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Serbian term or phrase:preliv
English translation:spillway
Entered by: Cedomir Pusica
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10:05 Mar 12, 2008
Serbian to English translations [PRO]
Tech/Engineering - Energy / Power Generation / Hydro power plant
Serbian term or phrase: preliv
Na vodozahvatu je izveden preliv sa odvodnim kanalom dužine 40 m.
Cedomir Pusica
Serbia
Local time: 19:54
spillway
Explanation:
A spillway is a structure used to provide for the controlled release of flood flows from a dam or levee into a downstream area, typically being the river that was dammed. Spillways release floods so that the water does not overtop and damage or even destroy the dam. Except during flood periods, water does not normally flow over a spillway. In contrast, an intake is a structure used to release water on a regular basis for water supply, hydroelectricity generation, etc. Floodgates and fuse plugs may be designed into spillways to regulate water flow and dam height. Other uses of the term "spillway" include bypasses of dams or outlets of a channels used during highwater, and outlet channels carved through natural dams such as moraines.

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Local time: 19:54
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spillway


Explanation:
A spillway is a structure used to provide for the controlled release of flood flows from a dam or levee into a downstream area, typically being the river that was dammed. Spillways release floods so that the water does not overtop and damage or even destroy the dam. Except during flood periods, water does not normally flow over a spillway. In contrast, an intake is a structure used to release water on a regular basis for water supply, hydroelectricity generation, etc. Floodgates and fuse plugs may be designed into spillways to regulate water flow and dam height. Other uses of the term "spillway" include bypasses of dams or outlets of a channels used during highwater, and outlet channels carved through natural dams such as moraines.




    Reference: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Spillway
Ingrid Lovric
Local time: 19:54
Native speaker of: Native in CroatianCroatian, Native in Serbo-CroatSerbo-Croat
PRO pts in category: 4
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