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Accession Number PB2013-101889
Title Using Microbial Source Tracking to Support TMDL Development and Implementation.
Publication Date Apr 2011
Media Count 74p
Personal Author N/A
Abstract The purpose of this document is to educate TMDL practitioners on Microbial Source Tracking (MST) and how it can be used to support TMDL development and implementation. The document covers: 1) Potential uses of MST 2) Brief descriptions of common MST methods 3) Factors for selecting an MST method and designing an MST study 4) Examples of MST studies used to support TMDL development or implementation MST can support bacteria TMDL development and implementation during the assessment process, the allocation analysis, and/or development of an implementation plan. Specifically, MST can help to identify the sources that contribute to the observed impairment, determine which sources are likely the most dominant in the watershed of interest, and focus management actions through targeting implementation and identifying controls that are appropriate and relevant to the identified sources.
Keywords Bacteria
Microbial source tracking(MST)
Pollution sources
Total maximum density load(TMDL)
Water quality
Water sampling
Water sources

Source Agency Environmental Protection Agency Library Region 10 Seattle
NTIS Subject Category 68D - Water Pollution & Control
57K - Microbiology
48G - Hydrology & Limnology
Corporate Author Tetra Tech, Inc., Fairfax, VA.
Document Type Technical report
Title Note N/A
NTIS Issue Number 1308
Contract Number N/A

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