Impacts of stormwater discharges on the nearshore benthic environment of Santa Monica Bay.

@article{Schiff2003ImpactsOS,
  title={Impacts of stormwater discharges on the nearshore benthic environment of Santa Monica Bay.},
  author={Kenneth C. Schiff and Steven M. Bay},
  journal={Marine environmental research},
  year={2003},
  volume={56 1-2},
  pages={225-43}
}
Although large loads of potentially toxic constituents are discharged from coastal urban watersheds, very little is known about the fates and eventual impacts of these stormwater inputs once they enter the ocean. The goal of this study was to examine the effects of stormwater discharges on the benthic marine environment of Santa Monica Bay. Sediment samples were collected across a gradient of stormwater impact following significantly sized storm events offshore Ballona Creek (a predominantly… CONTINUE READING