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Coastal Environmental Monitoring and Assessment Program - CEMAP

Objectives of Coastal Environmental Monitoring and Assessment Program:

  • Develop and test ecological indicators and monitoring designs while developing an ongoing coastal program
  • Integrate and synthesize existing coastal data
  • Conduct program within context of the Oregon Plan for Salmon and Watersheds

Address environmental problems:

  • Low dissolved oxygen, eutrophication, chemical & biological contamination, habitat modification, cumulative impacts
  • Water Quality Status Assessment (305b)
  • 303d listings

    Contribute to providing a scientific and statistically valid basis for:

  • Data collection
  • Resource management
  • Take the tools developed during the project and build them into DEQ’s core programs, including ambient monitoring

Extent of CEMAP:

  • 1999- 80 total sites all estuaries excluding the main stem of the Columbia River, but including embayments up to RM 65. 30 sites collected in the Tillamook Intensive study
  • 2000- 50 sites exclusively in the Columbia River up to Bonneville
  • 2001- 32 sites all estuaries excluding Columbia Estuary
  • 2002- 65 inter-tidal sites in all estuaries, excluding Columbia River, 30 sites collected in the Coos Bay intensive study.
  • 2003- 50 sites near-coastal waters in depths ranging from 30-120 m with similar indicators as 1999-2001
  • 2004- 43 sites in all estuaries including Columbia River up to river mile 24
  • 2005- 25 sites in all estuaries including Columbia River up to river mile 24
  • 2006- 25 sites in all estuaries including Columbia River up to river mile 24

How CEMAP data are used:

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For more information about DEQ's Laboratory and Environmental Assessment Division please email LEAD.

 

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