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Title: Porthluney (Caerhays) bathing water failures : final draft report - April 2000 - COR/2000/1
Author: Rob Hocking
Document Type: Monograph
Annotation: EA additional title info: environmental protection department Cornwall area final draft report April 2000
The Porthluney (Caerhays) EC Designated Bathing Water (81814942) on the south coast of Cornwall is sampled in accordance with the EC Bathing Water Directive (76/160/EEC). From 1990 to date individual samples have exceeded the imperative standards o f the Directive on ten occasions, causing overall failures three times, in 1991, 1998 and 1999 (this does not include Enterovirus or Salmonella data). The archived data shows that the bathing water at Porthluney is strongly influenced by the stream input on the eastern side of the beach. Samples taken from the stream show occasional elevated concentrations of faecal and total coliforms, usually coinciding with previous or current rainfall events. Seven out of the ten exceeding samples were collected in the month of September. The catchment surrounding the Caerhays Stream is used mainly by the agricultural industry for dairy and arable farming. There are no major sewage inputs to the catchment. The objective of this document is to identify the main bacterial inputs to the Caerhays Stream which cause EC Bathing Water Directive non-compliance at Porthluney Beach.
Publisher: Environment Agency
Publication Date: 2000
Publication Place: [Dorset]
Subject Keywords: BeachesBathing waterBathing Water DirectiveBacterial monitoringBacterial monitoringWater pollution
Geographic Keywords: Porthluney CoveCornwall
Extent: n.p. [14]
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