Self-Cleaning Multi-Barrel Culverts

man next to culvert opening


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

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
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.

Tentative Agenda

7:45 a.m. Registration
8:00 a.m. Introduction
Sedimentation at Culverts
10:00 a.m. Break
Solutions for Mitigating Sedimentation
12:00 p.m. Lunch
Demonstration of the Iowa Department of Transportation (Iowa DOT) Web Tool
1:50 p.m. Break
One-to-one Training Session for the Iowa DOT Web Tool
3:00 PM Course closure

DOT Self Cleaning Culvert Example Plans, Specifications and Cost Estimate

For More Information

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


The workshop series is sponsored by the Iowa DOT and the State Transportation Innovation Councils.