Escherichia coli in the Santa Cruz River in Tumacácori National Historical Park, Arizona

Fact Sheet 2019-3065
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Abstract

At Tumacácori National Historical Park in southern Arizona, resource managers are concerned about microbial pathogens in the Santa Cruz River that could pose a serious health risk to employees and visitors. The U.S. Geological Survey recently completed a comprehensive 3-year study of water quality in the Santa Cruz River watershed that investigated the possible sources of microbial contamination and how it relates to the amount of water and suspended sediment in the river. The results of this study help water managers and park administration better address this contamination and issue warnings to the public when the water is unsafe. 

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Paretti, N.V., 2019, Escherichia coli in the Santa Cruz River in Tumacácori National Historical Park, Arizona: U.S. Geological Survey Fact Sheet 2019-3065, 6 p., https://doi.org/10.3133/fs20193065.

ISSN: 2327-6932 (online)

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Publication type Report
Publication Subtype USGS Numbered Series
Title Escherichia coli in the Santa Cruz River in Tumacácori National Historical Park, Arizona
Series title Fact Sheet
Series number 2019-3065
DOI 10.3133/fs20193065
Year Published 2019
Language English
Publisher U.S. Geological Survey
Publisher location Reston, VA
Contributing office(s) Arizona Water Science Center
Description 6 p.
Country United States
State Arizona
County Santa Cruz County
Other Geospatial Tumacácori National Historical Park