Salt Impacts in the Cascade Region of Adirondacks

The objective of this project is to assess the fate, transport and environmental effects of salt usage in the Cascade region of the central Adirondacks and to propose recommendations for deicing in this unique environment. The study would include assessment of the trees, vegetation and water quality conditions in the region. The Cascade region of the central Adirondacks has unique geological, flora and fauna features of which distress to the trees along roadways has been observed. Roadway de icing (salt) has been proposed as a contribution to the tree distress. Several studies have been conducted by many different interested entities, but an overall compilation, research plan and interpretation has not been developed to address the issue.


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    • Status: Active
    • Funding: $150000.00
    • Contract Numbers:

      SPR PIN R020-48-8

    • Sponsor Organizations:

      Federal Highway Administration

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

      Clarkson University

    • Principal Investigators:

      Langen, Thomas

    • Start Date: 20030701
    • Expected Completion Date: 0
    • Actual Completion Date: 20060301
    • Source Data: RiP Project 11620

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    Filing Info

    • Accession Number: 01458463
    • Record Type: Research project
    • Source Agency: New York State Department of Transportation
    • Contract Numbers: SPR PIN R020-48-8
    • Files: RiP, USDOT, STATEDOT
    • Created Date: Jan 3 2013 12:43PM