Solving for gutter spread and designing stormwater detention ponds are two crucial parts of any stormwater design plan.
During rainfall, gutters convey flow along streets to storm inlets but when too much water is trying to enter one inlet, water begins to flood the roadway creating unsafe driving conditions. This creates the need to develop an efficient drainage design that captures the flow and prevents road inundation.
Unfortunately, current methods are not always efficient when they rely more on manual calculationsnthat have more rudimentary hydraulic and hydrologic analysis informing design outputs. This can lead to over-designing systems and make it more difficult to analyze complex systems.
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