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Policies and practices of beach monitoring in the Great Lakes, USA: a critical review

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Policies and practices of beach monitoring in the Great Lakes, USA: a critical review; 2010; Article; Journal; Journal of Environmental Monitoring; Nevers, Meredith B.; Whitman, Richard L.

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Beaches throughout the Great Lakes are monitored for fecal indicator bacteria (typically Escherichia coli) in order to protect the public from potential sewage contamination. Currently, there is no universal standard for sample collection and analysis or results interpretation. Monitoring policies are developed by individual beach management jurisdictions, and applications are highly variable across and within lakes, states, and provinces. Extensive research has demonstrated that sampling decisions for time, depth, number of replicates, frequency of sampling, and laboratory analysis all influence the results outcome, as well as calculations of the mean and interpretation of the results in policy decisions. Additional shortcomings to [...]

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