You are being redirected because this document is part of your ASTM Compass® subscription.
    This document is part of your ASTM Compass® subscription.

    Volume 46, Issue 4 (April 2018)

    Special Issue Paper

    Evaluation of Soil Saver Walls on Aquatic Organism Passage Through Box Culverts

    (Received 25 January 2018; accepted 13 March 2018)

    Published Online: 26 April 2018

    CODEN: JTEVAB

      Format Pages Price  
    PDF (922.60 KB) 8 $25   ADD TO CART

    Cite this document

    X Add email address send
    X
      .RIS For RefWorks, EndNote, ProCite, Reference Manager, Zoteo, and many others.   .DOCX For Microsoft Word



    Abstract

    Reinforced concrete box culverts are designed to provide hydraulic conveyance at peak stream discharge in a cost-effective manner; however, these structures can promote headcutting. Many state departments of transportation construct soil saver walls or similar structures on the upstream of box culverts to prevent headcutting. These walls act as a drop inlet and may hinder free movement of aquatic organisms. The potential impact on aquatic organism passage has resulted in regulatory pressure to develop alternatives or modifications to the traditional soil saver wall design. This article contains the results of an analysis of the potential impact of box culverts with solid soil saver walls on aquatic organism passage. The results of a survey of thirty states and fifteen field sites on the current state-of-practice for box culverts, and flume tests using model box culverts with a solid soil saver wall and with modified design to promote aquatic passage are presented. Modifications to the soil saver wall design are recommended based on the results of the survey of states, field surveys, and flume testing.

    Author Information:

    Neupane, Madan
    Department of Civil, Environmental, and Architectural Engineering, University of Kansas, Lawrence, KS

    Gannett Fleming, Inc., Marlton, NJ

    Parsons, Robert L.
    Department of Civil, Environmental, and Architectural Engineering, University of Kansas, Lawrence, KS

    Han, Jie
    Department of Civil, Environmental, and Architectural Engineering, University of Kansas, Lawrence, KS

    Parr, David A.
    Department of Civil, Environmental, and Architectural Engineering, University of Kansas, Lawrence, KS

    Jacobe, James A.
    Hart Crowser, Inc., Honolulu, HI


    Stock #: JTE20180055

    ISSN:0090-3973

    DOI: 10.1520/JTE20180055

    Author
    Title Evaluation of Soil Saver Walls on Aquatic Organism Passage Through Box Culverts
    Symposium ,
    Committee D04