"ASSESSING THE IMPACT OF SEDIMENTS ON BEST MANAGEMENT PRACTICES (BMPS) FOR HIGHWAY RUNOFF CONTROL AT WOLAITA SODO TOWN"

Authors

DAGIMWORK ASELE MANUKA, Lecturer
Department of Civil Engineering, College of Engineering, Wolaita Sodo University, Wolaita Sodo, Ethiopia.

Abstract

The goals of this work are to estimate the amount of erosion and to evaluate the impacts of sediments on Best Management Practices (BMPs) for highway runoff and also used to estimate the annual erosion and sediment yield from the construction sites considering various erosion control management methods that might be used in the sites. Once the sediment yield is found, a model was designed to estimate the sediment capture efficiency of different Best Management Practices (BMPs) and to evaluate the service year of each BMP before it is filled with sediment. The two major objectives of this project are: to predict sediment yield from highway construction sites under different erosion management conditions and secondly to estimate the service year of sediment control BMPs treating runoff from highway construction sites. The BMPs selected for evaluation were: detention ponds, infiltration trenches, grass lined swales, grass lined swales with rock check dams, and bio retention areas. Each respective BMP requires different measures of efficiency to accurately assess its effectiveness and service year.