Self-Cleaning Multi-Barrel Culverts


The Self-Cleaning Multi-Barrel Culvert workshop is an open, interactive dialogue on solutions for mitigating sedimentation at culverts in Iowa. A new web-based program for evaluating the potential of sedimentation at Iowa’s multi-box culverts will be also presented and demonstrated to participants through one-to-one training.

Course Instructors

Marian Muste
Dr. Muste is a Research Engineer with IIHR and an Adjunct Professor in the Civil & Environmental Engineering Department. His main area of research is river mechanics. He is an author or co-author of more thhan 185 peer-reviewed journal and conference papers and 75 technical reports.

Haowen Xu
Haowen Xu is a PhD candidate in Civil & Environmental Engineering, at The University of Iowa. His thesis dissertation is focused on development of web-based platforms for problem-solving in various aspects of water resources.

Typical Workshop Agenda

7:45 a.m.

8:00 a.m.
Introduction Sedimentation at Culverts

10:00 a.m.
Solutions for Mitigating Sedimentation

12:00 p.m.
Lunch Demonstration of the Iowa Department of Transportation (Iowa DOT) Web Tool

1:50 p.m.
One-to-one Training Session for the Iowa DOT Web Tool Survey

3:00 p.m.
Course closure

DOT Self Cleaning Culvert Example Documents

Cost Estimate PDF
Plan Details PDF
Situation Plan PDF
Situation Plan Revisions PDF
Developmental Specifications PDF

For More Information

If you have questions or need more information, contact Keith Knapp at 515-294-8817 or