WATER QUALITY AND POTENTIAL ENVIRONMENTAL IMPACT OF HIGHWAY RUNOFF IN OHIO

The goals, methods and trends are described of current research involving collecting, analyzing, and interpreting data on the quality of highway runoff at 4 sites in northeastern Ohio. The study which will collect and analyze runoff from areas adjacent to but not affected by highway runoff, will determine the actual effects upon water quality of highway operation, quantify the short-term seasonal and geographic differences in quality of highway runoff, and provide a data base useful in describing and predicting unavoidable adverse environmental effects on water quality which are inherent in highway operation. A sigometer sampler was used for the collection of water samples. The trends in variation in composition of runoff during a prolonged storm, uniformity of snowmelt, and annual variation in runoff are discussed. Baseline chemical data will be provided which describe the nature of the runoff from a highway surface and a surface unaffected by highway operation.

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • Proceedings of the twenty-ninth annual Ohio Transportation Engineering Conference, conducted by the Department of Civil Engineering, in cooperation with the Ohio Department of Transportation.
  • Corporate Authors:

    Ohio State University, Columbus

    Department of Civil Engineering
    Hitchcock Hall 470
    Columbus, OH  USA  43210
  • Authors:
    • Corbett, R G
    • Manner, B M
  • Publication Date: 1975-4

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  • Accession Number: 00127890
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Apr 21 1976 12:00AM