Office of Hydraulics and Stormwater Design

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Hydrualics and Stormwater Design

The Office of Hydraulics and Stormwater Design emphasizes stewardship of California's water resources by providing:

  • Development and maintenance of guidance and state-of-the-practice information for departmental staff to promote uniformity and consistency in the design of roadway drainage-related features.
  • Technical assistance to designers on unique or unusual drainage design issues.
  • Liaison to industry, Federal Highway Administration (FHWA), and other interested external entities for roadway drainage product approvals, processes, and requirements.
  • Technical assistance to designers on stormwater pollution control implementation.
  • Assistance to designers to assure compliance with Caltrans' statewide National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System (NPDES) permit.
  • Guidance and training for the implementation of appropriate Storm Water Best Management Practices (BMPs).
  • Management and performance of drainage related special studies and research activities.
  • Development and oversight of drainage-related training courses.
  • Development and maintenance of Roadway Drainage Standard Plans and Specifications.

Please forward any questions/comments/suggestions to Bruce.Swanger@dot.ca.gov.

Contact Information

Physical Address:

California Department of Transportation
Division of Design
1120 N Street
Sacramento, CA 95814

Mailing Address:

California Department of Transportation
Division of Design
MS 28
P. O. Box 942874
Sacramento, CA 94271-0001


General Information:

Design Liaison Phone List

Division of Design Org Chart

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