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flood control

n
(Civil Engineering) the technique or practice of preventing or controlling floods with dams, artificial channels, etc
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Noun1.flood control - (engineering) the art or technique of trying to control rivers with dams etc in order to minimize the occurrence of floodsflood control - (engineering) the art or technique of trying to control rivers with dams etc in order to minimize the occurrence of floods
control - the activity of managing or exerting control over something; "the control of the mob by the police was admirable"
applied science, engineering science, technology, engineering - the discipline dealing with the art or science of applying scientific knowledge to practical problems; "he had trouble deciding which branch of engineering to study"
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The immediate purpose is to construct embankments, dikes, flood control pumps and conduct a series of studies to also look at how the tributaries contribute to the floods.
Completed flood control projects were built along Pampanga River and its major tributaries such as Coronel River in Gabaldon, Digmala River in Bongabon, Cabu and Minatula Creeks in Cabanatuan City, and Sapang Buho River in Palayan City, he added.
The flood control project would be funded jointly through a loan by the Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank and the World Bank.
The Deputy Commissioner has directed all Assistant Commissioners to set up Flood Control Rooms in their respective offices also.
Reviewing flood control arrangements in a meeting held here, he directed the officers to remain in close liaison with weather department for getting early information about rains and floods situation in riverine areas.
Some years back, with a grant of millions of rupees sanctioned by federal government, the irrigation and flood control authorities began dredging drive and other restoration related activities.
The company provides professional installation of important flood control devices such as back-water valves and sump pumps.
With this context in mind, human ecologist Karen O'Neill (Rivers By Design) has argued that the 1936 Flood Control Act was important for two reasons: it required cost-sharing at the local level and divided flood control responsibilities within watersheds between the Department of Agriculture (USDA) and the Corps to undercut the New Dealers.
The key thing is the Flood Control Act of 1928," Bolton said.
That began to change with the Flood Control Act of 1936, which added flood control to navigation and reclamation as national water responsibilities of the federal government.
Four of the basin authority's flood control structures suffered major damages; repair and design costs for those four structures are expected to be about $900,000, Basin Authority Executive Director David Salyers said.
3 million people in regions along the Yangtze River, leaving 43 dead and 18 missing, China&'s flood control authorities said Monday.