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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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HARIPUR -- Beautiful Lake Khanpur on Monday attracted the tourists in large number as the reservoir reached its maximum storage limit of 1982 feet and its spillways were opened to discharge extra water after five years.
Rawal Lake at 1,745 feet on Friday, spillways to be opened when it reaches maximum capacity at 1,752 feet
Congressmembers John Garamendi (D-Fairfield, Davis, Yuba City, CA), and Doug LaMalfa (R-Richvale, CA) sent a letter to the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) seeking clarification on the agencys authority to provide public funding for repairs of the Oroville Dam and its spillways. The State of California has requested FEMA to reimburse 75% of the estimated $870 million price tag, but in previous correspondence with Congress, FEMA has expressed ambiguity over whether it has the authority to fund these type of repairs.
Experiments have been done on two models of stepped spillways of plexiglass material which their characteristics have been written in Table 1.
This is why alternative spillways should be considered more thoroughly."
The gates, atop concrete spillways, are supposed to allow dam operators to quickly release water in emergencies.
General Shahid Niaz said that Pak-Forces have been working on spillways option for flushing out water from Attabad lake adding that that Pakistan Army is ready to face any threat.
In addition to the dams and spillways, the project included designing roadway bridges located on the dam crest immediately downstream of each of the spillways.
Occasional thunder-like noise from dam spillways has rattled windows a half mile away.
HARIPUR -- After five years, the water level in Khanpur dam reservoir has reached at its highest level owing to heavy downpour and snowfall in upper parts of district Abbottabad and dam authorities have ordered for opening of spillways.
KARAK -- The local farmers have complained that they've no water to irrigate the standing maize crops due to the damaged spillways and faulty regulating valve of Changhoz dam.