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swale

[swāl]
(geology)
A slight depression, sometimes swampy, in the midst of generally level land.
A shallow depression in an undulating ground moraine due to uneven glacial deposition.
A long, narrow, generally shallow, troughlike depression which lies between two beach ridges and is aligned roughly parallel to the coastline.

Swale

Low area of ground used for drainage and often the infiltration of stormwater.

swale

1. A tract of low, usually wet land.
2. A depression in a stretch of otherwise flat land.
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Swale will be free and open to the public on weekends, and will host regular public programs around topics of wellness, public arts and environmental activism.
The swale is easy to design and can be constructed in impervious top soils.
Seattle is building large swales along two city streets to treat and divert runoff from a 430-acre area in its Capitol Hill district.
Bio-infiltrations swales are a sustainable concept that if designed and constructed properly can control run-off volumes and improve water quality.
John Swale, who was described as having a low IQ, also started crying.
During the next 10 weeks, Eugene Sand will put storm water pipes under Shirley Street, Brett Loop and other area streets to channel runoff to a new 400-foot-long swale in Ferndale Park at Greenfield Avenue and Ferndale Drive.
Lone Wolf markets the Trask and Swale as knives for the outdoorsman and, without a doubt, both blade designs are excellent for both skinning game and performing light to medium field chores.
Mrs Swale Pope, a 62-year-old grandmother, revealed the royal interest as she publicised the work called Rosie Swale Pope: Just a Little Run Around The World.
Hundreds lined the streets of the seaside town of Tenby, west Wales, to welcome Mrs Swale Pope home.
I just thank you with all my heart." Despite her injuries - and a stay in Withybush Hospital, Haverfordwest, earlier in the week - Mrs Swale Pope looked fit and well as she crossed under the finishing post.
Trucker Swale was arrested after manager Mike Sloan spotted him acting suspiciously at the Langames Info shop in Ipswich, Suffolk.
If you get your ball on the wrong side of the swale, it can be really hard, and you're happy walking off with a five."