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Chemical Effects of Highway Runoff on the Surficial Aquifer, Broward County, Florida

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Date Issued:
1986
Summary:
The purpose of this investigation was to determine the quality of highway runoff and to assess its effect on the distribution of selected chemical constituents contained in the water of the unsaturated and saturated zones of the surficial aquifer. These data provide insight into the relative magnitude of chemical attenuation which occurs in stormwater percolate (infiltrate) in unsaturated sand under a vegetated swale. The scope of the study included chemical analyses of lithologic material at two test sites and one control site, and chemical analyses of stormwater runoff collected from the swale, water from the unsaturated zone, and water from the saturated zone underneath the swale at two test sites. The period of study was May through November 1983. The chemical constituents selected as tracers were lead, zinc, iron, cadmium, chromium, nickel, mercury, nitrogen, and phosphorus. These constituents are ocmmonly used as gross indicators of urban contamination. This report presents the results of data primarly analyzed using analysis of variance techniques. A complete listing of the results of chemical analyses also is presented.
Title: Chemical Effects of Highway Runoff on the Surficial Aquifer, Broward County, Florida.
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Name(s): Howie, Barbara.
Waller, Bradley G.
Broward County (Fla.) Water Resources Management Division.
Geological Survey (U.S.)
Type of Resource: text
Genre: Bibliography
Issuance: multipart monograph
Date Issued: 1986
Publisher: U.S. Dept. of the Interior, Geological Survey
Books and Open-File Reports [distributor]
Place of Publication: Tallahassee, Fla.
Denver, Colo.
Physical Form: print
Extent: iii, 41 p. : ill., map ; 28 cm.
Language(s): eng
Summary: The purpose of this investigation was to determine the quality of highway runoff and to assess its effect on the distribution of selected chemical constituents contained in the water of the unsaturated and saturated zones of the surficial aquifer. These data provide insight into the relative magnitude of chemical attenuation which occurs in stormwater percolate (infiltrate) in unsaturated sand under a vegetated swale. The scope of the study included chemical analyses of lithologic material at two test sites and one control site, and chemical analyses of stormwater runoff collected from the swale, water from the unsaturated zone, and water from the saturated zone underneath the swale at two test sites. The period of study was May through November 1983. The chemical constituents selected as tracers were lead, zinc, iron, cadmium, chromium, nickel, mercury, nitrogen, and phosphorus. These constituents are ocmmonly used as gross indicators of urban contamination. This report presents the results of data primarly analyzed using analysis of variance techniques. A complete listing of the results of chemical analyses also is presented.
Identifier: 15172161 (oclc), fgcu_swfe_0370 (IID), AAA3847 QF
Note(s): by Barbara Howie and Bradley G. Waller ; prepared in cooperation with the Broward County Water Resources Management Division.
Bibliography: p. 19.
Subject(s): Groundwater -- Pollution -- Florida -- Broward County
Aquifers -- Florida -- Broward County
Charlotte Harbor Information Resource Center documents
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Persistent Link to This Record: http://purl.flvc.org/fgcu/fd/fgcu_swfe_0370
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Host Institution: FGCU
Is Part of Series: Water-resources investigations report ; 86-4200.