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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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As they proceeded up the river, they began to encounter dredges at work, biting out mouthfuls of the sandy river bottom and heaping it on top of the huge levees. Great mats of willow brush, hundreds of yards in length, were laid on top of the river-slope of the levees and held in place by steel cables and thousands of cubes of cement.
In addition to its Gulf storm surge protection projects, the Corps of Engineers also designed and constructed the levee system that protects New Orleans from the periodic Mississippi River flooding that typically occurs during springtime.
Army Corps of Engineers (Corps) to follow through on its commitment to rebuild a levee near Hamburg, Iowa, following the floods that devastated the area earlier this year.
Now comes the re-evaluation of Arkansas' long-neglected levee system, which will surely seek to address at least two big public policy questions: Who should be responsible for the levees?
Army Corps of Engineers said Monday that the Mississippi water levels have dropped six inches -- good news for the volunteers who have been sandbagging the "sand boils" on the levee near Prairie du Rocher.
Le ministre de la Justice, Mohamed Karim Jammoussi, a ete auditionne jeudi 2 mai 2019 par la commission du reglement interieur au Parlement au sujet de l'organisation des demandes de levee de l'immunite parlementaire.
The farmland on the river side of the levee is some of the richest on the planet.
One of the plans calls for the construction of a 17-foot-high levee along the entirety of Galveston Island, which is about 27 miles long, and the barrier island to its north, Bolivar Peninsula - a concept that has been dubbed the "coastal spine." Another includes a levee through most of Bolivar but not Galveston.
One of the plans calls for the construction of a 17-foot-high levee along the entirety of Galveston Island, which is about 27 miles long, and the barrier island to its north, Bolivar Peninsula -- a concept that has been dubbed the "coastal spine." Another includes a levee through most of Bolivar but not Galveston.
Je pense a la levee en Bourse de 400 millions de DH par Immorente qui a ainsi reussi son introduction en bourse.
Momo said the agency's priorities are concentrated on the Arayat-Apalit-Masantol-Macabebe Setback Levee and the left bank of the Pampanga Delta Development Project (PDDP) flood control component.
The work involves placing about 14 tons of quarry stone along 591ft of the eroded levee. The construction work is planned to start in August and is expected to complete by the end of 2016.