Standardization of Detention Pond Design for Phosphorus Removal

  • Ben Urbonas
  • William P. Ruzzo
Part of the NATO ASI Series book series (volume 10)


The Denver area is located in the semi-arid western region of the United States. It receives an average of 380 millimeters of precipitation a year, with approximately 80 percent occurring as intense, short duration, thunderstorms that produce flash floods. Denver is a rapidly urbanizing area for which records of rainfall with simultaneous runoff have been gathered since 1969. As a result of the Environmental Protection Agency’s National Urban Runoff Program, water quality of urban runoff was studied in the Denver region between 1979 and 1982. The availability of local data and investigations formed a sound basis for estimating quality and the the impacts of urban run-off on receiving waters.


Sand Filter Urban Runoff Phosphorous Removal Stormwater Management Detention Pond 
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© Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 1986

Authors and Affiliations

  • Ben Urbonas
    • 1
  • William P. Ruzzo
    • 2
  1. 1.Master Planning ProgramUrban Drainage and Flood Control DistrictDenverUSA
  2. 2.WRC Engineering, Inc.DenverUSA

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