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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 system optimizes operations with simultaneous control of all flood gates and pump stations in the region, and provides a platform to cost-effectively modify or expand the system in the future.
Locals Barry Hunt, Tommy Evans, Brian Sayer and others were pushing the flood gate closed at New Company Row.
Flood gates finally open as Bohs break Dundalk hearts Bohemians 1 Dundalk 0 (aet) By MICHAEL SCULLY IT TOOK just short of 200 minutes but Anto Flood's breakthrough goal put Bohemians into the last four of the FAI Ford Cup at Dalymount Park last night.
Richard Fletcher got Widnes ticking over on 42 minutes and then the flood gates opened as Kohe-Love, Paddy Flynn, John Duffy and Yates all touched down for the Vikings to complete the rout.
The residents' victory could open the flood gates for other challenges to the wheelie bin problem as all lane collections in Cardiff have been stopped.
Over-worked Walters had kept Neville Southall's rampagers at bay with a battery of fine stops but he was powerless as Byrne opened the flood gates on 26 minutes.
He said: ``The article came out in the newspaper and all of a sudden the flood gates opened - things started to happen.
Without a doubt though, the key to unlocking the flood gates has been banking.
954-921-7781 This project includes drainage improvement, water main replacement, and installation of flood gates, stormwater pump station and a tidal check valve.
These flood gates will be closed by the Environment Agency if flooding is likely.
Half the city lies below sea level and is protected by a system of levees and flood gates.
But when Hernandez scored on the exchange with Rooney, the flood gates opened.