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Chemical and Pathogen Exposure Through Recreational Waters: Forecasting Beach Conditions

Models can be useful for describing, explaining, and predicting variations in the near-shore presence of pathogen concentrations. Real-time forecasting may help resolve the delayed notification problems inherent with the present approach to recreational water-quality monitoring. Scientists at the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) are developing statistical models that use weather and water conditions to more accurately forecast water-quality conditions. This information will ultimately serve to better protect human health and enjoyment of our nation’s waters.



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