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Retention basins

In the case of flooding, part of the water is stored in reservoirs at the sides of the river and on the flood plains. As a result, the water downstream rises at a slower rate. This in turn delays the flood wave and makes it flatter. The lower the gradient, the higher the level of -> retention. The areas contributing to the retention are known as retention areas.

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