Surface Water Protection Program

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Study Documentations

  • Protocols
    Study plans for monitoring, modeling and research on pesticides in surface water.
  • Study Reports
    Study memos contains brief or interim summaries of research studies and study reports contains full and complete reports of research studies
  • Data Analysis Reports
    Analysis of monitoring and research data of pesticides in surface water.
  • Journal Articles
    Staff scientists research studies published in peer-reviewed scientific journals.
  • Presentations
    These are presentations on surface water pesticide issues.
  • Posters
    Scientific posters presented at meetings on pesticides in surface water.

Standard Operating Procedures & Analytical Methods

  • Standard Operating Procedures
    Detailed guides on environmental sampling procedures, equipment operation, and field study administrative procedures.
  • Analytical Methods
    Analytical methods for pesticide residues in air, water, soil, and plant samples.

Environmental Fate and Toxicity

  • Environmental Fate Reviews
    The physico-chemical properties, fate, transport, degradation, environmental toxicity and effects of selected pesticides.
  • Hazard Assessments to Aquatic Organisms
    These reports by the California Department of Fish and Game and funded by the Department of Pesticide Regulation and other agencies assess the hazards and develop water quality criteria of pesticides on fish, wildlife and aquatic organisms. These assessments do not necessarily represent the position of the Department of Pesticide Regulation.

Education & Outreach

  • Pyrethroid Application Best Practices (Training Video) A joint production of Pyrethroid Working Group and Department of Pesticide Regulation on pesticide application techniques both comply with California's surface water regulations and reduce pesticide runoff from urban landscapes.


  • Rice reports
    Various reports of the rice program.1990 to 2002.