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Vegetated Filter Strip

WSDOT research reports related to stormwater are listed below in reverse chronological order. A few references have a link to the full report in PDF format. The rest have at least an abstract of the report.

Most of these reports are available from the National Technical Information Service (NTIS), a Federal clearinghouse for government-funded scientific, technical, engineering, and business related information. Documents dated before 1990 are not listed in the online NTIS index, but are available by special request. 

If you are looking for a report that's not listed, try WSDOT Research Reports Index.

2006 - 2000

Compost-Amended Vegetated Filter Strip Performance Monitoring Project; Water Year 2006 (pdf 4.11 mb). Herrera Environmental Consultants, Inc. February 2007.

Compost-Amended Vegetated Filter Strip Performance Monitoring Project; Water Year 2005 (pdf 2 mb).  Herrera Environmental Consultants, Inc.  January 2006.

Ecology Embankment Technology Evaluation Engineering Report (TEER) (pdf 4.14 mb)
Herrera Environmental Consultants, Inc., July, 2006
 
Preliminary Environmental Investigation of Heavy Metals in Highway Runoff (pdf 460 kb).  Barber et al. Washington State University.  November 2006.

Floating bridge runoff characterization study
 
Herrera Environmental Consultants, Inc., June 20, 2005

Application of a Simplified Analysis Method for Natural Dispersion of Highway Stormwater Runoff 
Mitch Reister and David Yonge, WA-RD 618.1, August 2004 and Appendix - Rainfall Simulation Data (pdf 2.8 mb)

Western Washington Flow Control Investigation
Herrera Environmental Consultants, Inc. and Northwest Hydraulic Consultants, April 2004 through May 2005 (Web Site with links to related reports and documentation)

An Approach for Estimating Infiltration Rates for Stormwater Infiltration Dry Wells 
Joel Massman, WA-RD 589.1, April 2004

Determination of the Effects of Anti-icer Compounds Upon the Rare Plant 'Hackelia Venusta
J. Brickey, L. Chalker-Scott, J. Brickey. WA-RD 582.1, Mar 2004

A Design Manual for Sizing Infiltration Ponds
Joel W. Massman. WA-RD 578.2, October 2003

Implementation of Infiltration Ponds Research
Joel W. Massman. WA-RD 578.1, October 2003

Ecology Ditch: A Best Management Practice for Stormwater Runoff Mitigation (pdf 288 kb)
Michael E. Barber, Steven G. King, David R. Yonge and Wade E. Hathhorn, Journal Of Hydrologic Engineering May/June 2003

Evaluation of Stormwater Permeable Rapid Infiltration Barriers for Use in Class V Stormwater Injection Wells
D. Yonge, P. Roelen. WA-RD-559.1, Jan 2003

Stormwater Permeable Rapid Infiltration Barriers (SPRIB) for Use in Class V Stormwater Injection Wells  (pdf 751 kb)
Piper M. Roelen, Washington State University M.S. Thesis, August 2002

Ground-water Quality and Levels, and Surface-water, Meteorological and Other Environmental Data Collected at two Storm-water Retention Basins Near Dupont, Washington, Water Years 1998-2000.
W. R. Bidlake, E. L. Inkpen, and L. M. Frans. WA-RD 512.3, June 2002

SR 405 Vortechs Water Quality Monitoring Report
Taylor Associates. April 2002

  • Part 1 (pdf 1.3 mb)
  • Part 2 (pdf 2.3 mb)
  • Part 3 (pdf 2.7 mb)

Enhancing Contaminant Removal in Stormwater Detention Basins by Coagulation
A. Price and D. R. Yonge. WA-RD 358.1, 2001

An Evaluation of the Impacts of Highway Deicers on Peshastin Creek
David Yonge, Nate Marcoe, and Ed Molash. WA-RD 500.1, 2001

Effects of Turbidity and Suspended Solids on Salmonids
J. Bash, C. Berman, and S. Bolton. WA-RD 526.1, Nov. 2001

Preliminary Assessment of Infiltration Rates and Effects on Water Quality of Selected Infiltration Media for use in Highway Runoff Retention Basins in Washington State
K. C. Ames, E. L. Inkpen, L. M. Frans, and W. R. Bidlake. WA-RD 512.2, Sept. 2001

COST ANALYSIS: Washington Department of Ecology, Year 2001 Minimum Requirements for Stormwater Management in Western Washington(pdf 1 mb)
Herrera Environmental Consultants, Inc. Prepared for Washington State Department of Transportation and Washington State Department of Ecology. August 30, 2001.

