Good Fences Make Good Water

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Did you know that when cows and other livestock are free to roam in streams, they trample the streambed and disturb the fragile ecosystem that supports freshwater fish, bugs, and other critters? They also leave behind waste containing microorganisms like E. coliCryptosporidium, and Enterococcus that can contaminate the stream and pose a public health risk.

Jinjun Kan, Ph.D., principal investigator in the Stroud Center’s Microbiology Group, has been monitoring streams in the Delaware River Watershed for bacteria that are present as a result of fecal contamination. Find out more in this podcast courtesy of CurrentCast.

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