State Water Resources Research Institute Program

Project ID: 2008MS81B
Title: Monitoring and Modeling Water Pollution in Mississippi Lakes
Project Type: Research
Start Date: 7/01/2008
End Date: 7/31/2009
Congressional District: 1
Focus Categories: Water Quality, Surface Water, Recreation
Keywords: Water quality, contaminant transport mechanisms, water quality management, fecal indicator bacteria, recreational lakes
Principal Investigator: Surbeck, Cristiane Q.
Federal Funds: $ 7,500
Non-Federal Matching Funds: $ 15,055
Abstract: Many important recreational waters, such as lakes and coastal beaches, suffer from fecal pollution. Studies have shown that swimmers become ill or avoid these recreational waters as a result of pollution. The research discussed in this proposal will take steps towards understanding and preventing fecal pollution in a largely ignored type of recreational waterbody: lakes. The approach to this type of research includes monitoring surface waters and then developing mathematical and statistical models to understand and predict pollution. The objective of this narrative is to propose research on the water and sediments of the Sardis Lake System (including Lower Lake and a tributary), in Mississippi, to understand and mathematically model fate and transport of fecal pollution with the goal of understanding pollution sources to Mississippi lakes.

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Progress/Completion Report, 2009, PDF
Progress/Completion Report, 2010, PDF

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