DEICING SALT APPLICATION RATES AT TERRESTRIAL VEGETATION STUDY SITES IN THE LAKE TAHOE VICINITY (1974-1978)

The Transportation Laboratory in cooperation with the University of California, Davis, is engaged in a study of the effects of deicing salts on roadside vegetation in and around the Lake Tahoe Basin. The portion of the study dealing with soil chemistry, deicing salt application rates, ozone concentrations, and precipitation, was reported in a TransLab Interim Report dated January 1976. A Data Appendix Report containing the backup data for that Interim Report was published in September 1976. The University is preparing a report on the effects on vegetation. This Interim Report contains deicing salt application rates for the winters of 1974-75, 1975-76, 1976-77 and 1977-78. Salt application rates for the winters of 1974-75 and 1975-76, contained in previous reports, are revised in this report. Deicing salt application data contained in this report supersede the previously reported data. The portion of the study that addresses vegetation is being conducted by the University of California at Davis and will be the subject of the Final Report. /FHWA/

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • This study was conducted in cooperation with the Department of Transportation, Federal Highway Administration, under the research project F-5-14 entitled "Highway Operation and Plant Damage".
  • Corporate Authors:

    California Department of Transportation

    Transportation Laboratory
    5900 Folsom Boulevard
    Sacramento, CA  United States  95819
  • Authors:
    • Nakao, D I
    • Baumeister, K L
    • Howell, R B
  • Publication Date: 1979-1

Media Info

  • Pagination: 71 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00300480
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Report/Paper Numbers: FHWA-CA-79-02 Intrm Rpt.
  • Contract Numbers: F-5-14
  • Files: TRIS, STATEDOT
  • Created Date: Sep 29 1979 12:00AM