The Regional Monitoring Program for Water Quality in 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 the information they need to manage the Bay effectively. The RMP produces two types of summary reports: The Pulse of the Bay and the RMP Update. The Pulse focuses on Bay water quality and summarizes information from all sources. The RMP Update has a narrower and specific focus on highlights of RMP activities.


The purpose of the RMP Update is to provide a concise overview of recent RMP activities and findings, and a look ahead to significant products anticipated in the next two years.

The report includes:

  • a brief summary of some of the most noteworthy findings of this multifaceted Program;
  • a description of the management context that guides the Program; and
  • a summary of progress in, and plans for, addressing priority water quality topics.

Click Here for a PDF of the 2023 RMP Update.

If you have comments or questions please contact Jay Davis ([email protected]). You can request a physical copy of the Update by filling out this form.

Previous RMP Updates:

RMP Update 2020

RMP Update 2020








Find an interactive, eBook version of the 2014 RMP Update here

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Clean Water Program
Bay Regional Monitoring Program
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