An extra storage space provided near an inlet of a BMP to trap incoming sediments before they accumulate in a pond BMP (Schueler, 1987).
a reservoir or canal from which water is taken to run equipment (as a waterwheel or turbine) A sediment forebay is a settling basin or plunge pool constructed at the incoming discharge points of a stormwater BMP.The purpose of a sediment forebay is to allow sediment to settle from the incoming stormwater runoff before it is delivered to the balance of the BMP. A sediment forebay helps to isolate the sediment deposition in an accessible area, which facilitates BMP maintenance efforts.
Stormwater design feature that uses a small basin to settle out incoming sediment before it is delivered to a stormwater BMP.
a storage tank or small reservoir constructed specifically to establish a stable operating supply of water for the intake of a pumping station.
A reservoir or pond situated at the intake of a pumping plant or power plant to stabilize water level; also, a portion of a groundwater basin where large quantities of surface water can recharge the basin through infiltration.
A portion of a groundwater basin where large quantities of surface water can recharge the basin through infiltration; also a reservoir or pond situated at the intake of a pumping plant or power plant to stabilize water level.
The impoundment immediately above a dam or hydroelectric plant intake structure. The term is applicable to all types of hydroelectric developments (e.g. storage, run-of-river, and pumped-storage).
Portion of the reservoir from which water is taken to run the turbines of a dam.
A closed tank at the top end of a hydro power diversion pipeline. It allows the water to settle before entering the penstock. Usually where the primary filter/trash-rack is installed. See also: Intake, Trash Rack
The water behind (upstream) of the dam.
an area in which water is put back into the earth; groundwater recharge area.
That portion of a hydroelectric project impoundment immediately upstream of the intake to the turbines (see also headwaters).
An extra storage space provided near an inlet of a wet pond or constructed wetland to trap incoming sediments before they accumulate in the pond.
The part of a dam's reservoir that is immediately upstream of the powerhouse.