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Title: Maenporth EC bathing beach additional monitoring data report : final report
Author: Rob Hocking
Document Type: Monograph
Annotation: EA additional title info: environmental protection department Cornwall area February 2002
Abstract:
The EC Designated Bathing Water at Maenporth (81914873) on the south coast of Cornwall is sampled in accordance with the requirements of the EC Bathing Waters Directive (EC/76/100). Since 1999 Maenporth Beach has failed to meet the guideline standard requirements once. Previous investigations have shown that the bathing water at Maenporth is influenced by the freshwater input, which flows onto the eastern side of the beach. In 1999 Investigations Officer Peter Long added three new sites to gain additional data on sources of bacterial contamination replacing the single freshwater sample site (the single site at the lagoon was influenced by sea water on high spring tides). The three sites chosen were named Maenporth Stream and Maenporth Streams B an C (Sites 6, 8 an 5 respectively), these sites were all located above the tidal limit. Unfortunately total coliform analysis was not included at these sites. For the 2001 bathing season a further six sites were added to the monitoring program, all of which were to be sampled coincident with the statutory bathing water sampling. The objective of this report is to collate the additional monitoring data gathered from 1999 to 2001 and attempt to further identify sources of bacterial contamination to the freshwater inputs at Maenporth Beach and analyse for trends. This data can then be made available for the organisations who are planning to remediate a degraded lagoonat Maenporth. The organisations are (including the EA), Cornwall County Council, English Nature, Carrick and Kerrier District Councils and Cornwall College.
Publisher: Environment Agency
Publication Date: 2002
Publication Place: Dorset
Subject Keywords: Bathing waterBathing Water DirectiveBeachesBacteriaBacterial countingBacterial monitoringPublic health
Geographic Keywords: Maenporth
Extent: 3; + tables
Permalink: http://www.environmentdata.org/archive/ealit:659
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