Flood control refers to all methods used to reduce or prevent the detrimental effects of flood waters.
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... Authorized by the Flood Control Acts of 1938, the lake is one of 16 flood control projects in the Pittsburgh District designed to prevent flooding ... and a length of 720 feet at its crest, as a flood control project of the United States Army Corps of Engineers ...
... Wister Lake was authorized for flood control and conservation by the Flood Control Act of 1938 ... Construction began in April 1946, and the project was placed in full flood control operation in December 1949 ...
... In 1948 floods swept through the Columbia watershed, destroying Vanport, then the second largest city in Oregon, and impacting cities as far north as Trail, British Columbia ... The flooding prompted the United States Congress to pass the Flood Control Act of 1950, authorizing the federal development of additional dams and other flood ... however, local communities had become wary of federal hydroelectric projects, and sought local control of new developments a public utility district in Grant County, Washington ultimately began construction of ...
... side tributaries have received some man-made flood control modifications ... debris basins at the mouth of nearly every major tributary, stretches of lined or unlined flood control channels, and other structures ... basins, are circular depressions constructed by the Orange County Flood Control Division to slow down flash floods ...
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“Above and beyond paying attention to feelings before and after a separation, never threaten your child with leaving or loss of love in an effort to control her behavior. Children believe their parents assertions that I will send you away, I wont love you any more, Ill go away, and are terrified with good reason. Fear is a very poor way of disciplining a child, and it can cause severe lifelong anxiety.”
—Alicia F. Lieberman (20th century)
“Hearing the low sound
of a cloud scattering rain
and thinking for an eternity
on his absent young wife,
a traveller heaved a sigh
and with a flood of tears
howled the whole night long.
Now, villagers wont let him stay
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