Project #1224

Urban and Highway Snowmelt: Minimizing the Impact on Receiving Water

Principal Investigator
Research Manager
Mr. Jeff C Moeller
Water Quality
Source & Receiving Waters


Maintaining population mobility in snowbelt areas and highways, and providing air traffic safety during winter requires expensive snow and ice removal practices that may have serious adverse water quality and ecological consequences. This manual provides comprehensive guidelines for assessment of winter pollution loads from urban and highway drainage systems and their impact on receiving waters. Also outlines the sources and causes of winter snowmelt pollution, addresses the environmental impact of snowmelt, and describes the process that will lead to watershed management. Published by WERF. 1999. 400 pages. Soft cover.

Originally funded as WERF project 94-IRM-2.