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Main Title Infiltration through disturbed urban soils and compost-amended soil effects on runoff quality and quantity
Author Pit, Robert. ; Lantrip, J. ; Harrison, R. ; Henry, C. L. ; Xue, D.
CORP Author Alabama Univ. at Birmingham. Dept. of Civil and Environmental Engineering. ;Washington Univ., Seattle. Coll. of Forest Resources. ;Pit (Robert), Birmingham, AL.;National Risk Management Research Lab., Cincinnati, OH. Office of Research and Development.
Year Published 1999
Report Number PB2000-102012 ; EPA/600/R-00/016
Stock Number PB2000-102012
OCLC Number 44992100
Subjects Seepage ; Soils ; Soil moisture ; Urban runoff
Additional Subjects Urban runoff ; Infiltration rates ; Composting ; Soil properties ; Storm water runoff ; Surface runoff ; Overland flow ; Land development ; Soil compaction ; Vertical mulching ; Soil moisture ; Moisture content ; Permeability ; Soil structure ; Monitoring ; Testing ; Urban areas ; Disturbed soils
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Library Call Number Additional Info Location Last
ESAD  EPA 600-R-00-016 Region 10 Library/Seattle,WA 09/22/2000
NTIS  PB2000-102012 Some EPA libraries have a fiche copy filed under the call number shown. 07/26/2022
Collation 1 v. (various pagings) : ill., maps ; 28 cm.
The project examined a common, but poorly understood, problem associated with land development, namely the modifications made to soil structure and the associated reduced rainfall infiltration and increased runoff. The project was divided into two separate major tasks: (1) to test infiltration rates of impacted soils, and (2) the enhancement of soils' natural ability and to prevent runoff by amending with compost. The first part of this project examined this problem by conducting more than 150 infiltration rates through sandy soils, while compaction was generally just as important as soil moisture at sites with predominately clay soils. Moisture levels had little effect on infiltration rates at sandy sites. The other series of tests examined the benefits of adding large amount of compost to a glacial till soil at the time of development. Compost-amended soils were found to have significantly increased infiltration rates, but increased concentrations of nutrients in the surface runoff.
Project officer: Thomas P. O'Conner. "March 30, 1999." Includes bibliographical references (p. 6-1).