levee

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a formal reception of visitors or guests (as at a royal court)

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a pier that provides a landing place on a river

an embankment that is built in order to prevent a river from overflowing

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This breach relieved pressure on Lanton's floodbanks, preventing similar consequences.
Another solution was to breach the floodbanks allowing the land to flood as part of an Higher Level Stewardship (HLS) agreement, whereby payment would be made in return for delivering flood storage or habitat creation.
The proposal to remove sections of floodbank was seen as controversial by the local farming communities, but the partners engaged the Farming and Wildlife Advisory Group (FWAG) to float the idea with landowners and farmers in the area and the positive response provided the momentum for the programme.
The Till Project's first major scheme was on three farms in the Fenton Floodplains; a system of more than 22km of floodbanks that have restricted the natural floodplain of the River Till in this area of low lying fertile farmland for the past 60 years.
The land next to the defence and floodbank has been landscaped, and the children, from Selby Cottage Childcare Centre also helped sow seeds and plant bulbs to establish the area.
Once the ditcher has finished its task, the final section of floodbank will be breached, and work will start on controlling water levels across 10 hectares of grazing pasture.
The Environment Agency built a 230 metre floodbank and 50 metres of floodwall to protect eight properties.
A replacement flood wall in Haydon Bridge and floodbank improvements in Bellingham, Northumberland.
The Parks Estate, near the River Wear in Chester-le-Street, has benefitted from a 230-metre floodbank and 50 metres of floodwall.
Stretches of floodbank have also been removed from coastal defences near Alnmouth to allow natural flooding at high tides and the creation of saltmarsh habitat.
The Agency has built a 230 metre floodbank and 50 metres of floodwall.
On the Northumberland coast it costs an estimated pounds 500,000 to carry out major repairs on a stretch of floodbank.