Design Criteria for Diversions

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Allen Thompson
Department of Agricultural Engineering

This publication describes how to design water diversions to direct runoff to areas where it can be safely disposed of.

Tables, diagrams and text illustrate how to determine important design factors such as required water carrying capacity, water velocity and slope of the channel.


  • Drainage
  • Soil erosion
  • Terraces
  • Water channels


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