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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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CLOSED: The flood defences in full working order during the test, left KEY HOLDER: Local councillor Tommy Evans, left, with his key to one of the new locks, below, which will cut the time it takes to unlock the barriers and get the flood gates in Skinningrove closed.
The new flood gate will prevent surge tides and allow control of fluvial flow.
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.
The situation was aggravated when the Manggahan Floodway opened its eight flood gates diverting water from the Marikina River to Cainta.
Such was the fury of the rains that the Hussain Sagar Lake had filled to capacity and authorities were forced to open its flood gates.
The town, which is surrounded by the river on three sides, is also to have 30 flood gates replaced.
Leading a team of consultants, Lilker Associates designed and monitored the recent construction and installation of state-of-the-art flood gates and barriers at two Brooklyn schools.
In addition, there are six giant flood gates which can be opened during the rainy season to dump flood waters.
Mr Barraclough said: "It will not open any flood gates but simply means that the law to be applied from now onwards is clear.
Morpeth's multimillionpound flood gates may be put to the test over the next couple of days, the Environment Agency said.
After Hurricane Betsy in 1965, it was clear that to protect the city it was necessary to build two flood gates on the two natural, normally dry channels that connected Lake Pontchartrain to the Gulf.
The fee issue needs to be examined, not whether to open the flood gates to lawyers from other states.