Design of flood storage reservoirs (B14)

ISBN: 978-0-86017-393-9Author: M J Hall, D L Hockin and J B Ellis

Number of pages: 160 (paperback)

Publisher: CIRIA

Date of Publication: January 1993

This book is intended primarily to assist the practising engineer with the detailed design of flood storage reservoirs for flood control in partly urbanised catchment areas. Individual sections deal with the causes and prevention of flooding in urbanised drainage areas, design flood estimation, flood routing, water quality, detailed engineering design and the operation and maintenance of reservoirs. The book contains a step-by-step methodology for a hydrological design procedure and describes two flood estimation methods. Details of statutory requirements and powers are also included. Key words: water quality, pollution prevention, dams and reservoirs, flooding.