spillway


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spill·way

 (spĭl′wā′)
n.
A channel for an overflow of water, as from a reservoir.

spillway

(ˈspɪlˌweɪ)
n
(Civil Engineering) a channel that carries away surplus water, as from a dam. Also called: wasteweir or spill

spill•way

(ˈspɪlˌweɪ)

n.
a passageway through which surplus water escapes from a reservoir, lake, or the like.
[1885–90]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.spillway - a channel that carries excess water over or around a dam or other obstructionspillway - a channel that carries excess water over or around a dam or other obstruction
conduit - a passage (a pipe or tunnel) through which water or electric wires can pass; "the computers were connected through a system of conduits"
Translations

spillway

[ˈspɪlweɪ] N (US) → derramadero m, aliviadero m

spillway

nÜberlaufrinne f
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Tenders are invited for Treatment of upstream face the dam From level 2166 ft to 2102 ft ,Spillway, Spillway Peirs, abutments, Drywells,Reaming of porous holes, foundation drainage holes ,Grouting to Foundation , Body of the dam,Extraction of cores for conducting Permiability test & Repairs to nappe portion of spillway
A CAMPAIGNER has ended his legal bid to stop controversial safety works to Butterley Spillway.
One of the major water conveyance structures that can act as an emergency spillway is shaft spillway.
Official sources told here Sunday the pace of development work on the construction of spillway and power house had been further accelerated and hopefully the spillway would be completed in April this year.
The reservoir has a storage capacity of 630,000 cubic metres with 100-metre-long spillway.
com)-- According to Ken Kleinke, the Company's Owner, Operator, and Managing Venturer, “We got this prime acreage to accommodate a multi-well development project on the Pines Spillway Prospect - the first of which will be the Benton No.
Maximizing the effectiveness of the spillway is essential to assure the integrity and viability of the Panama Canal system, not only for the existing locks but for the new Third Set of Locks project of the Panama Canal expansion," said Rex Bell, who leads MWH operations in Latin America.
BELCHERTOWN - With the gripping scenes of flooding along the Deerfield River, its tributaries and the Connecticut River, some might be thinking about dashing out to view the spectacle of the spillway at Quabbin Reservoir.
Among specific topics are the influence of height on discharge capacity, flow properties and residual energy downstream, hydraulic comparison between piano key weirs and labyrinth spillways, preliminary design methods for a new dam project, a labyrinth spillway in the Sultanate of Oman, and a naming convention for geometric parameters.
US army engineers have opened a key spillway in Louisiana to relieve pressure on the swelling Mississippi River.
Officials informed the residents about the lifting of the huge shutters of the Morganza spillway and even a house-to-house campaign was conducted to make sure residents knew about the timing of the opening of the floodgate.
The accident won't delay by much more than a week the repair work to the spillway gates at Dexter, part of ongoing comprehensive repairs to Corps dams on the Willamette and its tributaries.