Photo 12.1: Photo of a wet detention pond
Photo 1: Photo of a wet detention pond

Generally speaking, the term “stormwater pond” may refer to any constructed basin that is built for the purpose of capturing and storing stormwater runoff, either temporarily or for an extended period of time, in order to prevent or mitigate downstream water quantity or quality impacts. Several distinct structure types (wet ponds, dry ponds, etc.) are included in this general category, and they are discussed in more detail below.

The sections in this chapter may be viewed as a single page.

  1. Overview for stormwater ponds
  2. Types of stormwater ponds
  3. Design specifications for stormwater ponds
  4. Construction specifications for stormwater ponds
  5. Operation and maintenance of stormwater ponds
  6. Assessing the performance of stormwater ponds
  7. Training, certification and accreditation for stormwater ponds
  8. Calculating credits for stormwater ponds
  9. Cost-benefit considerations for stormwater ponds
  10. Additional considerations for stormwater ponds
  11. Links for stormwater ponds
  12. References for stormwater ponds
  13. Fact sheets for stormwater ponds

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