Science Inventory

The EMPACT Beaches Project Results from a Study on Microbiological Monitoring in Recreational Waters

Citation:

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.

Impact/Purpose:

see description

Description:

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.

URLs/Downloads:

EMPACT Beach Project   (PDF,NA pp, 2890 KB,  about PDF)

Record Details:

Record Type: DOCUMENT (PUBLISHED REPORT/REPORT)
Product Published Date: 08/01/2005
Record Last Revised: 09/23/2015
OMB Category: Other
Record ID: 309397

Organization:

U.S. ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY

OFFICE OF RESEARCH AND DEVELOPMENT

NATIONAL EXPOSURE RESEARCH LABORATORY

ECOSYSTEMS RESEARCH DIVISION

IMMEDIATE OFFICE