INFILTRATION DRAINAGE OF HIGHWAY SURFACE WATER

Disposal of highway storm water runoff is a growing problem within densely populated areas of California. The flat terrain and limited natural water channels in some regions requires surface runoff to be stored rather than dumped into already overburdened storm water systems or drainage channels. This report discusses increased utilization of drainage basins and drainage wells for disposing of storm water runoff. Emphasis is placed on incorporating infiltration into the design criteria of drainage basins constructed in pervious soils. Such practices can result in economical benefits to land management and also provide a practical and attractive alternate to the more conventional and often costlier storm water conveyance systems. Basin and drainage well maintenance is discussed and a technique for expressing the infiltration characteristics of basins from falling head infiltration testing through the use of hand or bucket auger holes is presented. (FHWA)

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  • Pagination: 104 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00325047
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Federal Highway Administration
  • Report/Paper Numbers: FHWA/CA-80/04 Final Rpt.
  • Contract Numbers: E-3-4
  • Files: TRIS, USDOT, STATEDOT
  • Created Date: Apr 15 1981 12:00AM