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Thiobencarb monitoring has begun

Thiobencarb monitoring has begun

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Thiobencarb (Bolero/Abolish/League) is under strong scrutiny even as we face another drought. The product has been in non-compliance with exceedances in the drains for the last two years.

Monitoring began on our traditional date of the last Tuesday in April. We may add additional dates to the monitoring calendar in June and July to accommodate the sporadic start to planting.

Our main concern is the Memorial Day weekend, since the results spike at that time. We will monitor three days the week before the holiday weekend and two days the following week. The reason for three days in lieu of two is to coordinate with the assessment monitoring for the Rice Waste Discharge Requirements.

 

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Thiobencarb monitoring results update

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The monitoring results have been non-detect from June 13 to June 25. Detections were observed up to June 13, with eight exceedances of the performance goal in the drains. Fortunately, the trace amounts found at the city drinking water intakes were below the laboratory maximum residue limit. We will conclude the thiobencarb monitoring on July 16.