Planning Standards for Storm Drainage

by Myron D. Calkins, (F.ASCE), Director; Public Works, Kansas City, MO,

Serial Information: Journal of the Urban Planning and Development Division, 1970, Vol. 96, Issue 1, Pg. 53-58

Document Type: Journal Paper

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Designers of comprehensive storm drainage networks must consider all storm water flow tributary to watershed areas. The presence of governmental boundary lines which do not coincide with these watersheds introduces complicating factors to such designs. Cooperation between engineers responsible for planning in these jurisdictions can produce a unified design result for entire drainage networks. The Kansas City metropolitan area achieves such cooperation by adopting unified design standards produced by local engineers. These standards include accepted criteria for all phases of storm drainage problem analysis and plan preparation. Results of the use of these criteria by agencies throughout the metropolitan area include uniform designs, stage construction of drainage networks, and a more comprehensive understanding by local officials of mutual problem solutions.

Subject Headings: Drainage | Hydraulic structures | Storms | Urban areas | Hydraulic design | Team building | Watersheds | Stormwater management | Kansas City

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