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1. Detention basin
A pond designed as a sediment trap. Usually designed to slow the flow of sediment carrying water so that the sediment will drop out. (For heavy sediment loads these ponds are often built with two or three in series. Sediment must be periodically bailed out to allow the ponds to continue to function.)