Rainfall simulation : evaluating hydroseeding & plug planting techniques for erosion control & improved water quality

This study focused on identifying and selecting plant species demonstrating initial fast growth and potential long-term erosion control under a variety of rainfall regimes and erosion control treatments to improve water quality. Using California native and non-native naturalized species, existing seed banks, hydroseeding, and plug planting techniques were tested and compared. Additionally, information was collected in small scale studies including rainfall simulator design, heavy metal transport, and germination rates.

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • "Experiments: RS2 & RS3 2001/2002 : Vegetation establishment & maintenance study."
  • Corporate Authors:

    California Department of Transportation

    1120 N Street
    Sacramento, CA  United States  95814

    California Department of Transportation

    District 5
    , CA  United States 
  • Publication Date: 2002-9


  • English

Media Info

  • Pagination: 130 leaves

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 01005251
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: UC Berkeley Transportation Library
  • Report/Paper Numbers: CTSW-RT-02-052
  • Created Date: Oct 14 2005 7:47AM