EFFECTS OF STORM FREQUENCY ON POLLUTION FROM URBAN RUNOFF

The stormwater management model advocated by the Environmental Protection Agency assumes that total pollution in urban runoff from a given storm varies with the time since prior rainfall. Data gathered incidental to research to determine pollution from urban runoff show that loadings of lead, zinc, and copper for 10 small storms did not vary with the number of days since the preceding rainfall. A similar result was found for phosphorus, suspended solids, and biochemical oxygen demand, based upon single samples of tributaries; mass balances on the main stem were inconclusive.

  • Corporate Authors:

    Water Pollution Control Federation

    3900 Wisconsin Avenue, NW
    Washington, DC  USA  20016
  • Authors:
    • Whipple, W J
    • Hunter, J V
    • Yu, S L
  • Publication Date: 1977-11

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  • Accession Number: 00173958
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Engineering Index
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Jun 14 1978 12:00AM