Multi Objective Detention Outlet Control Structure

by D. Kim Beatley, Espey, Huston & Associates, Inc, Williamsburg, United States,
James N. Wigfield, Espey, Huston & Associates, Inc, Williamsburg, United States,

Document Type: Proceeding Paper

Part of: Hydraulic Engineering


Increasing numbers of stormwater management ponds are being included in the design of urban and rural drainage projects. This is in part due to the environmental outcry to clean up our nations waters, and mandates set fourth by the Clean Water Act. State and local policies directed at controlling stormwater runoff from urbanizing areas is also an important factor in the proliferation of the number of ponds being constructed. Ponds, once only designed to reduce peak outflows, today are being designed to perform multiple functions, including flood control, erosion and sediment control, and pollutant removal. State and local agencies are searching for efficient, cost-effective, standardized designs that can easily be adapted to many different projects.

Subject Headings: Stormwater management | Hydraulic design | Water pollution | Sediment | Runoff | Retention basins | Floods

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