A couple of nice "what the future will look like" paintings from this cool little blog. No artist mentioned, but it is signed.
Clearly this one is geomorphically incorrect; it's a built channel. But there are some serious problems with hydraulics and, unless the channel is depicted during a flood event, capacity to pass large flows.
I love the plantings on top of the spillway. Has the Army Corps ever done that?
What design problems do you see?
For a real life giant concrete channel, check out the South Fork of the Zumbro in Rochester, Minnesota. Sedimentation problems, anybody?
Labels: geomorphically incorrect, geomorphically incorrect art, urban stormwater