During 2004 and 2005 Iowa and Indiana volunteers tested six methods for monitoring E. coli. Assessing their results as compared to laboratory results and user preference surveys allowed us to choose two test methods to be utilized in Michigan, Minnesota, Ohio, and Wisconsin during 2005 and 2006. A short summary report of 2004 project results is available along with annual project reports for 2004 and 2005:
2004 Summary report (29 KB pdf file)
2004 Annual report (53 KB)
2005 Annual report (220 KB pdf file)
More specific details regarding user preference surveys are also available:
2004 User Preference Survey results - Iowa (174 KB pdf file)
2004 User Preference Survey results - Indiana (157KB pdf file)
2005 User Preference Survey results (all states) (191 KB df file)
During 2004 and 2005 a number of oral and poster presentations were given by project partners. We have made some accessible to be viewed online.
Comparison of E.coli Monitoring Kits on the St. Louis River (242 KB pdf file), a poster presentation given by volunteer partners in Minnesota during 2005.
USEPA Region 5 SWIMS meeting, February 2006
USDA CSREES Water Quality Coordinator's Conference, February 2006
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Page updated April 18, 2006