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Beach Monitoring Photos

Signs for the Ohio Nowcast are posted at Huntington, Bay Village, Ohio.

 

Signs for the Ohio Nowcast are posted at Huntington, Bay Village, Ohio.

 


 

Wave heights are measured daily at Edgewater, Cleveland, Ohio for the Ohio Nowcast.

 

Wave heights are measured daily at Edgewater, Cleveland, Ohio for the Ohio Nowcast.

 

 

Typical posting of a beach water-quality advisory for high bacteria levels, Villa Angela, Cleveland, Ohio.

 

Typical posting of a beach water-quality advisory for high bacteria levels, Villa Angela, Cleveland, Ohio.

 

 

A busy day at Huntington, Bay Village, Ohio.

 

 

 

A busy day at Huntington, Bay Village, Ohio.

 

 

Geese at Mosquito Lake, Cortland, Ohio. Bird droppings are a suspected source of contamination, so the number of birds counted was used in the predictive model for this beach. (Photo by Ted Smith, Trumbull County Health Department)

 

 

Geese at Mosquito Lake, Cortland, Ohio. Bird droppings are a suspected source of contamination, so the number of birds counted was used in the predictive model for this beach. (Photo by Ted Smith, Trumbull County Health Department)

 

 

Looking east towards downtown Cleveland, Edgewater Park.  (Photo by John Graves, Northeast Ohio Regional Sewer District)

 

 

Looking east towards downtown Cleveland, Edgewater Park.  (Photo by John Graves, Northeast Ohio Regional Sewer District)

 

 

 

Looking west from the breakwater, Edgewater, Cleveland, Ohio.

 

 

Looking west from the breakwater, Edgewater, Cleveland, Ohio. 

 

 

 

 

A wave measuring buoy was installed in the surf zone at Edgewater, Cleveland, Ohio.

 

 

A wave measuring buoy was installed in the surf zone at Edgewater, Cleveland, Ohio.

 

 

 

Measuring water-quality parameters at Lakeview, Lorain, Ohio.

 

 

Measuring water-quality parameters at Lakeview, Lorain, Ohio.
 

 

 

Counting the number of birds on the beach at Lakeview, Lorain, Ohio.

 

 

Counting the number of birds on the beach at Lakeview, Lorain, Ohio.


 

Installing piezometers into the lakebed, Edgewater, Cleveland, Ohio.

 

 

Installing piezometers into the lakebed, Edgewater, Cleveland, Ohio.


 

 

 

Looking towards water down row of piezometers (shallow ground-water wells) installed at Edgewater, Cleveland, Ohio.

 

 

Looking towards water down row of piezometers (shallow ground-water wells) installed at Edgewater, Cleveland, Ohio.

 


 

Runoff from the parking lot can drain into the bathing area at Lakeshore, Ashtabula, Ohio.

 

 

Runoff from the parking lot can drain into the bathing area at Lakeshore, Ashtabula, Ohio.

 

 

 

It take 18-24 hours to obtain results of E. coli concentrations by standard cultural methods.  This shows a dilution series using a cultural method, modified mTEC, used to monitor some Ohio beaches.

 

It take 18-24 hours to obtain results of E. coli concentrations by standard cultural methods.  This shows a dilution series using a cultural method, modified mTEC, used to monitor some Ohio beaches. 

 

 

 

 

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