MacKay & Somps was hired by Stanford University to develop a hydrology and hydraulic model of their existing storm drain system on campus. The main goal of this project was to better understand and analyze the overland release to help identify and mitigate suspectable areas of public safety and property damage during higher rain events. The model includes almost 30 miles of storm drain pipes, over 1,500 manholes/inlets, miles of ditches, stormwater capture facilities, and dozens of detention basins.

Stanford University has also hired MacKay & Somps to utilize this drainage model for system improvements (capital improvement projects), review of campus development’s effect on overland release and master planning, engineering analysis and design of Stanford’s campus wide storm water capture facilities.


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