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Title
Highway Safety Road Flare Contamination in Storm Water Runoff Migrating To Lexington Reservoir
Creator
Barrientos, Henry
Santa Clara Valley Water District
Date Created and/or Issued
2005-04
Contributing Institution
Santa Clara Valley Water District
Collection
California Revealed from Santa Clara Valley Water District
Rights Information
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Description
Abstract: The potential impact of non-point source pollution from highway runoff containing highway safety road flare components, specifically perchlorate migrating to the Lexington Reservoir was the objective of this evaluation. Potassium perchlorate is used in the production of highway safety road flares, which are commonly used on Highway 17 as a means of providing safety awareness to commuters and redirecting traffic. The research reported herein was a study designed to evaluate the potential of perchlorate in flares to migrate with runoff flowing along and adjacent to Highway 17 and into engineered and natural channels which eventually flow into the reservoir. Laboratory tests conducted by the District in 2003 showed that in theory a single 20 minute flare could potentially contaminate up to 1.46 acre-feet of water to just above the State notification level of 6 micro-grams per liter (*mg/L).
Type
text
Format
Copy
Book
Identifier
csjvwd_000408
ark:/13960/t35223j8w
Provenance
Santa Clara Valley Water District Library
California Revealed is supported by the U.S. Institute of Museum and Library Services under the provisions of the Library Services and Technology Act, administered in California by the State Librarian.

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