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Assessing the Impact of the Kapahulu Storm Drain System on the Quality of Water at Kuhio Beach and the Health of the Swimmers Using the Beach

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Title: Assessing the Impact of the Kapahulu Storm Drain System on the Quality of Water at Kuhio Beach and the Health of the Swimmers Using the Beach
Authors: Fujioka, Roger S.
Instructor: Morens, David M
Keywords: Kuhio Beach
storm drains
fecal coliform
Waikiki
LC Subject Headings: Water quality -- Hawaii -- Oahu.
Water -- Pollution -- Hawaii -- Oahu.
Beaches -- Pollution -- Hawaii -- Oahu.
Issue Date: Mar 1994
Publisher: Water Resources Research Center, University of Hawaii at Manoa
Citation: Fujioka R, Morens DM. 1994. Assessing the impact of the Kapahulu storm drain system on the quality of water at Kuhio Beach and the health of the swimmers using the beach. Honolulu (HI): Water Resources Research Center, University of Hawaii at Manoa. WRRC unedited report, 1994-02.
Series/Report no.: WRRC Unedited Reports
1994-02
Project Completion Report
Abstract: The primary goal of this study was to determine the concentrations of several types of
fecal bacteria (fecal coliform, E. coli, enterococci, C. perfringens) in the Kapahulu storm drain system and its impact on the quality of water in Kuhio Beach. Another major goal of this study was to simultaneously conduct a pilot epidemiological study to determine whether there was a measurable increase in the illness rate of swimmers at the beach as the concentrations of indicator bacteria in the water increased. Additional goals to this study included the determination of the sources of indicator bacteria in the storm drain and to analyze the sediment and water samples from the storm drain for toxicity as well as for the presence of specific toxic chemicals using a new enzyme-immunoassay test.
Description: Project Period: 1 April 1992-31 December 1993
Sponsor: State of Hawaii Department of Health; contract number: ASO Log no. 92-613
Pages/Duration: 212 pages
URI/DOI: http://hdl.handle.net/10125/29719
Rights: Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivs 3.0 United States
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