retention basin

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Noun1.retention basin - a storage site similar to a detention basin but the water in storage is permanently obstructed from flowing 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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LEOMINSTER - The cleanup from the breach of a retention basin next to Lowe's home improvement center has begun.
A prominent engineering firm, Hawley and Freese, floated a fairly traditional plan that proposed constructing an upstream dam as a retention basin, straightening and widening the channel, and covering the downtown section with concrete.
LEOMINSTER - Wading through silty water about a half-mile from where a retention basin let loose, Richard Hartley, a fisheries biologist with the Division of Fisheries & Wildlife, remarked, "You never want to see anything like this."
LEOMINSTER - Representatives from New England Development told the Conservation Commission last night they will repair damage caused by the breach of a retention basin next to Lowe's home improvement center off New Lancaster Road.