IMPLEMENTATION OF HYDROLOGY AND HYDRAULIC POLICY MANUAL AND OPERATIONAL PROCEDURES

The goal of this study was to examine the current design policies in hydrology and implement improved design methods that better represent the current state-of-the-art. The objectives of the study were: 1) to develop a user's manual that will enable SHA design engineers with the background to understand and solve problems that are outlined in the policy statement of the Department of Natural Resources; 2) to provide classroom instruction on the use of the User's Manual to solve hydrologic analyses; and 3) to research various other problem areas, such as stormwater management, that arise in implementing hydrologic policy. Specific problems that surfaced during the course of the study included the proper time characteristics to use with the rational method, the degree to which various stormwater management basin estimation techniques agreed in sizing such facilities, and the lack of a method of size both the volume and hydraulic characteristics of detention facilities. In addition to a user's manual, the results of the research are provided in Appendices.

  • Corporate Authors:

    University of Maryland, College Park

    Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering
    College Park, MD  United States  20742

    Maryland Department of Transportation

    2323 West Joppa Road
    Brooklandville, MD  United States  21022
  • Authors:
    • McCuen, R H
  • Publication Date: 1979-12

Media Info

  • Pagination: 131 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00329738
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Federal Highway Administration
  • Report/Paper Numbers: FHWA/MD-80-08 Intrm Rpt.
  • Contract Numbers: AW0-80-230-046
  • Files: TRIS, USDOT, STATEDOT
  • Created Date: Mar 12 1981 12:00AM