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Water Temperature Information:
Elevated water temperatures are associated with increased mortalities. They also signal possible spawning events. In the summer, normal temperatures range from 48 to 68 degrees Fahrenheit (8.7-20 ºC). If the temperatures surpass 64 ºF for more than 24 hours, this is cause for concern. In the winter, normal temperatures range from 42 to 59 degrees Fahrenheit (5.6-16 ºC).
About the Station:
The Valino Island water quality monitoring station is located in the southern portion of the marine-dominated region of the estuary and is immediately north of Valino Island. The Valino Island site is approximately 2.2 miles (3.6 km) from the mouth of South Slough estuary. The station is adjacent to productive eelgrass beds, tidal mudflats, sandflats, and commercial oyster cultivation areas.