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  • n. Plural form of spillway.

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  • We fear that -- we've never had to execute the spillways, which is basically the backup design if such an occurrence like this happens, they're designed to handle the overflow and they've never been tested, because we've never had the water that high before.

    CNN Transcript Jun 22, 2003

  • Position requires solid experience in Autocad Electrical and Mechanical Desktop applied to navigation projects, locks, large concrete and RCC dams, powerplants, pumping stations, underground works, water control structures such as spillways, intakes and outlets.

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  • Position requires experience in Revit MEP to be applied to navigation projects, locks, large concrete and RCC dams, hydroelectric powerplants, pumping stations, underground works, water control structures such as spillways, intakes and outlets.

    chicagotribune.com - News

  • Given the magnitude of haircuts that investors already expect to take on Greek debt, stabilizing the European financial system requires opening up the spillways and "TARPing" European banks.

    It's Time for a European TARP

  • Earlier this year, as the rising waters of the Mississippi River threatened to engulf towns along river banks, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers made the difficult decision to open emergency spillways, diverting floodwater into farmland to relieve the pressure.

    It's Time for a European TARP

  • To protect levees in Baton Rouge and New Orleans, authorities recently opened the Morganza and Bonnet Carre spillways, sending millions of gallons of fresh water toward some of Louisiana's richest oyster grounds.

    Oystermen Scrape Bottom

  • Mr. Voisin understands the need to open spillways to protect cities: You obviously sacrifice oysters over family and people.''

    Oystermen Scrape Bottom

  • A lot will depend on how long the spillways are open, how much Mississippi water is released and how long it sticks around in oyster breeding grounds in coming weeks.

    Oystermen Scrape Bottom

  • Officials say diversion of some of the water through spillways in Louisiana, though, eventually will ease the flow and help speed the return to normalcy.

    Mississippi Flooding Harms Agriculture in Several US States

  • The narrowing of the Mississippi creates higher flood levels and faster flows of water as it gushes into farmland, communities and spillways designed to handle overflows, the federation said.

    Mississippi flood control: Major changes urged

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