flood control

nounCivil Engineering.
  1. 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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British Dictionary definitions for flood control

flood control

  1. the technique or practice of preventing or controlling floods with dams, artificial channels, etc

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