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Word: culvert

Definition: artificial channel for water; drain crossing under a road


Sentences Containing 'culvert'

The Big Culvert is located nearby on the Marysville - Woods Point Road, which was historically part of the Yarra Track.
The canal passed under the road at Sikeside (now called Sykeside Road, Cairnhill), from where it is nowadays in culvert.
The culvert remains under the jurisdiction of Scottish Canals (as successor to British Waterways) because of its function as a feeder to the Forth and Clyde Canal. The Scottish Development Agency was formed in 1975, and the canal was the subject of the "Monkland Canal Land Renewal Project".
The outlet works tunnel through the dam from an elevation much lower than that of the spillway; the conduit terminates at a culvert exit, a design commonly seen on storm drains but rarely seen on dams, at the base of the dam.
The rest of the waterway to Port Dundas was converted into a culvert to maintain the water flow, and much of it now lies beneath the M8 motorway which was constructed along its path in the early 1970s; the motorway was originally called "the Monkland Motorway".
The River Team runs directly through the centre of the trading estate, hidden in a culvert.
These storms can deposit large amounts of precipitation in the watershed, producing significant runoff, which quickly surpasses the capacity of the river channel, and bridge and culvert openings.
To protect the U.S. highway, a culvert was intentionally breached on State Highway 57 to allow the pooling floodwaters to drain back into the Republican River channel.
Today, the lake empties into the strait Lilla Värtan through a culvert and forms part of a proposed nature reserve at Norra Djurgården.
Two contracts were let for the other bridge and culvert works.
Unlike the Type 4 20 cm Rocket, which could be launched from an ordinary pipe or culvert with sufficient diameter, wooden rails, or even directly from a slope in the ground, the Type 4 40cm rocket required specially designed launch rails.

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