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Raisin Region Conservation Authority St. Lawrence Beaches Study final report

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Title: Raisin Region Conservation Authority St. Lawrence Beaches Study final report
Author: Pilon, Richard E.; Karl, Stephen B.
Abstract: This final report represents the overall conclusion of a two year study to assess and identify those bacterial sources affecting rural St. Lawrence River beaches within the Raisin Region Conservation Authority watershed. The study encompassed water quality testing programs at affected beaches and along relevant upstream tributaries, a study of goose and gull populations and their impacts at three of the affected parks, as well as a survey of agricultural operations within a specific study zone. Each park beach was found to have its own combination of bacterial sources. Generally these sources of bacterial pollution, either individually or in combination, include point sources such as sewage treatment plants and stormwater runoff culverts, and nonpoint sources including agricultural activity, goose and gull feces, and faulty septic systems. This report concludes with a number of recommended remedial measures intended to eliminate/reduce the sources of bacteria currently/potentially affecting the park beaches studied. The costs of these remedial actions and the strategies for implementation will be included in a separate document, referred to as a Clean Up Rural Beaches Plan.
Date: 1992
Rights: Queen's Printer for Ontario, Crown Copyright, Non-Commercial Use Permitted
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