Detention structures, a primary method for controlling the effects of urban development, are intended to control several adverse impacts (flooding, channel erosion, and water quality), but are designed on the basis of a single design variable: peak discharge. Peak discharge is not always an effective design variable. Control of the T-year peak discharge does not necessarily control downstream erosion rates or water-quality loads that have a T-year exceedance frequency. Over- or undercontrol may result. Alternative design variables and design methods are discussed here.

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  • Authors:
    • McCuen, R H
    • Conley, L C
    • Moglen, G E
  • Publication Date: 1995


  • English

Media Info

  • Pagination: p. 42-49
  • Serial:
    • Infrastructure
    • Volume: 1
    • Issue Number: 2
    • Publisher: John Wiley & Sons, Incorporated
    • ISSN: 1081-7174

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  • Accession Number: 00725773
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Sep 19 1996 12:00AM