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dc.contributor.advisorDavis, Allen Pen_US
dc.contributor.authorJamil, Nor Eliea Eluzieaen_US
dc.date.accessioned2009-07-02T06:01:07Z
dc.date.available2009-07-02T06:01:07Z
dc.date.issued2009en_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/1903/9237
dc.description.abstract<bold>ABSTRACT<bold> Title of Thesis: FIELD EVALUATION OF HYDROLOGIC AND WATER QUALITY BENEFITS OF GRASS SWALES WITH CHECK DAMS FOR MANAGING HIGHWAY RUNOFF<bold> Nor Eliea Eluziea Jamil, Master of Science, 2009 Thesis Directed By: Professor Allen P. Davis Departrment of Civil and Environmental Engineering Managing highway runoff is a complex storm water management problem. This research is an input/output field study that specifically examines the hydrologic and water quality benefits of having grass swales with an additional pre-treatment area and incorporation of check dams for managing highway runoff at a Maryland highway. These swales manage the hydrology of the stormwater by increasing the lag time (2-3 hours), reducing the overall average peak (32-44%) and reducing the total runoff volume (4-46%). The overall mass pollutant loads are reduced for TSS (38-62%), nitrate (92-95%), nitrite (54-71%), lead (78-82%), copper (56-70%) and zinc (67-79%). On the other hand, TKN (-120 to 44%), TP (-5 to 40%) and chloride (-61 to -4%) show mass increase. Compared to previous study, swales with check dams do not show any significant improvement over swales without check dams. However, a check dam swale with a pretreatment area has higher reduction of the overall mass pollutants removal for all pollutants except for TSS.en_US
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dc.titleFIELD EVALUATION OF HYDROLOGIC AND WATER QUALITY BENEFITS OF GRASS SWALES WITH CHECK DAMS FOR MANAGING HIGHWAY RUNOFFen_US
dc.typeThesisen_US
dc.contributor.publisherDigital Repository at the University of Marylanden_US
dc.contributor.publisherUniversity of Maryland (College Park, Md.)en_US
dc.contributor.departmentCivil Engineeringen_US
dc.subject.pqcontrolledEngineering, Environmentalen_US
dc.subject.pquncontrolledGrass Swaleen_US
dc.subject.pquncontrolledHighwayen_US
dc.subject.pquncontrolledMarylanden_US
dc.subject.pquncontrolledSwaleen_US


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