New Approach to Storm Drainage Pipe Design

by Gary Lockwood, (M.ASCE), Dir. of Water Mgmt.; Connell Metcalf & Eddy, Inc., Coral Gables, Fla.,

Serial Information: Civil Engineering—ASCE, 1980, Vol. 50, Issue 3, Pg. 59-61

Document Type: Feature article


Using a recently developed computer program, drainage swales can be designed to provide short-term storage of stormwater. Benefits of this approach to stormwater management include reduced sewer pipe size requirements, minimal pollution of streams and lakes from run-off, reduced flooding during peak storm periods and—if desired—a recharged aquifer.

Subject Headings: Stormwater management | Storms | Hydraulic structures | Pipelines | Hydraulic design | Computer software | Drainage | Water storage

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