Sources of Fecal Indicator Bacteria in Urban Streams and Ocean Beaches

September 01, 2009

This USGS study, with contributory funding and support from Heal the Ocean, was completed in conjunction with the City of Santa Barbara, and offers one of the first serious examinations of the relationship between groundwater contamination and the ocean, the potential for sewer pipes to leak into groundwater and therefore the ocean, and the relationship of groundwater to Mission Creek, which runs through Santa Barbara’s urban area.


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Tags: groundwater (3) , beach pollution (2)


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