impound

(redirected from impoundment)
Also found in: Dictionary, Thesaurus, Legal, Wikipedia.

impound

[im′pau̇nd]
(civil engineering)
To collect water for irrigation, flood control, or similar purpose.
References in periodicals archive ?
Tailings spills--from gold mines and other types of mines that use the same impoundment methods--are not unusual, either.
Eight species were collected before impoundment of Lake Alan Henry and one additional species, Ameiurus melas, probably occurred in this area even though it was not present in pre-impoundment collections.
The length of beaver impoundment within a beaver site was measured using a GPS receiver by locating the beginning (first dam) and the end (end of the last impoundment) points.
Although it never operated the Comstock site, El Paso demonstrated its "Neighbor to Have" policy and agreed to perform the mill demolition and railings impoundment reclamation to mitigate cyanide contamination of local groundwater.
Given there was only one downstream site in our study, species diversity, stem density, and basal area data were pooled across the two active impoundment and abandoned sites in order to facilitate cross site-type comparisons.
If the impoundment above Marsh Fork Elementary were to fail, according to a report by Mine Safety and Health Administration (MSHA) inspector Jim Elkins, the more than 200 elementary students and other local residents would be in grave danger.
As Spadaro later told The Washington Monthly, from the initial months of the investigation, he had felt that his superiors at MSHA were covering up "the fact that Massey had known for the past six years that there was a potential for the breakthrough in the impoundment.
Judges, prosecutors and defense lawyers routinely seek impoundment in sensitive cases, and most juvenile, sex assault and other cases are automatically closed under law.
The exact amount of flowback that leaked from the impoundment is unknown, but the department believes it was significant.
The first survey, completed before impoundment, was the largest of its kind ever carried out in Britain.
Analysis of the model suggested that the output classification was most sensitive to the value of the shedding parameter, [lambda], the rate at which infectious swimmers shed pathogens into the swimming impoundment.
CHANGING FORTUNES: A painting of Burry Port Harbour by local artist David Evans; Inset, Burry Port Harbour showing the new impoundment wall; Pictures: Tony Paradice