A retention pond serves the crucial purpose of managing stormwater runoff. It is designed to hold and store rainwater, particularly during heavy rainfall, storm events and spring thaw, to prevent flooding and control the release of excess water into natural waterways or onto roads. By gathering and retaining stormwater, these ponds help reduce the risk of flooding and soil erosion. They also facilitate the removal of pollutants and sediments from the water, improving water quality before it is slowly released into the environment or allowed to percolate into the ground. Additionally, retention ponds can provide wildlife habitat opportunities, making them valuable elements in urban and environmental planning.