overflow channel

overflow channel

[′ō·vər‚flō ‚chan·əl]
(civil engineering)
An artificial waterway for conducting water away from an overflowing structure such as a reservoir or canal.
(geology)
A channel or notch cut by the overflow waters of a lake, especially the channel draining meltwater from a glacially dammed lake.

overflow channel

An overflow passageway (forming an integral part of a fixture) which provides a means for removing excess water and preventing overflow.
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Because the void had been filling with water for nearly a decade, an essential element of the scheme was to reduce the risk of flooding by creating an overflow channel which redirects water into the nearby river at a consistent flow.
Here, the formation of a flood relief overflow channel off Bourn Brook is proposed which will further reduce flows to and under Pershore Road Bridge.
Include an overflow channel leading away from the house in case of heavy rains.
This would involve engineering operations to create a new concrete overflow channel at the eastern edge of the reservoir which would run through the existing retaining BANK allowing water to discharge into the existing outflow watercourse.
As can be seen in Figure 1, that overflow channel design did not solve the problem.
Rodriguez and his team reported their finding in an article titled "Infiltration of Martian overflow channel floodwaters into lowland cavernous systems" published in Geophysical Research Letters.
04 and 03 as well as the raw water pipeline in the indoor sporting halls complex, (b) Different revamping works for the main stores, 4 Toilettes & WC's, the Gym floors and the overflow channel within the swimming pools complex, (c) the works related to increase the height of the protecting fences separating audience from the playing field .
The existing overflow channel to the east of the railway will also be widened and deepened in sections to increase its capacity.
When the river flooded, the ditch acted like an overflow channel and sent water gushing down the ditch and into homes.
When discharge exceeds the capacity of the fractures to divert the water, the flow over the waterfall is directed into the overflow channel 3 at the north end of the gulf where it is then diverted underground through a series of swallow holes (Fig.