To protect and enhance the health of the Sacramento and American
rivers, Regional San and the Sacramento Stormwater
Quality Partnership joined forces in 1991 to create a
Coordinated Monitoring Program (CMP). The fundamental purpose of
the CMP is to develop high-quality data to aid in the development
and implementation of water quality policy and regulations in the
Sacramento area. With the help of Regional San’s Environmental Laboratory, river-water
data is collected and tested for a variety of constituents.The
CMP identifies water quality conditions, trends and influences
that are invaluable in defining the health of the river system in
a cost-effective manner.
CMP-partnering agencies support many area programs committed to
safeguarding river water quality in the Sacramento and American
rivers. Data from the program is available on CEDEN.