Water quality impacts of stormwater discharges to Santa Monica Bay.

  title={Water quality impacts of stormwater discharges to Santa Monica Bay.},
  author={Steven M. Bay and Burton H. Jones and Kenneth C. Schiff and Libe Washburn},
  journal={Marine environmental research},
  volume={56 1-2},
Urban stormwater runoff is a major source of contaminants to southern California's coastal waters, yet little is known about the fate and effects of these discharges. A 3-year multidisciplinary project was conducted to investigate the dispersion of stormwater plumes in Santa Monica Bay and the resultant impacts on the water column and benthos. This paper describes the toxicity component of the study. Sea urchin fertilization toxicity tests were conducted on stormwater from the two largest… CONTINUE READING
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