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Research is an important component to stormwater management. Research can update us on the most recent technologies, improved strategies, cost-effective data, or emerging issues that need to be addressed. Many of these reports listed are specific to stormwater and transportation.

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Regional Planning

Green Highways Initiative (GHI) for Sustainable Watershed Management - GHI project assesses stormwater impacts of highway activities and aims to develop protocols for the management of watershed based resource protection.

Site-specific

Context Sensitive Solutions in Designing Major Urban Thoroughfares for Walkable Communities (PDF) (221 pp, 9.03MB) - Report by the Institute for Transportation Engineers (ITE) can be used as a guidance for roadway improvement projects.

Monitoring

Caltrans Monitoring Studies - Caltrans has developed a Number of Monitoring, research and applied studies.

Research Needs

Identification of Research Needs Related to Highway Runoff Management - Report by National Cooperative Highway Research Program (NCHRP) summarizes stormwater management and research and identifies further needs.

Selecting Best Management Practices

Caltrans BMP Retrofit Pilot Program - Report on performance evaluation and cost of structural BMPs for treating stormwater runoff from Caltrans facilities.

Evaluation of BMPs for Highway Runoff Control - Guidance by National Cooperative Highway Research Program (NCHRP) for selecting BMPs for highway runoff control.

Stormwater Quality Benefits of a Porous Asphalt Overlay (PDF) (15 pp, 308K) - Study that documents the impacts of porous asphalt overlay to the quality of highway stormwater runoff.

Tennessee State DOT Post-Construction Stormwater BMP Research Report (PDF) (285 pp, 19.79MB) - Includes research of other DOT post construction stormwater activities, how other DOTs are handling post-construction stormwater from highway and facility sites, and a literature review of post-construction BMPs.

Specific Pollutants

Preliminary Environmental Investigation of Heavy Metals in Highway Runoff (PDF) (43 pp, 454K) - Barber et al. Washington State University, 2006.

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