Basins and ponds

Hydro Morphology
Other sector(s): 
The complete description of the NWRM: 

Detention basins and ponds are water bodies storing surface run-off. A detention basin is free from water in dry weather flow conditions, whereas a pond (e.g. retention ponds, flood storage reservoirs, shallow impoundments) contains water during dry weather, and is designed to hold more when it rains.


A pond in forest

Source: Gebhard Schueler’s presentation, NWRM Workshop 1

A basin in the landscape (US)


Possible benefits with level: 
Benefitssort descending Level
BP1 - Store runoff High
BP2 - Slow runoff High
BP6 - Increase infiltration and/or groundwater recharge High
BP7 - Increase soil water retention Low
BP9 - Intercept pollution pathways Medium
BP10 - Reduce erosion and/or sediment delivery Low
BP12 - Create aquatic habitat Low
ES1 - Water storage High
ES2 - Fish stocks and recruiting Low
ES3 - Natural biomass production Low
ES4 - Biodiversity preservation Low
ES6 - Groundwater/aquifer recharge High
ES7 - Flood risk reduction High
ES8 - Erosion/sediment control Low
ES9 - Filtration of pollutants Medium
ES10 - Recreational opportunities Medium
ES11 - Aesthetic/cultural value Medium
PO1 - Improving status of biology quality elements Low
PO2 - Improving status of physico-chemical quality elements Low
PO3 - Improving status of hydromorphology quality elements Low
PO4 - Improving chemical status and priority substances Low
PO6 - Improving chemical status Low
PO5 - Improving quantitative status Low
PO7 - Prevent surface water status deterioration Low
PO8 - Prevent groundwater status deterioration Medium
PO9 - Take adequate and co-ordinated measures to reduce flood risks High
PO11 - Better protection for ecosystems and more use of Green Infrastructure Low
PO12 - More sustainable agriculture and forestry Low
PO13 - Better management of fish stocks Low
PO14 - Prevention of biodiversity loss Low
Last updated: 08 Jun 2015 | Top