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Main Title Impact of hydrologic modifications on water quality /
Author Bhutani, Joginder, ; Holberger, Richard ; Spewak, Peter ; Jacobsen, Willis E. ; Truett., J. Bruce
Other Authors
Author Title of a Work
Holberger, Richard,
Spewak, Peter,
Jacobsen, Willis E.,
Truett, J. Bruce,
Bhutani, Joginder.
CORP Author Mitre Corp., McLean, Va.;Environmental Protection Agency, Washington, D.C. Office of Research and Development.
Publisher Office of Research and Development, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency,
Year Published 1975
Report Number EPA-600/2-75-007; MTR-6887; EPA-R-802310; EPA-ROAP-21BEU-01
Stock Number PB-248 523
OCLC Number 02326289
Subjects Water quality--United States ; Sedimentation and deposition ; Water--Pollution--United States
Additional Subjects Sedimentation ; Dredging ; Construction ; Water quality management ; Water pollution ; Surface waters ; Hydrology ; Dams ; Channel improvements ; Highways ; Erosion control ; Surface water runoff ; Measurement ; Soil erosion ; Environmental impacts ; Urban areas ; Rural areas ; Predictions
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Library Call Number Additional Info Location Last
EJBD  EPA 600-2-75-007 Headquarters Library/Washington,DC 07/15/2014
ELBD ARCHIVE EPA-600-2-75-007 Received from HQ AWBERC Library/Cincinnati,OH 10/04/2023
ELBD  EPA 600-2-75-007 AWBERC Library/Cincinnati,OH 01/02/1998
NTIS  PB-248 523 Some EPA libraries have a fiche copy filed under the call number shown. 07/26/2022
Collation ix, 531 pages : illustrations, maps ; 28 cm.
The report describes the scope and magnitude of water pollution problems caused by hydrologic modifications (dams, impoundments, channelization, in-water construction, out-of-water construction, and dredging). Types of pollutants released by each class of hydrologic modification are identified, and quantitative estimates are made of the amount of the major pollutant--sediment--that enters the Nation's surface waters as a result of highway and urban construction. Methods for controlling the release of pollutants from hydrologic modification activities are described, and the effectiveness of sediment control measures is estimated. Two 'loading functions' are developed for predicting the quantities of sediment released from construction operations of given magnitude and location. These functions are based on measurements of sediment yields and other parameters at 10 construction sites. The accuracy and limitations of the functions are analyzed. Measurement data from all classes of hydrologic modifications are reported in the 42 case studies of field projects summarized in the appendices of the report.
Includes bibliographical references. For sale by the National Technical Information Service (price upon application). 4to.