Dual level methodology for stormwater detention basin design

Donald V. Chase, Lindell E. Ormsbee

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Abstract

A dual level design methodology for designing detention basins has been developed in an effort to standardize detention basin design and expedite the design/review process. The methodology utilizes a dual level design approach. The first level involves use of nomographs to determine the dischage and volumetric requirements of a detention facility to meet the drainage specifications set forth by a municipality. The second level of the methodology involves using the values of design discharge and maximum storage obtained from the nomographs along with a computer program to design the outlet works of the associated structure. The developed methodology provides both a uniform and a streamlined process for the design of stormwater detention basins for small urban watersheds where more comprehensive methodologies may not be cost effective or readily available.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationWater Resources Planning and Management
Subtitle of host publicationSaving a Threatened Resource - In Search of Solutions, Proceedings of the Water Resources Sessions at Water Forum
Pages849-854
Number of pages6
StatePublished - 1992
Event1992 National Conference on Water Resources Planning and Management - Water Forum '92 - Baltimore, MD, USA
Duration: Aug 2 1992Aug 6 1992

Publication series

NameWater Resources Planning and Management: Saving a Threatened Resource - In Search of Solutions, Proceedings of the Water Resources Sessions at Water Forum

Conference

Conference1992 National Conference on Water Resources Planning and Management - Water Forum '92
CityBaltimore, MD, USA
Period8/2/928/6/92

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Environmental Science (all)

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