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Bacteria and Emerging Chemical Contaminants in the St. Clair River/Lake St. Clair Basin, Michigan

Open-File Report 2007-1083

Prepared in cooperation with the Lake St. Clair Regional Monitoring Project , Michigan Department of Environmental Quality, and Macomb, Oakland, St. Clair, and Wayne Counties
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Abstract

Introduction Since the enactment of the Clean Water Act in 1972, awareness of the quality of the Nation's water has continued to improve. Despite improvements to wastewater-treatment systems and increased regulation on waste discharge, bacterial and chemical contamination is still a problem for many rivers and lakes throughout the United States. Pathogenic microorganism and newly recognized chemical contaminants have been found in waters that are used for drinking water and recreation (Rose and Grimes, 2001; Kolpin and others, 2002). This summary of bacteria and emerging-chemical-contaminant monitoring in the St. Clair River/Lake St. Clair Basin (fig. 1) was initiated by the Lake St. Clair Regional Monitoring Project (LSCRMP) in 2003, in cooperation with the Michigan Department of Environmental Quality (MDEQ), the Counties of Macomb, Oakland, St. Clair, and Wayne, and the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS).

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Publication type:
Report
Publication Subtype:
USGS Numbered Series
Title:
Bacteria and Emerging Chemical Contaminants in the St. Clair River/Lake St. Clair Basin, Michigan
Series title:
Open-File Report
Series number:
2007-1083
Edition:
-
Year Published:
2007
Language:
ENGLISH
Publisher:
Geological Survey (U.S.)
Contributing office(s):
Michigan Water Science Center
Description:
iv, 10 p.
Time Range Start:
2000-01-01
Time Range End:
2005-12-31