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Release of Sediment-Bound Fecal Coliforms by Dredging

By D. J. Grimes

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Fecal coliform concentrations increased significantly (F test) in the immediate vicinity of a maintenance dredging operation in the Mississippi River navigation channel. Increased counts were attributed to the disturbance and relocation of bottom sediments by dredging and a concomitant release of sediment-bound fecal coliforms

Topics: Environmental and Public Health Microbiology
Year: 1975
OAI identifier: oai:pubmedcentral.nih.gov:186920
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