Urban Hydrology Progress Since 1979 in the U.S.

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by Neil S. Grigg, Colorado State Univ, Dep of Civil, Engineering, Fort Collins, CO, USA,

Document Type: Proceeding Paper

Part of: Urban Hydrology:

Abstract: Much of the progress in urban hydrology in the U. S. occurred before 1979. Some of the results of activities initiated or reported before that date are just becoming widely known, however. The objective of this paper is to assess where we were in 1979 and what progress has been made in the U. S. in the intervening four years. With the above objective the paper should be read as a survey rather than a technical exposition of new principles or specific methods. The aspects of urban hydrology which are important to stormwater managment are: rainfall, runoff, flow routing, water quality and interaction with the hydrological cycle. Urban hydrology is necessary for effective planning, design and operation of urban drainage and flood control systems. It will become even more important in the future as we apply automation and information technologies to improve stormwater management. Refs.

Subject Headings: Hydrology | Stormwater management | Urban areas | Water quality | Drainage | Control systems | Information management |

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