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culvert

1. a drain or covered channel that crosses under a road, railway, etc.
2. a channel for an electric cable
3. a tunnel through which water is pumped into or out of a dry dock

culvert

[′kəl·vərt]
(engineering)
A covered channel or a large-diameter pipe that takes a watercourse below ground level.

culvert

A passage below ground level which permits the flow of water; often a large diameter metal or concrete pipe.
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Of course, we were working alongside the highway in order to access the exiting culverts and get set up for ramming operations.
His home, which overlooks the culverts, was one of the first to be hit by the deluge, which saw more than 120 newly built properties evacuated when the River Clwyd overtopped its banks.
Caption: Precise fabrication methods enabled Whitaker Construction to enclose much of the winding Logan Canyon canal in precast box culverts, narrow waterway width requiring cast-in-place methods at limited points.
Unprecedented rainfall and flash flooding has brought volumes of water that pre-existing water management structures such as culverts may not be capable of managing.
The two "incorrectly placed and undersized'' Hall Road culverts are "prone to clogging by natural and manmade debris.
The purpose of this study was two-fold; first, validate the use of CFD with weirs/baffles in culverts and second, model an alternate design using a modified labyrinth weir.
The wake of the flood left mountains of replaced culvert pipe on roadsides and ditches.
However due to the project conflicts with other utilities, railroad crossings, and cover requirements open cutting a box culvert was approved by UDOT.
I thought that house insurance and, to certain degree, business insurance covers things that happen in the buildings, not to pay for rivers, culverts and drains overflowing.
An Environment Agency team has so far inspected 200 of the 800 culverts and prioritised those in urgent need of repair.
The culverts opened a passage to upstream habitat on three creeks that was effectively blocked by the old pipes.
Bridges and culverts are used as roosts by many bat species throughout the United States, including species of conservation concern (LaVal 1967, Humphrey and Gore 1992, Keeley and Tuttle 1999, Trousdale and Beckett 2004).