Engineered Soils Study

Sacramento, CA (October 23, 2006)- Dr. Qingfu Xiao, a hydrologist from UC Davis, is collaborating with scientists at Cornell University and Virginia Tech to study the impacts of different kinds of engineered soils on stormwater runoff. In the first stage of the project, Dr. Xiao compared UC Davis engineered soil with Cornell soil and Carolina Stalite soil in laboratory tests.

In the second phase, the three soils will be tested in field installations for their ability to capture pollutants and to store rainwater. You can read more about the first installation, in a parking lot on the UC Davis campus.
Related Resources:
Engineered Soils
Stormwater and Pollutants Capture
Center for Urban Forest Research