California Sea Grant College Program
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.