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Characterization of Nonpoint Source Microbial Contamination in an Urbanizing Watershed Serving as a Municipal Water Supply

Citation

Rowny, Jakob G. & Stewart, Jill R. (2012). Characterization of Nonpoint Source Microbial Contamination in an Urbanizing Watershed Serving as a Municipal Water Supply. Water Research, 46(18), 6143-6153.

Abstract

Inland watersheds in the southeastern United States are transitioning from agricultural and forested land uses to urban and exurban uses at a rate greater than the national average. This study sampled creeks representing a variety of land use factors in a rapidly urbanizing watershed that also serves as a drinking water supply. Samples were collected bimonthly under dry-weather conditions and four times during each of three storm events and assessed for microbial indicators of water quality. Concentrations of fecal indicator bacteria (FIB) including fecal coliforms and

URL

http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.watres.2012.09.009

Reference Type

Journal Article

Year Published

2012

Journal Title

Water Research

Author(s)

Rowny, Jakob G.
Stewart, Jill R.