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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.
A detention basin holds the difference between the flow from the developed and the undeveloped portions of the building site.
We concluded that taking the two properties most affected by the flooding, along with two adjacent vacant lots, to build a detention basin was a more cost-effective solution that provided the same protection to the neighborhood," he said.
In addition to constructing two regional detention basins to control stormwater runoff, the state will also build a large capacity trunk line starting at Route 73, passing through the community and under the railroad line, and finally discharging to the Great Egg Harbor at the southern end of the town (See Figure 2).
The Pittman North Detention Basin and Outfall Phase III project comprises of a 1,533 acre-ft detention basin, a 230-foot wide Labyrinth Weir and PMF Spillway, outlet structure, and outfall facility consisting of RCB culverts extending north in Bermuda Road then and open channel extending east along the south side of St.
One alternative Camp Dresser& McKee has come up with calls for the construction of a detention basin upstream of the Brightwood Avenue area that would handle peak rates of runoff and reduce flooding.
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.
6 ac of site preparation for detention basin construction and haul/access roads, removal and disposal of abandoned 24" rcp pipes, 620 lf of 4 lf highly orange safety fence on t-posts, 1,036,103 cy of excavation, see attached file
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.
diameter parallel storm sewer or a shallow detention basin will be required to flatten peak flows.
examples include construction of a storm water detention basin, rehabilitation of storm water collection ditches, installation of water main valves, excavation, grading, placement of rip-rap, bio-bags, or other storm water, sanitary sewer or water distribution system repair activities to be determined by the city.