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.
- Prepared in cooperation with Federal Highway Administration, Washington, D.C.
Albany, NY USA 12232
Washington, DC USA 20590
- Weaver, R J
- Kuthy, R A
- Publication Date: 1975-2
- Pagination: 22 p.
- TRT Terms: Design; Drainage; Drainage basins; Field tests; Grain size (Geology); Groundwater recharge; Infiltration; Properties of materials; Safety; Soils; Storm sewers; Storms; Water storage
- Uncontrolled Terms: Soil properties
- Subject Areas: Design; Geotechnology; Highways; Hydraulics and Hydrology; Materials; Safety and Human Factors;
- 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