Water Quality

Identifies the locations of water quality measurements from moored buoys, nearshore sensors, and manual sampling sites. The water quality buoys and nearshore sensors are equipped to measure temperature, salinity, chlorophyll, turbidity, and other variables and are strategically located at various outflow locations around the Pacific to provide early detection of pollution events from storm runoff or sewage spills. Sampling sites are monitored for harmful bacteria levels and other measurements near beaches and other coastal areas. Click on a category below for further information.

note: See also "ocean forecast" below.