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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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Tenders are invited for provide levee improvements to approx.
La dirigeante au sein de Nidaa Tounes, Ons Hattab a affirme, ce dimanche 30 octobre 2016, que son immunite n'a pas encore ete levee.
LEAGUE CITY - A public meeting to gather input from Houston-area residents on various hurricane protection plans turned into a mini protest Tuesday with several attendees wielding homemade signs with messages challenging a levee proposal that would leave certain communities around Galveston Bay unprotected.
Training included classroom instruction, live demonstrations, hands-on learning at the Kirkwood training levee and a visit to a levee project along the Susquehanna, Chenango and Tioughnioga Rivers.
And no levee will be held in Alberta In 2015 as the Lieutenant Governor (and veterans advocate) Don Ethell is recovering from surgery.
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%.
La definition du syndrome de levee d'obstacle (SLO) est ancienne.
Volunteers work to repair a levee that protects the Church of St.
Richard Frost, 68, of West Monroe, and Ronnie Cascio, 66, of Monroe, were arrested by the department's Criminal Investigations Division for alleged illegal disposal of solid waste and by the Louisiana State Levee District Police, Tensas Basin Levee District, for damage to a levee, one count of excavating within 100 feet of a levee toe and one count of excavating within 30 feet of a levee toe.
htm) Calling the swollen Missouri River the worst he has ever seen, Iowa governor Terry Branstad warned of imminent flooding as the United States Army Corps of Engineers scrambled to repair a damaged levee, according to the Des Moines Register.
Summary: Water from the swollen Mississippi River poured over a century-old levee Thursday, flooding 4,900 hectares of corn and soybeans despite farmers' frantic efforts to shore up the structure.