flood wall

noun
Civil Engineering. a wall built along a shore or bank to prevent floods by giving a raised, uniform freeboard and by allowing unimpeded flow to water in a channel.

Origin:
1950–55

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Stabilization of the bank is crucial to the integrity of the flood wall, as
  well as the integrity of the earthen levee.
Their only concerns were for a flood wall for the rainy season.
Also, because of the flood wall, you couldn't watch the river's lazy show.
They sank into the mud only to reappear a century and a half later at the foot
  of the present flood wall.
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