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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
Resources and Citations
- Art and Architecture Thesaurus Online, https://www.getty.edu/research/tools/vocabulary/aat/, J. Paul Getty Trust, Los Angeles, 2000
- Wikipedia: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Drainage (Accessed Mar. 1, 2006)