Survival of Fecal Coliform in Lakes
runnerdes at aol.com
Thu Sep 22 20:08:10 EST 1994
I wonder if anyone has any references on survival of fecal coliforms and
other human/animal bacteria and viruses in lakes. Is there a temperature
cut-off below which these criters can't make it? If so, is it dependent
on species or is it a more general temperature requirement?
Also, do you think that such bacteria/viruses could over-winter (lowest
winter temperature of lake is about 55 degrees F) in biofilms attached to
submerged vegetation or to particles of silt???
Appreciate any replies!
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