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  • n. Plural form of headgate.


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  • Caught this fat rainbow at the headgates of a canal off the Henry's Fork of the Snake River in Idaho.

    Field & Stream

  • It was not uncommon for the settlers to find their headgates clogged by the carcasses of dead horses or cows that had tumbled into the channel on the Mexican side.


  • Flows in the secondary canals are controlled by headgates, and farmers derive water from secondary canals normally by gravity.

    Water profile of Guyana

  • DOBBS: The results of our poll tonight, 97 percent of you say the United States should not be providing taxpayer-funded headgates to illegal aliens as Governor Schwarzenegger of California is now proposing.

    CNN Transcript Jan 8, 2007

  • Now, the letter, as reported by the Associated Press, reads in part, "My headgates thanks to you and the entire staff of Focus on the Family for your help and support during the past few challenging months."

    CNN Transcript Mar 1, 2006

  • PATTON: With it, they climbed the fence to the headgates.

    CNN Transcript Aug 30, 2001

  • Once again, protesters are venting their anger at the federal government over the closure of some headgates at the Klamath Falls irrigation project.

    CNN Transcript Aug 30, 2001

  • PATTON (on camera): And so the farmers have gained 30 yards and established a new boundary against the very edge of the headgates.

    CNN Transcript Aug 30, 2001

  • In 1872 was the first Anglo-Saxon settlement, a group of farmers coming from Gila Bend, upon the Gila River, where they had attempted farming and had failed because the wandering river had washed away their dams and headgates.

    Mormon Settlement in Arizona A Record of Peaceful Conquest of the Desert

  • There had been the usual trouble in the building of irrigating canals and the washing away of headgates by floods that came down Kanab Creek.

    Mormon Settlement in Arizona A Record of Peaceful Conquest of the Desert


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