WATER QUALITY AND POTENTIAL ENVIRONMENTAL IMPACT OF HIGHWAY RUNOFF IN OHIO
Runoff from four highway sites and four paired comparison sites away from the influence of urban centers was collected at 20-minute intervals. Three paired sites were sampled for five successive quarters and one paired site was sampled monthly for 16 months. Annual averages require the highway runoff to be classified as sodium chloride type water 9 to 23 times more concentrated than the comparison site runoff. Geographic and seasonal variations and variations of runoff within individual storm events are documented in terms of inorganic chemical composition. Of nine trace elements monitored, only cadmium (up to a level of 3 ppm) was considered a matter of concern. /FHWA/
- Sponsored by the Ohio Department of Transportation. Study conducted in cooperation with the Department of Transportation, Federal Highway Administration.
University of AkronDepartment of Geology, 302 East Buchtel Avenue
Akron, OH United States 44325
- Corbett, R G
- Manner, B M
- Publication Date: 1975-10-30
- Pagination: 156 p.
- TRT Terms: Environmental impacts; Geography; Runoff; Seasons; Sodium chloride; Water quality
- Uncontrolled Terms: Seasonal variations
- Subject Areas: Environment; Geotechnology; Highways; Hydraulics and Hydrology;
- Accession Number: 00188513
- Record Type: Publication
- Source Agency: Federal Highway Administration
- Report/Paper Numbers: FHWA-OH-75-21 Final Rpt.
- Contract Numbers: State Job 14266(0)
- Files: TRIS, ATRI, USDOT
- Created Date: Mar 14 1979 12:00AM