Synthesis of Hydrologic Approaches to Playa Lakes, Areas of Significant Karst Geology, and Arid Regions

Hydrology of karst terrains, playas, and arid zones is complex, and designing transportation infrastructure in these regions is challenging and requires a deep understanding of the unique hydrologic processes in these areas. In absence of consistent, scientifically-based standards for hydrologic design of transportation infrastructures in these regions, designers consider the specific conditions in each region and adopt design measures and management strategies based on their judgment. The research team will develop a summary of the state of knowledge, the state of practice, and approaches and models for flood forecasting and design of drainage structures in these regions. By adopting the outcomes of this project, Texas Department of Transportation (TxDOT) can better understand the hydrological behavior of these regions and make informed decisions toward developing hydrological design guidance and standards of practice for these areas.

Language

  • English

Project

  • Status: Active
  • Funding: $54322
  • Contract Numbers:

    0-7201

  • Sponsor Organizations:

    Texas Department of Transportation

    125 E. 11th Street
    Austin, TX  United States  78701-2483
  • Managing Organizations:

    University of Texas at Arlington

    Box 19308
    Arlington, TX  United States  76019-0308
  • Project Managers:

    Kasberg, Katelyn

  • Performing Organizations:

    University of Texas at Arlington

    Box 19308
    Arlington, TX  United States  76019-0308
  • Principal Investigators:

    Ahmari, Habib

  • Start Date: 20230901
  • Expected Completion Date: 20240831
  • Actual Completion Date: 0

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 01894851
  • Record Type: Research project
  • Source Agency: Texas Department of Transportation
  • Contract Numbers: 0-7201
  • Files: RIP, STATEDOT
  • Created Date: Sep 27 2023 4:36PM