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Pussyfoot Creek and Second Creek Fecal Coliform Characterization Monitoring: Two Tributaries to the White River

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15-10-048December 2015
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Author(s) Dickes, Betsy
Description Ecology conducted a fecal coliform (FC) bacteria TMDL study in the Puyallup River Watershed (which includes the White River) in October 2006 through September 2007. The TMDL report recommended that Ecology conduct additional source identification sampling in Pussyfoot Creek. Second Creek was not sampled in the TMDL, but it was included in this FC characterization project due to concerns of elevated bacteria. Data collected from this study (November 2012- June 2013) found that the mainstem sites on Pussyfoot Creek and Second Creek exceeded the Primary Contact Recreation standard for fecal coliform bacteria. Many of the tributary and ditch sites exceeded the standards as well. Waters of the state are not meeting standards when entering the Muckleshoot Indian Tribe.
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Keywords fecal coliform bacteria, ditches, White River, implementation, TMDL, manure, dairy
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