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laminación de avenidas

English translation: flood controlling means

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18:25 Feb 18, 2007
Spanish to English translations [PRO]
Tech/Engineering - Environment & Ecology
Spanish term or phrase: laminación de avenidas
"El descuento de la cuota correspondiente a **la laminación de avenidas** suele ser arbitraria"


This is from a text about water management and its economic aspects. I've found what looks like the perfect definition in Wikipedia, but now i need the English equivalent!

http://es.wikipedia.org/wiki/Laminación_de_avenidas
Owen Munday
United Kingdom
Local time: 17:20
English translation:flood controlling means
Explanation:
The rate (I suppose it refers to the water being saved) corresponding to flood controlling means (ref.to reservoirs or dams).... or something to that effect
Tesauro Alfabético Conceptual
PRESAS Y EMBALSES > EMBALSES PARA LAMINACION DE AVENIDAS EMBALSES PARA LAMINACION DE AVENIDAS LT PRESAS Y EMBALSES < EMBALSES PARA CONTROL DE AVENIDAS ...
hispagua.cedex.es/documentacion/tesauro/Tes_hidro/HTML/HID_E1.HTM - 34k -
Los embalses son un medio para laminar (o controlar) las avenidas.

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Note added at 1 hr (2007-02-18 19:39:46 GMT) Post-grading
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Thank you Owen - interesting subject.
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patricia scott
Spain
Local time: 18:20
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Many thanks Patricia, I'll go for this answer. Thanks to David too. Not an easy one!
4 KudoZ points were awarded for this answer

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flood controlling means


Explanation:
The rate (I suppose it refers to the water being saved) corresponding to flood controlling means (ref.to reservoirs or dams).... or something to that effect
Tesauro Alfabético Conceptual
PRESAS Y EMBALSES > EMBALSES PARA LAMINACION DE AVENIDAS EMBALSES PARA LAMINACION DE AVENIDAS LT PRESAS Y EMBALSES < EMBALSES PARA CONTROL DE AVENIDAS ...
hispagua.cedex.es/documentacion/tesauro/Tes_hidro/HTML/HID_E1.HTM - 34k -
Los embalses son un medio para laminar (o controlar) las avenidas.

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Note added at 1 hr (2007-02-18 19:39:46 GMT) Post-grading
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Thank you Owen - interesting subject.

patricia scott
Spain
Local time: 18:20
Native speaker of: Native in EnglishEnglish
PRO pts in category: 16
Grading comment
Many thanks Patricia, I'll go for this answer. Thanks to David too. Not an easy one!
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