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REPORTS

TECHNIQUES AND METHODS:

Procedures for developing models to predict exceedance of recreational water-quality standards at coastal beaches, by Donna S. Francy and Robert A. Darner.

Selection and application of microbial source tracking tools for water-quality investigations: USGS Techniques and Methods 2-A3, by Donald M Stoeckel.

2003. Fecal indicator viruses: in National Field Manual for the collection of water-quality data—Biological indicators, U.S. Geological Survey Techniques of Water Resources Investigations, book 9, chap. A7, section 7.2, by Rebecca N. Bushon.

2003. Protozoan pathogens: in National Field Manual for the collection of water-quality data—Biological indicators, U.S. Geological Survey Techniques of Water Resources Investigations, book 9, chap. A7, section 7.3, by Rebecca N. Bushon and Donna S. Francy.


SCIENTIFIC INVESTIGATION REPORTS (formerly WRIR):

SIR2015-5120   Water quality, cyanobacteria, and environmental factors and their relations to microcystin concentrations for use in predictive models at Ohio Lake Erie and inland lake recreational sites, 2013–14, by Francy, D.S., Graham, J.L., Stelzer, E.A., Ecker, C.D., Brady, A.M.G., Struffolino, P., and Loftin, K.A.

SIR2013-5166   Developing and implementing predictive models for estimating recreational water quality at Great Lakes beaches, by Francy, D.S., Brady, A.M.G., Carvin, R.B., Corsi, S.R., Fuller, L.M., Harrison, J.H., Hayhurst, B.A., Lant, J., Nevers, M.B., Terrio, P.J., and Zimmerman, T.M.

SIR2011-5150  Quantifying viruses and bacteria in wastewater—Results, interpretation methods, and quality control, by Donna S. Francy Erin A. Stelzer, Rebecca N. Bushon, Amie M.G. Brady, Ashley G. Williston, Mark A. Borchard, Susan K. Spencer, and Terry M. Gellner.

SIR2009-5192  Predicting Recreational Water Quality Using Turbidity in the Cuyahoga River, Cuyahoga Valley National Park, Ohio, 2004-7, by Amie G. Brady, Rebecca N. Bushon, and Meg. B. Plona.

SIR2010-5036  Utility of microbial source-tracking markers for assessing fecal contamination in the Portage River Watershed, northwestern Ohio, 2008, by Christopher M. Kephart and Rebecca N. Bushon.

SIR2009-5052  Evaluation of real-time quantitative polymerase chain reaction (qPCR) to determine Escherichia coli concentrations at two Lake Erie beaches, by Christopher M. Kephart and Rebecca N. Bushon.

SIR2009-5097  Performance of traditional and molecular methods for detecting biological agents in drinking water, by Donna S. Francy, Rebecca N. Bushon, Amie M.G. Brady, Erin E. Bertke, Christopher M. Kephart, Christina A. Likirdopulos, Brian E. Mailot, Frank W. Schaefer, III, and H.D. Alan Lindquist.

SIR2006-5298  Use of spatial sampling and microbial source-tracking tools for understanding fecal contamination at two Lake Erie beaches, by Donna S. Francy, E. E. Bertke, Dennis P. Finnegan, Christopher M. Kephart, John Rhoades, and Lester Stumpe.

SIR2006-5192  Models for predicting recreational water quality at Lake Erie beaches, by Donna S. Francy, E. E. Bertke, and Robert A. Darner.

SIR2004-5219 Environmental factors and chemical and microbiological water-quality constituents related to the presence of enteric viruses in ground water from small public water supplies in southeastern Michigan, by Donna S. Francy, Rebecca N. Bushon, Julie Stopar, Emma J. Luzano, and G. Shay Fout.

WRIR 03-4333 Microbiological Water Quality in Relation to Water-Contact Recreation, Cuyahoga River, Cuyahoga Valley National Park, Ohio, 2000 and 2002, by Rebecca N. Bushon and G.F. Koltun.

