IEP Data and Metadata Access
This page provides links to dozens of databases and spreadsheets maintained by the various agencies of the IEP, some listed elsewhere in this wiki, including fish data, water quality, algae, water flow and water rights. This page also offers access to the defunct Bay Delta and Tributaries (BDAT) Project concerning the San Francisco Bay-Delta estuary, with data contributed by over 50 organizations. The database included biological, water quality, and meteorological data. Coverage varied but dated for the various categories from about 1975 (water quality data back to 1961); the project was suspended in 2008.
The [http://www.water.ca.gov/iep/ Interagency Ecological Program] (IEP) for the San Francisco Bay/Sacramento-San Joaquin Estuary consists of ten member agencies: Department of Water Resources, Department of Fish and Game, and State Water Resources Control Board (California); Fish and Wildlife Service, Bureau of Reclamation, Geological Survey, Army Corps of Engineers, National Marine Fisheries Service, and Environmental Protection Agency (Federal); and one NGO, the San Francisco Estuary Institute. These partners work together to develop a better understanding of the estuary′s ecology and the effects of the State Water Project (SWP) and the Federal Central Valley Project (CVP) on the physical, chemical, and biological conditions of the San Francisco Bay-Delta estuary.