FIELD EVALUATION OF A RECHARGE BASIN

The report presents the results of a full-scale field infiltration test performed on a temporary 150- by 35-ft recharge basin, which was inundated by controlled discharge from a 4.5-million gallon storage tank. The data obtained from the test permitted the verification of a basin design method developed in a previous study and described in Research Report 69-2, titled 'Recharge Basins for Disposal of Highway Storm Drainage'. The theory developed in the original study was for a constant-head, suddenly applied case and used a value equal to half the maximum head in determining the infiltration rate. This theory and corresponding assumptions were found to lead to a desirable net safety factor of 1.40, as was originally anticipated.

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • Prepared in cooperation with Federal Highway Administration, Washington, D.C.
  • Corporate Authors:

    New York State Department of Transportation

    Engineering Research and Development Bureau, 1220 Washington Avenue
    Albany, NY  USA  12232

    Federal Highway Administration

    1200 New Jersey Avenue, SE
    Washington, DC  USA  20590
  • Authors:
    • Weaver, R J
    • Kuthy, R A
  • Publication Date: 1975-2

Media Info

  • Pagination: 22 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00091369
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: National Technical Information Service
  • Report/Paper Numbers: NYSDOT-ERD-75-RR-26 Final Rpt.
  • Files: NTIS, TRIS, USDOT, STATEDOT
  • Created Date: Jul 15 2004 12:00AM