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.
section 3 engineering structures lp 1-3 and section 4 structural planning lp 1-3 hoai 2013 for the subcontrac- tors hydraulic engineering, mechanical engineering and electrical engineering / control of the new storm surge barrier.
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.
As part of this process we are looking at what we can learn from precedents such as the storm surge barrier in the Eastern Scheldt (Netherlands) and other estuary and coastal power generation schemes.
Engineering services for the construction of a storm surge barrier with a length of about 500 meters on the southern Alten Strom in Rostock - Warnemnde.