San Antonio’s River Walk

by T.R. Witcher, Contributing Editor; ASCE World Headquarters, 1801 Alexander Bell Drive, Reston, VA,

Serial Information: Civil Engineering—ASCE, 2016, Vol. 86, Issue 4, Pg. 46-49

Document Type: Editorial

Abstract: The San Antonio River Walk is a triumph of urban design. But in a region famous for severe floods, the River Walk owes its existence to a complex network of engineering systems, including a dam, a downtown diversionary channel, and a pair of massive tunnels for handling storm flows.

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