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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 Environment Agency said: "Spring tides and strong winds are forecast to cause wave overtopping and spray along the coast, with locations at Seaham Harbour and Docks, Seaburn Lower Prom, Hendon Promenade and Whitley Sands Promenade particularly vulnerable to overtopping,"
Is not the spillway there, in the event of the reservoir becoming overfull, to bleed off the excess water and prevent overtopping, and subsequent failure, of the dam wall?
Tidal Lagoon Power said tests included the stability of rock armour under various design conditions with different combinations of water levels and wave heights including wave overtopping and sea level rises resulting from climate change.
Forests absorb pressure of super floods as a natural barrier to avoid spill over and overtopping of bunds.
The ASCE team summaries lessons they learned about contingency planning, beach scour, abutments and tie-ins, foundations, structural connections, tsunami overtopping, high profile bridges, vertical uplift forces, armor units, subsidence, vegetative barriers, and sharp wall angles.
The impounded water is posing a permanent threat to the stability of adjoining slopes on upstream of the landslide dam that may generate a wave resulting in overtopping of the dam.
His work has contributed to the development of model components used in computer software-SITES-for evaluating earthen spillways on dams, and WinDAM for evaluating overtopping and erosion of earthen dams.
He said that due to negligence and continuous non-maintenance of flood protective bunds for the last 15 years during the past regime, those bunds were under pressure of huge water and at many places, water was overtopping the bund levels.
The oil terminal is designed for 25 years of continuous in-water service and 5 m overtopping hydrostatic load above the hull top deck.
The oil terminal is designed for 25 years continuous in-water service and 5 m overtopping hydrostatic load above the hull top deck.
Colonel Jeff Bedey, commander of the Army Corps of Engineers' hurricane protection office, said: "We are seeing some overtopping waves.