Mathisen, Paul P.
The Quinsigamond Avenue area in Worcester Massachusetts is a highly commercial zone with a historic flooding problem. This project reviews alternative design options for the Quinsigamond Avenue storm drain, which is believed to contribute to these problems. Based upon research of previous reports, this project analyzes improvement scenarios including flap valve installation, sub-surface detention, and combinations of both. Using programs such as GIS and SWMM, simulations of these different scenarios were created and analyzed for their effectiveness.
Worcester Polytechnic Institute
Major Qualifying Project
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Civil and Environmental Engineering