Practical Data Collection: Establishing Methods and Procedures for Measuring Water Clarity and Turbidity of Storm Water Run-Off from Active Major Highway Construction Sites, 2014

(2014) Practical Data Collection: Establishing Methods and Procedures for Measuring Water Clarity and Turbidity of Storm Water Run-Off from Active Major Highway Construction Sites, 2014. Transportation, Department of

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Abstract

In anticipation of regulation involving numeric turbidity limit at highway construction sites, research was done into the most appropriate, affordable methods for surface water monitoring. Measuring sediment concentration in streams may be conducted a number of ways. As part of a project funded by the Iowa Department of Transportation, several testing methods were explored to determine the most affordable, appropriate methods for data collection both in the field and in the lab. The primary purpose of the research was to determine the exchangeability of the acrylic transparency tube for water clarity analysis as compared to the turbidimeter.

Item Type: Departmental Report
Keywords: Construction sites, Data collection, Measuring methods, Runoff, Turbidity, transparency, water quality, monitoring, analysis, sediment, construction, compliance
Subjects: Transportation
Transportation > Roads and highways
Transportation > Research
Transportation > Data and Information Technology
Transportation > Environment
Transportation > Environment > Water
ID Code: 21967
Deposited By: Iowa DOT Library
Deposited On: 27 Apr 2016 18:47
Last Modified: 27 Apr 2016 18:47
URI: http://publications.iowa.gov/id/eprint/21967