distributary


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dis·trib·u·tar·y

 (dĭ-strĭb′yə-tĕr′ē)
n. pl. dis·trib·u·tar·ies
A branch of a river that flows away from the main stream.

distributary

(dɪˈstrɪbjʊtərɪ; -trɪ)
n, pl -taries
(Physical Geography) one of several outlet streams draining a river, esp on a delta

dis•trib•u•tar•y

(dɪˈstrɪb yʊˌtɛr i)

n., pl. -tar•ies.
an outflowing branch of a stream or river, typically found in a delta.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.distributary - a branch of a river that flows away from the main stream and does not rejoin it
branch - a stream or river connected to a larger one
confluent, tributary, affluent, feeder - a branch that flows into the main stream
Translations

distributary

n (Geog) → Nebenarm m, → Flussarm meines Deltas
adjVerteiler-; distributary networkVerteilernetz nt
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Inquiry be ordered against substandard work of lining work of canals and distributaries and ensure water supply till tail end abadgars including Kherao, Doso minor, Mirpur distry, Sanhro distributary, Lakhakhi minor etc.
Improvement to Nandighore Distributary between RD 00 to tail end with C.
According to a hand out issued here, Teri minor, Chhanri distributary of Padidan sub division and right Jari minor and left Jari minor of Nawabshah sub division two while Kiaryoon and Dhoro Naro minors of Nawabshah sub division one will remain closed from November 10 to 17.
Meanwhile, farmers have called upon the government to take necessary measures for repairing distributary channel-11 to get adequate water from Gomal Zam dam for irrigating agricultural land.
One distributary in each of the two provinces is studied as the reference distributary, where FOs have already been formed.
DI KHAN -- Farmers have called upon the government to take necessary measures for repairing distributary channel-11 to get adequate water from Gomal Zam dam for irrigating agricultural land.
4 million on the rehabilitation of Khahi distributary, Pathoro Minor and Bhan Minor located in Jhuddo Tehsil of Mirpurkhas district.
In recent years, policy-makers have realized the necessity of organising farmers at the minor and distributary level to better control the distribution of water.
Tenders are invited for Improvement To Left Service Bank Of Gopalpur Distributary From Rd.
LAHORE, August 06, 2011 (Frontier Star): Punjab Irrigation & Drainage Authority (PIDA) has got registered as many as 25 FIRs against the accused involved in water theft and also removed illegal pipes used in theft of water from distributary canals.
Aurangzeb alleged that Rahooki distributary had been made exempt from the rotation cycle for the past 3 years while the other two distributaries had been subjected to the rotation for over decade.

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