Retrofitting a Detention Facility for Improved Quantity Control

by Stuart G. Walesh, Valparaiso Univ, Valparaiso, United States,

Document Type: Proceeding Paper

Part of: Engineering Hydrology


Historically, detention facilities in the U.S. were first designed, constructed and operated for the single purpose of flood control. This led to a second phase, in which recreation and aesthetic features were also designed into new facilities, and a third phase, in which water quality features were included. Some of the early single-purpose flood control facilities could be retrofitted to improve flood control performance and serve other purposes. A procedure for retrofitting a detention facility for improved quantity control is presented.

Subject Headings: Rehabilitation | Recreational facilities | Water quality | Floods | Water-based recreation | Building design | Aesthetics | Hydraulic design

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