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Other reasons for bacteria in the water

...blamed/suspected over and over again for the higher levels of bacteria, (enterococci and fecal coliform), by Tim Stevens, ADEC environmental program specialist. This guy is the expert and he even admits that not only does he not know why...

http://peninsulaclarion.com/opinion/letters/2013-08-19/other-reasons-for-bacteri
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ADEC: Bacteria levels potentially higher than expected at Kenai River mouth

...beach's waters may have slightly greater levels of bacteria than the past three years the study has been conducted, said Tim Stevens, ADEC environmental program specialist for the division of water. "We're kind of scratching our heads, asking...

http://peninsulaclarion.com/news/2013-08-15/adec-bacteria-levels-potentially-hig
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Testing the water

...but they do because they're kids," said Alaska Department of Environmental Conservation Environmental Specialist Tim Stevens. While the fecal coliform and enterococci bacteria themselves are not dangerous, they are harbingers of harmful pathogens...

http://peninsulaclarion.com/news/2013-07-10-0
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Kenai to ban dipnet fish waste from beaches

...appearances.Raking the fish waste in the water will also reduce the amount of bacteria that builds up in the water, said Tim Stevens, Department of Environmental Conservation environmental program specialist for the division of water.Stevens said...

http://peninsulaclarion.com/news/2013-04-23/kenai-to-ban-dipnet-fish-waste-from-
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Kenai closes on a clean dipnet season

...its bacterial level monitoring of the dipnet fishery, this year's averaged bacterial levels were the lowest, said Tim Stevens, ADEC environmental program specialist for the division of water. Stevens said Kenai's decree to dump fish waste...

http://peninsulaclarion.com/news/2013-08-06/kenai-closes-on-a-clean-dipnet-seaso
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Kenai Watershed Forum study links turbidity with boat traffic, levels exceed state standards

...and will not be included in the state's 2012 biennial listing of impaired water bodies. The DEC project manager, Tim Stevens, said there is no formal timeline for the release of the watershed forum's study as he has yet to finish reviewing...

http://peninsulaclarion.com/news/2012-11-15/kenai-watershed-forum-study-links-tu
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Clearing the water

...of its contract with the DEC, the watershed forum was not allowed to release the study, or talk about the results. Tim Stevens, project manager for the Department of Environmental Conservation said the restriction was necessary because the agency...

http://peninsulaclarion.com/news/2012-11-17
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Kenai beaches face testing

...recently released report shows that last summer, Kenai River beaches had more bacteria than is generally considered safe. Tim Stevens, from the state's Department of Environmental Conservation, said that the testing did not show what caused levels...

http://www.peninsulaclarion.com/stories/040511/new_810758190.shtml
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Bacteria levels decline at Kenai beach

...testing done Sunday showed that the bacteria was back at lower levels."They came back below the standards," said Tim Stevens from Alaska's Department of Environmental Conservation.The standard is based on two types of testing: a geometric...

http://peninsulaclarion.com/news/2011-07-21/bacteria-levels-decline-at-kenai-bea
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Kenai River hydrocarbon levels continue to meet standards

...2' that says it's meeting the water quality standards for that particular parameter - being hydrocarbons," said Tim Stevens, Environmental Program Specialist for DEC.The tests, Ruffner said, involve about 25 people testing for 17 parameters...

http://peninsulaclarion.com/news/2011-08-26/kenai-river-hydrocarbon-levels-conti
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