the quality of nearshore waters in the Monterey Bay area
is a long-term
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
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.