Areas of Special Biological Significance
Service: Stormwater Management
AMS supported the Monterey Regional Water Pollution Control Agency in implementing a regional monitoring program for Areas of Special Biological Significance (ASBS) along the Central California coast, predominantly associated with the Monterey Bay National Marine Sanctuary. AMS was integral in the design of the monitoring program for consistency with the California Ocean Plan and Draft Special Protections, as well as monitoring conducted in other regions of the state. We implemented the monitoring program for multiple discharges and receiving waters to assess potential impacts from onshore stormwater discharged into the ASBS.