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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Supply and replacement of hydraulic oil and preservative oil on the storm surge barrier in the municipalities of Veere and Surrounds-Duiveland.
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.
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.
Japan is among the best prepared countries in the region for handling typhoons and has built extensive defences against floods and landslides, including storm surge barriers to protect coastal areas.