Project Title & Description
Gulf of Mexico Program
This project involves collection of water quality data for evaluations of bacteriological contaminant sources. The work will assist in gathering useful water quality information which will aid in the effort of improving water quality. Samples will be collected from five sample sites located on the tidal portion of the Mission and Arkansas Rivers and comparison of their antibiotic resistance profiles and pulse field gel electrophoresis “fingerprints” with those in the database for source tracking purposes. Authorized by Section 104(b)(3) of the Clean Water Act and support Gulf Coastal states in studies related to causes, effects, extent, prevention, reduction and elimination of pollution.