Interceptor drain

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1. Pipe drain, filled to the surface with stone, gravel or coarse sand, and used to prevent the flow of water onto a field from an adjacent area; also used in swales and low-lying areas off the field.

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Image of an interceptor drain installed to collect runoff from a hillside.
Source: http://pasture.ecn.purdue.edu/~epados/lawn/src/drainage.htm