EFFECTS OF HIGHWAY RUNOFF ON WETLANDS

This research report covers the approach used to identify the interactions between wetland systems and highway runoff, to identify the effects--beneficial or otherwise--of highway runoff on wetlands, and to develop guidelines for the practical management of highway runoff in wetlands. A review of the literature revealed the need for research that will specifically identify and quantify the interaction of highway runoff and its associated constituents with various wetland types. This is especially true in the area of long-term effects of highway runoff on wetlands. With the limited data available in the literature the moss-lichen, emergent, scrub-shrub and forest wetland types appear most appropriate for highway runoff entrapment.

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • Also see NCHRP Report 264, TRIS 385244.
  • Authors:
    • Kobriger, N P
    • Dupuis, T V
    • Kreutzberger, W A
    • Stearns, F
    • Guntenspergen, G
    • Keough, J R
  • Publication Date: 1984-1

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  • Accession Number: 00390055
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Report/Paper Numbers: Final Rpt.
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Oct 30 1984 12:00AM