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[drey-nij-wey] /ˈdreɪ nɪdʒˌweɪ/
a conduit, ditch, or the like, for draining water from an area.
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  • Put a stake in the center of the lowest portion of the drainageway where you want the berm.
  • As such, a special use permit for disturbing a major drainageway is not required.
  • They are usually installed in a drainageway or other point of discharge from a disturbed area.
  • Partially blocking a drainageway or small ditch to create your wetland by trapping storm water needs more planning.
  • If you're working near a roadway or drainageway, please wear a safety vest or brightly-colored clothing.
  • If water flows toward the building, a new swale or wall can direct the flow to the street or a drainageway.

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