Water Quality Studies

Fate of Nutrients in Shallow Groundwater Receiving Treated Septage
2014National Ground Water Association
Sources of Fecal Indicator Bacteria to Groundwater, Malibu Lagoon and the Nearshore OceanIzbicki, Swarzenski, et al2012US Geological Survey, UC Santa Barbara, Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory
Report of Chronic Toxicity of Effluents and Receiving Waters to Marine and Estuarine OrganismsAquatic Bioassay Consulting Laboratories2012
Report of Chronic Toxicity of Influents and Receiving Waters to Marine and Estuarine OrganismsAquatic Bioassay Consulting Laboratories2012
Report of Influent Source at Malibu LagoonAssociated Laboratories2012
Fecal Indicators in Sand, Sand Contact, and Risk of Enteric Illness Among BeachgoersChristopher D. Heaney, et al2012Epidemiology
Diversity and Dynamics of Rare and Resident Bacterial Populations in Coastal SandsAngelique Gobet, et al2011International Society for Microbial Ecology
Relationships Between Sand and Water Quality at Recreational BeachesMatthew C. Phillips, et al2011Elsevier
The Population Structure of Escherichia Coli Isolated from Subtropical and Temperate SoilsMuruleedhara N Byappanahalli, et al2011Elsevier - Science of the Total Environment
E. coli: Alive and Well, Probably in a Streambed Near YouAnn Perry2011Agricultural Research
Impact of Erosion and Accretion on the Distribution of Enterococci in Beach SandsRebecca J. Gast, et al2011Elsevier - Science of the Total Environment
Wrack Promotes the Persistence of Fecal Indicator Bacteria in Marine Sands and SeawaterG. Imamura, R. Thompson, A. Boehm, J. Jay2011Federation of European Microbiologist Societies - 9 LA County beaches included
Use of Isotopic, Genetic, and Chemical Data to Evaluate the Source of Fecal Indicator Bacteria Near Malibu, CaliforniaJohn A. Izbicki, Carmen A. Burton, and Peter W Swarzenski2011US Geological Survey Poster for Presentation at the International Atomic Energy Agency International Symposium on Isotopes in Hydrology, Marine Ecosystems and Climate Change Studies in Monaco
Pore Water Transport of Enterococci Out of Beach SedimentsMatthew C. Phillips, et al2011Elsevier - Marine Pollution Bulletin
A Multi-Summer Study of Staphylococcus aureus and MRSA in the Water and Sand of Three Southern California BeachesK.S. Goodwin, M. Pobuda, Y. Cao, J.F. Griffith, M. Madson, D. Ebentier, SB. Weisberg2011National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, AOML and SWFSC, SCCWRP, UC Berkeley Public Health and University of Miami poster
Wet and Dry Season Fecal Indicator Bacteria Distribution Source, Malibu, CaliforniaJohn Izbicki, Peter Swarzenski, and Carmen Burton2010USGS - Cooperation and funding by the City of Malibu
Quantifying Environmental Reservoirs of Fecal Indicator Bacteria Associated with Sediment and Submerged Aquatic VegetationBrian D. Badgley, et al2010Environmental Microbiology
City Comments to State Water Resources Control Board Regarding Proposed ProhibitionChristi Hogin, City Attorney, City of Malibu2010
Sources of Fecal Indicator Bacteria and Nutrients to Malibu Lagoon and Near-Shore Ocean Water, MalibuIzbicki, Swarzenski, et al2010City of Malibu - USGS - Wet Weather
Hydrology Study of Malibu Civic CenterBruce F. Douglas, Dr. Richard Laton, Dan Morissey2010Stone Environmental, Inc., McDonald Morrissey Associates, Inc., Earth Consultants International, Inc.
Hydrology Study of Cumulative Impacts for the Malibu Civic Center AreaStone Environmental, Layton, McDonald Morrissey2010City of Malibu - Hydrogeologic investigation of groundwater impacts of on-site wastewater treatment system dispersal
Pismo Beach Fecal Contamination Source Identification Study - Final ReportKitts, Christopher L, et al2010California Polytechnic State University - Biological Sciences Department and Statistics Department, and City of Pismo Beach
Malibu Lagoon Bacterial Study - Final ReportAmbrose, Jay, et al2010UCLA Bacterial study comparing FIB with human-specific bacteriodes in Lower Malibu Creek, Malibu Lagoon and Surfrider Beach
Sources of Fecal Indicator Bacteria and Nutrients to Malibu Lagoon and Near-Shore Ocean Water, MalibuIzbicki, Swarzenski, et al2010City of Malibu - USGS - Wet Weather presentation to Los Angeles Regional Water Quality Control Board staff
Malibu Lagoon Bacterial Study - PresentationAmbrose, Jay, et al2010UCLA bacterial study comparing FIB with human-specific bacteriodes in Lower Malibu Creek, Malibu Lagoon and Surfrider Beach
Assessing Pathogen Risk to Swimmers at Non-Sewage Impacted Recreational BeachesSchoen and Ashbolt2010US Environmental Protection Agency, published in Environmental Science Technology
Sources of Fecal Indicator Bacteria and Nutrients to Malibu Lagoon and Near-Shore Ocean Water, MalibuIzbicki, Swarzenski, et al2009 to 2010City of Malibu - USGS - Dry Weather (interim reports)
Presence of Pathogens and Indicator Microbes at a Non-Point Source Subtropical Recreational Marine BeachAmir M. Abdelzaher, et al2009Applied and Environmental Microbiology
Sources of Fecal Indicator Bacteria in Urban Streams and Ocean Beaches, Santa BarbaraIzbicki, Swarzenski, et al2009USGS, Annals of Environmental Science
