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tailwater

(ˈteɪlˌwɔːtə)
n
(Physical Geography) any body of water located downstream from a dam, lock, etc
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Hydropower project manager Deng Siwen informed that since the second half of last year, the spillway have been excavated, and the construction of the seepage prevention wall, the diversion tunnel, the underground powerhouse and the tailwater tunnel have also been excavated, while 30 working faces have been opened.
Synopsis: "Tying & Fishing Tailwater Flies" is a thoroughly 'user friendly' instructional guide to creating new flies and old standbys from Pat Dorsey who is one of Umpqua Feather Merchant's top-selling fly designers.
Finally, there is one more crankbait technique that is popular in some tailwater areas.
WM Energy acquired Petro Waste from private equity firm Tailwater Capital.
TPG is acquiring the company from private equity firm Tailwater Capital and private investors.
Nesting habitat use by river chubs in a hvdrologically variable Appalachian tailwater. Ecol.
Silver Creek Midstream is backed by an equity commitment from Tailwater Capital, LLC, The Energy & Minerals Group (EMG), and Silver Creek management.
[paragraph] I am always wary and watchful of the levels of tailwater rivers such as this, and according to the TVA generation schedule that I had dutifully checked the evening before, this sudden rising flow was five hours premature.
Catfish >> One of the most underrated catfish spots in the East is the tailwater below the dam on Maryland's portion of the Susquehanna River just northeast of Baltimore.
Some of these farmers felt that drip might not be decreasing overall water use as expected, because it had facilitated this new development and did not allow for the capture and reuse of tailwater. However, other farmers acknowledged that drip was increasing yields, which meant that less water was producing more food overall, though the systems were expensive.
In the existing hydropower dams, many flood discharge structures are bottom outlets that feature, depending upon the tailwater conditions, either free surface or pressurized flow in the downstream conduits.