Considerations for a Multiple-Use Stormwater Detention Facility

by David P. Smith, W.R. Holway and Associates, United States,
Barend W. Meiling, W.R. Holway and Associates, United States,

Document Type: Proceeding Paper

Part of: Optimizing the Resources for Water Management


A 60-year-old neighborhood provides the unusual setting for the City of Tulsa's Turner Park-Will Rogers High School Stormwater Detention Facility. The 20-acre site is located within the heavily wooded park and the playing fields of the school. A large floodwater detention basin is excavated on the school ground to protect over 80 homes in the existing 100-year floodplain. Several at-grade hydraulic structures and a small embankment are constructed in the park along the alignment of the existing underground storm drain. Relatively few trees are removed. The facility is designed to be consistent with the historic use of the park and school grounds.

Subject Headings: Stormwater management | Hydraulic structures | Parks | Floods | School buildings | School (K-12) | Detention basins | Education

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