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Detention pond

Example cross section of proposed detention pondExample cross section of proposed detention pond.

Detention ponds are basins that are designed to hold run off from the surrounding area till it infiltrates into the ground.

Under this project, a detention pond will be designed to retain 1.5 inches of runoff and will be measured for inflow/outflow and its respective water quality. The pond will be designed to resemble a meandering river with associated vegetation to reduce erosion as well as act as filter strips, to serve as a demonstration tool for stream restoration. The width to length ratio will also be taken into consideration to maximize sediment retention and nutrient intake.