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Brian Beucler
Office of Bridges and Structures
202-366-4598
brian.beucler@dot.gov


Eric Brown
Resource Center (Baltimore)
410-962-3743
eric.r.brown@dot.gov

About Culvert Hydraulics

A number of issues must be considered during the hydraulic design of culverts including the following: allowable headwater; type of flow control (inlet control versus outlet control); permissible barrel and outlet velocities; location and orientation of the barrel(s); use of improved inlets; potential for siltation and abrasion of the culvert barrel; inlet and outlet protection for scour control; debris control; and any necessary fish passage criteria.

 
Updated: 11/22/2011
 

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