San Francisco Bay Conductivity, Temperature and Depth Monitoring
Environmental Data Solutions deployed
and maintained 11 Coastal Leasing
Macro Tide CTDs throughout the southern quadrant of San Francisco Bay
from January to May, 2004. This work was performed under contract to Moffatt
and Nichol Engineers, Walnut Creek, California with funding provided
by the California State Coastal Conservancy.
One of the goals of this monitoring
effort was to characterize hydrologic conditions during the winter and
spring. Collected time series will aid in the calibration of a
hydrodynamic model that will evaluate restoration alternatives for the
South Bay Salt Pond Restoration effort currently underway (www.southbayrestoration.org).
In addition to characterizing
tidally-influenced water surface elevations and salinities, this
monitoring program also documented the effects of rainfall events on
salinity and water surface elevation at multiple creeks along the margins
of south San Francisco Bay.