Development of Multiple Linear Regression Models for Predicting the Stormwater Quality of Urban Sub-Watersheds



Stormwater management at urban sub-watershed level has been envisioned to include stormwater collection, treatment, and disposal of treated stormwater through groundwater recharging. Sizing, operation and control of the stormwater management systems require information on the quantities and characteristics of the stormwater generated. Stormwater characteristics depend upon dry spell between two successive rainfall events, intensity of rainfall and watershed characteristics. However, sampling and analysis of stormwater, spanning only few rainfall events, provides insufficient information on the characteristics. An attempt has been made in the present study to assess the stormwater characteristics through regression modeling. Stormwater of five sub-watersheds of Patiala city were sampled and analyzed. The results obtained were related with the antecedent dry periods and with the intensity of the rainfall event through regression modeling. Obtained regression models were used to assess the stormwater quality for various antecedent dry periods and rainfall event intensities.


Multiple regression analysis Regression models Stormwater characteristics Urban stormwater management 



The authors would like to thank Thapar University, Patiala for providing the laboratory facilities to undertake the task of testing and analysis.


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.School of Energy and EnvironmentThapar UniversityPatialaIndia

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