Highway Runoff Study

The focus of highway runoff monitoring programs is on the identification of highway contributions to nonpoint source degradation of surface and groundwater quality. The results of such studies will assist the Iowa Department of Transportation (DOT) in the development of maintenance practices that will minimize the impact of highway transportation networks on water quality while at the same time maintaining public safety. Highway runoff monitoring research will be useful in developing a basis to address issues in environmental impact statements for future highway network expansions. Further, it will lead to optimization of cost effectiveness/environmental factors related to de-icing, weed and dust control, highway drainage, construction methods, etc. In this report, the authors present the data accumulated to date with a preliminary interpretation of the significance of the data. The report will discuss the site setup, operational aspects of data collection, and problems encountered. In addition, recommendations are included to optimize information gained from the study.


  • English

Media Info

  • Media Type: Digital/other
  • Edition: Progress Report
  • Features: Appendices; Figures; Tables;
  • Pagination: 51p

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 01691631
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Report/Paper Numbers: ISU-ERI-Ames-85045, Project 1680
  • Created Date: Jan 17 2019 9:06AM