WRIR 02-4285 Escherichia coli at Ohio Bathing Beaches --Distribution, Sources, wastewater Indicators, and Predictive Modeling, by Donna S. Francy, Amie M. Gifford, and Robert A. Darner

WRIR 02-4122 Water Quality of the Mahoning River and Selected Tributaries in Youngstown, Ohio, by Donald M. Stoeckel and S. Alex Covert

WRIR 00-4018 Microbiological Monitoring for the U.S. Geological Survey National Water-Quality Assessment Program, by Donna S.  Francy, Donna N. Myers, and Dennis R. Helsel.

WRIR 98-4241 Factors Affecting Escherichia coli Concentrations at Lake Erie Public Bathing Beaches, by Donna S. Francy and Robert A. Darner.

WRIR 98-4089 Effects of Hydrologic, Biological, and Environmental Processes on Sources and Concentrations of Fecal Bacteria in the Cuyahoga River, with Implications for Management of Recreational Waters in Summit and Cuyahoga Counties, Ohio, by Donna N. Myers, G. F. Koltun, and Donna S. Francy.

WRIR 96-4199 Effects of Receiving-Water Quality and Wastewater Treatment on Injury, Survival, and Regrowth of Fecal-Indicator Bacteria and Implications for Assessment of Recreational Water Quality, by Donna S. Francy, Teresa L. Hart, and Cathy M. Virosteck.

WRIR 93-4083 Escherichia Coli and Fecal-coliform Bacteria as Indicators of Recreational Water Quality, by Donna S. Francy, Donna N. Myers, and Kevin D. Metzker.

WRIR 92-4130 Distribution and Variability of Fecal-indicator Bacteria in the Scioto and Olentangy Rivers in the Columbus, Ohio Area, by Donna N. Myers.


OPEN FILE REPORTS:

OFR2012–1222 Microbial source tracking markers at three inland recreational lakes in Ohio, 2011, by Donna S. Francy and Erin A. Stelzer.

OFR2009–1192 Relations Between Environmental and Water-Quality Variables and Escherichia coli in the Cuyahoga River With Emphasis on Turbidity as a Predictor of Recreational Water Quality, Cuyahoga Valley National Park, Ohio, 2008, by Amie M.G. Brady and Meg B. Plona.

OFR2009-1066 Testing and Refining the Ohio Nowcast at Two lake Erie Beaches--2008, by Donna S. Francy, Erin E. Bertke, Robert A. Darner.

OFR2007-1244 Escherichia coli and suspended sediment in Berger Ditch at Maumee Bay State Park, Oregon, Ohio, 2006, by Amie M.G. Brady.

OFR2007-1427 Nowcasting Beach Advisories at Ohio Lake Erie Beaches, by Donna S. Francy and Robert A. Darner.

OFR2007–1210 Rapid Method for Escherichia coli in the Cuyahoga River, by Amie M.G. Brady.

OFR2005-1386  A Spatial, Multivariable Approach for Identifying Proximate Sources of Escherichia coli to Maumee Bay, Lake Erie, Ohio, by Donna S. Francy, Pamela Struffolino, Amie M.G. Brady, and Daryl F. Dwyer.

OFR2005-1282  Preliminary Investigations of Wastewater-Related Contaminants Near Home Sewage Treatment Systems in Ohio, by D.H. Dumouchelle and D.M. Stoeckel.

OFR2003-374 Preliminary geochemical, microbiological, and epidemiological investigations into possible linkages between lignite aquifers, pathogenic microbes, and kidney disease in northwestern Louisiana, by Joseph E. Bunnell, Rebecca N. Bushon, Donald M. Stoeckel,  Amie M. Gifford, Marisa Beck, Harry E. Lerch, Runhua Shi, Benton McGee, Bradford C. Hanson, Jonathan Kolak, and Peter D. Warwick.


DATA SERIES:

Data Series 143 Bacteriological water quality in the Lake Pontchartrain Basin Louisiana following Hurricanes Katrina and Rita, September 2005, by D.M. Stoeckel, R.N. Bushon, D.K. Demcheck, S.C. Skrobialowski, C.M. Kephart, E.E. Bertke, B.E. Mailot, S.V. Mize, and R.B. Fendick, Jr. 


JOURNAL ARTICLES:

2017. Multi-year microbial source tracking study characterizing fecal contamination in an urban watershed by Bushon, R.N., Brady, A.M.G., Christensen, E.D., and Stelzer, E.A. Water Environment Research, v. 89, no. 2, p. 127-143. Contact RNBushon@usgs.gov.

