METHODS FOR SIZING STORM WATER DETENTION BASINS--A DESIGNER'S EVALUATION

Storm water detention is an effective and increasingly popular method of urban flood control. Sizing of a detention basin depends on hydrologic estimations based on available data. Unlike natural streams, urban sewered drainage area lack a network of gages and hence while modern techniques of analysis similar to those of stream hydrology are available, they have not been widely adopted in urban sewer systems for want of data. This paper considers the hydrologic methods available for sizing storm water detention basins, their data needs and applicability from the point of view of a designer. Two examples of design using commonly employed design procedures are presented. These serve to highlight the assumptions that must be made in their use and the need for more precise data.

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  • Features: Figures; References; Tables;
  • Pagination: p. 91-99

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  • Accession Number: 00135891
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Report/Paper Numbers: UKY BU109
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Oct 26 1976 12:00AM