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Criteria and Requirements for Statewide Highway Runoff Monitoring Sites


Criteria for selecting statewide monitoring sites for highway runoff were established to provide representative combinations of climate, traffic, highway, land use, geographic and topographic characteristics. Using these criteria, a minimum of six sites were recommended.


  • Date Published: July, 1979
  • Publication Number: WA-RD 39.5
  • Last Modified: August 2, 2007
  • Author: Robert C. Aye.
  • Originator: University of Washington. Environmental Engineering and Science Program.
  • # of Pages: 35 p., 793 KB (PDF)
  • Subject: Climate, Drainage, Environmental monitoring, Highways, Land use, Measuring instruments, Pollutants, Precipitation (Meteorology), Runoff, Samplers, Samples, specimens and test holes, Sampling, Topography, Traffic, Water quality.
  • Keywords: Highways, runoff, water pollutants, Washington State, monitoring.
  • Related Publications: Water Quality Impacts Associated with Leachates from Highway Woodwastes Embankments, (WA-RD 39.1).
    Effects of Velocity and Nutrient Alterations on Stream Primary Producers and Associated Organisms, (WA-RD 39.2).
    Highway Runoff Monitoring: The Initial Year, (WA-RD 39.3).
    Composite Sampling of Highway Runoff: Year 2, (WA-RD 39.4).
    Characterization of Highway Runoff in Washington State, (WA-RD 39.6).
    Year 3 - Runoff Water Quality, August 1979 - August 1980, (WA-RD 39.7).
    Views of Risk and Highway Transportation of Hazardous Materials - A Case Study in Gasoline, (WA-RD 39.8).
    A Survey of Trace Organics in Highway Runoff in Seattle, Washington, (WA-RD 39.9).
    Transport Deposition and Control of Heavy Metals in Highway Runoff, (WA-RD 39.10).
    Effects of Seattle Area Highway Stormwater Runoff on Aquatic Biota, (WA-RD 39.11).
    Highway Runoff in Washington State: Model Validation and Statistical Analysis, (WA-RD 39.12).
    Assessment of Pollutant Loadings and Concentrations in Highway Stormwater, (WA-RD 39.12.1).
    Year 4, Runoff Water Quality, August 1980-August 1981, (WA-RD 39.13).
    Guide for Water Quality Impact Assessment of Highway Operations and Maintenance, (WA-RD 39.14).
    Impacts of Channel Reconstruction in the Pilchuck River, (WA-RD 39.15).
    Summary -- Highway Runoff Water Quality Study, 1977-1982, (WA-RD 39.16).

This abstract was last modified October 30, 2008