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overflow

The continuous escape of fluid from a vessel or viscus, as of urine or tears.
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Kalavassos reservoir overflowed on Friday morning, the eleventh to do so this year.
She added that overflow at Kiambere Dam, the last station in the cascade, had subsided to 115.9 cubic meters per second by 6am today, from 206.9 cubic meters on Friday.
Ms Miano said KenGen has an elaborate water management plan for regulating storage and discharges, and usually lowers water levels in the dams during the dry season to create more storage space before the rainy season begins.The water flowing into the dams has to fill up the empty capacity first before the dams can overflow and channel the water back to the river course.
(3) Defects in sewer lines, blockages, line breaks, power failures, poor sewer design, and vandalism can all set the stage for overflows, with heavy rainfall a leading cause of the overflows themselves.
One of the most effective ways for decreasing the internal blocking probability in the switching network is the application of the so-called overflow links [13, 14].
An overflow is when the water exceeds its boundaries; the space is filled to capacity and water then spreads beyond its limits.
I have seen no figures suggesting that the existing overflows (which have performed perfectly well for well over a hundred years) have insufficient capacity safely to deal with emergency overflows, or that any of them is structurally unsound or in any way decayed.
water that backs up or overflows from a sewer, drain or sump." The policy states that the exclusion applies "regardless of any other cause or event that contributes concurrently or in any sequence to the loss."
Moylan said the city has invested more than $13 million during the past 20 years in its sewer system, as well as taken other actions, in an attempt to minimize the number of sewage overflows.
That sometimes led to sewage overflows into the Willamette River.
This improves the efficiency of fuel level measuring operations, reduces workload, and helps prevent overflows, thus reducing the risk of fuel spills and environmental damage from fuel tank overfill.