Event Title

Effects of Remediation and Time on Compacted Coastal Sage Scrub Soil

Presenter Information

James Burns

Presentation Type

Poster Presentation

College

College of Natural Sciences

Major

Geological Sciences

Location

Event Center A&B

Faculty Mentor

Dr. Joan Fryxell

Start Date

5-27-2014 1:00 PM

End Date

5-27-2014 2:30 PM

Abstract

This Study is an examination of the effect different types of remediation and time have had on an area of coastal sage scrub damaged by having 10-15 feet of construction spoils overburden from a nearby construction project. This study utilized a specialized soil compaction tool to hammer a rebar spike into the ground to test the degree of compaction of the soil. It was found that the soil had undergone non-liner hardening since 2010. This hardening is attributed to the formation of a surficial caliche layer.

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May 27th, 1:00 PM May 27th, 2:30 PM

Effects of Remediation and Time on Compacted Coastal Sage Scrub Soil

Event Center A&B

This Study is an examination of the effect different types of remediation and time have had on an area of coastal sage scrub damaged by having 10-15 feet of construction spoils overburden from a nearby construction project. This study utilized a specialized soil compaction tool to hammer a rebar spike into the ground to test the degree of compaction of the soil. It was found that the soil had undergone non-liner hardening since 2010. This hardening is attributed to the formation of a surficial caliche layer.