Coastal Flood Control Facility Design Parameters

by John D. Sell, Layton & Sell Inc, Redmond, WA, USA,
Richard A. Lowthian, Layton & Sell Inc, Redmond, WA, USA,
Charlotte F. Pine, Layton & Sell Inc, Redmond, WA, USA,

Document Type: Proceeding Paper

Part of: Coastal Zone '87


The development of design parameters for a storm runoff detention facility located on lowlands adjacent to an estuary and discharging into the tidal zone are discussed. The parameters include a correlation between rainfall volumes and tidal storm surges based on recorded rainfall and tide data, a design tide curve and the probabilities or excedence of concurrent rainfall, tide and tidal surge events. The effects of these parameters on the design of a facility are then discussed.

Subject Headings: Tides | Rainfall | Coastal environment | Floods | Building design | Hydraulic design | Parameters (statistics) | Storm surges | Washington | United States

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