Comparison of Storm Water Management for Phoenix and Washington, D.C. Urban Areas

by Michael A. Ports, DMJM, United States,
Dennis N. Jermeland, DMJM, United States,

Document Type: Proceeding Paper

Part of: Critical Water Issues and Computer Applications


The design criteria, the methods of analyses, and the estimated costs of construction are compared for two storm water management systems in the Phoenix, Arizona and the Washington, D.C. metropolitan areas. The first project, located in Phoenix, consists of major improvements to approximately two miles of interstate highway. The storm water management for the project consists of the addition of detention facilities to the cloud storm drainage system serving the existing interstate highway. The second project is the Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority's Station serving College Park, Maryland. The storm water management for the project consists of retention and infiltration facilities and a combination of both open and closed storm drainage systems.

Subject Headings: Stormwater management | Drainage systems | Hydraulic structures | Water management | Urban areas | Storms | Highway and road management | United States | Arizona | Phoenix | Washington | District of Columbia | Virginia | Maryland

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