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Predicting Water Quality Parameters and Investigating the Impacts of Rainfall on Bacterial Concentrations in Arizona Surface Waters

Abstract One of the two objectives of this dissertation is an investigation into the possible correlation between rainfall events and increased levels of E. coli and Mycobacterium using an existing data set. The literature states that levels of microbial concentrations do increase after rainfall events, but there are no studies to indicate this correlation applies in any Arizona water systems. The data analyzed for the bacterial concentrations project suggested the possibility of a correlation along one river but it is not conclusive to state that any correlation exists between rainfall events and the microbial concentration for many other sites included in the analysis. This is most likely due to the highly engineered water delivery systems that a... (more)
Created Date 2018
Contributor Buell, Andrew (Author) / Fox, Peter (Advisor) / Abbaszadegan, Morteza (Advisor) / Alum, Absar (Committee member) / Arizona State University (Publisher)
Subject Civil engineering / Hydraulic engineering / Environmental engineering / Modeling / Mycobacterium / Surface Water
Type Masters Thesis
Extent 106 pages
Language English
Note Masters Thesis Civil, Environmental and Sustainable Engineering 2018
Collaborating Institutions Graduate College / ASU Library
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