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detention basin

[di′ten·chən ‚bā·sən]
(civil engineering)
A reservoir without control gates for storing water over brief periods of time until the stream has the capacity for ordinary flow plus released water; used for flood regulation.

detention basin

In a storm-sewer system, a basin for temporarily storing storm water during periods of peak downpour.
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Due to variability in stormwater flow velocities into and out of a detention pond, the effect of mixing speed on suspended sediment removal was investigated.
Treated runoff from the maintenance area and runoff from other catch basins were piped to the detention pond.
Even the storm and drain waters are routed to the detention pond for landscape irrigation.
Typically, detention ponds are designed to maximize storage capacity based on the dimensions of the project area.
A concrete channel with steps helps capture stormwater sediments from runoff bound for the detention pond.
To accommodate the natural features, the townhouses back to a detention pond and the single-family houses will cluster around a 3-acre park across the street.
The patent pending manufacturing process delivers a two-for-one environmental benefit by reclaiming wastes that would otherwise be shipped to a detention pond, and also by creating product that directly helps coal-fired power plants reduce SO2 and other acid gas emissions.
Tenders are invited for project consists of modifying an existing detention pond to meet current standards.
based SI Precast's mix of gravity and reinforced retaining walls gave Dallas Baptist University (DBU) a new storm water detention pond and usable space for a new building.
The detention pond would contain floodwater which the Marikina River could not hold and release the water once the floods subside.
5-acre site did not have enough space to fit in both a detention pond and parking lot.
The extensive grading required for a wet detention pond will have resulted in the loss of approximately 0.