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Allenby says the more detailed map will enable planners to keep up with land-use changes and plan drainage systems that can accommodate more water.
The major drainage systems are Academy Street, College Avenue, Poor Farm Ditch, Kirby and Buffalo Speedway.
One project Motley confirmed would be funded by the grant at Waukegan’s lakefront is the construction of bioswales — drainage systems that use natural filters for rainwater runoff that provide an alternative to storm sewers.
West Sacramento's recent decision to accept greater responsibility for maintaining levees and drainage systems along the Sacramento River has some residents worried that the city could be swamped financially if the area floods.
As many as 17 drainage pumps were revealed to be not working during the floods last Aug. 5 -- though Sewerage & Water Board officials initially suggested all of the pumps were operational.
But though the San Pedro Creek has served many purposes and people over its lifespan, most recently, it has been lined with concrete and used as a drainage ditch.
Memories of Murder begins in 1986, when the body of a young woman is discovered in a drainage ditch near a rural town.
The buffer zone between the school and the incoming oil project is the students’ soccer field and a drainage ditch.
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DRAINAGE Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of drainage for English Language Learners
: the act or process of draining something : the act or process of removing water or liquid from a place or thing
DRAINAGE Defined for Kids
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