State Of The Bay
State of the Bay
State of the Bay is a science-based assessment of the health of Morro Bay by Morro Bay National Estuary Program. The report presents data collected over five years, and the results on water quality, sedimentation, bird populations, eelgrass monitoring, and many other aspects of bay health.
Click here to read our latest findings: State of the Bay 2014 (PDF)
Each year that we publish a State of the Bay report, we also hold a series of events that educate local citizens about the health of Morro Bay. The next report will be released around 2017.
Quick Facts 2014:
Is water in the creeks and bay clean enough for fish and aquatic life?
Is the bay filling in at an unnatural rate?
Is Morro Bay safe for swimming?
Does Morro Bay support healthy eelgrass beds?
Is the bay clean enough to support commercial shellfish farming?
Are important natural areas being protected, enhanced, and restored?
Are bird populations that depend on the bay habitat stable?
How will climate change likely affect the Morro Bay watershed and estuary?
Does the estuary and watershed support a healthy population of steelhead?
What can you do to help keep Morro bay clean and healthy?
Morro Bay National Estuary Program brings together citizens, local governments, non-profits, agencies, and landowners to protect and restore the Morro Bay estuary.
Protecting and Restoring the Morro Bay Estuary.