Effective management of floods in densely populated urban areas poses a great challenge. Computer modeling plays an important role in appropriate management of urban drainage systems. In this study an effort has been made to develop an efficient urban drainage model in which hydraulic results obtained from the developed SWMM model have been linked with a Proportional Integral Derivative (PID) controller for controlling floods. The resulting model can optimize flood levels substantially in urban water bodies and hence can be used as an effective tool to mitigate urban flooding.

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