The author describes the main findings of a ciria report which evaluates the effect of urban development on surface water drainage as an aid in estimating runoff and designing flood storage ponds. Due to apparent difficulties in deriving relationships in the behaviour of catchment areas being urbanised, the extent of urban development can be characterized by a single composite parameter. Among the structural measures are diversion schemes where flood discharges are routed around a developed area, or improving channels by widening and deepening water courses. A flowchart is described as part of a recommended design procedure for flood storage ponds. (TRRL)

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    Morgan-Grampian (Professional Press) Limited

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  • Authors:
    • Berkovitch, I
  • Publication Date: 1980-10

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  • Accession Number: 00330827
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Transport Research Laboratory
  • Files: ITRD, TRIS
  • Created Date: Aug 15 1981 12:00AM