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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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Permeable pavement may help businesses use space more efficiently, eliminating the need for detention ponds, which are temporary retention structures that collect stormwater and allow it to evaporate between storms.
Treated runoff from the maintenance area and runoff from other catch basins were piped to the detention pond.
Typically, detention ponds are designed to maximize storage capacity based on the dimensions of the project area.
3 acres of land for future retail development and for a detention pond.
The parcel firm is expanding its south parking lot staging area and will add a detention pond to catch water runoff.
Explosives are needed to chisel down the vertical walls of the quarry and to create a 2-acre stormwater detention pond and space for about 2 acres that would be turned into wetlands at the bottom of the quarry.
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 VILLAGE OF LAKE ZURICH REQUEST FOR BIDS LOT 42 POND RETROFIT PROJECT The Village of Lake Zurich is requesting bids from qualified firms and/or individuals to install a storm water lift station and associated drainage system improvements at an existing detention pond located on Lot 42 of the Old Mill Grove Unit 6.
The college has installed a large detention pond below the new lot to collect runoff, but the sisters say the pond will empty onto their land.
Sophisticated rainwater reclamation system, including bio swales to capture run-off, a 5,000-gallon internal cistern, and a 765,000-gallon detention pond
In addition to making the slope of the quarry significantly more gentle, the blasting will create a 2-acre storm water detention pond and space for about 2 acres slated for the creation of wetlands at the bottom of the quarry, he said.
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