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Detention Basin Basics in SWMM 5


Subject:  Detention Basin Basics in SWMM 5

 What are the basic elements of a detention pond in SWMM 5?  They are common in our backyards and cities and just require a few basic elements to model.  Here is a model in SWMM 5.0.022 that even has a fountain in the real pond – which we not model for now.   The components of the model are:

 1.   An inlet to the pond with a simple time series – a subcatchment can be added to it in a more complicated model but for now we will just have a triangular time series,

2.   A pipe to simulate the flow into the pond…

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