Beach health crowded beach

Crowded beach

Detailed Description

Current beach water-quality monitoring relies on culturing of fecal-indicator bacteria, such as E. coli or enterococci. Unfortunately, results aren’t available until at least 18–24 hours after sampling. Too often, beaches are closed or placed under advisory too late to protect visitor health or are closed unnecessarily. Rapid assessments are needed to improve the timeliness and accuracy of beach closures and advisories.


Image Dimensions: 650 x 320

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Location Taken: US