A mechanistic model of runoff-associated fecal coliform fate and transport through a coastal lagoon.

@article{Steets2003AMM,
  title={A mechanistic model of runoff-associated fecal coliform fate and transport through a coastal lagoon.},
  author={B M Steets and Patricia A. Holden},
  journal={Water research},
  year={2003},
  volume={37 3},
  pages={589-608}
}
Fecal coliform (FC) contamination in coastal waters is an ongoing public health problem worldwide. Coastal wetlands and lagoons are typically expected to protect coastal waters by attenuating watershed pollutants including FC bacteria. However, new evidence suggests that coastal lagoons or marshes can also be a source of high indicator organism concentrations in coastal waters. We asked for a Mediterranean-type climate, what is the fate of runoff-associated FC through a coastal lagoon? To… CONTINUE READING