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Submarine Groundwater and Its Influence on Beach Pollution

  • Author(s): Boehm, Alexandria
  • Payton, Adina
  • et al.

Scientists believe that beach closures due to high indicator bacteria counts are linked to groundwater flowing a few feet beneath the sand. Groundwater discharging to the coast may be as important a source of coastal pollution as the more often implicated urban runoff.

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