Camp Pendleton Desalination Project

MBC provided marine biological, water quality and oceanographic assistance to the San Diego County Water Authority as part of a series of Technical Studies for a proposed seawater desalination project at Camp Pendleton, located near Oceanside. MBC collected and reviewed existing data to develop a work plan for the Marine Resources Technical Studies. Field investigations conducted by MBC included: ocean current and water column stratification studies; water quality testing; benthic infauna and macrofauna, demersal fish, reef, and kelp bed community studies; and an entrainment and impingement assessment survey to provide data for modeling input and preliminary mitigation determination. MBC also prepared a summary of conditions and biological concerns for the project area and provided an overview of the existing physical and biological conditions of the nearshore marine environment.

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Michael Baker International


Water / Toxicity Services


Oceanside, CA

Water / Toxicity Services


Huntington Beach Bacteriological Investigations

Persistent beach postings and closures at Huntington State Beach prompted a series of investigations by several agencies to determine the source of the bacterial contamination.

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LAC, OC & IC WET Testing Services

The City of Los Angeles Dept. Of Water and Power (LADWP) selected MBC to provide all whole effluent aquatic toxicity testing and professional toxicity consulting services.

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Marina Del Rey TMDL Studies

MBC assisted Brown and Caldwell with water quality monitoring, the collection of sediments for chemistry analysis, sediment toxicity collection and testing, the collection of bioaccumulation organisms and the enumeration of fish and invertebrate species.

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