Boulder Creek/Confluence Fecal Coloform
Regarding the statement that Boulder Creek has more Fecal Coliform, I've talked to Claire McGrath about this and from what I remember, she said that you have to take that with a grain of salt. It seems like there was one sample collected each from Confluence and Boulder Creek by undergrad students that were doing a class project, and the one from Confluence was brought in in an antifreeze jug or something like that. Typically sampling for water quality is done with a bit more stringent protocols and also several samples are collected during a specified period.
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