Master Planning Methodology for Urban Drainage

by Harold F. Bishop, (M.ASCE), Vice Pres.; Leonard Rice Consulting Water Engrs., Inc., Denver, CO,

Serial Information: Journal of the Hydraulics Division, 1974, Vol. 100, Issue 1, Pg. 189-199

Document Type: Journal Paper


Effective operation and maintenance of the urban environment requires the coordinated management of the various elements that comprise the urban area. One of the principal elements of the urban system is that of water resource management which includes urban drainage and flood control. A systems engineering methodology was developed for master planning of the major drainage system in the Denver area under Project REUSE (Renewing the Environment through Urban Systems Engineering). The methodology incorporates a functional description of the urban drainage system, and a systematic process of data acquisition, runoff analysis, concept identification and selection, and master plan development and implementation.

Subject Headings: Drainage systems | Urban development | Drainage | Municipal water | Urban areas | Water resources | Resource management | Maintenance | Denver | Colorado | United States

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