Of Current Interest...
A new report, published in Applied and Environmental Microbiology (vol. 79, issue 5, p. 1676-1688), showed that such models for E. coli can be used at some inland lake beaches to provide estimates of public health risk that are better than those based on current methods. Scientists from the USGS, USEPA, and local and state agencies collaborated on this study. Donna Francy (firstname.lastname@example.org).
A new report, published in Applied and Environmental Microbiology (vol.
79, issue 4, p. 1342-1352), compares different filtration methods for recovering
indicator bacteria, coliphage, and pathogens in lake water samples. Scientists
from the USGS Ohio Water Microbiology Laboratory, the USGS National Wildlife
Health Center, and USEPA collaborated on this study. Donna Francy (email@example.com).
A new USGS Open File report
presents data on microbial source tracking markers (MST) and E. coli
concentrations at three inland recreational lakes in Ohio—Buckeye, Atwood, and
Tappan Lakes. Samples were collected in order to begin to understand potential
sources of fecal contamination including human, ruminant, dog, and gull. Donna
Francy (firstname.lastname@example.org) and Erin