Salt Storage and Runoff in Urban Watershedby Richard H. Hawkins, (M.ASCE), Assoc. Prof.; Watershed Sci. Unit, Dept. of Forestry and Outdoor Recreation, Utah State Univ., Logan, Utah,
Serial Information: Journal of the Environmental Engineering Division, 1976, Vol. 102, Issue 4, Pg. 737-743
Document Type: Journal Paper
Street salting studies in the Meadowbrook Watershed, Syracuse, N.Y., are described. Over a 3yr study period 81.5% of the salts applied left the watershed in runoff waters. Considering the suburban nature of the basin, this is in consonance with results found elsewhere. Chloride concentrations in the low flow months of April-October were found to increase with time, suggesting that salt is accumulating in the local ground water, which is a source of supply for these low flows.
Subject Headings: Watersheds | Salt water | Runoff | Municipal water | Waste storage | Water storage | Groundwater flow | Water flow | Low flow | Flow duration | Streets
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