عنوان مقاله [English]
In this paper effects of constructing detention ponds for flood control in basins immediately upstream an urban area, are studied. Comparisons are made between this practice and conventional localized river engineering countermeasures regarding socio-economical aspects. The study is conducted in Abkharvar urban basin in Behbahan city in the KhouzestanProvince, in southwestern Iran. Based on the design flood routing, the effects of detention ponds on the dimensions of the conveyance canal are studied. Total costs of flood control alternatives are then compared. Results show that regarding socio-economical issues, detention ponds are superior to conventional localized river engineering and flood control countermeasures for flood control purposes in urban basins.