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Beach locations
1. Locations of beach study sites, 2000 and 2001. Sites include three Lake Erie urban beaches (Huntington, Edgewater Park, and Villa Angela), two Lake Erie beaches in a less populated area (Headlands and Fairport Harbor), and one inland lake beach (Mosquito Creek State Park).

 

 

Rain Gage
2. Rain gage at Huntington Reservation, Bay Village, Ohio. Rainfall data were used in the model for this beach.

 

 

Bathing area
3. Bathing area at Villa Angela, Cleveland, Ohio, one of the three urban Lake Erie beaches studied.

 

 

Geese Samples
4. Geese at Mosquito Lake, Cortland, Ohio. Bird droppings are a suspected source of contamination, so the number of birds counted was used in the model for this beach

 

 

Swash-zone hole
5. USGS scientists digging holes for collecting swash-zone materials at Mosquito Lake, Cortland, Ohio.

 

 

Specific Conductance
 6. USGS scientists collecting water samples and measuring specific conductance of swash-zone samples.

 

 

Collecting sediments
 7. USGS scientist collecting sediments from near the swash zone by scraping the sides of each hole.

 

 

Sampling holes
 8. USGS scientist digging holes for collection of swash-zone materials at Edgewater Park, Cleveland, Ohio.

 

 

Ancillary location
 9. An ancillary sampling location (boat docks) at Mosquito Lake, Cortland, Ohio. Samples were collected from ancillary locations, such as this boat dock, to determine a possible source of E. coli contamination to the bathing beach at Mosquito Lake.

 

 

Processing sample
 10. USGS scientist using membrane filtration to process a bathing-water sample.

 

 

 


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