Definition of Flood control
1. Noun. (engineering) the art or technique of trying to control rivers with dams etc in order to minimize the occurrence of floods.
Category relationships: Applied Science, Engineering, Engineering Science, Technology
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Literary usage of Flood control
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1. Industrial Arts Index by H.W. Wilson Company (1914)
"Sei Am 108:9 Ja 4 '13 flood control Alternative propositions for control of the ... Sei Am 108:579 Je 28 '13 Correspondence concerning flood control. ..."
2. Readers' Guide to Periodical Literature by H.W. Wilson Company (1915)
"11 Sci Am S 78:392-4 D 19 '14 See also Erosion; flood control; Floods; Levees; Valleys; Water pollution; Water power; Waterways; also names of rivers, ..."
3. Capital (1888)
"The role of the flood-control dams is to eliminate what remains of these peaks ... Thus emptied, the reservoir impounded by the flood-control dam could be ..."
4. Transactions of the International Engineering Congress, 1915 (1916)
"31 flood control IN CHINA. By CHARLES DAVIS JAMESON, MA, Se. ... In most cases flood control, land protection, and irrigation have gone hand in hand, ..."
5. The Engineering Index Annual for by American Society of Mechanical Engineers (1914)
"Describes the topography, flood conditions, and flood control projects. ... A summary of the principal features of flood control reservoirs and of the laws ..."