detention basin


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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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The detention basins were selected on the basis of age, one with 10+ years in operation, one with four years in operation, and one new construction detention basin.
Granite curbing, new 51/2 -foot sidewalks on both sides of the roadway, wheelchair ramps at intersections and a new stormwater management system with "deep sump hooded catch basins,'' three water quality swales and one detention basin will all be added.
The excess water spills into the detention basin via an overflow pipe and, when the storm has passed, the basin drains safely back into the public sewer system.
This project includes improvements for the Pittman North Detention Basin and Outfall System, Volunteer Boulevard, and Executive Airport Drive.
The excess surface water will spill into the detention basin via an overflow pipe.
McManus of EcoTec, Kevin Gervais of Lighthouse Environmental Management LLC, the company transferring the soil, and Randy Jordan of Jordan Dairy Farms to meet with it about properly maintaining the detention basin.
That will be added to 20 acres donated last year by the family of Whit Carter around the family homestead and a 12-acre detention basin.
Proceeds from the initial debt offering in 2003 financed storm drain and channel improvements, as well as culverts and facility design costs; the series 2007 proceeds financed construction of a detention basin and the purchase of land for another basin.
The 20-foot-by-120-foot detention basin positioned below the parking lot, she said, is "oversized" and "will lessen by far the velocity of storm water runoff.
Work on the Yellen project for the coming fiscal year will likely be limited to grading and the construction of a detention basin.
Parks had claimed publicly that Thousand Oaks and Ventura County employees had deliberately derailed her plan for a smaller detention basin, located 900 feet downstream from the current site and away from an ancient oak grove.
Water conservation: Serving an important dual purpose, each community green is a storm water detention basin that also serves as a neighborhood park, and storm water is recycled back into the community landscape.