the act or technique of controlling river flow with dams, dikes, artificial channels, etc., so as to minimize the occurrence of floods.
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How to use flood control in a sentence
In addition to flood control, these dams play an important role in hydroelectric power generation, and ensuring water security.Managing China’s thousands of dams is trickier in the era of climate change | Sumnima Kandangwa | August 11, 2021 | Quartz
One was dedicated to the greater glory of one man; the other to flood control and forest protection—but OK, Jonah, whatever.
The City will have to manage their upstate reservoirs to help with flood control and have already started to do so.
The problem of absolute flood control is, however, more complex than the foregoing simple statement would imply.
So far, then, as flood control is concerned, it has little bearing on Conservation in the Adirondacks.
It is imperative that flood control be undertaken for California and Arizona.State of the Union Addresses of Calvin Coolidge | Calvin Coolidge
But their height has been accentuated by human agency; and this points to the two necessary phases of river flood control work.
In the part that sound water resource projects play in providing irrigation, power, and flood control.
British Dictionary definitions for flood control
the technique or practice of preventing or controlling floods with dams, artificial channels, etc
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