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.
He modeled on what sort of effects closing a storm surge barrier would have with the levels of rainfall felt during Hurricane Floyd, the destructive storm that barreled up the East Coast in 1999.
AMSTERDAM, April 1 /PRNewswire/ -- ARCADIS (EURONEXT: ARCAD), the international design, consulting, engineering and management services company, today announced that it has provided an idea of what a storm surge barrier aimed at protecting the New York and New Jersey Metropolitan Region from severe coastal flooding might look like.
The scale of this project--dubbed the Delta Works is highlighted by the Oosterschelde storm surge barrier, which was completed in 1986.