desilting basin

desilting basin

[dē′sil·tiŋ ‚bā·sən]
(civil engineering)
A space or structure constructed just below a diversion structure of a canal to remove bed, sand, and silt loads. Also known as desilting works.
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Tenders are invited for cleaning and upkeeping of desilting basin at rammam intake and forebay area under rhp st-ii
Tenders are invited for C/O Diversion weir, Retaining Walls, Feeder Channel, Main Channel, Desilting Basin, Collection Chamber, Nallah Crossings, Pressure Hydrant Chambers, Control Valve Chamber, P/L Main and Distribution Pipe Line
Tenders are invited for Removal of silt from desilting basin at headworks including restoration of catch water drain on uphill side and concreting at right side of the desilting basin CHP-I
They need an extra reminder on the proper way to drain these basins so that the whole goal of these desilting basins is not lost in draining them.