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|landuse = basin|
|An area of land artificially graded to hold water.|
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|Status: de facto|
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An area of land artificially graded to hold water. Note that this definition includes also structures typically without water. Usually these features are made for man made water courses e.g. storm water, water treatment.
- basin=infiltration — An catches storm water and allows it to seep into an .
- basin=detention — A catches storm water and allows it to drain slowly into natural waterways.
- basin=retention — A catches storm water and retains it, forming an artificial pond.
- basin=evaporation — A evaporation pond or evaporation basin used to evaporate water containing a dissolved substance (precipitate)
Tags used in combination
- name=<name of the basin>
- basin=* refines the type of the basin
- intermittent=yes If the presence of water is intermittent.
Possible Tagging Mistakes
- landuse=reservoir - a man made body of stored water, usually formed by a dam across a valley or natural depression
- landuse=salt_pond - A salt pond, salt evaporation pond or saltern
- natural=water + water=basin - synonym for landuse=basin
- water=pond - a small body of standing water, man-made in most cases