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Table 3 Water quality and exceedance of beach action values (BAVs) at beaches, 2015 and 2016

From: Monitoring urban beaches with qPCR vs. culture measures of fecal indicator bacteria: Implications for public notification

  qPCR testing (enterococci) Culture testing (E. coli)
2015 2016 2015 2016
Beach N Median (5th, 95th %) % Excd. N Median (5th, 95th %) % Excd. N Median (5th, 95th %) % Excd. N Median (5th, 95th %) % Excd.
1 54 144.3 (29.6, 2210.6) 9.3 70 116.9 (8.2, 1724.1) 10.0 54 172 (29, 1540) 38.9 52 138 (20, 1540) 34.6
2     67 39.8 (5.2, 225.0) 0     41 37 (8, 177) 2.4
3     70 43.9 (4.9, 1109.4) 5.7     44 35 (3, 318) 11.4
4     70 46.8 (4.4, 562.9) 1.4     43 45 (6, 303) 11.6
5     68 79.4 (5.1, 1087.6) 5.9     46 90 (6, 1311) 23.9
6 54 85.1 (19.5, 1201.0) 9.3 70 120.2 (10.4, 1399.7) 12.9 54 40 (5, 738) 16.7 49 139 (18, 848) 32.7
7 54 157.6 (21.8, 1006.8) 5.6 69 76.5 (11.9, 570.6) 1.4 54 79 (12, 398) 14.8 42 48 (14, 387) 9.5
8 54 162.3 (27.1, 1383.8) 9.3 70 94.6 (7.1, 918.4) 4.3 54 104 (8, 729) 22.2 50 91 (5, 1646) 26.0
9 54 239.9 (29.3, 1468.3) 9.3 70 77.9 (5.9, 739.6) 2.9 54 66 (8, 1304) 31.5 50 111 (1, 1939) 30.0
ALL 270 154.5 (26.6, 1424.6) 8.5 624 74.1 (7.0, 918.4) 5.0 270 88 (8, 1,21) 24.8 417 74 (7, 1137) 21.1
  1. ‘% Excd’ refers the percent exceedance of the respective beach action value