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weir

1. a low dam that is built across a river to raise the water level, divert the water, or control its flow
2. a series of traps or enclosures placed in a stream to catch fish

Weir

1. Judith. born 1954, Scottish composer, noted esp for her opera A Night at the Chinese Opera (1987)
2. Peter. born 1944, Australian film director; his films include Dead Poets Society (1989), The Truman Show (1998), and Master and Commander (2003)

weir

[wer]
(civil engineering)
A dam in a waterway over which water flows, serving to regulate water level or measure flow.
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Students and visitors will learn about salmon biology, how weirs and fish ladders work, invasive species, state fish hatcheries, and the DNRs annual egg-collection efforts and their impact on Michigans fisheries.
The results also showed the influence of downstream Froude number for trapezoidal side weir and upstream Froude number for rectangular side weir in prediction of the discharge coefficient for both of side weirs.
Kindsvater and Carter [9] developed the well-known equation for flow over the weirs as:
Davis had already hired Weir to bring back some of the earliest French Impressionist works from his recent trip to Paris.
With: Johnny Weir, Priscilla Hill, Paris Childers, Patti Weir, Oksana Baiul, Evan Lysacek, Galina Zmievskaya, Carson Kressley.
Radiocarbon dating puts some bits of burned wood from the weirs at 300 years old, providing a minimum age for the earthworks.
The Department of Water Resources (DWR) today announced it plans to open the Sacramento Weir about 2 p.
Protected native crayfish to be relocated ahead of essential weir repairs in Scarborough
Sindhudurg -Dam, Waste Weir, Head Regulator & Weirs.
Weir, Kevin Kilbane and James McFadden have all captained the side during pre-season, but the Blues boss feels the 35-year-old Scot's experience will prove invaluable.
This paper is about Ernest Tener Weir and the impact he left on the steel industry.
com) announced today the installation of an OPTIX Document Management System at Weir Slurry Division (www.