Urban Stormwater Management Practices: Concepts and Misconceptions

by Hormoz Pazwash, Hydraulics and Hydrology at Boswell, Engineering, South Hackensack, United States,

Document Type: Proceeding Paper

Part of: Hydraulic Engineering


A variety of methods are practiced for the management of urban stormwater runoff. These include detention basins/ponds, retention basins, infiltration basins, and seepage pits. This paper presents a brief overview of these methods with their applications. It also discusses some of the most commonly occurring deficiencies and neglections in stormwater management design.

Subject Headings: Stormwater management | Recharge basins | Urban development | Management methods | Retention basins | Detention basins | Local government | Reservoirs

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