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  1. A spillway is a section of a dam designed to pass water from the upstream side of a dam to the downstream side.
  2. A spillway is located at the top of the reservoir pool.


  1. A gate on the crest of a spillway to control the discharge or reservoir water level. (Web site)


  1. Many spillways have gates designed to control the flow through the spillway.
  2. Uncontrolled spillways do not have gates; when the water rises above the lip or "crest" of the spillway it begins to be released from the reservoir.

Single Machine

  1. If any of these machines become overloaded or otherwise unavailable, we maintain a single machine with a lower precedence MX record to act as a spillway.


  1. Also, the downstream face of a dam spillway is usually formed in an ogee curve to minimize erosion. (Web site)
  2. Bulkhead. A one-piece fabricated steel unit which is lowered into guides and seals against a frame to close a water passage in a dam, conduit, spillway, etc. (Web site)
  3. Any cavitation or turbulence of the water flowing over the spillway slowly eats the dam.


  1. Portion of spillway between the inlet channel and the chute, tunnel or conduit, which does not contain gates. (Web site)
  2. A spillway is a section of a dam designed to pass water from the upstream side of a dam to the downstream side.
  3. To minimize that erosion (especially with maximum water elevation at the crest), the downstream face of the spillway is ordinarily made an ogee curve.


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