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Through the Action Plan, the goal is to more effectively protect and improve water resources by supporting development of local solutions to local problems within the Salinas River Watershed.
To more effectively protect and improve water resources, the Action Plan attempts to develop local solutions to local problems. Many significant identified water quality impacts in the Salinas River Watershed, such as erosion and sedimentation, nitrates in the groundwater and surface water, and older, discontinued pesticides in sediments and animal tissues, are primarily associated with nonpoint pollution sources. Also, widespread groundwater pumping contributes significantly to seawater intrusion into the coastal aquifers. The Action Plan approach includes: 1. devoting additional Regional Board resources to watershed activities, 2. increasing the Regional Board presence by developing partnerships with landowners, local governments, resource agencies and other stakeholders, 3. integrating existing Regional Board programs, and 4. improving internal communication and coordination to increase efficiency and provide better service to point source dischargers and others in the watershed.
California Central Coast Regional Water Quality Control Board
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"1999 - Salinas River Watershed Management Action Plan, Central Coast Regional Water Quality Control Board" (2017). Miscellaneous Monterey and San Luis Obispo County Documents and Reports. 19.