Water Quality characteristics of road runoff

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This dataset relates to the quality of water running of major highway surfaces in Ireland. It has two levels of detail. The first level, corresponding to a scoping study, measured basic water and sediment parameters (Cu, Pb, Zn, Cd, Nitrates, Phosphates, Sp. Cond., Total Alkalinity) at 14 sites. The second level acquired all of the data listed above at three sites that were selected for detailed analysis. The parameters were measured for a number of storm events (numbers vary depending on site).

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Prof Michael Bruen
University College Dublin

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Att 1    Monasterevin_Water_Quality_data.zip   (32.82 Mb)
Att 2    Maynooth_event_data.zip   (34.42 Mb)
Att 3    Kildare_event_data.zip   (53.95 Mb)
Att 4    2000-MS-13-READ-ME.pdf   (0.07 Mb)
Att 5    MaynoothWater_Quality_data.xls   (0.03 Mb)
Att 6    Monasterevin_event_data.xls   (0.02 Mb)
Att 7    Rainfall_runoff_summary_data.doc   (0.12 Mb)
Att 8    Kildare_Runoff_Quality_Data.xls   (0.07 Mb)
Att 9    Metals_in_sediments_and_Gammarus.doc   (0.04 Mb)
Att 10    Data_Explaination_README.doc   (0.02 Mb)

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Author(s)Bruen, M.
Title Of WebsiteSecure Archive For Environmental Research Data
Publication InformationWater Quality characteristics of road runoff
Name of OrganisationEnvironmental Protection Agency Ireland
Electronic Address or URL https://eparesearch.epa.ie/safer/resource?id=d5b26360-2ec0-102b-950d-28616e04c7da
Unique Identifierd5b26360-2ec0-102b-950d-28616e04c7da
Date of AccessLast Updated on SAFER: 2024-05-28

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SAFER-Data Display URL https://eparesearch.epa.ie/safer/iso19115/display?isoID=52
Resource Keywordsmacroinvertabrate, water quality ,runoff, road, surfaces, drainage systems, motorway
EPA/ERTDI/STRIVE Project ThemeWater Quality
Resource Availability: Any User Can Download Files From This Resource
Limitations on the use of this ResourceRaw data is available for general use subject to acknowledgement of researchers as source and of EPA as funders of data collection.
Number of Attached Files (Publicly and Openly Available for Download): 12
Project Start Date Friday 4th January 2002 (04-01-2002)
Earliest Recorded Date within any attached datasets or digital objects Wednesday 6th November 2002 (06-11-2002)
Most Recent Recorded Date within any attached datasets or digital objects Monday 31st October 2005 (31-10-2005)
Published on SAFERSunday 17th February 2008 (17-02-2008)
Date of Last EditWednesday 20th February 2008 at 17:05:25 (20-02-2008)
Datasets or Files Updated On Wednesday 20th February 2008 at 16:55:08 (20-02-2008)

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Data was measured at a large number of sampling sites. A small number of the parameters were measured at all sites. A small number of sites (3) were selected for detailed investigation and most of the parameters were measured at these sites. Much of the data was measured at specific times associated with significant runoff events. The sites all lie within a bounding box that extends northwards and westwards as far as Sligo, eastwards as far as the east coast of Ireland and Southwards as far as Greystones. It includes sites on the M1, M4, M50, N4, N11 and N59.

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The project arose from the need to characterise and quantify the threat to surface receiving waters from road runoff.
Supplementary Information
Summary: Various water quality parameters of runoff from selected road surfaces and drainage systems and water quality sediment and biota analysis of selected streams receiving runoff from roads.-- Measurements are for specific times or specific storm events. -- Specific Parameters are : pH, specific conductivity, temperature, total alkalinity, BOD, nitrate, total phosphate, Cadmium, Copper Lead, Zinc, PAHs, Macroinvertabrate abundances and species, numbers trout (electrofishing), precipitation, water levels and flows in selected drains, suspended solids, organic carbon.

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