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Identify sources of high E. coli concentrations, Grand Calumet River Area of Concern beaches of southern Lake Michigan, 2016-2018

Dates

Publication Date
Start Date
2015-06-11
End Date
2018-07-23

Citation

Nevers, M.B., 2018, Identify sources of high E. coli concentrations, Grand Calumet River Area of Concern beaches of southern Lake Michigan, 2016-2018: U.S. Geological Survey data release, https://doi.org/10.5066/P9M8Y8F3.

Summary

Data were collected as part of a study to identify sources of E. coli contamination at several beaches located in the Grand Calumet River Areas of Concern, located in northern Indiana on Lake Michigan. The study was funded by the Great Lakes Restoration Initiative. Water samples were collected at each site (Jeorse Park 1, Jeorse Park 2, Hammond East, Hammond West, Whihala West, Whihala East, Whihala west breakwater, Hammond Marina, Whihala offshore locations, and the Grand Calumet River) one day a week or three times a week between 2015 and 2018. While the 2015 data were included in analysis, these data were previously publicly released https://doi.org/10.5066/F7H70F3D. Samples (water, sand, sediment) were analyzed for E. coli bacteria [...]

Contacts

Point of Contact :
Meredith Nevers
Process Contact :
Katarzyna Przybyla-Kelly, Dawn A Shively, Ashley M Spoljaric
Originator :
Meredith Nevers
Metadata Contact :
Meredith Nevers
Publisher :
U.S. Geological Survey
Distributor :
U.S. Geological Survey - ScienceBase
SDC Data Owner :
Great Lakes Science Center
USGS Mission Area :
Ecosystems

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Birds.csv 4.04 KB
EcoliWaterChem.csv 27.71 KB
Lat_Long.csv 2.81 KB
Metagenomics.csv 1.44 MB
MetagenomicsKey.csv 9.07 KB
MST.csv 84.26 KB
PowerWater.pdf 264.3 KB

Purpose

These data were collected to examine potential sources of high concentrations of E. coli at shoreline locations within the Grand Calumet River Area of Concern using host-specific, DNA-based molecular markers and bird surveys; data were also used to evaluate the effectiveness of a gull deterrence program using trained canines. Further, metagenomic analysis was used to determine and compare the microbial communities at each site examined.

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