detention basin

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Noun1.detention basin - a storage site (such as a small reservoir) that delays the flow of water downstream
catchment area, catchment basin, drainage area, drainage basin, river basin, watershed, basin - the entire geographical area drained by a river and its tributaries; an area characterized by all runoff being conveyed to the same outlet; "flood control in the Missouri basin"
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The north outlot building would be 7,600 square feet on a 37,200-square-foot lot along Route 59, where the shopping center's stormwater detention basin currently lies.
The lost time has been due to unforeseen reinforced concrete excavation in the detention basin area and utility relocation, she said.
The company's latest innovation in the fight against flooding is a sustainable detention basin, planned for an area of Cramlington, North Tyneside, later this year.
Runoff from impervious areas such as roofs, asphalt roads, and concrete can be conveyed by storm water into the detention basin where the water will be evaporated, detained, or retained by vegetation, soil, and any sandy media.
EPA Superfund emergency response and removal actions began in August 2010, to stabilize the site and remove the most highly contaminated materials, including building materials, surface soils, sediment, and surface water in the onsite detention basin.
During a storm, water drains through an open-graded asphalt mix into a stone infiltration bed, which provides stormwater storage volume similar to a detention basin.
If a detention basin fills up with sediment, it can't reduce the flows of water as it is designed to do.
The ten-acre park is a storm-water detention basin that combines environmental benefits with recreation, wildlife education, and a California-history theme.
Northumbrian Water plans to create a detention basin - a landscaped area shaped in such a way that it would store excess surface water during intensive storms.
That led to a proposal to construct an open detention basin in the Brightwood Avenue area at a cost of $750,000.
A detention basin or reservoir acts as a temporary storage area, allowing runoff to be released at a slower, predetermined rate to reduce the impact of the new development on the downstream drainage system.
There was not enough room, horizontally, on the site for a detention basin because they take up a lot of room," said Tom Jones, P.