Definition of spillway
a passage for surplus water from a dam.
There are still some rescues going on near the spillway at Canyon Lake.
Example of spillway
‘That lake is going to get so full it's going to get to the emergency spillways ,’ said Larry Leinhauser, spokesman for Manatee County public safety emergency operations.
A few diaspores may pass dams through turbines or spillways .
After the spillway breached, it was about 190 feet wide and 40 feet deep.
Although the dam held, it sustained damage to its concrete core and spillway .
As the Iraqi engineers from the Irrigation Ministry began to look at their dams, diversion structures and gated spillways , they expressed concern that some of them had been damaged.
Berrios worries about losing specialists who can design large networks, databases and systems to control dams, spillways and other specialized irrigation or waterway systems.
Clouds were building up so we had to hurry over the boardwalk that looks down into the gorge cut by the Kallada, fed by the spillway of the dam.
Constructing concrete spillways may reduce or prevent damage to dams caused by burrowing beavers.
Construction is expected to start on the first part of the dam wall, which is the foundation for the second spillway , by the end of May.
It had been extinguished in some parts of the Ord Project Area with respect to the dam area and spillways and irrigation areas.