A PROCEDURE TO PREDICT SEDIMENT FLOW FROM HIGHWAY CONSTRUCTION SITES--VOLUME I

The disturbance of land by construction is almost invariably accompanied by sudden, sometimes drastic increases in potenial for soil erosion. The amount of sediment eroded and delivered to a stream should be minimized within practical economic limits. The degree of control will vary depending upon the location of the construction site and the consequences of increased sediment to the local environment. Effective erosion control begins in the planning and location of the highway route. Control of water and knowledge of the soils to be encountered are basic in determining measures for preventing erosion and the movement of sediment. If a highway location is selected with consideration of problems associated with these basic elements, erosion problems during construction will be greatly reduced. This report presents a prediction method to determine soil erosion from highway construction sites. The method utilizes a regression type equation developed from actual data collected from three central Pennsylvania highway location sites. The developed equation is similar to the Universal Soil Loss Equation and is used to predict erosion on a per storm basis. (FHWA)

  • Corporate Authors:

    Pennsylvania State University, University Park

    Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering, Sackett Building
    University Park, PA  United States  16802

    Pennsylvania Department of Transportation

    P.O. Box 2926
    Harrisburg, PA  United States  17120

    Federal Highway Administration

    1200 New Jersey Avenue, SE
    Washington, DC  United States  20590
  • Authors:
    • Miller, A C
    • White, E L
    • Veon, W
  • Publication Date: 1981-1

Media Info

  • Pagination: 126 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00335589
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Report/Paper Numbers: FHWA/PA-81/001 Final Rpt.
  • Contract Numbers: 75-8
  • Files: TRIS, USDOT, STATEDOT
  • Created Date: Nov 23 1981 12:00AM