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Term No.Term NameTerm Description
3670TailwaterWater level at the head of the watercourse or farm lateral just below the outlet......
2869Tailwater rating curve, or Downstream stage discharge curveA curve showing relationship between the discharge and the corresponding tailwater stage......
3480Take-off distributor, Take-off divisor, or Take-off dividerDevice placed in the offtake structure where volume of water to be diverted is only a small fraction of the water flowing in the parent channel, the v.....
3920Taking-off placeA horizontal platform near the water surface level where the cattle or traffic get into the canal. In case of very small canals, landing place and tak.....
2293Talus, Flexible apron, or Placed riprapA protection at the downstream end of a weir, fall, etc., consisting of blocks of concrete or masonry or stones......
9158Tangible benefits, or Tangible effectsAll the benefits that can be expressed in monetary terms......
4141Tangible losses and benefitsFlood damages and benefits that are capable of being assessed in terms of money......
6220Tap lineWater distribution line where taps (valves) are mounted......
1926Tap rootA primary root which grows vertically downward giving off small lateral roots in acropetal succession......
4074TaphoonA portable dam or stop on a frame or metal panel put across a ditch section by moving it downstream as the irrigation progresses......
3225Tapoon, or Ponding methodA method of measurement of seepage losses from canals when a selected canal section is segregated by dikes at each end. Seepage losses may be determin.....
5798TarA thick, brown to black, viscous liquid obtained by the distillation of wood, coal, peat, and other organic material, and having a varied composition .....
5366TargetA device on which sights are made......
6185TargetThe value at which a control system must maintain a controlled variable. Synonymous with `Setpoint`......
8879Target audienceIndividuals, groups, or organizations that will be the focus or beneficiary of the products or services of a project.....
1554TarungarsA term used for wire crates containing loose bricks or stones and placed downstream of a structure to protect it from scour or erosion......
6371Task forceAll the qualified personnel to carry out preventive maintenance programs (systematic and conditional) and (or) to intervene for carrying out correctiv.....
8091Tax reductionsAllowing damaged property to be set against tax liabilities......
6831TaxonAny formal taxonomic unit or category of organisms, e.g., species, genus, order, etc......
6829TaxonomyThe science of classification of organisms according to their resemblances and differences......
9057Technical provisions (specifications)Provisions in the specifications that describe technical details of each type of construction......
9010Technical sanction (India and Pakistan)The sanction of the competent authority to a properly detailed estimate of the cost of a work of construction or repair or investigation, etc......
7888Technological hazardsDanger originating from technological or industrial accidents, dangerous procedures, infrastructure failures or certain human activities, which may ca.....
1287Tectonic lakeA lake in a basin produced by earth movements (uplift, faulting, etc.)......
6332Telemeter systemA system that monitors and communicates conditions and/or operations to a site which is remote from the site of the conditions or operations......
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