Calculates the rate of rainwater runoff and lists appropriate Surface Water Channel solutions for that specific surface water drainage application.

Changing the shape or size of a channel/system can have a marked effect on the velocity of the water and how much is moved.
To estimate surface water run-off there are a number of factors that need to be considered:

  • Area of land to be serviced
  • Surface type, (impervious or pervious)
  • Type of terrain (flat, hilly or gently rolling).

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Channel Capacity Calculator
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Calculator is based on a rainfall Intensity of 100mm/hr (10 year storm)

Recommended Channel Channel Shape Flow Rate l/s
Connecto Trade® 130 U Shape 8 L/s
Connecto Trade® 80 U Shape 4.5 L/s
Connecto™ Slim Rectangular 3.3 L/s
Connecto™ Medio Rectangular 8 L/s
Connecto™ Max Rectangular 17.6 L/s

Run off Coefficients for the Rational Method

Flat Rolling Hilly
Pavement & Roofs 0.90 0.90 0.90
Earth Shoulders 0.50 0.50 0.50
Drives & Walks 0.75 0.80 0.85
Gravel Pavement 0.85 0.85 0.85
City Business Areas 0.80 0.85 0.85
Apartment Dwelling Areas 0.50 0.60 0.70
Light Residential: 1 to 3 units/acre 0.35 0.40 0.45
Normal Residential: 3 to 6 units/acre 0.50 0.55 0.60
Dense Residential: 6 to 15 units/acre 0.70 0.75 0.80
Lawns 0.17 0.22 0.35
Grass Shoulders 0.25 0.25 0.25
Side Slopes, Earth 0.60 0.60 0.60
Side Slopes, Turf 0.30 0.30 0.30
Median Areas, Turf 0.25 0.30 0.30
Cultivated Land, Clay & Loam 0.50 0.55 0.60
Cultivated Land, Sand & Gravel 0.20 0.30 0.35
Industrial Areas, Light 0.50 0.70 0.80
Industrial Areas, Heavy 0.60 0.80 0.90
Parks & Cemeteries 0.10 0.15 0.25
Playgrounds 0.20 0.25 0.30
Woodland & Forests 0.10 0.15 0.20
Meadows & Pasture Land 0.25 0.30 0.35
Unimproved Areas 0.10 0.20 0.30

Note: Impervious surfaces in bold
Rolling = ground slope 2 – 10%
Hilly = ground slope greater than 10%