retention pond

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retention pond

A human-made pond where storm water is directed and retained until it can be absorbed into the water table or slowly released without flooding downstream property owners. The modern trend is to prefer absorption into the natural water table,so many local governments impose retention pond requirements as a condition of development,even if storm sewer facilities are available. Many modern office park water features, such as small lakes with fountains, are government-required retention ponds.
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They think the nearby retention basin, intended to catch the runoff, causes more problems than it solves.
This contract is for the construction of an underground retention basin combined sewage in the grip of the disused railway tunnel The addition, in the second district of Marseille.
Parks had sought the study in her efforts to stop a 66-foot-high dam and 1,200-foot-long retention basin from displacing an ancient oak grove.
About half a dozen people spoke about the joint project of the county and the city that would build a 66-foot-high dam and 1,200-foot-long retention basin over an ancient oak grove.
Although improvements to adjacent streets, including curbs and gutters, would accommodate some additional flow, the project developer has proposed an on-site retention basin to handle increased runoff, the report said.
GrundflEnche Altmaschinenmagazin, retention basins and gas station total approx 1~300 m2
This will see the construction of water retention basins and underground storage tanks to discharge water at a controlled rate and help mitigate any issues with rainfall.
787 would remove any bounds from the scope of Clean Water Act jurisdiction, so that the regulatory reach of the act would extend to all water--anywhere from farm ponds, to storm water retention basins, to roadside ditches, to desert washes, to streets and gutters, even to a puddle of rainwater," said AFBF in a letter to Senate Environment and Public Works Committee Chairman Barbara Boxer (D-Calif.
The site stormwater management plan may even be affected because water being captured off the roof isn't being diverted to storm drains or retention basins (which may help preserve undisturbed areas of the site).
Maintenance of streams and open retention basins on the territory of the city.
The site encompasses 327 acres near the intersection of Route 312 and Pugsley Road in the Town of Southeast, and envisions 143 clustered single-family residential dwellings, 237,000 SF of office space, extensive open space, created wetlands and various water retention basins.