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Pacific Southwest Research Station

 

Pacific Southwest Research Station
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Albany, CA 94710-0011

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Development of a Road Cut and Fill Land Use Category for the Pollutant Load Reduction Model (PLRM)

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Project Summary

The overall purpose of this project was to develop the data and tools necessary to improve estimates of pollutant loading and load reductions from road cut and fill slopes. The end product of this effort is the Road Cut and Fill Slope Sediment Loading Assessment Tool (RCAT), a simple and repeatable field assessment methodology and spreadsheet tool designed to assist the Lake Tahoe erosion control and stormwater community in characterizing the functional condition of road cut and fill slopes and estimating the associated sediment and FSP loading from these areas.

A heavily  eroded cut slope with sediment deposition along the roadsideConducting rainfall simulation on  a bare road cut slope in Kings Beach, CA

Figure: A heavily eroded cut slope with sediment deposition along the roadside (left). Conducting rainfall simulation on a bare road cut slope in Kings Beach, CA (right).

Last Modified: Mar 28, 2013 02:52:07 PM