Removal of surface or sub-surface water from an area, either naturally or artificially. Drainage methods are used worldwide to reclaim wet, swampy, or marshy regions. Methods to drain a region include grading, increased soil percolation, drain pipes, or pumping. Geotextiles are often used to prevent erosion of fine particles.
Synonyms and Related Terms
land drainage; water drainage; runoff; soil percolation
Sources Checked for Data in Record
- Art and Architecture Thesaurus Online, http://www.getty.edu/research/tools/vocabulary/aat/, J. Paul Getty Trust, Los Angeles, 2000
- Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia, at http://www.wikipedia.com Comment: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Drainage (Accessed Mar. 1, 2006)