Detention Pond Outlet Design for Pollution Control

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by Clifford W. Randall, Virginia Polytechnic Inst &, State Univ, Blacksburg, VA, USA,

Document Type: Proceeding Paper

Part of: Water for Resource Development:

Abstract: Stormwater runoff detention ponds were originally developed for the control of flooding and the designs of the outlet control structure must be modified to obtain pollution control objectives. Outlet control structure design should encourage either sedimentation, biological action, filtration or soil infiltration, or combinations of them, to achieve substantial pollution reductions.

Subject Headings: Structural control | Water pollution | Detention basins | Hydraulic structures | Soil pollution | Stormwater management | Runoff | Retention basins |

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