Computer Simulation of Urban Storm Water Runoff

by Carl W. Chen, (A.M.ASCE), Assoc. Sanitary Engr.; Water Resour. Engrs., Inc., Walnut Creek, CA,
Robert P. Shubinski, (M.ASCE), Principal Manager; Water Resour. Engrs., Inc., Walnut Creek, CA,


Serial Information: Journal of the Hydraulics Division, 1971, Vol. 97, Issue 2, Pg. 289-301


Document Type: Journal Paper

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Abstract: As part of an overall storm water management program, a model was developed to simulate the runoff phenomena of a drainage basin for any given rainfall pattern. The model represents the basin by an aggregate of idealized subcatchments and gutters. The computer is instructed to make a step-by-step accounting of rainfall, infiltration, detention, overland flow and gutter flow in the calculation of a hydrograph. Three preliminary simulations are made to demonstrate the validity of the method.

Subject Headings: Stormwater management | Hydrologic models | Runoff | Drainage basins | Overland flow | Municipal water | Simulation models

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