Evaluation of rapid methods and novel indicators for assessing microbiological beach water qualityGriffith, Cao, McGee, Weisberg2009Southern California Coastal Water Research Project - Published in Science Digest
Coastal groundwater dynamics off Santa Barbara, California: Combining geochemical tracers, electromagnetic seepmeters, and electrical resistivityUSGS Swarzenski, Izbicki2009Estuarine, Coastal and Shelf Science published by Elsevier
Microbiological Water Quality at Non-Human Influenced Reference Beaches in Southern California during Wet WeatherGriffith, J.F., et al2009Southern California Coastal Water Research Project and Universtiy of Southern California, Department of Biological Sciences
Fecal Indicator Bacteria (FIB) Levels During Dry Weather from Southern California Reference StreamsTiefenthaler, Stein and Lyon2008Southern California Coastal Water Research Project
Enterococci Concentrations in Diverse Coastal Environments Exhibit Extreme VariabilityAlexandria Boehm2007Environmental Science and Technology
Frequent occurrence of the human-specific bacteriodes fecal marker at an open coast marine beach: relationship to waves and tides and traditional indicatorsSantoro and Boehm2007Abstract Only - Environmental Biology
Santa Monica Beaches: What You Need to Know About Bacteria in the SandJay and Lee2006Article UCLA Henry Samueli School of Engineering and Applied Sciences
Persistence of fecal indicator bacteria in Santa Monica Bay Beach sedimentsChristine M. Lee, et al2006Elsevier - Science Direct
Final Report: Identification and Control of Non-Point Sources of Microbial Pollution in a Coastal WatershedSanders, Grant, Horne, et al2006United States Environmental Protection Agency - National Center for Environmental Research
Modeling the Dry-Weather Tidal Cycling of Fecal Indicator Bacteria in Surface Waters of Intertidal WetlandSanders, Arega, and Sutula2005Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering, UC Irvine and Southern California Coastal Water Research Project
Multi-Tiered Approach Using Quantitative Polymerase Chain Reaction for Tracking Sources of Fecal Pollution to Santa Monica BayNoble, Griffith, Blackwood, et al2005Southern California Coastal Water Research Project; Also published in American Society for Microbiology
Enumeration and Speciation of Enterococci Found in Marine and Intertidal Sediments and Coastal Water in Southern CaliforniaD.M. Ferguson, D.F. Moore, M.A. Getrich and M.H. Zhowandai2005Journal of Applied Microbiology
Sediments as a Non-Point Source of Nutrients to Malibu Lagoon, CaliforniaSutula, Kamer, Cable2004SCCWRP Report to Los Angeles Regional Water Quality Control Board
Risk Assessment of Decentralized Wastewater Treatment Systems in the City of MalibuStone Environmental2004Santa Monica Bay Restoration Commission and City of Malibu
Groundwater Discharge: Potential Association with Fecal Indicator Bacteria in the Surf ZoneAlexandria B. Boehm, Gregory Schellenbarger, Adina Payton2004Environmental Science and Technology; Talbert March and Huntington State Beach
Public Mis-Notification of Coastal Water Quality: A Probabilistic Evaluations of Posting Errors at Huntington Beach, CaliforniaKim and Grant2004Environmental Science and Technology
Relationship between Rainfall and Beach Bacteria Concentrations on Santa Monica Bay BeachesAckerman and Weisberg2004Southern California Coastal Water Research Project
Occurrence of Escherichia coli and Enterococci in Cladophora (Chlorophyta) in Nearshore Water and Beach Sand of Lake MichiganRichard L. Whitman, et al2003Applied and Environmental Microbiology
Bacterial Contamination at Huntington Beach, California - Is It From a Local Offshore Wastewater Outfall?Xu, Noble, Rosenfeld, et al2003USGS, Orange County Sanitation District, Scripps Institute of Oceanography, University of Southern California
Generation of Enterococci Bacteria in Coastal Saltwater Marsh and Its Impact on Surf Zone Water QualityGrant, et al2001American Chemical Society
Population dynamics and antagonistic potential of enterococci colonizing the phyllosphere of grassesOtt, et al2001Journal of Applied Microbiology
Lower Malibu Creek and Lagoon Resource Enhancement and ManagementAmbrose and Orme2000California Coastal Conservancy and Malibu Creek Watershed Council
Retrospective Evaluation of Shoreline Water Quality along Santa Monica BeachesSchiff, Morton and Weisberg2000Southern California Coastal Water Research Project
Study of Water Quality in the Malibu Lagoon Area, City of Malibu, California, Phase IIURS Greiner Woodward Clyde2000
Study of Potential Water Quality Impacts on Malibu Creek and Lagoon from On-site Septic SystemsURS Greiner Woodward Clyde1999
Health Effects of Swimming in Ocean Water Contaminated by Storm Drain RunoffHaile, Witte, Gold, et al1999Published in Epidemiology Resources
Impacts of Stormwater Discharges on the Nearshore Environment of Santa Monica BayBay and Schiff1998Southern California Coastal Water Research Project
Pathogens and Indicators in Storm Drains within the Santa Monica Bay WatershedGold, Bartlett, Mc Gee, Deets1992Santa Monica Bay Restoration Project
Malibu Wastewater Management StudyWilliams and Warshall1992City of Malibu
Kelp Maps of Santa Monica Bay Showing Malibu Coastline with Significant Mapped AreasHabitat MapsUndatedSanta Monica Bay Restoration Commission Research