floodgate

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floodgate

noun allow in massive problems, circumvention, colossal opening, door, escape, exhaust, exit, inundation, means, moat, open faucet, open flood-hatch, open gate, opening, outlet, overflow, provide a wide opening, release, safety valve, spout, vent
Associated concepts: immigration, open the floodgates
See also: crossroad, outlet
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Storm Surge Barriers to Protect New York City Conference (2009: Brooklyn, NY) Ed.
As part of this process we are looking at what we can learn from precedents such as the storm surge barrier in the Eastern Scheldt (Netherlands) and other estuary and coastal power generation schemes.
supply and replacement of hydraulic oil from 65 pcs hydraulic systems of shear actuators and preservation oil from 124 st conservation plant piston rods on the storm surge barrier in the municipalities of veere and surrounds-duiveland.
He compared the potential impact of a Severn Barrage with the Eastern Schelde storm surge barrier near Rotterdam in The Netherlands, which he said was broadly similar to the environment of the Severn.
Landrieu said that, since Katrina, the city had erected among world's largest storm surge barriers and most powerful pumping stations.