A Healthier Bay

San Francisco Bay is healthier now than it once was.

In this segment you’ll learn:

  • what the U.S. Geological Survey has found out about the health of the Bay after monitoring it for four decades.
  • about the largest local freshwater input into the South Bay—the San Jose / Santa Clara Water Pollution Control Plant.
  • how wastewater treatment plants have limited the amount of pollutants that get into the Bay.

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