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Synonyms for floodgate

something that restrains a flood or outpouring

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

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According to the CDD, Israeli authorities usually open the floodgates to their dams in the direction of the Gaza Strip without prior notice.
In total, the new lane will have 16 floodgates, eight on the Pacific Ocean side, and eight on the Atlantic side.
EWEB is keeping the only remaining floodgate open, which reduces the water level of Leaburg Reservoir, the water flow through the dam, and the amount of water the Department of Fish and Wildlife needs for both its Mc Kenzie and Leaburg hatcheries below the dam.
Not only have the floodgates arrived but we are getting ever closer to a new era for our expanded canal that will bring better days for all Panamanians,'' President Juan Carlos Varela said as the floodgates arrived at the entrance to the canal in the northern province of Colon.
The tests replicate water from the River Tees over topping and backing up against the floodgates.
Mr O'Mahony said: "The sunset clause that is proposed by Michael Creed would allow the legislation to fall after a number of years, in other words that if the floodgates were opening there would be evidence based on that, it would be put to the people or put to the Dail again.
The water levels at Rosario and Angono after the flood were practically the same because the floodgates were opened, while there was an almost 3-meter difference in the water levels in Rosario and Angono during the flood, signifying the floodgates were closed.
The President of Weatherproof Roofing, Andrew Clough, and his wife have also established Floodgates Worldwide Ministries which supports the community and is involved with various outreach programs in Colorado.
Other reviews of Floodgates have spoken of it 'coming from a position of uncompromising class struggle', and indeed it does, beginning by relating the ideology to the labour movement and outlining the history and development of anarcho-syndicalism.
We have an ageing population in Wales, and this could open the floodgates for other cases.
Almost half of the population in Nigeria's central-northern Jigawa state has been displaced after authorities had to open floodgates on two swollen rivers.
In Punjab, an alert has been sounded in villages and towns situated along the Satluj river after floodgates at Bhakra Dam were opened to maintain the water level in its reservoir.
GOLF: Sir Nick Faldo believes Graeme McDowell's US Open triumph can open the floodgates for more Europeans - as happened 30 years ago when Seve Ballesteros broke through in America.
Israel has opened the floodgates of one of its dams in the eastern part of the Gaza Strip, flooding Palestinian houses and causing severe damage.