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levee

a raised embankment along a watercourse which may occur naturally through sedimentation during overflow of the channel or may be man-made to prevent flooding.
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Forested buffer zones as narrow as 100 yards saved many levees from damage and reduced the severity of damage to others.
Due to the Hoeven provision, Drayton and other cities can now permanently retain levees on HMGP land as long as the levee meets certain criteria: is constructed of naturally occurring materials, is part of a flood control project, and meets other criteria as established by the FEMA Administrator.
The newly trained volunteers are now prepared to inspect levees and floodwalls during emergency flood events.
Those looking for details on the levees can find more information below:
Although a tremendous amount of "engineering skill" has allowed people to wall off the Big Muddy behind levees, and thus to dry out "one of the world's greatest natural wetlands," the river periodically asserts "its own way," overflowing its engineered banks and wreaking havoc across its floodplain (1).
The results suggest that the Chinese began building levee systems along the lower reaches of the river about 2,900-2,700 years ago--the earliest known archaeological evidence for human construction of large-scale levees and other flood-control systems in China.
Le ministre de l'Industrie, de l'Energie et des Mines a annonce, lors d'une conference de presse, ce jeudi, au siege de son departement, que les subventions aux cimenteries seront totalement levees a partir du mois de juin prochain, soulignant que cette mesure a permis de reduire le montant de la subvention de 130 millions de dinars suite a la levee, dans une premiere etape, de la subvention aux cimenteries a hauteur de 50%.
as floodwater from the Souris River spills over levees and dikes June 25.
The Corps of Engineers is considering whether to open the Morganza spillway, which would flood thousands of homes and acres of farmland along a 160-kilometer stretch in Louisiana but take the pressure off levees and help to protect Baton Rouge, New Orleans and the oil refineries in between.
Homeowners in communities with levees and dams that have not been certified as meeting federal flood standards will have a temporary reprieve from flood insurance requirements as the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) looks to find more precise means to measure the protection value of those flood prevention structures.
The main Levee continues to be held on January 1st in Winnipeg, the provincial capital, but the Lieutenant Governor also hosts Levees in rural communities throughout the year.
Starting with the continuous efforts to stave off the annual floods of the Mississippi River, Colten relates how the need for hurricane protection levees developed.