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Development and application of molecular-based methods for identifying sources of fecal pollution at Lake Michigan beaches

The indicator organism for determination of beach closures is E.   coli bacteria. The diverse sources of E. coli - ranging from human   sewage to gull feces - make it difficult to develop appropriate and   effective mitigation strategies. This project proposes to refine   methods that use genetic markers to pinpoint sources of fecal   contamination, validate these methods in the field and develop   methods to help better address sources of contamination.    (beach closure); (beach closures); (Lake Michigan); (MST);   (microbial source tracking); (BST); (bacterial source tracking); (E.   coli); (Escherichia coli)

Status
In progress
Type
Project
Start Date
End Date
Scope of Study
Field Investigation
Laboratory Investigation
Scale of Phenomena
Landscape
Land Use and Habitat
Shoreline
Lake Basin Connecting Channels
Lake Michigan
State Province
Wisconsin
Annex Numbers
Pollution from Contaminated Groundwater
Pollution from Non-Point Sources
Remedial Action Plans and Lakewide Management Plans
General
Annex
  • Annex Numbers
    Annex Numbers
    Pollution from Contaminated Groundwater
    Pollution from Non-Point Sources
    Remedial Action Plans and Lakewide Management Plans
  • Annex 17

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