Detention and Retention Ponds in Texas: Best Stormwater Management
Expertly Engineered Detention and Retention Ponds for Texas
Providing Comprehensive Flood Mitigation Solutions
JRH Engineering & Environmental Services, Inc. serves the entire state of Texas, offering specialized expertise in the design and construction of detention and retention ponds.
These vital stormwater management systems play a crucial role in flood mitigation, effectively managing stormwater runoff across the state.
Wet Ponds: Retention Ponds for Efficient Water Storage
Minimizing Resuspension and Preserving Water Quality
Wet ponds, also known as retention ponds, serve as efficient water storage solutions, functioning similarly to water held behind a dam.
By maintaining a permanent pool that adjusts with precipitation and runoff, retention ponds effectively minimize resuspension and facilitate the settling of sediments.
They are ideal for clients seeking additional earthwork or the incorporation of water features into their projects.
Dry Ponds: Detention Ponds for Flood Control
Reducing Peak Runoff Rates and Alleviating Flood Damage
Dry ponds, commonly referred to as detention ponds, are essential components of flood control in Texas.
These ponds are designed to temporarily hold stormwater runoff, slowing down its flow and releasing it gradually to reduce peak runoff rates.
During rain events, dry ponds fulfill their purpose, temporarily retaining water for approximately 48 to 72 hours.
With careful consideration of factors such as land area, site slope, and contributing area, these ponds effectively settle stormwater particles and mitigate flood damage.
Incorporating emergency spillways ensures safety during flood events.