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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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The contract for the flood gates will not be issued until June 2017.
Residents and members of Warkworth Parish Council met with Environment Agency staff and the Northumbria Regional Flood and Coastal Committee chairman Jon Hargreaves as they viewed the new defences and saw the flood gates in operation.
Officials there are planning to replace the demountable flood defence with a pair of one metre high flood gates.
The situation was aggravated when the Manggahan Floodway opened its eight flood gates diverting water from the Marikina River to Cainta.
The town, which is surrounded by the river on three sides, is also to have 30 flood gates replaced.
Such was the fury of the rains that the Hussain Sagar Lake had filled to capacity and authorities were forced to open its flood gates.
Leading a team of consultants, Lilker Associates designed and monitored the recent construction and installation of state-of-the-art flood gates and barriers at two Brooklyn schools.
Mr Barraclough said: "It will not open any flood gates but simply means that the law to be applied from now onwards is clear.
Morpeth's multimillionpound flood gates may be put to the test over the next couple of days, the Environment Agency said.
After Hurricane Betsy in 1965, it was clear that to protect the city it was necessary to build two flood gates on the two natural, normally dry channels that connected Lake Pontchartrain to the Gulf.
The fee issue needs to be examined, not whether to open the flood gates to lawyers from other states.
KASUR -- Indian excesses along the Line of Control (LoC) haven't yet ceased and India has already opened the flood gates quite literally sending 56 thousand Cusecs of water downstream that has already destroyed standing crops across 5000 Acres.