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overtopping

[′ō·vər‚täp·iŋ]
(civil engineering)
The flow of water over a dam or embankment.
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As of now, the Army Corps says there's enough excess water in the reservoirs that some of it will flow around (not overtop) these auxiliary spillways.
A metal roof can be installed directly overtop asphalt shingles due to its light weight, reducing landfill waste.
There have been many studies aimed at analyzing the risk that a dam will overtop due to flooding, but little has been done in respect of landslide surge.
The first commercial building, the South Tower, will also incorporate the High Line into its design, building overtop of the park.
Heavy rains caused the river to overtop existing dams and carry oil 30 miles downstream, EPA reported.
"What I see right now is probably the most devastating in terms of the number of people directly impacted and what will likely be the damage to homes as the water begins to overtop the levees and fill in behind," said National Guard Commander Dave Sprynczynatyk.
* Apparel: with fall approaching, we may shift to wearing a jacket overtop a lightweight wicking style shirt of top.
Although difficult to see in the photo, Les is actually wearing a steel helmet with camouflaging material overtop of it.)
All the content from the print series is available online and is actually annotated, he says, with a content layer on the screen that has an added "ghost or shadow world" overtop that includes a thesaurus, metadata, and deep indexing to offer quick and easy search capabilities.
"He found that water had started to overtop the sandbag barriers up against the rear glass doors.
John Mosedale, Flood Risk Manager at Environment Agency Wales, said: "We are concerned that the sea surge could overtop defences along the coast of Wales.
Hanson says that about 57,000 of the 80,000 dams in the National Inventory of Dams have potential to overtop. "I'm speaking mostly about smaller, earthen embankments, many of which are right within communities," he says.