Document Type

Thesis

Publication Date

4-1976

Publisher

Department of Biological Sciences: University of Nevada, Las Vegas

Abstract

The distribution of water and of enteric bacteria of possible fecal origin into Las Vegas Bay from Las Vegas Wash was determined. Determination of distribution patterns was attained by applying the concept of the population component ratio of enteric bacteria. The development and application of new techniques and methods implicit in the application of the "component ratio" concept are discussed. The unreliability of thoroughly referenced techniques and methods generally accepted as standard are treated in detail. Physical factors affecting the distribution and deposition of enteric bacteria (including those of special public health importance) in Las Vegas Bay are also discussed.

Keywords

Coliform bacteria; Enteric bacteria; Lake Mead (Ariz. and Nev.); Las Vegas Bay (Nev.); Water pollution; Water quality

Disciplines

Biology | Environmental Health and Protection | Environmental Indicators and Impact Assessment | Environmental Monitoring | Fresh Water Studies | Terrestrial and Aquatic Ecology | Water Resource Management

Language

English