floodwall


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floodwall

A wall that is capable of protecting an area from floodwater.
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5% chance of flooding in any year will be protected by the new floodwall.
The Orleans Levee Board owns and maintains levees and floodwalls within
Had the levees and floodwalls held, the enormous damage and loss of life would have been mitigated, it is estimated by experts, by at least two-thirds.
For example, a city can build a floodwall that has a road on top, easing the traffic burden and expediting a route for commercial trucking.
Julia Koster of the National Capital Planning Commission says the floodwall project and sea level rise are "related but separate"--a careful choice of words likely influenced by the fact that many of Washington's most powerful people are climate science deniers.
And while Morgan City has a 6-meter floodwall that is expected to protect the town, workers have rushed sandbags into place and shored up levees just in case.
A series of murals along the floodwall, painted over the past 15 years by Robert Dafford and a team of artists, depict scenes from Paducah's history.
At one pumping station, for which at least three separate agencies were responsible, a concrete floodwall connected to an earthen levee that was much lower.
com said that a federal judge ruled that a barge that landed on top of several homes in the Lower 9th Ward in New Orleans did not cause the floodwall to break during Hurricane Katrina.
Should rains continue and the floodwall break, disruption will be felt immediately on both sides of the border - and even on worldwide rice markets.
Army Corps of Engineers, discovered and validated floodwall failure mechanisms.
For example, some projects may have to switch from one type of flood risk reduction method to another--such as from using a levee to using a floodwall or switching to using a nonstandard type of protection such as an extra large pump station.