Urban Runoff Water Quality at Castro Valley Creek, Alameda County, California, November 1978-April 1979.
METCALF AND EDDY INC PALO ALTO CA
The report investigates the contaminant loading carried from urban developed areas by storm runoff and deposited in the bay system. Fifteen storms with 2 major storms 0.5 in. or more of rain and 2 minor storms 0.2 in. or more of rain were sampled at 15 minute intervals for the initial peak and 1 hour intervals for the rest of the storm. Samples were tested for cod, n, ortho p, Pb, Cr, Cu, Cd, Ni, Zn, alkalinity, MBAS, SS, USS, specific conductance, pH, settleable solids, bod, and coliforms.
Report to San Francisco District Corps of Engineers.