Characterization of Runoff Quality from Paved Low Volume Roads and Optimization of Treatment Methods

With much of the contaminant load in urban areas originating from vehicular traffic, runoff quality in rural areas with low average daily traffic (ADT) may be more sensitive to surrounding land use (e.g., agricultural, forest, prairie, etc.). This project will further characterize runoff quality as a function of surrounding land use. Results will be used to optimize stormwater treatment practices for paved rural roads. This project will 1) characterize runoff contaminant concentrations for low volume, paved rural roads as a function of land cover/use and use this information to 2) provide recommendations to optimize stormwater treatment for paved roads in rural settings.


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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 01648416
  • Record Type: Research project
  • Source Agency: Minnesota Department of Transportation
  • Contract Numbers: 1003325 WO#23
  • Files: RiP, STATEDOT
  • Created Date: Oct 13 2017 11:18AM