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  • noun Plural form of floodway.

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Examples

  • 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

  • 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.

    NPR Topics: News

  • 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.

    The Full Feed from HuffingtonPost.com

  • 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.

    msnbc.com: Top msnbc.com headlines

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

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