Measurements of infiltration rates in compacted urban soils

Robert Pitt, Shen En Chen, Choo Keong Ong, Shirley Elizabeth Clark

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Abstract

Previous research (Pitt, et al. 1999) has identified significant reductions in infiltration rates in disturbed urban soils. More than 150 prior tests were conducted in predominately sandy and clayey urban soils in the Birmingham and Mobile, Alabama, areas. Infiltration in clayey soils was found to be affected by an interaction of soil moisture and compaction, while infiltration in sandy soils was affected by soil compaction alone. The tests reported here were conducted under more controlled laboratory conditions and represent a wider range of soil textures and specific soil density values.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationLinking Stormwater BMP Designs and Performance to Receiving Water Impact Mitigation
EditorsB.R. Urbonas, B.R. Urbonas
Pages534-538
Number of pages5
StatePublished - Jan 1 2002
EventProceedings of an Engineering Foundation Conference on: Linking Stormwater BMP Designs and Performance to Receive Water Impact Mitigation - Snowmass Village, CO, United States
Duration: Aug 19 2001Aug 24 2001

Publication series

NameLinking Stormwater BMP Designs and Performance to Receiving Water Impact Mitigation

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OtherProceedings of an Engineering Foundation Conference on: Linking Stormwater BMP Designs and Performance to Receive Water Impact Mitigation
CountryUnited States
CitySnowmass Village, CO
Period8/19/018/24/01

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  • Engineering(all)

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    Pitt, R., Chen, S. E., Ong, C. K., & Clark, S. E. (2002). Measurements of infiltration rates in compacted urban soils. In B. R. Urbonas, & B. R. Urbonas (Eds.), Linking Stormwater BMP Designs and Performance to Receiving Water Impact Mitigation (pp. 534-538). (Linking Stormwater BMP Designs and Performance to Receiving Water Impact Mitigation).