floodgate

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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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Storm surge barriers to protect New York City; against the deluge; proceedings.
Hill and his colleagues at Stony Brook's Storm Surge Research Group said that much of the New York City metro area could be protected from hundred-year floods if storm surge barriers were built at the mouth of New York Harbor, at the upper portion of the East River, and at the mouth of Arthur Kill, which runs between Staten Island and New Jersey.
Contract notice: 31111488: the drafting of a functional design for the decision and control system of the storm surge barrier ramspol.
However, the Oosterschelde storm surge barrier in Holland had been extensively studied and research showed that it had produced a negative impact on wildlife and increased the risk of flooding.
Texas A&M oceanographer Bill Merrell, who conceived of the coastal spine concept, has been opposed to placing a storm surge barrier anywhere but directly on the coast because he says putting anything farther inland would protect certain areas at the expense of others.