Corpus ID: 27971170

Risk Factors for Coliform Bacteria in Sierra Nevada Mountain Wilderness Lakes and Streams

@inproceedings{Derlet2009RiskFF,
  title={Risk Factors for Coliform Bacteria in Sierra Nevada Mountain Wilderness Lakes and Streams},
  author={R. Derlet and J. R. Carlson and J. Richards},
  year={2009}
}
In the Sierra Nevada Mountain wilderness backcountry, debate has occurred regarding the impact of cattle, pack animals, and humans on microbial contamination of the watershed. Using coliform bacteria as a marker, we hypothesized that water from high alpine watersheds with more frequent human or animal use patterns would have increased risks for presence of potentially harmful microbes. We analyzed 80 water samples from alpine wilderness areas in the Sierra Nevada Mountains of California for… CONTINUE READING

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