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dc.contributor.authorMillay, Curtis A.en_US
dc.date.accessioned2014-03-14T20:33:53Z
dc.date.available2014-03-14T20:33:53Z
dc.date.issued2005-11-15en_US
dc.identifier.otheretd-04192006-101151en_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10919/31770
dc.description.abstractWashington, D.C., like many older U.S. cities, suffers the woes of rapid urbanization and aging infrastructure. The cityâ s combined sewer and stormwater system dumps millions of gallons of raw sewage into the Anacostia and Potomac Rivers over 70 times annually during significant rain events. While many groups, both public and private, attempt to clean the river, billions of dollars are still necessary over several years to remedy the combined sewer overfl ow (CSO) problem alone. Current plans for a solution include constructing large underground storage tanks that store millions of gallons of wastewater during overflow periods. Washington, however, once had a network of waterways that naturally drained the Federal City. At least three major stream systemsâ the Tiber Creek, James Creek and Slash Runâ and over 30 springs flowed within the boundaries of the emerging capital. The waterways, now buried, were victims of urbanization, and flow now only underground, wreaking havoc on foundations and basements and causing sewer backups and flooding. Can a historically-driven investigation of these buried channels lend credence to the resurrection in some form of a network of surface stormwater channels, separate from the municipal sewage system, to solve the cityâ s sewage overflow crisis? The following study is an initial exploration of the re-establishment of waterways through Washington with the purpose of improving the current storm sewer overflow dilemma and exploring the potential urban amenities that they could provide as part of a stormwater management plan for the year 2110.en_US
dc.publisherVirginia Techen_US
dc.relation.haspartMillayFinal.pdfen_US
dc.rightsI hereby certify that, if appropriate, I have obtained and attached hereto a written permission statement from the owner(s) of each third party copyrighted matter to be included in my thesis, dissertation, or project report, allowing distribution as specified below. I certify that the version I submitted is the same as that approved by my advisory committee. I hereby grant to Virginia Tech or its agents the non-exclusive license to archive and make accessible, under the conditions specified below, my thesis, dissertation, or project report in whole or in part in all forms of media, now or hereafter known. I retain all other ownership rights to the copyright of the thesis, dissertation or project report. I also retain the right to use in future works (such as articles or books) all or part of this thesis, dissertation, or project report.en_US
dc.subjectstormwater managementen_US
dc.subjectlandscape architectureen_US
dc.subjectdaylightingen_US
dc.subjecturban designen_US
dc.subjecturban hydrologyen_US
dc.titleRestoring the Lost Rivers of Washington: Can a city's hydrologic past inform its future?en_US
dc.typeThesisen_US
dc.contributor.departmentLandscape Architectureen_US
dc.description.degreeMaster of Landscape Architectureen_US
thesis.degree.nameMaster of Landscape Architectureen_US
thesis.degree.levelmastersen_US
thesis.degree.grantorVirginia Polytechnic Institute and State Universityen_US
thesis.degree.disciplineLandscape Architectureen_US
dc.contributor.committeechairBork, Dean R.en_US
dc.identifier.sourceurlhttp://scholar.lib.vt.edu/theses/available/etd-04192006-101151/en_US
dc.date.sdate2006-04-19en_US
dc.date.rdate2006-05-24
dc.date.adate2006-05-24en_US


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