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

Status:  Active
Project Start Date:  10/05/2017


With much of the contaminant load in urban areas originating from vehicular traffic, runoff quality in rural areas with low ADTs 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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