SCCWRP, partners seeking comments on framework for assessing nutrient overenrichment in S.F. Bay
SCCWRP and its partners are seeking public comment on a draft of a scientific assessment framework that will be used for assessing the effects of nutrient overenrichment in San Francisco Bay.
The framework is built on five key indicators of condition: phytoplankton biomass (expressed as surface water chlorophyll-a concentration), harmful algal bloom abundance, HABs toxin concentrations, and dissolved oxygen levels.
Project participants will review stakeholder feedback on the draft assessment framework at a meeting February 9 at the San Francisco Bay Regional Board offices in Oakland.
At that meeting, SCCWRP and its partners also will kick off a review of the scientific basis for dissolved oxygen objectives for intertidal and tidal slough habitats in San Francisco Bay, including Suisun Marsh.
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