Chapter 2: Manual Introduction

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Section 1: About this Manual

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Hydraulic facilities include open channels, bridges, culverts, storm drains, pump stations, and storm-water quantity and quality control systems. Each can be part of a larger facility that drains water. In analyzing or designing drainage facilities, your investment of time, expense, concentration, and task completeness should be influenced by the relative importance of the facility. This manual provides procedures recommended by the Texas Department of Transportation (TxDOT) for analyzing and designing effective highway drainage facilities.

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Conventions and Assumptions

This manual assumes that hydraulic designers have access to programmable calculators, computer spreadsheets, and specific hydraulic computer programs.

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This manual is organized as follows:

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Direct any questions or comments on the content of the manual to the Director of the Design Division, Texas Department of Transportation.

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