– Wet detention pond: a pond designed to have a remaining permanent pool of water after a storm event.
– Dry detention pond: a pond designed to NOT have a significant pool of water remaining after a storm event.
– Water Quality Pond: a detention pond with an orifice sized to allow time for settling and filtering of pollutants before the runoff is discharged from the pond.
– Tributary drainage area: the total land area that drains to the pond.
– Impervious area: a solid surface that does not allow rain to enter.
– Stormwater runoff: runoff that occurs as a result of a rain or storm event hitting an impervious surface and running off.
– Inlet: The point where stormwater enters the pond.
– Trickle channel: A channel that efficiently conveys stormwater from the inlet to the outlet structure (selected ponds)
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