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overtopping

[′ō·vər‚täp·iŋ]
(civil engineering)
The flow of water over a dam or embankment.
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The spillway controls the flow of water from Butterley, ensuring it does not overtop, damage or erode the embankment and cause flooding.
Molten waste, known as slag, was dumped in the most convenient place - over the natural cliffs, where it solidi-fied in such away as to overtop and embolden the existing coastline.
Speaking 200 miles away from deep in the Oxfordshire countryside, the Prime Minister informed TV viewers that "in some cases" flood barriers "did overtop, they did overrun".
Youngstown State students paint American flag & messages of peace overtop pro-ISIS messages on campus rock #WPXI pic.
The text is set overtop a photo of the five members in suits pulling their most dramatic business-only faces.
The first commercial building, the South Tower, will also incorporate the High Line into its design, building overtop of the park.
Heavy rains caused the river to overtop existing dams and carry oil 30 miles downstream, EPA reported.
What I see right now is probably the most devastating in terms of the number of people directly impacted and what will likely be the damage to homes as the water begins to overtop the levees and fill in behind," said National Guard Commander Dave Sprynczynatyk.
Apparel: with fall approaching, we may shift to wearing a jacket overtop a lightweight wicking style shirt of top.
Although difficult to see in the photo, Les is actually wearing a steel helmet with camouflaging material overtop of it.
All the content from the print series is available online and is actually annotated, he says, with a content layer on the screen that has an added "ghost or shadow world" overtop that includes a thesaurus, metadata, and deep indexing to offer quick and easy search capabilities.
He found that water had started to overtop the sandbag barriers up against the rear glass doors.