flood control

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(engineering) the art or technique of trying to control rivers with dams etc in order to minimize the occurrence of floods

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The Flood Control Room will work round the clock under the supervision of Additional Commissioner-I Larkana/Focal Person for flood and relief Sultan Ahmed Khoso with Phone Numbers 074-9410361, Fax No.
However, authorities claimed the work is in progress regarding the restoration and repair of flood control drains.
It's necessary to listen to the information carefully, take notice and follow the requirements of the flood control commission and rescue services, turn off the gas, electricity and water, put out the fire in the oven, bring valuable things and furniture to upper floors or attic, close doors and windows, or even nail them up.
Administered by the Commonwealth Financing Authority, H2O PA provides grants for flood control projects, construction of drinking water, sanitary sewer and storm sewer projects and high-hazard or unsafe dam projects.
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The Flood Control Act of 1936 authorized the Corps to undertake many more flood-control projects, including reservoir lakes designed to contain excess water.
improvement plan," adding, "This flood control and wastewater program will enhance the quality of life for the city's approximately 3.
Two years later, the Flood Control Act of 1938 authorized seven storage dams on the upper Willamette River and its tributaries.
2 Flood Control Structure in northeast Madison County and Moss Creek No.
Floods and landslides triggered by torrential rains have left at least 15 people dead and 54 missing in northwest China's Shaanxi Province, flood control authorities said late Monday.
In the program named Flood Control 2015 development of a national control room for flood control will be coordinated.
Duval granted the plaintiffs standing despite the Corps' claim of immunity under [section] 3 of the Flood Control Act, which releases government agencies from liability relating to flood control projects--specifically, "for any damage from or by floods or floodwaters.
Other primary purposes are farm ponds (18 percent), flood control (15 percent), water supply (12 percent), irrigation (11 percent), hydroelectric (2 percent), and navigation (less than 0.
The flood of 1993 on the Mississippi and Missouri rivers significantly will influence national water resources and environmental policy in much the same way that those of 1927 and 1935 resulted in the Flood Control Acts of 1928 and 1936.
In February 2006, Governor Schwarzenegger declared a state of emergency for California's levee system, launching a massive effort to improve the state's flood control system.