Brodie, Ian and Rosewell, Colin J. (2008) Using soil loss models to estimate suspended solids concentrations in stormwater runoff from pre-urban areas. Australian Journal of Water Resources, 12 (1). pp. 49-60. ISSN 1324-1583
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[Abstract]: Estimation of pollutant concentrations and mass loads in runoff is often required to develop stormwater management plans for future urban areas. Total Suspended Solids (TSS) is an indicator of stormwater pollution. There is often the need to predict and compare “post-urban” and “pre-urban” conditions to quantify the likely future change in TSS loads due to urban development. This paper will focus on planning-level estimation of TSS concentrations and loads from pre-urban sites, specifically rural grazing land. The proposed method is an adaptation of widely-used variants of the Universal Soil Loss Equation and accounts for site specific characteristics, such as climate, topography, vegetation cover and soil type. A case study is provided to demonstrate the application of the proposed method. The method is considered to be an improvement to current methods based on Event Mean Concentration (EMC), or at least provides guidance on the selection of an appropriate TSS EMC value to apply to pre-urban areas.
|Item Type:||Article (Commonwealth Reporting Category C)|
|Additional Information:||Permanent restricted access to paper due to publisher copyright restrictions.|
|Uncontrolled Keywords:||soil loss, suspended solids, stormwater, event mean concentration|
|Fields of Research (FOR2008):||09 Engineering > 0905 Civil Engineering > 090508 Water Quality Engineering|
09 Engineering > 0905 Civil Engineering > 090509 Water Resources Engineering
|Subjects:||290000 Engineering and Technology > 290800 Civil Engineering > 290802 Water and Sanitary Engineering|
|Socio-Economic Objective (SEO2008):||UNSPECIFIED|
|Deposited On:||22 Jul 2008 15:17|
|Last Modified:||17 Nov 2011 14:46|
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