||Development of Methods to Define Water Quality Effects of Urban Runoff.
Mancini, J. L. ;
||Manhattan Coll., Bronx, NY.;Municipal Environmental Research Lab., Cincinnati, OH.
Water pollution ;
Urban areas ;
Combined sewers ;
Environmental impacts ;
Dissolved gases ;
Mathematical models ;
Storm water runoff ;
Water pollution effects(Animals)
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The projected costs for treating combined sewer overflows and urban runoff nationwide are extremely large, and therefore necessitate that methods be available to quantitatively evaluate the receiving water impacts associated with these discharges. This report summarizes the results of a study effort investigating methods which can be employed to develop wet weather water quality criteria which could form part of the basis for wet weather standards. This project considers short-term water quality impacts that occur during or shortly after a storm event. Examples of the short term impacts are dissolved oxygen depressions due to rapid oxidation of contaminants or the death of fish as a result of short term increases in the concentration of a toxic in the receiving water.