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Video Conference

Stormwater Detention & Design

  • Jan 7, 2016 (9:00 - 1:00 pm CT; 8:00 - 12:00 pm MT)
    Video Conference (designated rooms at DOT sites)


Tuesday, December 22, 2015


This presentation will discuss the fundamental applications of stormwater detention structures. It will also cover the various methods used for designing and modeling stormwater structures as well as analyzing the water quantity and performance of the structures.

Topics to be covered in the presentation include:

  • Types of detention structures including detention, retention, infiltration basins and underground storage
  • Purpose of stormwater detention structures
  • Parts of the structures
  • Design considerations of detention structures including:

    • Placement
    • Inflow/outflow requirements
    • Sizing of the structures
    • Inlets and outlets
    • Stage (elevation)/storage/discharge relationships
    • Routing of inflow through detention structures
    • Analysis of water quality performance


Matthew L. Stone, Ph.D. is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Construction Management & Engineering at North Dakota State University. While working on his doctorate at the University of Alabama, Dr. Stone took courses related to planning and designing construction site erosion and sediment controls. He also worked on campus stormwater projects in the university’s Construction Administration Office and in the Bridge Inspection Department at the Kentucky Transportation Cabinet.

Target Audience

DOT engineers, consulting engineers, county engineers, construction inspectors, city engineering staff and contractors.

More Info

The above resource and more can be accessed by visiting the TLN Learning Management System (LMS).

NDSU Dept 2880P.O. Box 6050Fargo, ND 58108-6050