storm drain


: a drain that carries water (such as rainwater) away from a street, parking lot, etc.

Examples of storm drain in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The public health department also lifted previous warnings for the Temescal Canyon storm drain at Will Rogers State Beach and the Pico-Kenter storm drain at Santa Monica State Beach after sample results found the water quality levels to be within state standards. Alex Wigglesworth, Los Angeles Times, 25 May 2024 About 100 yards up and down the coast from the Pico-Kenter storm drain at Santa Monica State Beach. Summer Lin, Los Angeles Times, 22 May 2024 The 10-year-old boy who was swept away in a storm drain in Tennessee on May 8 has died, according to his father. Escher Walcott, Peoplemag, 19 May 2024 After a heavy summer rainstorm in 2022, a century-old underground storm drain collapsed along East North Avenue, on the north side of Green Mount Cemetery, causing the sinkhole beneath Bell’s home. Christine Condon, Baltimore Sun, 6 Mar. 2024 The law is a response to the November 2023 death of an 8-year-old Wichita police dog who was strangled to death after following the suspect into a storm drain. Jenna Barackman, Kansas City Star, 22 Apr. 2024 That one allowed quick repairs to a storm drain pipe along Carlsbad Village Drive near Pontiac Drive, where the combination of intense rain, debris flow and intrusive tree roots caused erosion that threatened to undermine the road. Phil Diehl, San Diego Union-Tribune, 5 Apr. 2024 Eventually, that sewage entered a storm drain system, which flowed through a pipe that discharged the wastewater about a mile offshore. Grace Toohey, Los Angeles Times, 22 Mar. 2024 At another point, he was seen placing a FedEx envelope into a storm drain. Tim Stelloh, NBC News, 2 Mar. 2024

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“Storm drain.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 13 Jun. 2024.

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