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Exploring Water Quality Trends and Connections: Tembladero-Lower Salinas-Elkhorn Slough

Exploring Water Quality Trends and Connections: Tembladero-Lower Salinas-Elkhorn Slough program image

This is a 2-hour workshop to improve understanding of the Elkhorn Slough’s water quality monitoring program, concerns about water quality, and connections between the Tembladero/Lower Salinas/Elkhorn Slough.  It is by invitation only.

Date

Monday, March 19, 2012
1:00 PM - 3:00 PM


Lunch will not be provided

COST: FREE

REGISTRATION FOR THIS PROGRAM IS CLOSED


Instructor Information

Mr. John Haskins
Water Quality Scientist
Elkhorn Slough National Estuarine Research Reserve

Dr. Brent Hughes
David H. Smith Research Conservation Fellow
UCSC

Dr. Ken Johnson
Senior Scientist
Monterey Bay Aquarium Research Institute

Contact

Grey Hayes
grey@elkhornslough.org
831-274-8700

Sponsors

Description

See also: Elkhorn Slough Water Quality, Polluted Runoff

Water quality researchers at the Elkhorn Slough National Estuarine Research Reserve will present long term, detailed data and analyses on water quality trends and concerns in the Elkhorn Slough.  The presentations will explicitly explore water quality connections between the Tembladero/Lower Salinas/Elkhorn Slough.  The objective of the workshop is for participants to understand the observed trends and connections and to help inform ESNERR about how to best meet gaps in understanding.

The workshop is by invitation only.  The intended audience is personnel involved in monitoring and resource protection from municipalities, resource agencies, and farm organizations.  If you know of someone who should be included in the invitation, please let us know so that we can extend invitations where appropriate and where there is additional space to accommodate attendees.

Documents and Publications

Contact List
We encourage participants to download the contact list to assist with arranging a rideshare or to get in contact with someone you met at the workshop. Those interested in sharing a ride to the event are marked on the contact list.

DOCUMENT AUTHOR / SOURCE
WORKSHOP MATERIALS
Presentation: Linking watershed activities to nearshore ecosystem processes: a case study of Elkhorn Slough
PPTX, 10.4MB
Brent Hughes
ESNERR
March 19, 2012
Presentation: Water Quality: Trends and Concerns
PPT, 4.4MB
John Haskins
Elkhorn Slough National Estuarine Research Reserve
March 2012
PEER-REVIEWED PUBLICATIONS
Identifying factors that influence expression of eutrophication in a Central California estuary
PDF, 390KB
Brent B. Hughes John C. Haskins Kerstin Wasson Elizabeth Watson
Marine Ecology Progress Series 439:31-43
October 20, 2011
Nitrate Sources and Sinks in Elkhorn Slough, California: Results from Long-term Continuous in situ Nitrate Analyzers
PDF, 678KB
Thomas P. Chapin; Jane M. Caffrey; Hand W. Jannasch; Luke J. Coletti; John C. Haskins; Kenneth S. Johnson
Estuaries 27(5):882-894
Oct. 2004
Using nitrate dual isotopic composition (d15N and d18O) as a tool for exploring sources and cycling of nitrate in an estuarine system: Elkhorn Slough, California
PDF, 1.7MB
Scott D. Wankel; Carol Kendall; Adina Paytan
Journal of Geophysical Research 114
2009
OTHER INFORMATION
Statistical Analysis of Sixteen Years of Water Quality Data Project
PDF, 1.4MB
Marc Los Huertos
University of California at Santa Cruz
November 5, 2008
Synthesis for management of eutrophication issues in Elkhorn Slough
PDF, 3.5MB
Brent Hughes
Elkhorn Slough Technical Report Series 2009:1
2009

Links

Drainage for the Gabilan Watershed includes the following: Alisal Slough (intercepts the Tembladero Slough), Espinosa Lake, Natividad Creek, Alisal Creek, Gabilan Creek (all intercept the Reclamation Ditch), and Santa Rita Drain
http://www.mcwra.co.monterey.ca.us/Agency_data/RecDitchFinal/Ch01_Introduction.pdf

MCWRA Ground Water Summary Report (Urban and Ag. Water Extractions and Conservation in the Salinas Valley)
http://www.mcwra.co.monterey.ca.us/Agency_data/GEMS_Reports/2010%20Summary%20Report.pdf

Questions and Answers

Submit a question on this subject and we'll provide an answer. info@elkhornsloughctp.org