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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 flood gates of the Talliperu project in Bhadradari were also opened.
Flood preventative apparatus, including flood gates, barriers and sump pumps, were installed as part of future flood mitigation measures.
The World Bank is now coordinating a $294 million project to cut 300,000 cubic metres of rock from the downstream side of the plunge pool and reshape it to stop water splashing back toward the dam, and to rebuild the six flood gates.
I have built a successful practice and I do not feel threatened by the possibility of reciprocity, but I do feel we would be opening up the flood gates and harming many practices in the state of Florida.
This is where the striped bass congregate to feed on the shad that gather there as well as the ones that come through the turbines and flood gates.
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.
FLOOD gates in Bala which regulate the flow of Afon Dyfrdwy (Dee) and reduce the risk of flooding to thousands of homes downstream are being refurbished by Natural Resources Wales (NRW).
The Unite union said the ruling secured justice for workers who had been "short-changed" by not having overtime count towards holiday pay, although it insisted it did not open the flood gates because claims will be limited.
The Unite union said the ruling secured justice for workers who had been "short-changed," although it insisted it did not open the flood gates because claims will be limited.
Writing this may open the flood gates for more abuse, but it seemed strange that those defending the violent game want me dead too.
The memo states that "the flood gates are open for PS4 system reserves.