横堤

English translation: closs-levee, wing levee

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Japanese term or phrase:横堤
English translation:closs-levee, wing levee
Entered by: Troy Fowler

03:32 Feb 7, 2006
Japanese to English translations [PRO]
Tech/Engineering - Environment & Ecology / Levee systems
Japanese term or phrase: 横堤
I'm looking for an appropriate way to describe this type of levee, that juts out into the main channel of a levee to slow down flow. Here's a picture of a 横堤:

http://www.1061.org/pages/levee.jpg

It comes with a caption reading:
一時的に水の流下を遅らせる機能をさらに高めるため、『横堤』が作られています。

I'm sure there's a better term than "Sideways levee".

宜しゅう。
Troy Fowler
United States
Local time: 20:53
closs-levee, wing levee
Explanation:
土木用語辞典、技報堂出版

横堤(wing levee, cross levee):大きな幅の高水敷を耕作地として利用している場合に,それらを洪水時の高流速から守るために,本堤や高台からほぼ直角につくられる堤防.
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cinefil
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Local time: 13:53
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横堤
closs-levee, wing levee


Explanation:
土木用語辞典、技報堂出版

横堤(wing levee, cross levee):大きな幅の高水敷を耕作地として利用している場合に,それらを洪水時の高流速から守るために,本堤や高台からほぼ直角につくられる堤防.



    Reference: http://www.suiri.civil.yamaguchi-u.ac.jp/kasen/river3.ppt
cinefil
Japan
Local time: 13:53
Native speaker of: Native in JapaneseJapanese
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