Vegetated Stormwater Facilities Maintenance
Jon W. Cammermayer, Richard R. Horner and Naomi Chechowitz. WA-RD 495.1, December 2000

Polyacrylamide (PAM) Flocculent Dissolution Rate Testing for an Experimental Passive Dosing System
Thomas McCormack and Kevin House. WA-RD 490.1, May 2000

Stormwater Facilities - Infiltration Characteristics, Performance Design
Joel W. Massman and Carolyn D. Butchart. WA-RD 483.1, March 2000

Contaminant Detention in Highway Grass Filters Strips
David Yonge. WA-RD 474.1 January 2000 

1999 - 1990

Impacts of Ferry Terminals on Juvenile Salmon Migrating Along Puget Sound Shorelines Phase II: Field Studies at Port Townsend Ferry Terminal
David K. Shreffler and Russell A. Moursund, December 1999

WSDOT BMP's for Stormwater Runoff in Confined Spaces
T. L. Koob and M. E. Barber. WA-RD 451.1, Sept. 1999

Effect of Road Shoulder Treatments on Highway Runoff Quality and Quantity
M.S. St. John and R. R. Horner. WA-RD 429.1, July 1997

Stormwater Runoff Cost/Benefit Project Prioritizing Stormwater Outfalls
Michael Barber, Shari Schaftlein, and Dale anderson. WA-RD 418.1, October 1997

Contaminant Removal in Runoff: The Retardation of Heavy Metals in Stormwater Runoff By Highway Grass Strips
David R. Yonge and C George Patrick. WA-RD 404.1, February 1996 (Summary)

Catalytic Pavement Borders
Richard J. Watts and Alexander P. Jones. WA-RD 391.1, September 1996

The Assessment of Groundwater Pollution Potential Resulting From Stormwater Infiltration BMP's (68 pp.)
Wade E. Hathhorn and David R. Yonge. WA-RD 389.1, January 1996

The Assessment of Groundwater Pollution Potential Resulting From Stormwater Infiltration BMP's (190 pp.)
Wade E. Hathhorn and David R. Yonge. WA-RD 389.2, January 1996

Enhancing Contaminant Removal in Stormwater Detention Basins by Coagulation: Research Project T9234-11, Stormwater Contaminant Removal by Chemicals
David Yonge and Falcon Price, April 1995. WA-RD 358.1

Process Conditions for The Total Oxidation of Hydrocarbons
Richard J. Watts and Patrick C. Stanton. WA-RD 337.1, July 1994

Sediment Basin Design Criteria
William Howard Cole and David R. Yonge. WA-RD 336.1, May 1993

Improving The Cost Effectiveness of Highway Construction Site Erosion and Pollution Control
Richard R. Horner, Juno Guedry, and Michael H. Kortenhof. WA-RD 200.1, January 1990

1989 - 1980

CMA (Calcium Magnesium Acetate) Research In Washington State
D. D. Ernst. WA-RD 113.1, October 1983

Assessment of Pollutant Loadings and Concentrations In Highway Stormwater Runoff
Lys M. Little, Richard R. Horner, and Brian W. Mar. WA-RD 39.12.1, April 1983

Summary - Washington State Highway Runoff Water Quality Study, 1977-1982
Brian W. Mar, Richard R. Horner, John F. Ferguson, Dimitris E. Spyridakis, and Eugene B. Welch. WA-RD 39.16, September 1982

Guide for Water Quality Impact Assessment of Highway Operations and Maintenance
Richard R. Horner and Brian W. Mar. WA-RD 39.14, September 1982

Effects of Seattle Area Highway Stormwater Runoff On Aquatic Biota
Gerald J. Portele, Brian W. Mar, Richard R. Horner, and Eugene B. Welch. WA-RD 39.11, January 1982

Year Four - Runoff Water Quality, August 1980 - August 1981
Brian W. Mar, John F. Ferguson, Dimitris E. Spyridakis, Eugene B. Welch, and Richard R. Horner. WA-RD 39.13, August 1981

Year Three - Runoff Water Quality, August 1979 - August 1980
Brian W. Mar, John F. Ferguson, and Eugene B. Welch, WA-RD 39.7, January 1981 (Order PB83-171496 from NTIS)

A Survey of Trace organics In Highway Runoff In Seattle, WA. 
Karen Rose Zawlocki, John F. Ferguson, and Brian W. Mar. WA-RD 39.9, December 1980

Characterization of Highway Runoff In Washington State
Randy L. Asplund, John F. Ferguson, and Brian W. Mar, WA-RD 39.6, December 1980 (Order PB83-171678 from NTIS)

Water Quality Impacts Associated With Leachates From Highway Woodwastes Embankments
Kurt H. Vause, John F. Ferguson and Brian W. Mar. WA-RD 39.1, September 1980

Highway Runoff in Washington State - Model Validation and Statistical Analysis
Tai Wick, David Chui, Brian W. Mar, and Richard R. Horner. WA-RD 39.12, August 1980

Composite Sampling of Highway Runoff: Year Two
David L. Clark and Brian W. Mar. WA-RD 39.4, January 1980

Transport Deposition and Control of Heavy Metals In Highway Runoff
Tzn-Siang Wang, Dimitris E. Spyridakis, Brian W. Mar, and Richard R. Horner. WA-RD 39.10, January 1980

1979 - 1972

Criteria and Requirements For Statewide Highway Runoff Monitoring Sites
Robert C. Aye. WA-RD 39.5, July 1979

Highway Runoff Monitoring: The Initial Year
Richard R. Horner, Stephen J. Burges, John F. Ferguson, Brian W. Mar, and Eugene B. Welch, WA-RD 39.3, January 1979 (Order PB83-171538 from NTIS)

Character and Significance of Highway Runoff Waters: A Preliminary Appraisal
Robert O. Sylvester and Foppe B. DeWalle. WA-RD 7.1, November 1972