Keywords

Runoff, Soil absorption and adsorption

Abstract

Investigations of soil parameters, infiltration testing, and storm observations are used to determine the infiltration characteristics for three Central Florida stormwater holding basins. Basic soil parameters are investigated and a value for available soil water storage is computed from these data. In-situ permeability and infiltration tests are used to obtain field permeability and infiltration rates. Infiltration test results may be applied to infiltration theory. Data from infiltration tests may be verified using available soil water storage computed from soil parameters. The effect of soil cover conditions is noted and investigated using the drum infiltrometer. Storm observations are used to confirm infiltration models. Infrequency of rainfall activity limited the number and reliability of observations. The effects of precipitation frequency and input intensity to the pond also noted in storm observations. A design procedure incorporating infiltration in stormwater retention basins is presented. This design procedure is based on infiltration theory and observed pond operation.

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Graduation Date

1977

Advisor

Hartman, J. Paul

Degree

Master of Science (M.S.)

College

College of Engineering

Degree Program

Engineering

Format

PDF

Pages

87 pages

Language

English

Rights

Written permission granted by copyright holder to the University of Central Florida Libraries to digitize and distribute for nonprofit, educational purposes.

Length of Campus-only Access

None

Access Status

Masters Thesis (Open Access)

Identifier

DP0008151

Subjects

Runoff, Soil absorption and adsorption

Collection (Linked data)

Retrospective Theses and Dissertations

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Engineering Commons

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