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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Sampling Stations.--The RCC storm water detention basin is located within the Ranch, a planned community at Cypress Creek Municipal Utility District One.
A detention basin holds the difference between the flow from the developed and the undeveloped portions of the building site.
While one small detention pond was built, Jones noted the site couldn't accommodate detention basins or bioswales large enough to hold the amount of stormwater that required treatment.
Once the city acquires the properties, the two homes will be razed and the detention basin will be constructed.
The meeting will include a discussion regarding storm sewer improvements and the detention basin construction project that would benefit the neighborhoods tributary to Pump Station 1.
In a report recently submitted to the City Council, Camp Dresser& McKee pointed out there is a detention basin adjacent to the Price Chopper parking lot on Sunderland Road that could be expanded to 4.1 acres with a 5-foot depth to control peak rates and volumes of runoff during unusually heavy rains.
One was from design/build firm Healy Street Associates for a 114 acre-ft detention basin. The other proposal accepted by the city council was submitted by newly formed Lamar, LLC, whose principals are Joe Lamb, president of Champaign Asphalt Company, and Mike Martin, a private developer.
A detention basin with oil separators would remove the majority of pollutants from the "first flush" storm.
State environmental officials observed sediment deposits in a perennial stream resulting from the failure of the on-site detention basin. The discharge of sediment to the stream occurred in violation of a final order of conditions issued by Uxbridge.