Assessing the Impact of the ODOT Winter Salt Pilot Project on Neighboring Streams and Groundwater

Currently, the Oregon Department of Transportation (ODOT) is unable to easily determine whether winter application of road deicers may lead to acute chloride exceedances in local streams of the Siskiyou Pass, or contamination of local groundwater sources. This proposed research aims to provide ODOT with both a deicer application management tool for predicting chloride exceedances in local stream water, as well as a pilot study to better understand and account for chloride fate in local groundwater systems from deicing applications.


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    • Status: Active
    • Funding: $362000
    • Contract Numbers:

      SPR 812

    • Sponsor Organizations:

      Federal Highway Administration

      1200 New Jersey Avenue, SE
      Washington, DC  United States  20590
    • Managing Organizations:

      Oregon Department of Transportation

      555 13th Street NE
      Salem, OR  United States  97301
    • Project Managers:

      Lazarus, Jon

    • Performing Organizations:

      U.S. Geological Survey

      Oregon Water Science Center
      2130 SW 5th Avenue
      Portland, OR  United States  97201
    • Principal Investigators:

      Stonewall, Adam

    • Start Date: 20171001
    • Expected Completion Date: 20221231
    • Actual Completion Date: 0
    • USDOT Program: Transportation, Planning, Research, and Development

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    Filing Info

    • Accession Number: 01658868
    • Record Type: Research project
    • Source Agency: Oregon Department of Transportation
    • Contract Numbers: SPR 812
    • Files: RIP, STATEDOT
    • Created Date: Feb 1 2018 4:36PM