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  • n. Plural form of floodway.

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Examples

  • In recent days, Walsh has said he might also make use of other downstream "floodways" - basins surrounded by levees that can intentionally be blown open to divert floodwaters.

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  • Walsh has made clear he may use other downstream "floodways" - basins surrounded by levees that can be intentionally blown open to divert floodwaters - to try to rein in the trouble.

    The Seattle Times

  • What's going on is that the Department of Environmental Conservation, which acts as the eyes and ears of FEMA, recently did an audit in Vienna and found 34 properties that have been allowed to build in designated floodways, which is against the law.

    News Channel 9: Local News

  • But the system of levees and floodways lining the Mississippi has contained most of the river in its path, preventing greater destruction.

    Engineers look for danger signs on levees

  • The Corps took its orders seriously and for the next 125 years it built levees, gates, dams and reservoirs, spillways, floodways, and cutoffs.

    Archive 2010-08-01

  • As the crest traveled south, it forced the Corps to open two more floodways to spare New Orleans—the first time all three floodways were operated simultaneously.

    Flood Threat Builds Next Year

  • For the first time, the Corps simultaneously opened all three of its major floodways on the Mississippi developed after the Great Flood of 1927.

    After the Flood, Farmers Try to Dig In

  • Gen. Walsh said Saturday that all four floodways might be needed to handle the volume of water coursing through the river system this spring as the crest makes its way downstream to the Gulf of Mexico.

    Heavy Rains Keep Levee-Blast Plans on Track

  • While attention has been focused for days on the decision of whether to blow up the Missouri levee, Gen. Walsh said three other floodways developed since the great flood of 1927 might also need to be used as the river's crest moves south.

    Appeals Court Says Plan to Blow Up Levee Can Proceed

  • It is one of four floodways that the Corps has developed since the great flood of 1927 to minimize damage to people and property and maintain the integrity of the Mississippi River's navigation system.

    Heavy Rains Keep Levee-Blast Plans on Track

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