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||Under Section 303(d) of the
Clean Water Act, every 4 years, states are required to develop a list of
waterbodies that do not meet water quality standards, and to establish
priorities and develop action plans, called Total Maximum Daily Loads
(TMDLs), to improve water quality.
Special Biological Significance, also called California’s State Water
Quality Protection Areas, are marine or estuarine areas designated to protect
marine species or biological communities from an undesirable alteration in
natural water quality.
Animal Feeding Operations are large livestock (i.e.,cattle, chickens,
turkeys, or hogs) production facilities that are considered a point source
identifying number for each Critical Coastal Area
of changing and straightening the natural path of a waterway.
of the hydrologic characteristics of coastal and non-coastal waters, which in
turn could cause degradation of water resources. In the case of a stream
channel, this is the process whereby a stream bank is eroded by flowing
water. This typically results in the suspension of sediments in the water
Managed Area is a marine or estuarine area along the California coast
designated by the state to protect, conserve, or otherwise manage a variety
of resources (e.g., living marine resources and their habitats, scenic views,
water quality, recreational values, and cultural or geological resources) and
Protected Area is a marine or estuarine area seaward of the high tide line or
the mouth of a coastal river, together with its overlying water and
associated flora and fauna, that has been designated by the state to protect
or conserve marine life and habitat.
Watewater Treatment Systems are systems relying on natural processes and/or
mechanical components that are used to collect, treat, and disperse or
discharge wastewater from single dwellings or buildings.
||An area of
streamside vegetation including the stream bank and adjoining floodplain,
which is distinguishable from upland areas in terms of vegetation, soils, and
||CCAs in the
San Francisco Bay Region inside of the Bay.
in the San Francisco Bay Region outsice of the Bay (Marin and San Mateo
Maximum Daily Load is a calculation of the maximum amount of a pollutant that
a waterbody can receive and still meet water quality standards, and an
allocation of that amount to the pollutant's sources.
systems designed to simulate natural wetlands to exploit the water
purification functional value for human use and benefits.