Meaning of LEVEE in English

LEVEE

noun

EXAMPLES FROM CORPUS

Angelenos continue to argue over flood control, levees and recreational use of the channel.

In flood conditions, however, brimming reservoirs sometimes spill more water than downstream rivers can handle, thus straining the levees.

It also wanted to erect fifteen hundred miles of new levees.

Many islands are below sea level and only the levees prevent them from vanishing.

Officials brought in bulldozers in an effort to build a 5-foot high levee to protect property from the encroaching Sacramento.

Other levees had been breached Friday night in similar efforts to spare populated areas.

The levees caused the areas between to be very subject to flooding and consequently peat formation was further favoured.

The last four of these sub-deltas were formed by levee breaches in 1839, 1860, 1874 and 1891.

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