Determination of Changes in Water Quality, Streambed Sediment, and Benthic Macroinvertebrates as a Result of Stormwater Runoff from Selected Bridges in South Carolina

The primary objective of this investigation is to quantify the downstream changes in receiving water-quality conditions during periods of observable stormwater runoff from selected bridge decks in South Carolina. The information collected will help to estimate or predict changes in water quality at bridge crossings with similar characteristics. Results of the study may be used by the South Carolina Department of Transportation (SCDOT) to reduce the SCHDEC requirements for bridge run-off treatments as part of the CWA Section 401 certification process. These treatment reductions should potentially result in cost savings to the SCDOT.

Language

  • English

Project

  • Status: Active
  • Funding: $993,563.42
  • Contract Numbers:

    SPR No. 710

  • Sponsor Organizations:

    South Carolina Department of Transportation

    955 Park Street
    P.O. Box 191
    Columbia, SC  United States  29202-0191

    United States Geological Survey

    720 Gracern Road - Suite 129
    Columbia, SC, SC  United States  29210

    Federal Highway Administration

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

    United States Geological Survey

    720 Gracern Road - Suite 129
    Columbia, SC, SC  United States  29210
  • Principal Investigators:

    Hurley, Noel

  • Start Date: 20130601
  • Expected Completion Date: 20180331
  • Actual Completion Date: 0
  • Source Data: RiP Project 35540

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 01495365
  • Record Type: Research project
  • Source Agency: South Carolina Department of Transportation
  • Contract Numbers: SPR No. 710
  • Files: RiP, STATEDOT
  • Created Date: Oct 12 2013 1:00AM