flood basin

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flood basin

[′fləd ‚bās·ən]
(geology)
The tract of land actually submerged during the highest known flood in a specific region.
The flat, wide area lying between a low, sloping plain and the natural levee of a river.
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The builders had to ensure that the sewers were up to standard so that Severn Trent could adopt them as public sewers and the balancing lake had to be transferred over to Severn Trent's ownership.
Last June, nine-year-old Nuneaton boy Owen Day drowned while fishing with two pals at a balancing lake off Queen Elizabeth Road, Camp Hill, Nuneaton.
Countryside officers and friends groups managing sites at Barpool Lake, Whittleford Park, Bermuda Balancing Lake, Whytell Pool and Bayton Balancing Lake are appealing to anglers and those visiting the sites to take their litter home with them and to discard it in a responsible manner.
The organisation will be free to join and will work like a neighbourhood watch to stop vandalism and protect wildlife at the beauty spot, which acts as a balancing lake for the river Rea.
His body was recovered from the Barpool balancing lake, off Queen Elizabeth Road, Camp Hill, Nuneaton, at the weekend.
Other organisations celebrating include Nuneaton Women's Multicultural Resource Centre which is to receive pounds 5,000 to install a specialist play surface, while benches and information signs have been added at Bermuda Balancing Lake, thanks to a grant of pounds 4,900.
Owen, who lived in Hillcrest Road, got into difficulties and drowned in the balancing lake off nearby Queen Elizabeth Road, Camp Hill.
Fishing-mad Owen, who lived in Hillcrest Road and was a pupil at Camp Hill Primary School, drowned in a balancing lake off Queen Elizabeth Road in June.
Fishing-mad Owen, a pupil at Camp Hill Primary School, drowned in a balancing lake off Queen Elizabeth Road in June.
The warning comes in the wake of the death of a Nuneaton schoolboy who drowned while fishing in a balancing lake in Queens Road earlier this month.
Nuneaton and Bedworth Borough Council has appointed contractors to extend the existing balancing lake off Queen Elizabeth Road.
Turn left over the canal arm and bear left on the shale path to pass the balancing lake on the right.
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