A detention pond prevents flooding and manages stormwater runoff in in residential and commercial properties. These basins are designed to temporarily store and slowly release excess rainwater or stormwater during heavy rainfall events or during spring thaw. By regulating the flow of water into the local drainage system or natural waterways, detention ponds help prevent flooding, erosion, and property damage. This controlled release of water also allows for the removal of pollutants and sediments, improving water quality before it enters the environment. Detention ponds are a vital component of stormwater management, ensuring that excessive water is safely and gradually released.