water quality objectives for salinity and boron on the portion of the Lower San Joaquin River between the Merced River and Vernalis. The goal is to develop water quality objectives that support the beneficial uses on the Lower San Joaquin River.
The LSJR Committee meets monthly. Groups or organizations interested in actions being considered to address the salt and boron impairment in the San Joaquin River are encouraged to participate.
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