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Research on pathogens at Great Lakes beaches: sampling, influential factors, and potential sources

Fact Sheet 2013-3071

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DOI: 10.3133/fs20133071

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Abstract

The overall mission of this work is to provide science-based information and methods that will allow beach managers to more accurately make beach closure and advisory decisions, understand the sources and physical processes affecting beach contaminants, and understand how science-based information can be used to mitigate and restore beaches and protect the public. The U.S. Geological Survey (USGS), in collaboration with many Federal, State, and local agencies and universities, has conducted research on beach health issues in the Great Lakes Region for more than a decade. The work consists of four science elements that align with the USGS Beach Health Initiative Mission: real-time assessments of water quality; coastal processes; pathogens and source tracking; and data analysis, interpretation, and communication. The ongoing or completed research for the pathogens and source tracking topic is described in this fact sheet.

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Publication type:
Report
Publication Subtype:
USGS Numbered Series
Title:
Research on pathogens at Great Lakes beaches: sampling, influential factors, and potential sources
Series title:
Fact Sheet
Series number:
2013-3071
DOI:
10.3133/fs20133071
Year Published:
2013
Language:
English
Publisher:
U.S. Geological Survey
Publisher location:
Reston, VA
Contributing office(s):
Michigan Water Science Center
Description:
4 p.
State:
Michigan;New York;Ohio;Wisconsin
Other Geospatial:
Great Lakes;Lake Erie;Lake Huron;Lake Michigan
Online Only (Y/N):
N
Additional Online Files(Y/N):
N