The relationship of bottom sediments to bacterial water quality in a recreational swimming area

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Title:
The relationship of bottom sediments to bacterial water quality in a recreational swimming area
Author:
Winslow, Stephen Arthur,1951-
Issue Date:
1976
Publisher:
The University of Arizona.
Rights:
Copyright © is held by the author. Digital access to this material is made possible by the University Libraries, University of Arizona. Further transmission, reproduction or presentation (such as public display or performance) of protected items is prohibited except with permission of the author.
Abstract:
A study was conducted at Acacia Beach, Canyon Lake, Arizona, to clarify the influence of sediment-stored fecal bacteria on swimming area water quality. An additional goal was to determine the value and potential applications of fecal coliform analyses of bottom sediments for use in sanitary evaluations of natural swimming areas. Concentrations of fecal coliform in sediment were found to be significantly higher during the swimming season than during the nonswimming season. Analyses frequently found large, unpredictable changes in sedimentary fecal coliform concentrations over short time periods. Fecal coliform concentrations in near-shore sediment at Acacia Beach are apparently strongly influenced by currents, wave action and sediment agitation by bathers. Methods of analysis used in this study were not able to quantitatively determine the influence of sediment-stored bacteria on the overlying water at Acacia Beach. Use of fecal coliform analyses of bottom sediments as a stable index of overlying water quality or as a predictive device cannot be made from information collected in this study. However, sediment sampling to supplement routine water sampling is recommended to provide a more complete indication of the total sanitary condition of natural swimming areas.
Type:
Thesis-Reproduction (electronic); text
LCSH Subjects:
Hydrology.; Water quality -- Arizona -- Canyon Lake -- Measurement.; Water -- Microbiology.
Degree Name:
M.S.
Degree Level:
masters
Degree Program:
Renewable Natural Resources; Graduate College
Degree Grantor:
University of Arizona
Committee Chair:
Lehman, Gordon S.

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DC FieldValue Language
dc.language.isoenen_US
dc.titleThe relationship of bottom sediments to bacterial water quality in a recreational swimming areaen_US
dc.creatorWinslow, Stephen Arthur,1951-en_US
dc.contributor.authorWinslow, Stephen Arthur,1951-en_US
dc.date.issued1976en_US
dc.publisherThe University of Arizona.en_US
dc.rightsCopyright © is held by the author. Digital access to this material is made possible by the University Libraries, University of Arizona. Further transmission, reproduction or presentation (such as public display or performance) of protected items is prohibited except with permission of the author.en_US
dc.description.abstractA study was conducted at Acacia Beach, Canyon Lake, Arizona, to clarify the influence of sediment-stored fecal bacteria on swimming area water quality. An additional goal was to determine the value and potential applications of fecal coliform analyses of bottom sediments for use in sanitary evaluations of natural swimming areas. Concentrations of fecal coliform in sediment were found to be significantly higher during the swimming season than during the nonswimming season. Analyses frequently found large, unpredictable changes in sedimentary fecal coliform concentrations over short time periods. Fecal coliform concentrations in near-shore sediment at Acacia Beach are apparently strongly influenced by currents, wave action and sediment agitation by bathers. Methods of analysis used in this study were not able to quantitatively determine the influence of sediment-stored bacteria on the overlying water at Acacia Beach. Use of fecal coliform analyses of bottom sediments as a stable index of overlying water quality or as a predictive device cannot be made from information collected in this study. However, sediment sampling to supplement routine water sampling is recommended to provide a more complete indication of the total sanitary condition of natural swimming areas.en_US
dc.description.notehydrology collectionen_US
dc.typeThesis-Reproduction (electronic)en_US
dc.typetexten_US
dc.subject.lcshHydrology.en_US
dc.subject.lcshWater quality -- Arizona -- Canyon Lake -- Measurement.en_US
dc.subject.lcshWater -- Microbiology.en_US
thesis.degree.nameM.S.en_US
thesis.degree.levelmastersen_US
thesis.degree.disciplineRenewable Natural Resourcesen_US
thesis.degree.disciplineGraduate Collegeen_US
thesis.degree.grantorUniversity of Arizonaen_US
dc.contributor.chairLehman, Gordon S.en_US
dc.identifier.oclc212628496en_US
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