floodway
noun Date: 1928 a channel for diverting floodwaters

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  • floodway — flood way …   Dictionary of ichthyology

  • floodway — /flud way /, n. the channel and adjacent shore areas under water during a flood, esp. as determined for a flood of a given height. [1885 90; FLOOD + WAY] * * * …   Universalium

  • floodway — noun An engineered path to channel floodwaters away from areas to be protected …   Wiktionary

  • floodway —     a) A large capacity channel constructed to divert floodwaters or excess streamflow from populous, flood prone areas, such as a bypass route bounded by levees.     b) The part of the flood plain kept clear of encumbrances and reserved for… …   Glossary of landform and geologic terms

  • floodway — flood•way [[t]ˈflʌdˌweɪ[/t]] n. civ a place to which floodwaters are diverted …   From formal English to slang

  • floodway — /ˈflʌdweɪ/ (say fludway) noun 1. → stormwater channel. 2. the path which the main body of floodwater takes when the river has broken its banks …   Australian English dictionary

  • floodway — ˈ ̷ ̷ˌ ̷ ̷ noun : an area or channel provided as an emergency course to divert floodwaters (as from more populous regions) * * * /flud way /, n. the channel and adjacent shore areas under water during a flood, esp. as determined for a flood of a… …   Useful english dictionary

  • Red River Floodway — at the southeast corner of the Winnipeg city limits near Lorette as seen from the air. The Trans Canada Highway and Canadian National Railway b …   Wikipedia

  • Manggahan Floodway — Coordinates: 14°31′30″N 121°08′10″E / 14.525°N 121.13611°E / 14.525; 121.13611 …   Wikipedia

  • New Madrid Floodway Project — New Madrid Floodway map (source: USACE) The New Madrid Floodway Project is an ongoing project intended to close a 1,500 foot (460 m) gap in the Mississippi River Birds Point New Madrid Floodway levee at New Madrid County, Missouri, to… …   Wikipedia

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