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hydraulic structures
Subject Category
P Natural Resources, Earth and Environmental Sciences
X Research, Technology and Engineering
A manmade structure that serves the purpose of diverting, restricting, stopping, or otherwise controlling the natural flow of water.
Definition Source
NAL Thesaurus Staff
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rip raps
water control structures
Broader Term
manmade structures
water management
Narrower Term
canals (waterways)
dams (hydrology)
fish ladders
hydraulic flumes
Related Term
flood control
estructuras hidráulicas
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