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Stilling basins (Pmhjys)

Definition
Devices or structures placed at or near the outlet of a structure for the purpose of inducing energy dissipation where flow velocities are expected to cause unacceptable channel bed scour and bank erosion. (Source: AASHTO Glossary)
Broader Term
Parts of canals and waterways (Pmhjy)
Related Terms (Hierarchical)
Banks (Waterways) (Pmhjyb)
Canal linings (Pmhjyd)
Channels (Waterways) (Pmhjye)
Flumes (Pmhjyh)
Locks (Waterways) (Pmhjyn)
Substrates (Waterways) (Pmhjyu)