Agricultural and Biosystems Engineering Publications

Campus Units

Agricultural and Biosystems Engineering

Document Type

Article

Publication Version

Published Version

Publication Date

3-2016

Journal or Book Title

Resource: Engineering & Technology for a Sustainable World

Volume

23

Issue

2

First Page

4

Last Page

5

Abstract

In the U.S., 74,863 surface water quality impairments are on the EPA‘s list of impaired waters, and the leading cause is high levels of pathogens or fecal indicator bacteria (FIB) in streams and lakes. To understand E. coli contamination in an agricultural stream, we monitored streambed sediment and the overlying water for E. coli concentrations over a range of flow conditions during storm events and characterized the impact of sediment E. coli on stream water quality. Data collected in the field were used to develop and test a model of E. coli resuspension that uses sediment transport theory to calculate the release of E. coli from the streambed sediment to the water column.

Comments

This article is from Resource Magazine 23 (2016): 4–5. Posted with permission.

Access

Open

Copyright Owner

American Society of Agricultural and Biological Engineers

Language

en

File Format

application/pdf

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