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


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 | Maintenance | Aesthetics | Structural control | Hydraulic structures | Stormwater management | Detention basins | Retention basins

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