Beach Program
Entry ID: gomc_180

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Summary
Abstract: Beach Program personnel monitor and sample beaches throughout the
state from mid-June through Labor Day. About 170 public bathing beaches on
lakes, rivers, and impoundments are inspected on a monthly basis, while about
15 coastal and estuarine beaches are inspected on a weekly or bi-weekly basis
during the swim season. DES Beach Inspectors collect two to three bacteria
samples from each beach depending upon the length of the bathing area. Also,
DES inspects on-site toilet facilities, the bathing area, and surrounding areas
for the presence of potential health threats, and confers with lifeguards and
the public to address their concerns.

Sponsor: New Hampshire Department of Environmental Services

Related URL
Link: GET DATA
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Link: VIEW PROJECT HOME PAGE
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Geographic Coverage
 N: 45.30289 S: 42.86141  E: -70.68922  W: -72.58656

Data Set Citation
Online Resource: http://des.nh.gov/organization/divisions/water/wmb/beaches/


Temporal Coverage
Start Date: 2002-01-01


Location Keywords
CONTINENT > NORTH AMERICA > UNITED STATES OF AMERICA > NEW HAMPSHIRE
OCEAN > ATLANTIC OCEAN > NORTH ATLANTIC OCEAN > GULF OF MAINE


Science Keywords
TERRESTRIAL HYDROSPHERE >WATER QUALITY/WATER CHEMISTRY >CONTAMINANTS    [Definition]
OCEANS >COASTAL PROCESSES >BEACHES    [Definition]
BIOLOGICAL CLASSIFICATION >BACTERIA/ARCHAEA    [Definition]


ISO Topic Category
HEALTH
INLAND WATERS
OCEANS


Instrument
BENTHOPELAGIC TRAWL


Project
GOMMP >Gulf of Maine Monitoring Programs    [Information]


Quality
http://des.nh.gov/organization/divisions/water/wmb/beaches/


Access Constraints
None Noted


Use Constraints
None Noted


Keywords
Bacteria
enterococci
Public Beach Inspection Program


Data Set Progress
IN WORK


Originating Center


Data Center
Watershed Management Bureau, Water Division, Department of Environmental Sciences, New Hampshire    [Information]
Data Center URL: http://des.nh.gov/organization/divisions/water/wmb/was/

Data Center Personnel
Name: NHDES BEACH PROGRAM
Fax: 603-271-7894
Contact Address:
PO Box 95
City: Concord
Province or State: NH
Postal Code: 03302-0095
Country: USA



Distribution
Distribution_Media: Online Internet (HTTP)
Distribution_Format: PDF
Fees: No


Personnel
NHDES BEACH PROGRAM
Role: DIF AUTHOR
Fax: 603-271-7894
Contact Address:
PO Box 95
City: Concord
Province or State: NH
Postal Code: 03302-0095
Country: USA



Creation and Review Dates
DIF Creation Date: 2006-08-18
Last DIF Revision Date: 2008-10-09

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