Flood-Con is a patented automated flood control structure that treats urban storm water runoff by replicating natural hydrology for the duration of a real time storm event. Instead of fixed opening control structures, reservoir routing and hypothetical storm events used in today's methods, Flood-Con consists of a series of movable gates that open and close allowing the ability to achieve a specific rate of discharge for any given time during and after the rain event.Download PDF
No other structure in the industry can replicate pre-developed hydrology for actual real time storms since they have no way of knowing how much it's actually raining. Their discharge is directly proportional to the depth of water in the pond. Flood-Con provides an improved representation of natural flow patterns and pre-developed conditions for any and all real storm events.
Flood-Con includes a Web App to provide real-time information such as current rainfall amount, current pond depth, current water discharge rates, and turbidity monitoring. Our Web App can also provide real-time monitoring for many other water quality pollutants including oil and grease, heavy metals, and nutrients. All information is logged for historical reporting and analysis before, during, and after a storm event.
Storm water runoff in urban and developing areas is one of the leading sources of flooding and water pollution in the United States. Control structures are designed to discharge storm water back into the existing receiving stream or storm sewer at flow rates equal to the natural (pre-developed) peak flow rate for a specific design storm.
Flood-Con collects and logs real-time rainfall while constantly monitoring pond depth. This allows Flood-Con to effectively hold back any volume of storm water runoff for the duration of the storm.
Current practices used in controlling storm water is the implementation of detention. Detention typically consists of a depression, or pond, and a control structure. Control structures are designed to discharge storm water back into the existing receiving stream or storm sewer at flow rates equal to the natural peak flow rate for a specific design storm. The problem with today's control structures are: