Temporal Stability of Escherichia coli Concentrations in Waters of Two Irrigation Ponds in Maryland.

Fecal contamination of water sources is an important water quality issue for agricultural irrigation ponds. Escherichia coli concentrations are commonly used to evaluate recreational and irrigation water quality. We hypothesized that there may exist temporally stable spatial patterns of E. coli concentrations across ponds, meaning that some areas mostly… CONTINUE READING