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Nowcast Beach Status

Nowcast predicts water quality conditions at select beach swimming areas in the Great Lakes. Nowcast estimates conditions by merging environment and climate data with variables measured at a beach by 8 AM each morning and entering them into a computer program which provides a probability from 1 to 100 as to whether or not the beach has exceeded the bathing-water standard of 235 units of E. coli.

Publication Year 2017
Title Nowcast Beach Status
Product Type Real-time Data
Record Source USGS Digital Object Identifier Catalog