Quantifying impacts of green infrastructure on transport of road salt to groundwater and surface water: Tradeoffs and Challenges

Major Goals and Objectives

In the proposed work, we will explore opportunities and tradeoffs associated with the use of green infrastructure for stormwater management. In particular, we seek to quantify the extent to which increased percolation of stormwater, driven by increased use of green infrastructure, may be increasing groundwater chloride (Cl-) concentrations in communities surrounding Southern Lake Michigan. 

Accomplishments / Benefits

Presentation: Road Salt Legacies: Understanding Seasonal and Annual Fluxes of Chloride in North American Urban Landscapes 

Research Information

Principal Investigator:
Kimberly Van Meter
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University of Illinois at Chicago


Kimberly Van Meter
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