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flood control

noun, Civil Engineering
1.
the act or technique of controlling river flow with dams, dikes, artificial channels, etc., so as to minimize the occurrence of floods.
Origin
1925-1930
1925-30, Americanism
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  • The same drawback, of course, applies to dams designed for flood control.
  • It could serve as a much more effective flood control measure than piling sandbags along the levee.
  • Earlier theories had suggested the tower provided defense or flood control.
  • The country has a complex flood control system that includes dikes, dams, and floodgates.
  • So, not only did the dam provide electricity but also flood control.
  • Their work is important in environmental preservation, remediation and flood control.
  • County officials said rain runoff has been shorting an electronic device designed to operate a flood control gate.
  • We have completed a number of repairs to the flood control structures in our county in the last couple of years.
British Dictionary definitions for flood control

flood control

noun
1.
the technique or practice of preventing or controlling floods with dams, artificial channels, etc
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