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Design Tips for Detention Ponds

OnDemand Webinar (89 minutes)

Learn about types of detention facilities, typical applications, and technical disciplines commonly involved with facility planning and design.This topic will provide you with a broad understanding of the state of the practice of urban stormwater detention facilities. The material will cover planning, permitting, master planning, modelling, design, construction observation, maintenance/monitoring and aspects of detention from the standpoint of helping public and private sector entities to address both stormwater quantity concerns (traditional drainage and flood control) and stormwater quality issues (e.g. reduction in pollutant concentrations and promotion of downstream channel stability). This topic will be useful and practical for public works department staff, federal, state, and local government staff, consulting engineers, land planning/landscape architecture professionals, and other water resources professionals.


Jon Jones, Wright Water Engineers Inc Katie Knight, E.I.T., Wright Water Engineers Inc Chris Olson, Ph.D., P.E., Wright Water Engineers Inc


Introduction, History and Overview of Stormwater Detention Facilities

Types of Detention Facilities, Typical Applications and Components, and Technical Disciplines Commonly Involved With Facility Planning and Design

Planning and Siting Considerations, Including Retrofitting of Existing Facilities

Hydrologic Analysis Including Multi-Frequency Design Basis, and Overview of Models That Can Be Used Including Representative Simple Application

Nature of Outlet Structures Necessary to Achieve Specified Hydrologic Control, Including Management of Water Quality Capture Volume

Alternative Design Criteria From Local Governments Around the Us

Evaluating the Effectiveness of Detention on a Local and Watershed Scale

Common Criticisms of Detention, and How to Address Them

Water Quality Benefits of Detention Including Performance Data

Regulatory Requirements and Permitting

Dam Safety

Maintenance and Monitoring

Considerations During Construction

Public Safety

Mosquito Management

Appearance and How Facilities Can Be Viewed as Community Amenities Rather Than Nuisances

Potential Liability Issues

How to Obtain Additional Information