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Design velocity for the ICW?

Design velocity for the ICW?

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A colleague called me up recently with a strange question. I might crosspost it to the stormwater forum. He has an industrial site on the ICW, and has to put together a SWPPP for it that includes an estimate of how fast an oil spill will travel down the intercoastal waterway, so he needs an estimate of flow velocity within the ICW itself.

I've never done engineering on the ICW, but I have motored down it in a boat, and the places I've been had basically zero velocity. Is there an engineering guideline for ICW designs that dictates a maximum flow velocity in the ditch?

Hydrology, Drainage Analysis, Flood Studies, and Complex Stormwater Litigation for Atlanta and the South East - http://www.campbellcivil.com

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