2015. Holding-time and method comparisons for the analysis of fecal-indicator bacteria in ground water by Bushon, R.N., Brady, A.M.G., and Lindsey, B.D. Environmental Monitoring and Assessment, v. 187:672, 11 p. Contact rnbushon@usgs.gov.

2013. Comparing rapid and culture indicator bacteria methods at inland lake beaches by Francy, D.S., Bushon, R.N., Brady, A.M.G., and Kephart, C.M., Lake and Reservoir Management, v. 29, no. 2, p. 99-102. Contact dsfrancy@usgs.gov.

2013. Predictive models for Escherichia coli concentrations at inland lake beaches and relations of model variables to pathogen detection by by Francy, D.S., Stelzer, E.A., Duris, J.A., Brady, A.M.G., Harrison, J.H., Johnson, H.E., and Ware, M.W., Applied and Environmental Microbiology, v. 79, no. 5, p. 1676-1688. Contact dsfrancy@usgs.gov.

2013. Comparison of filters for concentrating microbial indicators and pathogens in lake-water samples by Francy, D.S., Stelzer, E.A., Brady, A.M.G., Huitger, C., Bushon, R.N., Ip, H.S., Ware, M.W., Villegas,E.N., Gallardo, V., and Lindquist, H.D. Alan, Applied and Environmental Microbiology, v. 79, no. 4, p. 1342-1352. Contact dsfrancy@usgs.gov.

2012. Comparative effectiveness of membrane bioreactors, conventional secondary treatment, and chlorine and UV disinfection to remove microorganisms from municipal wastewaters by Francy, D.S., Stelzer, E.A., Bushon, R.N., Brady, A.M.G., Williston, A.G., Riddell, K.R., Borchardt, M.A., Spencer, S.K., and Gellner, T.M., Water Research, v. 46, p. 4164-4178. Contact dsfrancy@usgs.gov.

2009. Comparison of immunomagnetic separation/adenosine triphosphate rapid method to traditional culture-based method for E. coli and enterococci enumeration in wastewater by Bushon, R.N., Likirdopulos, C.A., and Brady, A.M.G., Water Research, v. 43, p. 4940-4946.

2009. Comparison of traditional and molecular analytical methods for detecting biological agents in raw and drinking water following ultrafiltration by Francy, D.S., Bushon, R.N., Brady, A.M.G., Bertke, E.E., Kephart, C.M., Likirdopulos, C.A., Mailot, B.E., Schaefer III, F.W., and Lindquist, H.D.A.: Journal of Applied Microbiology, v. 107, p. 1479-1491.

2009. Use of predictive models and rapid methods to nowcast bacteria levels at coastal beaches by Donna S. Francy: Aquatic Ecosystem health & Management, v. 12, no. 2, p. 177-182.

2009. Rapid detection of Escherichia coli and enterococci in recreational water using an immunomagnetic separation/adenosine triphosphate technique by Bushon, R.N., Brady, A.M., Likirdopulos, C.A., and Cireddu, J.V. Journal of Applied Microbiology, v. 106, no. 2, p. 432-441.

2007. Composite analysis for Escherichia coli at coastal beaches, by Bertke, Erin E., Journal of Great Lakes Research, v. 33, no. 2, p. 335-341.

2007. Using a rapid method to predict recreational water quality at Cuyahoga Valley National Park, Ohio, by Bushon, R.N., Brady, A.M.G., and Plona, M.B., Park Science, v. 24, no. 2, p 89-93.

2007. Performance, design, and analysis in microbial source tracking studies, by Stoeckel, D.M. and Harwood, V.J., Applied and Environmental Microbiology, v. 73, p. 2405-2415.   Published online for AEM subscribers at http://aem.asm.org/

 

2007. Assessment of fecal pollution sources in a small northern-plains watershed using PCR and phylogenetic analysis of Bacteroidetes 16S rDNA by Lamendella, R., Santo Domingo, J.W., Oerther, D.B., Vogel, J.R., and Stoeckel, D.M. FEMS Microbiology Ecology, v. 59, no. 3, p. 651-660.

