from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. The excessive accumulation of water at low-lying areas that remains after 48 hours after the end of rainfall under conditions conducive to drying.
- v. Present participle of pond.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. The checking of a stream current or the damming back of its waters by some temporary obstruction. The chief causes of natural ponding are faulting and differential elevation or warping of the strata, an effective dam often resulting from the folding or displacement.
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On a flat roof like this, they have what's called ponding, and you can see this is evidence where its standing water after a rain will accumulate and that's what leaks.
The heavy rain was "ponding" in that area of North Main in El Dorado, he said.
The most important issue to remember is that with only about 16 inches of rain a year -- there is much opportunity for any "ponding" to last very long, if it occurs at all.
Gary Otten, past-president of the Peterborough County Landowners Association, says Mr. Tripp was not allowed to grade his property to stop highway runoff and as a result "ponding" on his land contains 10 times the acceptable level of sodium from highway salt.
Watch out for ponding on roadways and sidewalks, and remember not to drive through standing water.
Allow extra time for both the morning and evening rush hour, when heavy rain could fall and cause ponding of water on the roadways.
A few points I came up with, ponding this over the last few days:
Wind damage should be the main severe threat, but I'd mainly watch for heavy rain lowering visibility and causing ponding on roadways.
We'd throw people into ponds (we call it ponding) or make people splash each other.
Natural lakes are absent, although there is temporary ponding behind sand dunes.
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