Posts with the category ‘Stormwater’


CCKA’s 2023 Priorities for Swimmable, Fishable and Drinkable Waters for ALL Californians

January is traditionally a time to set goals for the upcoming year – and California Coastkeeper Alliance has big plans for 2023! We made significant achievements in 2022, meaning it… Read More…


Drought to Flood: What to do about California’s New Normal? Part 2: Stormwater Capture

California is getting hit with its second atmospheric river in a week, and California Coastkeeper Alliance is reflecting on how the state can better prepare for wild swings between drought… Read More…


CCKA’s Top 10 Achievements in 2022

California Coastkeeper Alliance accomplished a lot for clean water in 2022 – successfully wrapping up years-long projects like the fight against a harmful desalination plant on the Orange County coast,… Read More…


The Clean Water Act Turns 50

This month marks the 50th anniversary of the Clean Water Act, landmark legislation with a lofty goal to “restore and maintain the chemical, physical, and biological integrity of the Nation’s… Read More…


Building a Better Construction Stormwater Permit

Eight years after the 2009 permit expired, the State Water Board has finally adopted a new statewide Construction Stormwater Permit. This permit will require construction sites to prevent stormwater from… Read More…


Waterkeepers’ ‘Forever Chemicals’ Monitoring Project

In June, California Coastkeeper had the privilege of participating in a PFAS Monitoring Project, one of the country’s largest PFAS surface water contamination data projects yet. But what does PFAS… Read More…


Clean Water for All? Governor Newsom Favors Construction Corporate Profits

Construction sites are an impactful source of water pollution. Construction activities use a wide variety of pollutants and land disturbance can expose soils contaminated by historic pollution, including heavy metals… Read More…


Don’t Tread on Salmon – 6PPD Kills Within Hours

For over 20 years, researchers in the Puget Sound area have seen a connection between stormwater and salmon deaths. Previously known as the “coho mortality phenomenon” or “urban runoff mortality… Read More…


50 Years Later, It’s Time to Modernize California’s Clean Water Program

Fifty years ago, the federal Clean Water Act passed with the goal of cleaning up all of the nation’s waterways by the mid-1980s. Since then, California has made significant progress… Read More…


CCKA’s 2022 Priorities for Swimmable, Fishable, Drinkable Waters

January is traditionally a time to set goals for the upcoming year – and California Coastkeeper Alliance has big plans for 2022. This year will mark the 50th anniversary of… Read More…


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