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Identification and Application of Physical and Chemical Parameters to Predict Indicator Bacterial Concentration in a Small Californian Creek

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Abstract:

This study of Aliso Creek in California aimed to identify physical and chemical parameters that could be measured instantly to be used in a model to serve as surrogates for indicator bacterial concentrations during dry season flow. In this study, a new data smoothing technique and ranking/categorizing analysis was used to reduce variation to allow better delineation of the relationships between adopted variables and concentrations of indicator bacteria. The ranking/categorizing approach clarified overall trends between physico-chemical data and the indicators and suggested sources of the bacteria. This study also applied a principle component regression model to the data. Although the model was promising for predicting concentrations of total and fecal coliforms, it was somewhat weaker in predicting enteroccocci.

Keywords: indicator bacteria; physical and chemical parameter; principal component analysis

Document Type: Research Article

DOI: https://doi.org/10.2175/106143008X390843

Publication date: 2009-06-01

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