Levee

A levee, levée (/ˈlɛviː/; ), dike (or dyke), embankment, floodbank or stopbank is an elongated naturally occurring ridge or artificially constructed fill or wall, which regulates water levels. It is usually earthen and often parallel to the course of a river in its floodplain or along low-lying coastlines.

Read more about Levee:  Artificial Levees, Natural Levees, Levee Failures and Breaches

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Levee Failures and Breaches
... Both natural and man-made levees can fail in a number of ways ... The most frequent (and dangerous) is a levee breach ... Here, a part of the levee actually breaks or is eroded away, leaving a large opening for water to flood land otherwise protected by the levee ...
Tank Bund - Artificial Levees - River Flood Prevention
... Prominent levee systems have been built along the Mississippi River and Sacramento River in the United States, and the Po, Rhine, Meuse River, Rhone, Loire, Vistula, the ... The Mississippi levee system represents one of the largest such systems found anywhere in the world ... It comprises over 3,500 miles (5,600 km) of levees extending some 1,000 kilometres (620 mi) along the Mississippi, stretching from Cape Girardeau, Missouri, to the Mississippi Delta ...
Levee (disambiguation) - Places
... Levee, California, former town in Kern County Levee Township, Pike County, Illinois The Levee, former red-light district in Chicago, Illinois ...
M. C. Levee - Career
... Levee Presents The Isle of Lost Ships (1923) Levee began his career in the film industry by working as a prop man at Fox Film Corporation in 1917, earning $20 ... Within a year, Levee became the assistant to Abe Carles, the General Superintendent at Fox ... Levee left Fox in 1920 in order to become a business man at Robert Brunton Studios with Robert Brunton ...
Levee (disambiguation)
... A levee is a type of riverbank flood control system ... Levee or Levée may also refer to ...