California Department of Fish and Wildlife
Aquatic Biological Assement

California Monitoring and Assessment Program

The California Monitoring and Assessment Program (CMAP) was initiated in January of 2004. CMAP is a continuation of EPA's EMAP Western Pilot Program (WP) (California 1999-2004). CMAP will use the same study design as EMAP-WP.

CMAP will continue to contribute to the advancement of the science of water quality monitoring in California by providing the State Water Resources Control Board with the necessary information to make accurate and statistically valid statements about the quality of water in California.
CMAP will also provide water quality managers with invaluable trend analyses that will maximize the efforts of the previous years of statewide assessments.

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