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Year 4, Runoff Water Quality, August 1980-August 1981

Description: This report summarizes findings presented in Report Nos. 10-12. Included are the results of studies aimed at improving and extending Asplund's solids loading model, increasing data on the ratios of various pollutants to TSS in the runoff, investigating the fate of heavy metals in drainage systems, and conducting bioassays on sensitive organisms exposed to highway runoff.


  • Date Published: August, 1981
  • Publication Number: WA-RD 39.13
  • Last Modified: August 4, 2007
  • Authors: Brian W. Mar, John F. Ferguson, Dimitris E. Spyridakis, Eugene B. Welch, Richard R. Horner.
  • Originator: University of Washington. Environmental Engineering and Science Program.
  • # of Pages: 27 p., 499 KB (PDF)
  • Subject: Aquatic life, Algae, Bioassay, Biochemical oxygen demand, Biomass, Environmental impacts, Fishes, Highways, Literature reviews, Runoff, Suspended sediments, Toxicity, Water quality, Zooplankton.
  • Keywords: Highways, runoff, water pollutants, Washington State, monitoring, models, heavy metals, bioassays, toxicity.
  • Related Publications: Water Quality Impacts Associated with Leachates from Highway Woodwastes Embankments, (WA-RD 39.1).
    Effects of Velocity and Nutrient Alterations on Stream Primary Producers and Associated Organisms, (WA-RD 39.2).
    Highway Runoff Monitoring: The Initial Year, (WA-RD 39.3).
    Composite Sampling of Highway Runoff: Year 2, (WA-RD 39.4).
    Criteria and Requirements for Statewide Highway Runoff Monitoring Sites, (WA-RD 39.5).
    Characterization of Highway Runoff in Washington State, (WA-RD 39.6).
    Year 3 - Runoff Water Quality, August 1979 - August 1980, (WA-RD 39.7).
    Views of Risk and Highway Transportation of Hazardous Materials - A Case Study in Gasoline, (WA-RD 39.8).
    A Survey of Trace Organics in Highway Runoff in Seattle, Washington, (WA-RD 39.9).
    Transport Deposition and Control of Heavy Metals in Highway Runoff, (WA-RD 39.10).
    Effects of Seattle Area Highway Stormwater Runoff on Aquatic Biota, (WA-RD 39.11).
    Highway Runoff in Washington State: Model Validation and Statistical Analysis, (WA-RD 39.12).
    Assessment of Pollutant Loadings and Concentrations in Highway Stormwater, (WA-RD 39.12.1).
    Guide for Water Quality Impact Assessment of Highway Operations and Maintenance, (WA-RD 39.14).
    Impacts of Channel Reconstruction in the Pilchuck River, (WA-RD 39.15).
    Summary -- Highway Runoff Water Quality Study, 1977-1982, (WA-RD 39.16).

This abstract was last modified April 29, 2008