floodgate

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Synonyms for floodgate

something that restrains a flood or outpouring

Related Words

regulator consisting of a valve or gate that controls the rate of water flow through a sluice

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The counsel said if it is allowed then flood gate will open.
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.
Because of their own research findings, the group said, the government, which opens one flood gate for about four months annually, should leave the gate open permanently to reduce the size of the reservoir and to alleviate the burden on residents who must move every time a gate closure causes the reservoir waters to rise again.
But in March, work began on a flood wall, funded by the Local Levy and Government Grant in Aid, and it now fea tures two flood gates which allow vehicles and pedestrians to access the riverside grassland.
Eglwysbach Primary School is now protected by a new stone wall featuring a special flood gate after the eight-week scheme undertaken by civil engineering firm Jones Bros.
One flood gate in the dam's center was destroyed and a 10 foot-diameter hole disabled another.
Following the events of 2008, a flood gate was constructed at the entrance to Riverside, to allow more time in the event that the elderly residents in and around Armstrong Cottages needed evacuating again.
Properties which are not protected by the flood banks on the River Elwy could benefit from Individual Property Protection measures such as flood gates for their homes.
Officials on Saturday opened the flood gates of the Morganza Spillway in Louisiana at one sparsely populated area to protect the bigger cities of Baton Rouge and New Orleans to the South.
But the flood gates soon opened however and the hosts, utilising their men advantage, began scoring at will winger Wilson coming away with an impressive five tries.
It might be fun in some people's eyes but it will downgrade the shopping centre, and its good name will vanish and open the flood gates to more.
Well, actually the Flood gates opened at Twickenham.
When Ward was sin-binned for blatantly dragging down a maul five minutes before the break disaster loomed, but the flood gates never opened.
They say they fear opening the flood gates on public pay.
David Dreier, R-Glendora, echoed that sentiment, noting that agreeing to passage of the two Southern California park measures ``would have opened the flood gates to a large number of bills.