- the act or technique of controlling river flow with dams, dikes, artificial channels, etc., so as to minimize the occurrence of floods.
Origin of flood control
An Americanism dating back to 1925–30
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- the technique or practice of preventing or controlling floods with dams, artificial channels, etc
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