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Building the world’s best retention pond may result in awards and accolades from the community.
Retention and detention ponds are commonly confused, and the similarities in their names don’t help.
There are quite a few reasons to target certain wildlife when designing a retention pond.
Retention ponds thrive when planted and tend to experience issues when kept bare.
The earliest retention ponds were all unlined because there was little understanding of why these ponds need lining so much.
With many states requiring little to no features that would be purely decorative for retention ponds, it’s no wonder so many are just blank constructions of concrete and polymer liner.
Retention ponds are actually a positive feature of any neighborhood or urban area, but they’re not always popular.
Retention ponds were once only used in agriculture and industrial site development, but now they’re commonly found in neighborhoods, and even backyards, in areas with heavy rainfall.