Optimal design of detention and drainage channel systems

Michael S. Bennett, Larry Mays

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An optimization model that determines the minimum cost detention and drainage channel system for a watershed is described. The model determines the location and size of detention basins, the size, type, and number of outlet structures in addition to the design of downstream channel modifications. This new model is based upon dynamic programming for nonserial systems. The model is applied to a watershed for the purpose of illustrating its capabilities.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)99-112
Number of pages14
JournalJournal of Water Resources Planning and Management
Issue number1
StatePublished - 1995
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Civil and Structural Engineering
  • Management, Monitoring, Policy and Law
  • Water Science and Technology
  • Geography, Planning and Development


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