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Assessing the Source of Fecal Contamination in Streams on Kaua'i Based on Concentration and Genotypes of FRNA Bacteriophages

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Title Assessing the Source of Fecal Contamination in Streams on Kaua'i Based on Concentration and Genotypes of FRNA Bacteriophages
Creator Vithanage, Gayatri
Subject Water quality biological assessment--Hawaii--Kauai. Enterobacteriaceae--Hawaii--Kauai. Effluent quality--Hawaii--Kauai--Testing. Water--Pollution--Hawaii--Kauai.
Description Extensive data from O'ahu indicate that all streams on this island consistently exceed the USEPA standards (200 fecal coliform/100 ml, 33 enterococci/100 ml) for water quality. Soil was determined to be the source of the elevated counts of these bacteria. In tropical areas, as Hawai'i, these bacteria are able to survive and multiply in the soil. Thus, these bacteria can end up in nearby streams after heavy rains or due to erosion. As a result, the USEPA recommended indicator bacteria (fecal...
Date 2005-08
Type Thesis
Identifier Vithanage G. 2005. Assessing the source of fecal contamination in streams on kaua'i based on concentration and genotypes of frna bacteriophages. Honolulu (HI): Water Resources Research Center, University of Hawaii at Manoa. http://hdl.handle.net/10125/22260
Language en-US
Relation WRRC Unedited Reports. 2005-06
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Publisher Water Resources Research Center, University of Hawaii at Manoa

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