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Civil Engineering Explained: What is a dry pond?

Stormwater management is one of the core areas in civil design. The development of a site almost always increases the impervious area through the construction of things such as buildings, parking lots, and sidewalks, which prevents stormwater from soaking into the ground and increases runoff volumes.

a photo of author Austin Fowler Written by Austin Fowler Revised On Aug 19th, 2020
Civil Engineering Explained: What is a dry pond? Stormwater management is one of the core areas in civil design. The development of a site almost always increases the impervious area through the construction of things such as buildings, parking lots, and sidewalks, which prevents stormwater from soaking into the ground and increases runoff volumes.

In fact, when I try to explain what I do for a living to my friends and family I get responses like: “Dry pond? Is it still a pond if it’s dry?”, and “Are there any stormwater ponds near me?… Keep Reading

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