Sacramento Drainage Manual—Hydrologic Procedures

by Bert A. Brown, HDR Engineering, Inc, Eldorado Hills, United States,
Peter M. Hall, HDR Engineering, Inc, Eldorado Hills, United States,

Document Type: Proceeding Paper

Part of: Engineering Hydrology


For a period of over two years, HDR Engineering, Inc. (HDR) and HYDMET have been working with the City and County of Sacramento to develop a Drainage Manual. This Manual contains seven sections including goals and policies, hydrology, street drainage and storm inlets, storm sewers and appurtenances, culvert and bridge hydraulic design, open-channels, and storage. The draft Manual is currently being reviewed by the City and County and should be finalized sometime this year. This paper will address the hydrologic procedures incorporated in the Draft Drainage Manual, the basis for their development, and difficulties encountered during the development phase of the Manual. A second paper to be presented at this symposium (Hall, Wegener, and Crouch) provides an overview by the County of Sacramento of subsequent refinements to the hydrologic procedures in the draft Manual which are now being proposed as interim procedures until additional field information is collected during the next 5 years.

Subject Headings: Drainage | Hydrology | Storm sewers | Bridge design | Hydraulic design | Hydrologic properties | Local government | Hydrologic data | California | United States

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