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English translation: Flood control channel, flood channel

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German term or phrase:Entlastungsgerinne
English translation:Flood control channel, flood channel
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11:23 Jan 5, 2001
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Tech/Engineering - Construction / Civil Engineering
German term or phrase: Entlastungsgerinne
The sentence is about the Donauinsel:
Im Zuge der letzten grossen Donauregulierung 1970-1980 errichtet, teilt Sie heute ein „Entlastungsgerinne“ vom Hauptbett der Donau ab und ist zum grössten Freizeitparadis der Wiener geworden.
I can't imagine what happened!
TIA
Parrot
Spain
Local time: 19:25
Flood control channel, flood channel
Explanation:
Donauinsel

The Danube Island is the favorite recreation area near Vienna for the Viennese. It is an artificial island that lies between the real Danube River and the New Danube River.

The New Danube is an artificial arm of the Danube that was built to protect Vienna from floods.

(In the Spring, after the snow melts or after heavy rainfalls, parts of Vienna along the Danube were flooded.)

The Danube Island runs parallel for about 22 kilometers to the Danube. Locks separate it from the main river. When the water level of the Danube is normal, then the locks are closed. This gives us a 22 kilometer artifical lake for swimming, surfing, waterskiing, etc. right in Vienna (with good water quality!) . If the water level of the Danube rises, which happens 2 or 3 times a year, then the locks are opened and the water can flow through Vienna without doing any damage.
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gwolf
Local time: 13:25
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Thanks! Esp. for the references.
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Summary of answers provided
naFlood control channel, flood channelgwolf
nadischarge/discharging canal, surpassing canal
Mats Wiman
naoverflow channelNancy Schmeing


  

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8 mins
overflow channel


Explanation:
This has to do with the water level regulation of the Danube. There was a channel made, which leaves the main river bed and comes back to it. What results is an island. Your text relates that the island separates the main bed from this channel. It is now an area for recreation.

Nancy Schmeing
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2 hrs
discharge/discharging canal, surpassing canal


Explanation:
In connection with the last regulation of the Danube in 1970-80 a discharde canal detaches it from the Danube main bed and the island has become the biggest leisure park of the Viennese.


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Mats Wiman
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7 hrs
Flood control channel, flood channel


Explanation:
Donauinsel

The Danube Island is the favorite recreation area near Vienna for the Viennese. It is an artificial island that lies between the real Danube River and the New Danube River.

The New Danube is an artificial arm of the Danube that was built to protect Vienna from floods.

(In the Spring, after the snow melts or after heavy rainfalls, parts of Vienna along the Danube were flooded.)

The Danube Island runs parallel for about 22 kilometers to the Danube. Locks separate it from the main river. When the water level of the Danube is normal, then the locks are closed. This gives us a 22 kilometer artifical lake for swimming, surfing, waterskiing, etc. right in Vienna (with good water quality!) . If the water level of the Danube rises, which happens 2 or 3 times a year, then the locks are opened and the water can flow through Vienna without doing any damage.



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