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/

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • Sponsored by the Ohio Department of Transportation. Study conducted in cooperation with the Department of Transportation, Federal Highway Administration.
  • Corporate Authors:

    University of Akron

    Department of Geology, 302 East Buchtel Avenue
    Akron, OH  USA  44325
  • Authors:
    • Corbett, R G
    • Manner, B M
  • Publication Date: 1975-10-30

Media Info

  • Pagination: 156 p.

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Filing Info

  • 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