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Nonpoint Source Program

  • Overview of the Nonpoint Source Program, 163 KB, PDF (PDF Info)
    For more information, contact Betty Yee at (916) 464-4643 or by email at byee@waterboards.ca.gov.
  • California Nonpoint Source (NPS) Encyclopedia
    A condensed, quick-reference guide that provides an entry point to information on nonpoint source management practices in California. Includes a brief discussion of the main elements and intent of the 61 nonpoint source management measures for each of the six nonpoint source categories (agriculture; forestry; urban areas; marinas and recreational boating; hydromodification; and wetlands, riparian areas, and vegetated treatment systems). Also includes descriptions of management practices and how they can be used to meet each management measure, as well as their applicability to various situations in California and their cost-effectiveness in different climatic and land use settings. Intended to assist state agencies, regional boards, local agencies, and nonpoint source practitioners in identifying and implementing practices to protect high-quality waters and restore impaired waters. To be updated semiannually. Comments, suggestions and questions should be addressed to Diane Edwards, State Water Resources Control Board, Division of Water Quality at (916) 341-5908 or by email at dedwards@waterboards.ca.gov.

--Web page updated 03/26/2009