Detention/Infiltration Basins

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Vegetated depressions designed to store runoff on the surface and allow it to gradually infiltrate into soil. Infiltration basins are dry, except in periods of heavy rainfall, and may serve to other functions (e.g. recreation). They provide flow control through attenuation of runoff at the end of SuDS ムchainsメ.ᅠ Basins may also act as モbioretention areasヤ of shallow landscaped depressions, typically under-drained, relying on engineered soils, vegetation and filtration to reduce runoff and remove pollution.
- Based on Stella definitions, adapted by NWRM project experts and validated by the European Commission

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Last updated: 04 Mar 2015 | Top