GLBA Conferences

2002: Great Lakes Beach Conference

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Held Oct. 30, 2002, at Chicago's South Shore Cultural Center

Scientific and Technical Presentations
Investigations | Models | Methods | Information Systems


Fecal Indicator Abundance Higher In Freshwater Bathing Beach Sand Than In Water Column by E.W. Alm, J.M. Burke, E.L. Francis, and A.J. Matthews, Central Michigan University, Mt. Pleasant, MI

Distribution and Characterization of E. coli in the Dunes Creek Watershed, Indiana Dunes State Park by M.N. Byappanahalli, M. Fowler, M.B. Nevers, D. Shively, and R.L. Whitman, United States Geological Survey, Porter, IN

Concentrations of Escherichia coli in the Swash Zone at Four Ohio Bathing Beaches by Donna S. Francy and Amie M. Gifford, U.S. Geological Survey, Water Resources Discipline, Columbus, OH

Studies on E. coli in ditch sediments entering Maumee Bay by Lou Glatzer, A. Harpster, J. Mack, and N. Hatfield. The Lake Erie Center, The University of Toledo, Oregon, OH

Environmental Influences on Numbers of E. coli and Enterococci in Beach Water, Grand Traverse Bay, Michigan by S. K. Haack, L. R. Fogarty, U.S. Geological Survey, Lansing, MI and C. Wright, Grand Traverse Bay
Watershed Center, Traverse City, MI

Evaluation of Beach Grooming Techniques on Escherichia coli Densities in Foreshore Sands at North Beach, Racine, WI by J. L. Kinzelman1,2, R. L. Whitman3, M. N. Byappanahalli3, E. K. Jackson4, and R. C. Bagley1; City of Racine Health Department, Racine, WI2, Univ. of Wisconsin, Milwaukee, WI, 3U.S. Geological Survey, Porter, IN4, Univ. of Surrey, Guildford, United Kingdom

Urban Stormwater Contributions to Poor Water Quality in the Menomonee River, Milwaukee, Wisconsin by Alissa K. Salmore and Sandra L. McLellan, University of Wisconsin - Milwaukee, Milwaukee, WI


Preliminary Comparative Analysis of Two Models Used to Predict E. coli
Levels in Recreational Water in Milwaukee by Mary Ellen Bruesch and Paul A. Biedrzycki, City of Milwaukee Health Department, Milwaukee, WI

Predictive Models for Escherichia coli at Ohio Bathing Beaches by Donna S. Francy and Robert A. Darner, U.S. Geological Survey, Water Resources Discipline, Columbus, OH

Elements of a Predictive Model for Determining Beach Closures on a Real
Time Basis: The case of 63rd Street Beach, Chicago
by G. A. Olyphant, Department of Geological Sciences and Center for Geospatial Data Analysis, Indiana University, Bloomington, IN and R. L. Whitman., U.S. Geological Survey, Porter, IN

Modeling the Variability of Escherichia coli at West Beach, Indiana Using GIS: Implications for Beach Management by Sharyl J. M. Rabinovici, US Geological Survey, Menlo Park, CA and Richard Whitman, US Geological Survey, Porter, IN


Overview of BEACH Act implementation in New York state by R.W. Svenson, Bureau of Community Sanitation and Food Protection, New York State Department of Health, Albany, NY

Discriminating E. coli Isolated from Various Human and Nonhuman Sources Based on Analysis of Random Amplified Polymorphic DNA (RAPD) Patterns by W. T. Evert Ting, Debra S. Johnson, and Charles C. Tseng, Department
of Biological Sciences, Purdue University Calumet, Hammond, IN

A Preliminary Study of the Sources of E. coli Contamination at Marquette Park Beach by Random Amplified Polymorphic DNA typing by W.T. Evert Ting and Charles C. Tseng, Department of Biological Sciences, Purdue University Calumet, Hammond, IN

Differentiation of E. coli Isolated from Human and Nonhuman Sources Using Automated Ribotyping Method by Charles C. Tseng, Debra J. Johnson, and W.T. Evert Ting, Department of Biological Sciences, Purdue University Calumet, Hammond, IN

Application of PetrifilmTM for Escherichia coli Monitoring by Janet H. Vail, Annis Water Resources Institute, Muskegon, MI

Information Systems

Dissemination of Beach Water Quality Information and Notification
Nationwide by Tim Gormley, Earth 911, Phoenix, AZ

Lake Michigan Federation Annual Coastal Community Survey Results by Laurel O'Sullivan, Lake Michigan Federation, Chicago, IL

Report for U. S. Environmental Protection Agency's Great Lakes Beach Monitoring Program 1998-2001 by David Rockwell and Martha Aviles-Quinterro, Great Lakes National Program Office, Chicago, IL

BEACHCAST: Developing an Information Model to Support Beach
Monitoring in the Great Lakes Region
by Kevin Yam and Christine Manninen, Great Lakes Commission, Ann Arbor, MI

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