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February 26, 2010

EPA Region 4 State Beach Program Managers Meeting

SECOORA staff attended this meeting February 25-26 in Jekyll Island, GA. Under the Beach Act of 2000, states are required to monitor their beaches for bacteria and to notify the public when potentially harmful levels of bacteria are found. Stakeholders in this region gathered to learn about state-specific methods of sampling, monitoring, notification, and reporting beach water quality. Presentations are available at:

January 26, 2010

Regional Water Quality Workshop

On January 25-26, 2010, SECOORA, MACOORA, and NERACOOS hosted a Regional Water Quality Workshop, in concert with the IOOS office, USGS, EPA, and the National Water Quality Network. The purpose of the workshop was to explore integrated science-based solutions to address major water-quality issues and management. Key issues were dissolved oxygen depletion (hypoxia), harmful algal blooms and nutrient enrichment. Presentations can be found at