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Bowman Creek: Fecal Coliform Bacteria Characterization Monitoring

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16-10-013April 2016December 2016
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Author(s) Dickes, Betsy
Description Bowman Creek is primarily in King County near Auburn, and flows into the Lower White River at RM 7.65. The creek was sampled for fecal coliform (FC) bacteria in 2006-2007 as part of the Puyallup River Watershed fecal coliform Total Maximum Daily Load study (TMDL). The creek did not meet the Primary Contact water quality criterion for FC bacteria during the dry season. Therefore, the TMDL implementation plan identified it as a waterbody that needed further sampling. This report describes the more intensive sampling regime conducted in 2012-2013. This study found that the mainstem continues to violate water quality standards in the dry season. Additionally, there were stormwater samples that exceeded the criterion during the wet season. There was one stormwater site that was particularly of concern. This study primarily suggests further investigation and repair of failing on-site systems.
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Keywords fecal coliform bacteria, onsite septic, septic systems, water cleanup plan, Total Maximum Daily Load, stormwater
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