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  United States  12232

    Federal Highway Administration

    1200 New Jersey Avenue, SE
    Washington, DC  United States  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