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Bacterial Source Tracking: Learn why Bacterial Source Tracking is the foremost tool for identifying sources of fecal pollution

G. Di Giovanni, L. Lee,

There are 273 bacterially impaired water bodies in Texas. Identifying and assessing sources of these bacteria — E. coli, Enterococcus, fecal coliforms — is critical to properly determining risk to water recreation, developing effective watershed restoration strategies such as watershed protection plans (WPPs) and total maximum daily loads (TMDLs), and efficiently targeting management measures.

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