Fact Sheet 2012–3113
The overall mission of U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) Beach Health Initiative is to provide science-based information and methods that will allow beach managers to more accurately make beach closure and advisory decisions, understand the sources and physical processes affecting beach contaminants, and understand how science-based information can be used to mitigate and restore beaches and protect the public.
First posted October 1, 2012
For additional information contact:
Director, Ohio Water Science Center
U.S. Geological Survey
6480 Doubletree Avenue
Columbus, OH 43229-1111
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U.S. Geological Survey, 2012, Understanding beach health throughout the Great Lakes—continuing research: U.S. Geological Fact Sheet 2012–3113, 4 p. (Also available at http://pubs.usgs.gov/fs/2012/3113/.)
The "Beach Health" Issue and Why It Is Important
Real-Time Assessment of Water Quality
Coastal Processes Research
Pathogens and Source Tracking
Data Analysis, Interpretation, and Communication