Simplified Design of Multi-Stage Outfalls for Urban Detention Basins

by Hormoz Pazwash, Boswell Engineering, South Hackensack, United States,

Document Type: Proceeding Paper

Part of: Water Resources Planning and Management: Saving a Threatened Resource?In Search of Solutions


This paper presents a simple method for designing multiple stage outlets for detention basins. The method is based on formulas which were derived for the rational and modified rational hydrographs which are extensively employed in the urban stormwater management practice. The method is applied to a detention basin-outlet system which was designed based on an SCS 24-hour hydrograph. A summary of routing computations using all these hydrographs is also presented for comparison.

Subject Headings: Hydrographs | Stormwater management | Detention basins | Urban areas | Urban and regional development | Runoff | Management methods

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