Flood Mitigation in Rainelle, West Virginia

Flood Mitigation in Rainelle, West Virginia

Members: James Dishner, Tyler Elliott, Jeremy Holbrook, Logan Kerby, Austin Linville
Advisor: Richard Begley, Ph.D.

Project Description: The Town of Rainelle is in Greenbrier County, WV and has experienced significant flood events that have caused extensive amounts of damage to homes and businesses over the last 20 years. The severity of the most recent storm event in 2016 has intensified engineering efforts to find a solution for flood mitigation within the town. A senior capstone group was tasked with designing a stormwater management system for a portion of the Town of Rainelle that currently has no existing storm water system in place. The Town of Rainelle is in Greenbrier County, WV and has experienced significant flood events that have caused extensive amounts of damage to homes and businesses over the last 20 years. The severity of the most recent storm event in 2016 has intensified engineering efforts to find a solution for flood mitigation within the town. A senior capstone group was tasked with designing a stormwater management system for a portion of the Town of Rainelle that currently has no existing storm water system in place.
The intent of the design was to implement a feasible, economical, and environmentally friendly storm water management system which could be used to improve the town’s current infrastructure and help mitigate storm water in a controlled fashion, ultimately reducing flooding from stormwater runoff. As part of the hydrologic analysis that was performed, the capstone team utilized LIDAR data to delineated catchment areas, ArcMap to digitize impervious surfaces in order to capture the effects of runoff due to urbanization, and StormCAD to design the pipe network that transports the stormwater. The final design incorporated the details for the pipe network and its associated costs.

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