[Talk-GB] Mapping Attenuation Ponds / Sustainable Drainage schemes

Chris Hill osm at raggedred.net
Sun May 7 16:34:35 UTC 2017

[not cross posted]

I have mapped some largish attenuation ponds as landuse=basin, 
basin=detention here http://www.openstreetmap.org/#map=16/53.7810/-0.4483

These are specifically described by the council, who commissioned them, 
as flood alleviation. These are supposed to work by quickly filling 
during heavy rainfall and slowly emptying into the conventional drainage 
through a restricted outfall thus spreading out the rainfall and 
preventing flooding.

Chris Hill (chillly)

On 07/05/2017 17:22, Steve Brook wrote:
> Many new UK housing estates are required to be built with Attenuation 
> Ponds / Sustainable Drainage schemes as part of their development. 
> These are to control rain water runoff during storms and consist of a 
> pond surrounded by an embankment with a controlled release structure 
> to slow down drainage of the water to the river system.
> The relevant features might be
> ·Low or normal water level of pond
> ·High water level or top of embankment
> ·Land use/vegetation between low/high water marks is water 
> tolerant/marsh plants
> ·Structures for water input and output – often brickwork and filter 
> screens round a pipe.
> Has anyone any experience of mapping and tagging such a structure?
> Are there any examples of where this has been done?
> Steve
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