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Public-images-osm logo.svg basin
Retention basin of wanda plant.JPG
Used for more detailed specification of natural=water + water=basin or landuse=basinShow/edit corresponding data item.
Group: water management
Used on these elements
may be used on nodesshould not be used on waysmay be used on areas (and multipolygon relations)should not be used on relations (except multipolygon relations)
Documented values: 10


Status: de facto

Used for more detailed specification of natural=water + water=basin or landuse=basin.

Key Value Comment Photo Rendering
basin infiltration A special basin used for infiltration of rainwater into the groundwater. From  infiltration basin: "It is essentially a shallow artificial pond that is designed to infiltrate stormwater though permeable soils into the groundwater aquifer. Infiltration basins do not discharge to a surface water body under most storm conditions, but are designed with overflow structures (pipes, weirs, etc.) that operate during flood conditions." Bassin infiltration.jpeg
basin detention A special basin used for detention of rainwater before being discharged into a surface water body. From  detention basin: "A detention basin is a stormwater management facility ... that is designed to protect against flooding and, in some cases, downstream erosion by storing water for a limited period of a time. These basins are also called "dry ponds", "holding ponds" or "dry detention basins" if no permanent pool of water exists."
The picture beside shows a "dry pond"
Dry dentention basin.JPG
basin retention A special basin used for retention of rainwater before being discharged into a surface water body. From  retention basin: "A retention basin, is a type of best management practice (BMP) that is used to manage stormwater runoff to prevent flooding and downstream erosion, and improve water quality in an adjacent river, stream, lake or bay. Sometimes called a "wet pond" or "wet detention basin", it is an artificial lake with vegetation around the perimeter and includes a permanent pool of water in its design." Trounce Pond.jpg
basin evaporation A basin containing water containing a dissolved substance (precipitate). These basins are used for harvesting precipitate, removing the water from hazardous waste, evaporating the precipitation that falls on a contaminated site, or preventing pesticides, fertilizers, and salts from agricultural wastewater from contaminating the water bodies they would flow into. Leachate Pond.JPG
basin aeration An aeration basin.
basin cooling An artificial body of water which was created to supply cooling water and/or store heat. Atomkraftwerk Cattenom und Kühlwasserstausee Lac du Mirgenbach.JPG
basin footbath A basin containing water to clean the feet before entering a swimming pool.
basin settling A settling basin. Settling basins are used to treat wastewater by settling.
basin water_regeneration A basin with plants for the biological regeneration of water, e.g. at swimming pools. Example in OSM.

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See also