Monitoring & Assessment
|Case, H. L., III; Boles, Jerry; Delgado, Arturo; Nguyen, Thang; Osugi, Doug; Barnum, Douglas A.; Decker, Drew; Steinberg, Steven; Steinberg, Sheila; Keene, Charles; White, Kristina; Lupo, Tom; Gen, Sheldon; Baerenklau, Ken A., 2013, Salton Sea ecosystem monitoring and assessment plan, USGS Open-File Report: 2013-1133. (http://pubs.er.usgs.gov/publication/ofr20131133)|
Water monitoring sources
The US Bureau of Reclamation initiated quarterly monitoring of the Salton Sea to provide information on changes in water quality occurring as a result of water conservation measures and other projects intended to improve or maintain water quality. Monitoring includes profiles for temperature, dissolved oxygen, pH, conductivity, and oxidation-reduction potential; major ion concentrations; nutrients; chlorophyll a; Secchi depth; and total and dissolved organic carbon. The sampling sites illustrated in this map have been monitored quarterly on a continuing basis since 1999.
Download Excel sheet of Bureau of Reclamation Salton Sea water quality data **This data is updated regularly so please download again to ensure current data.
Lake level information for the Salton Sea nr Westmorland, CA gage is available at: http://waterdata.usgs.gov/ca/nwis/uv/?site_no=10254005&PARAmeter_cd=00065,00062,00054,62614,72020
Map of BOR sampling sites from G. Holdren & A. Montaño, 2002. Chemical and physical characteristics of the Salton Sea, California. Hydrobiologia 473: 1–21, 2002. D.A. Barnum, J.F. Elder, D. Stephens & M. Friend (eds), The Salton Sea.