What is the difference between a retention pond and a detention pond?
Then, what is a retaining pond?
A retention basin, sometimes called a wet pond, wet detention basin or stormwater management pond, is an artificial pond with vegetation around the perimeter, and includes a permanent pool of water in its design.
Beside above, what does a detention pond look like? A detention, or dry, pond has an orifice level at the bottom of the basin and does not have a permanent pool of water. All the water runs out between storms and it usually remains dry. A retention basin or pond has a riser and orifice at a higher point and therefore retains a permanent pool of water.
Besides, how does a detention pond work?
Detention ponds are basins that receive and hold runoff for release at a predetermined rate, thereby reducing the peak runoff delivered to storm sewers and streams. Detention ponds are designed to release all captured runoff over time, and do not allow for permanent pooling of water.
Is it bad to live next to a retention pond?
While there are some advantages to living near a retention pond—peace and quiet, green space, fewer neighbors nearby, and a decreased risk of flooding—potential buyers have other factors to consider. For example, there is a constant danger of drowning for families with young children.