Runoff, Soil absorption and adsorption, Soil percolation
Swales are designed to infiltrate runoff from intermittent storm events. Present design methodologies have resulted in swales which operate under several conditions; these conditions are soil, vegetation, climatic and geographical location dependent. To attain a swale design which considers and accounts for the important factors under Florida conditions, adequate assessment of rainfall, overland, flow, infiltration and soil moisture must be given priority treatment. Several roadside and residential swales were studied and relationships were drawn for soil moisture, porosity and infiltration rates. A design methodology is included and computer modeling infiltration aids in the design.
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Wanielista, Martin P.
Master of Science (M.S.)
College of Engineering
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Masters Thesis (Open Access)
Anderson, David E., "Evaluation of Swale Design" (1982). Retrospective Theses and Dissertations. 607.