 

2007. Fecal-source identification using multiple source-tracking tools in a selected subcatchment by Vogel, J.R., Stoeckel, D.M., Lamendella, R., Zelt, R.B., Santo Domingo, J.W., Walker, S.R., and Oerther, D.B. Journal of Environmental Quality, v. 36, p. 718-729.

2007. Assessment of fecal pollution sources in a small northern-plains watershed using PCR and phylogenetic analysis of Bacteroidetes 16S rDNA by Lamendella, R., Santo Domingo, J.W., Oerther, D.B., Vogel, J.R., and Stoeckel, D.M. FEMS Microbiology Ecology, accepted July 11, 2006.

2006. Possible linkages between lignite aquifers, pathogenic microbes, and renal pelvic cancer in northwestern Louisiana, USA, by Bunnell, J.E., Tatu, C.A., Bushon, R.N., Stoeckel, D.M., Brady, A.M.G., Beck, M., Lerch, H.E., McGee, B., Hanson, B.C., Shi, R., and Orem, W.H. Environmental Geochemistry and Health, v. 28, p. 577-587.

2004. Comparison of Seven Protocols To Identify Fecal Contamination Sources Using Escherichia coli by Stoeckel, D.M., Mathes, M.V., Hyer, K.E., Hagedorn, C., Kator, H., Lukasik, H., O'Brien, T.L., Fenger, T.W., Samadpour, M., Strickler, K.M., and Wiggins, B.A. Environmental Science and Technology volume 38, issue 22, pages 6109-6117.

Comparison of Methods for Determining Escherichia coli Concentrations in Recreational Waters, Water Research, 2000, v. 34, no. 10, p. 2270-2278, (Published at the Elsevier Science Ltd site.)

Occurrence and distribution of microbiological indicators in groundwater and stream water: Water Environment Research, 2000, v. 72, no. 2, p. 152-161.

Evaluation of US EPA Method 1622 for detection of Cryptosporidium oocysts in stream waters: American Water Works Association Journal, v. 93, no. 1, p. 78-87.  Not on-line.


FACT SHEETS

FS-2010-3093  Understanding beach health throughout the Great Lakes—Entering a new era of investigations.

FS-2010-3068  Occurrence of Escherichia coli in the Cuyahoga River in the Cuyahoga Valley National Park, Ohio.

FS-2005-3072  Ohio Water Microbiology Laboratory.

FS-134-02  Escherichia Coli in the Swash Zone at Four Ohio Bathing Beaches.

FS-132-02 Forecasting Bacteria Levels at Bathing Beaches, in Ohio.

FS 112-98 How do we determine when the beaches are safe for swimming?


SELECT POSTERS

Real-time and Comprehensive Models for Predicting Microcystin Concentrations at Ohio Recreational Lakes, D.S. Francy, E.A. Stelzer, C.D. Ecker, J.L. Graham, K.A. Loftin, P. Struffolino, A.M.G. Brady, and R.N. Bushon. Presented at the North American Lake Management Society 35th International Symposium, Saratoga Springs, New York, November 17‒20, 2015.

Using Molecular Assays and Other Variables to Predict Harmful Cyanobacterial Blooms in Freshwater Lakes, D.S. Francy, E.A. Stelzer, C.D. Ecker, J.L. Graham, K.A. Loftin, P. Struffolino, A.M.G. Brady, and R.N. Bushon: Presented at the Water Microbiology Conference, Chapel Hill, North Carolina, May 18‒21, 2015.

Comparison of filtration methods for concentrating pathogens in recreational waters., D.S. Francy, E. Stelzer, Hon S. Ip, C. Huitger, and M.W. Ware.

Nowcasting Bacterial Levels and Beach Advisories at Lake Erie Beaches, Donna Francy, Robert A. Darner, Erin E. Bertke, and Jill Lis

  • Presented at the Ohio Lake Erie Meeting, September 7, 2006, Elyria, Ohio.

Using Models to Predict Recreational Water Quality at Coastal Beaches, Donna Francy, Robert A. Darner, Erin E. Bertke, and Jill Lis

  • Presented at the Public Health Risks: Coastal Observations for Decision Making Workshop, St. Petersburg, Florida, January 23-25, 2006.

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