forebay


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forebay

[′fȯr‚bā]
(civil engineering)
A small reservoir at the head of the pipeline that carries water to the consumer; it is the last free water surface of a distribution system.
A reservoir feeding the penstocks of a hydro-power plant.

forebay

An integral part of a structure’s upper story that significantly overhangs the story below; see forebay barn.
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* Its three-quarter-acre, 12-foot deep pond and sediment forebay manages stormwater for several downstream projects.
Secchi depths for the warm arm, cold arm, and forebay were 27.45, 25.35, and 26.85, respectively.
Collections began at the start of the heat treatment when forebay water temperatures were at ambient levels and concluded when temperatures exceeded 35[degrees]C, as reported by generating station staff.