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floodgate

a gate in a sluice that is used to control the flow of water

floodgate

[′fləd‚gāt]
(civil engineering)
A gate used to restrain a flow or, when opened, to allow a flood flow to pass.
The lower gate of a lock.
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The farmers have installed 96 water gates, concreted 557 meters of canal, cleaned 7,600 meters of canal, constructed 52 water distribution points and installed four water measurement devices.
Construction of roads and water gates for water utilization in the Osaka-Kyoto area resulted in the disappearance of reed marshes and the reclamation of shallow waters.
1 billion yen has been spent on the project, and so far, construction of water gates and dikes to prevent inflow of sea water has been completed.
On 7 May 1998, two small cornetfish (319 and 345 mm total length) were taken from the cooling water screenwell in front of the circulating water gates at the former Southern California Edison's Huntington Beach Generating Station (now ABS Huntington Beach) during a routine fouling control operation.
The report lowered its assessment of damage expected from tsunami and fires, citing improvements in water gates and other measures.
Kaneko told reporters after his meeting with Yatsu, ''If the water gates were opened, it would dash the prospect that the reclamation work would be completed.
The building is bordered on two sides by canals and has two water gates, allowing direct access by boat.
Sanitation includes - The grounds maintenance;- The removal and treatment of debris and deposits on land;- Pruning plantations overflowing onto the highway;- The evacuation of vehicles;- The disposal of hazardous waste;- Clogging bays;- In order Annex, the supply and installation of a security device sites, as described in the technical specifications of this tender documents (fences, water gates and concrete curbs);- In order schedule, the intervention of a locksmith in the presence of a police officer to the King~s Prosecutor to enter at the site.
A huge dike with water gates was built across the bay and the gates closed in 1997 to keep out the seawater to facilitate the reclamation of the land.
Makoto Koga, secretary general of the ruling Liberal Democratic Party (LDP), said Thursday a controversial state-run land reclamation project in Isahaya Bay in Nagasaki Prefecture should be halted and that water gates should be reopened to allow investigation of the cause of the poor seaweed crop in the area.
Besides video, the Firetide wireless network supports a supervisory control and data acquisition (SCADA) system that communicates and monitors the functionality and physical status of large water gates and dams that influence the amount of water being released downstream.
A total of 263 fishermen from Fukuoka Prefecture came to Tokyo on Thursday to call on the government to halt a state-run land reclamation project and open water gates in Isahaya Bay closed in 1997, which they believe is responsible for this season's poor seaweed crops.