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1988 Florida Water Quality Assessment 305(b) Technical Appendix1988doc_pdf8400.3Florida Department of Environmental Protection1019249Introduction contains a summary of Florida water quality and assessment methods. Body of report addresses each basin, with a narrative summary and water quality data for major water bodies in the basin: clarity, DO, oxygen demand, pH, trophic status, coliform, species diversity, condition, flow, WQI. Information on river reaches includes status and trends.1988%20FL%20WQA%20305b%20Technical%20Appendix.pdf8Sarasota
2005-2006 Phillippi Creek Bacteria Study2006doc_pdf574Sarasota County Environmental Services10076592005-2006 Phillippi Creek Bacteria Study by Kathy MeauxMeaux%20Phillippi%20Creek%20Presentation.pdf8Sarasota
303(d) List of Impaired Waters in Florida1998doc_html0Florida Department of Environmental Protection1017033Information about Florida's "303(d) List" which identifies those waters that do not meet minimum standards for water quality according to the provisions of the Clean Water Act.
A Beginner's Guide to Water Management: Bacteria (Circ. 106)2003doc_pdf1105.4Florida LAKEWATCH1017698This 44-page booklet starts with a brief tutorial on the presence of bacteria in Florida lakes, and the aquatic environment in general, and then quickly turns to the subject that lake users are most interested in: possible sources of bacterial contamination and how to test for it.106_Bacteria.pdf8Sarasota
Assessment and Impact of Microbial Fecal Pollution and Human Enteric Pathogens in a Coastal Community2001doc_html0Marine Pollution Bulletin1020483The goals of this study were to assess watersheds impacted by high densities of OSDS (onsite sewage disposal systems) for evidence of fecal contamination and evaluate the occurrence of human pathogens in coastal waters off west Florida. Eleven stations (representing six watersheds) were intensively sampled for microbial indicators of fecal pollution (fecal coliform bacteria, enterococci, Clostridium perfringens and coliphage) and the human enteric pathogens, Cryptosporidium, Giardia, and enterov
Beach Road Drainage Improvements Feasibility Study2005doc_pdf9621.6Sarasota County Environmental Services1007677In 2004, concentrations of the fecal indicator bacteria groups Enterococcus and fecal coliforms were above state-mandated limits in the gulf, causing a “no swim” advisory to be issued for Siesta Key Beach. A study was initiated to determine the cause of the elevated bacterial counts. Based on the results of a source tracking study, a feasibility study to evaluate various options for disinfection and diversion of stormwater from Siesta Key Beach was conducted.Beach%20Road%20Drainage%20Improvements%20Feasibility%20Study.pdf8Sarasota
Beach Road Drainage Improvements Feasibility Study, Final Report2005doc_pdf8444.6Sarasota County Government1022816Feasibility study to identify drainage improvements near Siesta Key, undertaken in response to high bacteria counts along the beach that were believed to have been caused by contaminated stormwater. The study evaluated various options for disinfection and diversion of stormwater from Siesta Key Beach. Three alternative projects were considered, and a cost-benefit analysis was performed to determine the preferred alternative for treating and discharging stormwater at the Siesta Key Beach site.Beach-Road-Drainage-Improvements-Feasibility-Study-Final-Report-web.pdf8Sarasota
Beach Sand May Harbor Disease-Causing E. Coli Bacteria2007doc_pdf121.9Science Daily1022256New evidence has implicated beach sand as a place for E. Coli bacteria to harbor according to scientists at the University of Minnesota.Beach%20Sand%20May%20Harbor%20Disease-Causing%20E.%20Coli%20Bacteria_Science%20Daily_2007.pdf8Sarasota
Beating Bacteria: Identifying & Prioritizing Water Bodies2009doc_pdf8175.1Stormwater Magazine1021955This report describes a new methodology for identifying and prioritizing water bodies with high concentrations of fecal coliform is helping Florida address the problem of elevated bacteria levels.Beating%20Bacteria,%20Stormwater%20Journal-Final%20published[1].pdf8Sarasota
Biological Assessment of Sarasota Reverse Osmosis / Ion Exchange Water Treatment Plant2005doc_pdf4749.478515625Florida Department of Environmental Protection1022123Results of tests for radium, metals, toxicity, fecal coliforms, and bioassessment, performed on outflow from the Sarasota RO/Ion Exchange WTP. 5601.pdf8Sarasota