E. Coli In Charles River Found To Be High After Long Periods Without Rain: New Model Developed

Friday, May 2, 2008 - 13:28 in Earth & Climate

It is a common belief that the water quality of the Charles River and other lakes, streams and rivers is at its worst after a large rainfall because of pollutants carried by runoff. However, a recent study found high concentrations of E. coli bacteria in the Charles River after a long period of no rain.

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