Non-point source pollution: determination of replication versus persistence of Escherichia coli in surface water and sediments with correlation of levels to readily measurable environmental parameters.

@article{Kinzelman2004NonpointSP,
  title={Non-point source pollution: determination of replication versus persistence of Escherichia coli in surface water and sediments with correlation of levels to readily measurable environmental parameters.},
  author={Julie L. Kinzelman and Sandra L. McLellan and Annette D Daniels and Susan E. Cashin and Ajaib Singh and Stephen Gradus and Robert W. Bagley},
  journal={Journal of water and health},
  year={2004},
  volume={2 2},
  pages={103-14}
}
Racine, Wisconsin, located on Lake Michigan, experiences frequent recreational water quality advisories in the absence of any identifiable point source of pollution. This research examines the environmental distribution of Escherichia coli in conjunction with the assessment of additional parameters (rainfall, turbidity, wave height, wind direction, wind speed and algal presence) in order to determine the most probable factors that influence E. coli levels in surface waters. Densities of E. coli… CONTINUE READING