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The EMPACT Beaches Project Results from a Study on Microbiological Monitoring in Recreational Waters
WYMER, L. J., K. P. BRENNER, J. W. MARTINSON, W. R. STUTTS, S. SCHAUB, AND A. P. DUFOUR. The EMPACT Beaches Project Results from a Study on Microbiological Monitoring in Recreational Waters. U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Washington, DC, 2005.
The EMPACT (Environmental Monitoring for Public Access and Community Tracking) Beaches project has attempted to define which characteristics are most signifi cant with regard to monitoring approaches. This project examined five beach environments to determine the factors that most influence the measurement of beach water quality. Two ocean beaches, an estuarine beach, a Great Lakes beach, and a riverine beach were selected to provide as broad a representation of beach environments as possible. This approach was used to develop model protocols that can be applied to similar beaches.
Record Details:Record Type: DOCUMENT (PUBLISHED REPORT/REPORT)
Organization:U.S. ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY
OFFICE OF RESEARCH AND DEVELOPMENT
NATIONAL EXPOSURE RESEARCH LABORATORY
ECOSYSTEMS RESEARCH DIVISION