Central Coast Long-term Environmental Assessment Network
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Protecting the quality of nearshore waters in the Monterey Bay area
CCLEAN is a long-term monitoring program that is designed to help municipal agencies and resource managers to protect the quality of nearshore marine waters in the Monterey Bay area. Begun in 2001, CCLEAN is determining the sources, amounts and effects of contaminants reaching nearshore waters. If the kinds and amounts of contaminants we measure are impairing nearshore waters, the information provided by CCLEAN will enable resource managers to implement corrective actions.

CCLEAN is supported by the City of Santa Cruz, the City of Watsonville, Moss Landing Power Plant, Monterey Regional Water Pollution Control Agency, and Carmel Area Wastewater District, under the auspices of the Central Coast Regional Water Quality Control Board. Other CCLEAN stakeholders include state and federal regulatory agencies, the Monterey Bay National Marine Sanctuary, the scientific community, and business and environmental public-interest groups. ocean