Investigation on Water Quality Impacts of Bridge Stormwater Runoff from Scupper Drains on Receiving Waters

The three (3) specific objectives are proposed in the project as follows: (1) Field Work: To select Six (6) Bridge Sites, set up on-site sampling equipment including autosamplers and rain gage, etc., and obtain water samples of bridge stormwater runoff directly from scupper drains and instream water upstream and downstream of the bridges; (2) Lab Work: To identify the water quality parameters needed to be tested, test them using scientifically accepted methods in PI’s Water and Environment Research Lab (WERL) at Georgia Southern University (GSU), analyze the results and have a better understanding of scupper drain impacts on receiving water quality; and (3) Development of Simulation Tool: To apply SELDM with the test results on water quality obtained from the project and check if SELDM would be an effective simulation tool for evaluating the water quality impacts of the scupper drains on receiving waters.


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    • Status: Completed
    • Funding: $300000
    • Sponsor Organizations:

      Georgia Department of Transportation

      One Georgia Center
      600 West Peachtree Street, NW
      Atlanta, GA  United States  30308
    • Project Managers:

      Roney, Brennan

    • Performing Organizations:

      Georgia Southern University Research & Service Foundation

      P.O. Box 8005
      Veazey Hall
      Statesboro, GA  United States  30460-8005
    • Principal Investigators:

      Fu, George

    • Start Date: 20180907
    • Expected Completion Date: 20200907
    • Actual Completion Date: 20210205

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    Filing Info

    • Accession Number: 01702263
    • Record Type: Research project
    • Source Agency: Georgia Department of Transportation
    • Files: RIP, STATEDOT
    • Created Date: Apr 19 2019 2:16PM