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Contributions of suspended sediment from highway construction and other land uses to the Olentangy River, Columbus, Ohio

Water-Resources Investigations Report 84-4336

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Abstract

Highway construction within the Olentangy River flood plain in Columbus, Ohio, was projected to be a large source of suspended sediment to the river system. A monitoring program was begun by the U.S. Geological Survey in 1978 to quantify the implacts of construction process. Sediment information was collected daily at six gaging stations located above, below, and within the construction area. Yields of suspended sediment from the active construction area ranged from 9,580 to 15,700 tons per square mile per year. Surrounding suburban terrain yielded 428 to754 tons per square mile per year. However, the size of the construction project was small in comparison to the surrounding suburbs contributing sediment. No more than 4 percent of the yearly downstream suspended-sediment loads were produced by high-way construction during the monitoring periods.

Additional Publication Details

Publication type:
Report
Publication Subtype:
USGS Numbered Series
Title:
Contributions of suspended sediment from highway construction and other land uses to the Olentangy River, Columbus, Ohio
Series title:
Water-Resources Investigations Report
Series number:
84-4336
Edition:
-
Year Published:
1985
Language:
ENGLISH
Publisher:
U.S. Geological Survey,
Description:
iv, 31 p. :ill., map ;28 cm.