Advances in recreational water quality monitoring at Indiana Dunes National Lakeshore

Park Science
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Abstract

Indiana Dunes has improved its ability to protect the health of swimmers through better science-based management and increased understanding of contaminants. Most research has focused on Escherichia coli and its nature, sources, and distribution because it is widely accepted as an indicator of potential pathogens. Though research on E. coli and recreational water quality is continually generating new information, public beach managers may gain valuable insight into this management issue from our experience at Indiana Dunes. This article reviews one of the longest maintained indicator bacteria monitoring programs in the National Park System, highlights lessons learned, and summarizes research findings that may be of interest to public beach managers.

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Publication type Article
Publication Subtype Journal Article
Title Advances in recreational water quality monitoring at Indiana Dunes National Lakeshore
Series title Park Science
Volume 24
Issue 1
Year Published 2006
Language English
Publisher U.S. National Park Service
Contributing office(s) Great Lakes Science Center
Description 5 p.
First page 19
Last page 23
Online Only (Y/N) N
Additional Online Files (Y/N) N