Safety, Maintenance, and Aesthetic Considerations Associated with Outlet Control Structures for Stormwater Detention Ponds

by Jonathan E. Jones, Wright Water Engineers Inc, Denver, CO, USA,

Document Type: Proceeding Paper

Part of: Water for Resource Development

Abstract: Findings of the Task Committee for the Design of Outlet Control Structures, an ASCE Technical Committee, regarding maintenance, safety and aesthetic considerations for stormwater detention pond oulet works are summarized. A well designed, regularly maintained outlet works can be safe, attractive, and can fulfill required hydraulic functions economically. Addressing safety, maintenance and aesthetic considerations concurrently facilitates outlet of a desirable, multipurpose facility.

Subject Headings: Structural safety | Hydraulic structures | Structural control | Maintenance | Aesthetics | Stormwater management | Detention basins | Retention basins

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