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Thiobencarb found in the river

Thiobencarb found in the river

Detections of thiobencarb were found at the drinking water intakes for the Cities of Sacramento and West Sacramento on May 27, 28, 29 and 30. Fortunately, the results were j-flagged, which means the numbers were results at or greater than the lab’s method detection limit and less than the reporting limit. Had the results not been j-flagged, we would have a more serious discussion about increasing thiobencarb concentrations in the river. 

The CRC monitoring results were in exceedance of the performance goal in the drains on May 28 and 30. The performance goal is set at 1.5 µg/L (in the drains) and the city method detection limit at the drinking water intakes is 0.2 µg/L.

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New Nitrate and Salt Regulations for Agriculture in 2020

New Nitrate and Salt Regulations for Agriculture in 2020

In 2020, the Central Valley Regional Water Quality Control Board will begin implementing strict new requirements for the discharge of nitrate and salt from agriculture. After more than a decade in development, the CV-Salts Basin Plan Amendment will make two important changes to all Waste Discharge Requirements (WDR’s) under which all surface and groundwater discharges fall. Here is a link to a comprehensive summary of the changes and helpful maps

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