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Table 2 Spearman’s rank correlations between environmental parameters and FIO concentrations in rivers Rhine and Moselle, respectively

From: Prediction of fecal indicator organism concentrations in rivers: the shifting role of environmental factors under varying flow conditions

  Water temp pH Conductivity GSI(3d-sum) RAIN(5d-sum) O2 Turbidity Discharge
Rhine
 E. coli − 0.41 − 0.47 − 0.28 − 0.51 0.64 0.15 0.52 0.56
 Enterococci − 0.50 − 0.34 − 0.17 − 0.61 0.48 0.26 0.53 0.45
 Coliphages − 0.62 − 0.27 − 0.07 − 0.72 0.44 0.36 0.45 0.38
Moselle
 E. coli − 0.25 − 0.38 − 0.27 − 0.30 0.47 0.12 0.60 0.52
 Enterococci − 0.22 − 0.45 − 0.22 − 0.34 0.49 0.06 0.53 0.45
 Coliphages − 0.70 − 0.31 − 0.43 − 0.58 0.41 0.41 0.54 0.77
  1. Correlation analyses were performed on the z-standardized data of the overall dataset including both sampling periods. Significant correlations (p < 0.05) are shown in italics