Fecal coliform impairment in Edwards Run, New Jersey

Kauser Jahan, Diana Garcia, Joseph Orlins

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    Abstract

    Water quality within the Edwards Run Watershed, located in Mantua Twp, Gloucester County, New Jersey, is being assessed through an integrated monitoring program. Edwards Run is approximately 6,964 acres and its land uses are primarily agricultural and residential. The New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection has classified Edwards Run as severely impaired by fecal coliform and phosphorus and has listed the Run in the Integrated Water Quality Report Sublist 5. This report lists impaired water bodies that do not have TMDL values. A monthly monitoring of nutrients (nitrate and phosphorus) and fecal coliform bacteria for the Run confirms that Edwards Run is an impaired water body in terms of fecal contamination and phosphorus concentrations. Monitoring results indicate that fecal coliform and phosphorus levels are frequently exceeding New Jersey surface water quality standards. Current studies are focusing on locating non point sources of pollution and presenting best management practices to protect the Run and the watershed.

    Original languageEnglish (US)
    Title of host publicationExamining the Confluence of Environmental and Water Concerns - Proceedings of the World Environmental and Water Resources Congress 2006
    DOIs
    StatePublished - Dec 1 2007
    EventWorld Environmental and Water Resources Congress 2006: Examining the Confluence of Environmental and Water Concerns - Omaha, NE, United States
    Duration: May 21 2006May 25 2006

    Publication series

    NameExamining the Confluence of Environmental and Water Concerns - Proceedings of the World Environmental and Water Resources Congress 2006

    Other

    OtherWorld Environmental and Water Resources Congress 2006: Examining the Confluence of Environmental and Water Concerns
    Country/TerritoryUnited States
    CityOmaha, NE
    Period5/21/065/25/06

    All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

    • Environmental Science(all)

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