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Fluctuations in the lake due to floods are controlled by an immense spillway dam built of concrete.
The spillway is so arranged that as the level of the water in the lake rises the discharging capacity increases.
THE PANAMA CANALFREDERIC JENNINGS HASKIN
The spillway, too, if enlarged by explosives, would make a nasty hole to build up.
The spillway is a concrete-lined opening cut through a hill of rock near the center of the dam.
Behind was the bubbling, leaping flow of the spillway itself, and Gatun Dam.
RAIDERS INVISIBLEDESMOND WINTER HALL
The noise of its equalizers will be covered by the water coming through the spillway.
RAIDERS INVISIBLEDESMOND WINTER HALL
He washed his fish in the dam's tiny spillway and, filling the wooden dish with salt, he rolled the split whitefish in dry salt.
THE SPELL OF THE WHITE STURGEONJAMES ARTHUR KJELGAARD
The upper end of the tank, full width, was a broad spillway, sheened with an inch of smooth-slipping water.
She could hear him talking over the telephone to Hanley about the spillway of the Buckeye dam.
He hasn't done it; he has contented himself with marking out that dead-line you can see over there just above our spillway.
THE KING OF ARCADIAFRANCIS LYNDE

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