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impound

[im′pau̇nd]
(civil engineering)
To collect water for irrigation, flood control, or similar purpose.
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Protecting groundwater by requiring monitoring, immediate cleanup of contamination, and closure of unlined surface impoundments that are polluting groundwater;
Violations at the impoundments include various releases of contaminants, such as leaking flowback that affected soil and groundwater.
A 1995 Senate budget committee report noted, "This tug-of-war goes to the most basic tenet of the American democratic system of government--the balance of powers between the executive and the legislative branches of government--the power of the purse versus the impoundment power.
Bass are a catch-and-re-lease species here, and probably will be in the new impoundments as well.
The mean length of beaver impoundment per beaver site was estimated and then multiplied by the number of beaver sites (existing in drainage canals) in the study area.
Adjacent to the active impoundments, tree species diversity was low; ranging from three to four species across the entire 40 m transect distance (Fig.
Above the processing plant is a 385-foot-tall earthen dam with a steep, terraced face, holding back the sludge impoundment.
Working with eight colleagues from MSHA, an arm of the Department of Labor that regulates the coal industry, Spadaro began interviewing engineers, miners, and mine company officials to determine what had caused the impoundment to break.
On October 11, 2000, a coal slurry impoundment breached when a mineshaft beneath it collapsed, sending 250 million gallons of molasses-like black muck into Coldwater and Wolf Creeks, tributaries of the Tug Fork.
Keywords: waterfowl, lead shot, non-toxic shot, impoundments, common snipe.
Dams and impoundments dramatically alter the physical and chemical characteristics of streams and rivers (Baxter 1977; Stanford & Ward 1979).
Types of units which therefore are included in the definition of SWMUs include landfills, surface impoundments, waste piles, land treatment units, incinerators, injection wells, tanks, container storage areas and transfer stations.