Definitions for "Detention Pond"
A constructed pond that captures storm water runoff for the purposes of  retention and treatment.
A facility that collects water from developed areas and releases it at a slower rate than it enters the collection system. The excess of inflow over outflow is temporarily stored in a pond or a vault and is typically released over a few hours or a few days.
a body of water that is used to collect storm water runoff for the purpose of controlling the release of this runoff