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Municipal Stormwater Management

2nd Edition

By Thomas N. Debo, Andrew Reese

CRC Press

1,176 pages | 539 B/W Illus.

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Designed to be a stand alone desktop reference for the Stormwater manager, designer, and planner, the bestselling Municipal Stormwater Management has been expanded and updated. Here is what's new in the second edition:

  • New material on complying with the NPDES program for Phase II and in running a stormwater quality program

  • The latest information on stormwater utilities

  • Metric versions of many of the equations, charts, and design monographs

  • The latest information on Best Management Practices (BMPs)

  • New concepts in stormwater master planning

  • An understanding of the recent evolution in stormwater practice

  • Site design practices to reduce stormwater impacts

  • Lots of additional information related to the development of municipal stormwater programs

    The authors provide the most up-to-date information available, including water quality best management practices and stormwater master and quality management plans. They present little known but valuable tables, charts, and procedures covering both common designs and more specialized situations. Both English and Metric versions of charts and nomographs are included where available and where deemed useful for the designer.

    The text presents an understanding of what works and what doesn't in real-world municipalities. Topics on planning and institutional concerns focus on programs dealing with public awareness, ordinances and regulations, and financing. Technical design topics range from the practical aspects of hydrologic procedures to the design of culverts and storm drainage systems. This stand-alone document provides all the essential information for the design and analysis of most stormwater management facilities.

    Municipal Stormwater Management, Second Edition covers all aspects of municipal Stormwater management, from planning and institutional concerns to technical design considerations. It details the design applications and the institutional aspects of Stormwater management that planners and administrators face on a daily basis. The material and depth of coverage make this book the perfect text for both professional and academic use.

  • Table of Contents

    Introduction to Municipal Stormwater Management

    Stormwater Management Paradigms

    Understanding Stormwater Management Problems and Solutions

    The Organization of the Rest of the Book

    Stormwater Management Programs

    The Stormwater Management Program

    Functional Perspective of Functional Stormwater Management

    Overview of the Legal Aspects of Stormwater Management

    Overview of the Technical Aspects of Stormwater Management

    Overview of the Organizational Aspects of Stormwater Management

    Overview of the Financial Aspects of Stormwater Management

    Typical Stormwater Management Problem Areas

    Three Example Programs

    Characteristics of Successful programs

    The Stormwater Program Feasibility Study

    Public Awareness and Involvement


    Defining the "Public"

    Plan to Include the Public

    Public Program Techniques

    The Stormwater Advisory Committee

    Volunteer Programs

    Dealing with the Media

    Risk Communications

    Technical Communications


    Ordinances, Regulations, and Documentation


    Legal Basis and Considerations

    Municipal Ordinances

    Drafting Local Ordinances and Regulations

    Flexibility in a Stormwater Management Program When to Adopt an Ordinance

    The Complete Stormwater Management Program


    Documentation for Legal Proceedings


    Appendix A - Example Stormwater Management Ordinance 59

    Financing Stormwater Management Programs

    Financing Needs of Stormwater Management Programs

    Major Stormwater Funding Methods

    Stormwater Utility Overview

    Utility Funding Methods

    Stormwater Utility Policy Issues

    Steps in a Typical Financing Study

    Typical Financing Feasibility Study Scop of Services


    Data Availability and Collection


    Sources and Types of Data

    Major Data Types

    Data Acquisition, Survey Information and Field Reviews

    Data Evaluation

    Precipitation Data Collection

    Flow Data Collection

    Flow Data Collection-Natural Controls

    Flow Data Collection-Tracer Methods

    Environmental Data Considerations and Collection References

    Appendix A - Sources of Data

    Appendix B - Field Investigation Form and Check List

    Urban Hydrology


    Concept Definitions

    Hydrologic Design Policies

    Design Frequency and Risk

    Hydrologic Procedure Selection


    Precipitation and Losses

    Rational Method

    SCS Hydrologic Methods


    Storm Drainage Systems


    Concept Definitions

    Pavement Drainage

    Stormwater Inlet Overview

    Design Frequency and Spread

    Gutter Flow Calculations

    Grate Inlet Design

    Curb Inlet Design

    Combination Inlets

    Energy Losses in a Pipe System

    Storm Drains

    Environmental Design Considerations


    Appendix A - Metric Design Features

    Design of Culverts


    Concept Definitions

    Culvert Design Steps and Criteria

    Culvert Flow Controls and Equations

    Design Procedures

    Culvert Design Example

    Long Span Culvert

    Design of Improved Inlets

    Design Procedures for Beveled-Edged Inlets

    Flood Routing and Culvert Design

    HYDRAIN Culvert Computer Program


    Appendix A - Nomographs and Charts-English Units

    Appendix B - Nomographs and Charts-Metric Units

    Open Channel Design


    Design Criteria

    Hydraulic Terms and Equations

    Manning's n Values

    Manning's n Handbook

    Best Hydraulic Section

    Uniform Flow Calculations

    Critical Flow Calculations

    Vegetative Design

    Approximate Flood Limits

    Uniform Flow - Example Problems

    Gradually Varied Flow

    Gradually Varied Flow - Example Problems

    Hydraulic Jump

    Construction and Maintenance Considerations

    Stability of Channels

    Channel Bank Protection

    Floodplain Management

    Environmental Features of Channel Projects References

    Storage and Detention Facilities


    Uses and Types of Storage Facilities

    Design Criteria

    Safe Dams Act

    General Design Procedure for Storage Routing

    Outlet Hydraulics

    Extended Detention Outlet Design

    Preliminary Detention Calculations

    Routing Calculations

    Example Problem

    Chainsaw Routing Technique for Spreadsheet Application

    Modified Rational Method Detention Design

    Hand Routing Method for Small Ponds

    Land-Locked Retention

    Retention Storage Facilities

    Retention Facility Example Problem

    Construction and Maintenance Considerations Protective Treatment


    Energy Dissipation


    Recommended Energy Dissipators

    Design Criteria

    Design Procedure

    Local Scourhole Estimation

    Riprap Aprons

    Riprap Basin Design

    Baffled Outlets

    Downstream Channel Transitions


    Structural Best Management Practices Introduction

    Surface Waters and Mitigation Measures

    Estimation of Pollutant Concentration and Loads General Effectiveness of Structural Management Measures

    Selection of Structural Management Measures References

    Stormwater Master Planning

    The Role of Stormwater Master Planning

    The Master Planning Process

    Holistic Watershed Planning

    Computer Model Choice for Master Planning

    Typical Master Plan Types

    Limitations of Master Plans


    Appendix A - Example Multi-Objective Master Plan Appendix B - Non-Structural Flood Control Overview

    Stormwater Quality Management Plans Urban Runoff Quality

    Water Quality Act Overview

    Basic Approach Philosophy

    The SWQMP Development Process

    Evaluation of Best Management Practices

    BMP Lists for the Four Program Areas

    Non-Structural Best Management Practices


    Site Planning




    Construction Costs

    Construction Plans

    Pre-construction Conference

    Construction Considerations

    Hydrologic Considerations

    Erosion and Sediment Control Considerations

    Culvert Considerations

    Bridge Considerations

    Open Channel Considerations

    Storm Drain Considerations

    Temporary Stormwater Management Facilities

    As Built Plans




    Developing Municipal Maintenance Programs Detention Facilities

    Storm Drains




    Stormwater Inlets

    Slope Drains

    Wash Checks and Energy Dissipators

    Bank Protection


    Pavement Edge Drains



    Subject Categories

    BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
    SCIENCE / Environmental Science
    TECHNOLOGY & ENGINEERING / Environmental / Water Supply