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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 World Bank is now coordinating a $294 million project to cut 300,000 cubic metres of rock from the downstream side of the plunge pool and reshape it to stop water splashing back toward the dam, and to rebuild the six flood gates.
In recent years, work has been undertaken on the flood gates themselves, with several of the gates being "tested' prior to any possible flooding.
The counsel said if it is allowed then flood gate will open.
But in March, work began on a flood wall, funded by the Local Levy and Government Grant in Aid, and it now fea tures two flood gates which allow vehicles and pedestrians to access the riverside grassland.
Northumberland County Councillor for Rothbury Steven Bridgett claimed the work was planned as water had seeped through "cracks" in the walls adjoining the flood gate in the 2012 event.
The flood water was getting very near the top of the flood wall and even came over at the flood gates at one point in Skiningrove Square, near New Company Row.
The proposed improvements for the Flood Control Structures are as follows: At NW 12 Street and NW 117 Avenue include motorizing the existing flood gate and the integration of the motor controls into the SCADA system which will allow for remote monitoring and control of the structure.
The project will comprise the development of JTR-TRX Ingress & Egress (underground tunnel), MEX-TRX Ingress (elevated), SMART-TRX Ingress & Egress (underground tunnel), relocation of utilities services, landscape work, flood gate system and traffic management control.
TRX City said the project will require to build Jalan Tun Razak-TRX Ingress and Egress (underground tunnel), MEX-TRX Ingress (elevated), SMART-TRX Ingress and Egress (underground tunnel), relocate utilities services, landscape work, flood gate system and traffic management control.
Tenders are invited for Replacing sluice flood gates of +106,+103 & +114 feet level with new embedded parts, independent compact hoist mounted on suitable hoist structure & operated by remote control system at krs dam (package-ii)
They have also revealed that the flood gates at Warkworth in Northumberland will remain closed, adding: "Over the last 12 hours we have seen heavy rainfall in the River Coquet area.
He renounced the US policy, saying that it is reactive policy because Pakistan has not been taken on board; therefore it would be seriously devastated the balance of power in the region, which may open flood gates of instability and turmoil.