settling reservoir

noun

Definition of settling reservoir

: a reservoir consisting of a series of shallow basins arranged in steps with long weirs between so that only the clear upper layer of each will be drawn off

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“Settling reservoir.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/settling%20reservoir. Accessed 10 Aug. 2020.

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