EFFECTS OF WATER AND SOIL ON DRAINAGE STRUCTURES IN ALABAMA: PHASE I

THE CORROSION OF HIGHWAY DRAINAGE STRUCTURES IN ALABAMA IS DUE LARGELY TO WATER AND SOIL CONDITIONS, WHICH ARE AFFECTED BY TOPOGRAPHY, GEOLOGY, HYDROLOGY, CLIMATE, AND LAND USE. MUCH CORROSION DAMAGE IS DONE BY WATERS IN SMALL CREEKS, INTERMITTENT BRANCHES, AND WET-WEATHER DRAINAGES, RATHER THAN BY THE LARGER STREAMS. THE CORROSIVENESS OF WATER IS RELATED TO THE CHEMICAL COMPOSITION OF THE WATER; TO THE AMOUNT AND THE TYPE OF GASES DISSOLVED IN THE WATER; TO THE TYPE OF ORGANIC MATTER AND THE LENGTH OF TIME IT IS CONTACTED BY THE WATER; AND TO THE ACIDITY, TEMPERATURE, AND RATES OF FLOW OF THE WATER. FIELD ANALYSES WERE MADE FOR WATER PH AT A LARGE NUMBER OF SITES IN ALL ALABAMA COUNTIES BETWEEN MARCH 1964 AND AUGUST 1965. THE CORROSIVENESS OF SOILS IS RELATED TO THEIR TEXTURE AND STRUCTURE, AERATION AND OXYGEN DIFFUSION, OXIDATION-REDUCTION POTENTIAL, MOISTURE CONTENT, AND CHEMICAL PROPERTIES. SOIL SAMPLES WERE COLLECTED AT A LARGE NUMBER OF SITES AND ANALYZED IN THE LABORATORY FOR PH. /AUTHOR/

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • Bull No 92-A, 289 PP, FIGS
  • Corporate Authors:

    U.S. Geological Survey

    F Street Between 18th and 19th Street, NW
    Washington, DC    20244
  • Authors:
    • Hyde, L W
  • Publication Date: 1970

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  • Accession Number: 00204384
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Oct 18 1971 12:00AM