Stormwater Detention Facilities: Planning, Design, Operation, and Maintenance

by William DeGroot,

American Society of Civil Engineers, New York, NY
978-0-87262-348-4 (ISBN-13) | 0-87262-348-3 (ISBN-10), 1982, Soft Cover, Pg. 431
13.4 x 21.5 cm
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Conference information: Conference on Stormwater Detention Facilities | Henniker, New Hampshire, United States | August 2-6, 1982

Out of Print: Not available at ASCE Bookstore.

Document Type: Book - Proceedings


The objective of this conference was to explore issues, define available technology, identify problems, and identify research needs with regard to the planning, design, operation, and maintenance of stormwater detention facilities. The papers presented cover five major areas. These are: (1) Recent developments, (2) quantity issues, (3) quality issues, (4) institutional issues, and (5) research needs. The application of detention in a regional context was emphasized by exploring why and how detention fits as a part of a total urban system. Also, it is suspected that detention is often required by local governments without an adequate understanding of the underlying principles of the ramifications of the effects of detention on the regional stormwater system. This was the primary motivation for focusing on developing and understanding of urban stormwater detention in a regional context.

Subject Headings: Stormwater management | Building design | Maintenance and operation | Urban and regional development | Urban areas | Local government | Motivation


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