The Regional Monitoring Program for Water Quality in the San Francisco Bay is an innovative collaboration of the San Francisco Bay Regional Water Quality Control Board, the regulated discharger community, and the San Francisco Estuary Institute. It provides water quality regulators with information they need to manage the Bay effectively. The Program issues a report each year, the Pulse of the Bay in odd years and the RMP Update in even years.

The purpose of The Pulse is to make the most important information available on water quality in the San Francisco Estuary accessible to water quality managers, decision-makers, scientists, and the public.

For a hard copy of the Pulse, please send your name, address, and the quantity to

For comments, corrections and content and photo updates, please contact Jay Davis at

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Programs and Focus Areas: 
Clean Water Program
Bay Regional Monitoring Program
Environmental Informatics Program
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