barrier lake


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barrier lake

[′bar·ē·ər ‚lāk]
(hydrology)
A small body of water that lies in a basin, retained there by a natural dam or barrier.
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The provincial award was presented to Officer Dutta on November 4, 2015 in recognition of his actions on July 28, 2015, when he saved the life of a park visitor who was pulled unresponsive from Barrier Lake in Kananaskis.
Earlier, this particular section had been cut off on account of a barrier lake formed at Attabad, which had blocked access since 2010 after landslides.
He said the project named as Re-Alignment of Karakorum Highway at Attabad Barrier Lake, would restore the road link of Gojal Valley with rest of Gilgit Baltistan.
China Road and Bridge Corporation told Xinhua that realignment project of the Karakorum Highway (KKH) at Attabad Barrier Lake is going to be completed by the end of this month.
On Tuesday, workers began to remove a dangerous barrier lake formed after a landslide and continuous rainfall, which threatens residents downstream in seven townships in Hanyuan County in Sichuan.
Troops worked Monday carrying out a series of blasts to drain a barrier lake caused by debris in the local Bailong River that could potentially lead to another tragedy.
Some lakes have been omitted from the relief map, the most important of which is Barrier Lake (although, confusingly, its name still appears).
We cannot speak of peace and nonviolence regarding Native Peoples unless we include their current struggles, of which at least five are good examples of nonviolent tactics: the Cree of Lake Lubicon in Alberta, the Algonquins of Barrier Lake in Quebec, the Innuat of Labrador/Quebec, the James Bay Cree, and the Haida Gwai of the Queen Charlotte Islands, British Columbia.
A barrier lake, estimated to be 800 meters long and holding 280,000 cubic meters of water, formed 3 km from Gyirong port after a landslide blocked a river on Sunday.
It also blocked a river nearby, forming a barrier lake that is 15 meters wide and seven meters deep, said the spokesman.
According to Xinhua, rescuers were continuing to drain water off the barrier lake that was formed as the landslide blocked a nearby river.
According to the budgetary documents released on Friday, the government has specified Rs 3700 for N-5 Highway rehabilitation projects, Rs 50 million for Islamabad- Peshawar motorway, Rs 6450 for rehabilitation of KKH and barrier lake atta abad, Rs 3302 .