The Fecal Bacteria Assessment data portal includes two datasets: Oyster River Watershed and Little River Watershed. Several tributaries in Oyster River Watershed, including College Brook and Reservoir Brook, are bacteria-impaired due to intense population. Little River is also classified as bacteria-impaired waterbody.
Oyster River Watershed study was conducted from 6/20/15 to 6/22/15. The time period covers baseflow condition (6/20/15) and storm condition (6/21/15 and 6/22/15). Data included discharge and E. coli. E. coli was enumerated using the Colilert method.
Little River study was conducted on 7/28/15. Data included enterococcus and E. coli. Enterococcus and E. coli were processed based on standard USGS method.