side-channel spillway

side-channel spillway

[′sīd ¦chan·əl ′spil ‚wā]
(civil engineering)
A dam spillway in which the initial and final flow are approximately perpendicular to each other. Also known as lateral flow spillway.
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of Scientific & Technical Terms, 6E, Copyright © 2003 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
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