Stormwater Management

Air Force Corporate Standards

Manage stormwater runoff by emulating the site’s pre-development hydrology using passive and active design features that infiltrate, store and evaporate runoff close to its source of origin.


Follow UFC 3-210-10 guidance when analyzing pre-development hydrology including soil type, ground cover, ground slope, and water volume management. Cost effectively design on-site interception, infiltration, storage, or evapotranspiration systems to manage the increase in runoff between pre- and post-development conditions. Seek opportunities to increase alternative water sources for landscape irrigation.


Follow DoD and AF criteria to collect and process climate data and forecast peak discharge flows into drainage basins. Design new infrastructure to accommodate projected flood elevations from rainfall events.

Provide an acceptable level of resilient elements, systems, materials, and detailing for infrastructure based on documented risks; ensure critical infrastructure is adequately addressed. Use a risk-based approach to manage stormwater and water resources to directly support mission assurance.

UFC 3-201-01 Civil Engineering

UFC 3-210-10 Low Impact Development

U. S. Air Force Project Manager’s Guide for Design and Construction