Managing Urban Stormwater Ponds
- Date of Publication
- December 7, 2021
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Stormwater or retention ponds are a typical sight in many urban areas and are frequently found scattered about in subdivisions as a means to manage rainwater and prevent flooding. During a storm, these small ponds catch and hold runoff from highly altered urban and suburban areas such as parking lots, lawns, and roads. Stormwater ponds reduce the speed of water joining nearby waterways and protect surrounding areas from floods and erosion, by interrupting the surface flow and storing excessive rainwater. (8 pages)
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