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What is a Retention Pond?


A retention pond is a man-made body of water used to control the natural runoff that occurs after storms. The retention pond prevents the runoff from causing flooding and damage to the surrounding areas.
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A retention pond is a man-made body of water used to control the natural runoff that occurs after storms. The retention pond prevents the runoff from causing flooding and damage to the surrounding areas including nearby rivers and lakes. In addition to runoff prevention, retention ponds are often used to improve local water quality.

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