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Using an NCAA Sports Facility as a Regional Stormwater Detention Basin

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The drainage system in the City of Memphis' historic midtown area regularly surcharges during intense rain events causing extensive flooding. The City studied a 1,457 hectare (3,600 acre) area and the underlying drainage system to analyze the existing conditions and possible solutions. The analysis provided multiple improvement options including a regional stormwater detention basin on the site of an existing NCAA soccer field at Christian Brothers University. The study area was fully developed, so adequate open space was not available for construction of a detention project. The soccer field provided the needed open area without demolition of existing structures and provided flood relief for downstream areas. The cooperation between Christian Brothers University and the City of Memphis provided a mutually beneficial outcome for both parties. The City gained a regional detention facility without purchasing an expensive tract of land, and the University gained an aesthetically and functionally improved soccer complex.
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Keywords: Regional detention; flood mitigation; multi-use basin; stormwater

Document Type: Research Article

Publication date: 01 January 2009

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