Highway Runoff Study, HR-1037, Progress Report, 1984

(1984) Highway Runoff Study, HR-1037, Progress Report, 1984. Transportation, Department of


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The focus of highway runoff monitoring programs is on the identification of highway contributions to nonpoint source degradation of surface and groundwater quality. The results of such studies will assist the Iowa Department of Transportation (DOT) in the development of maintenance practices that will minimize the impact of highway transportation networks on water quality while at the same time maintaining public safety. Highway runoff monitoring research will be useful in developing a basis to address issues in environmental impact statements for future highway network expansions. Further, it will lead to optimization of cost effectiveness/environmental factors related to de-icing, weed and dust control, highway drainage, construction methods, etc. In this report, the authors present the data accumulated to date with a preliminary interpretation of the significance of the data. The report will discuss the site setup, operational aspects of data collection, and problems encountered. In addition, recommendations are included to optimize information gained from the study.

Item Type: Departmental Report
Keywords: Cost effectiveness, Degradation (Hydrology), Environmental impact analysis, Environmental monitoring, Runoff, Safety, Water quality management
Subjects: Transportation
Transportation > Roads and highways
Transportation > Traffic safety
Transportation > Economics, finance, and taxes
Transportation > Environment
Transportation > Environment > Water
Transportation > Maintenance and preservation
ID Code: 20132
Deposited By: Iowa DOT Library
Deposited On: 10 Jul 2015 20:01
Last Modified: 10 Jul 2015 20:01
URI: https://publications.iowa.gov/id/eprint/20132