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Term No.Term NameTerm Description
5744Warp1 - Any distortion of timber from the true or plane surface. 2 - See 1438 and 3396......
3334Warped pitching, or Warped beachingPitching on the upstream or downstream sides of hydraulic structures having warped surfaces......
3397Warped transitionA transition in which side walls are warped......
2062Warping, or Commutation methodA process of allowing the tide to overflow low lying lands so as to deposit thereon the silt which it carries in suspension......
5972Wash drill, Wash drillingA device for boring holes through soft material. The drill point is raised and lowered, churning and loosening the material at the bottom of the drive.....
1382Wash loadSuspended material of very small size (generally clays and colloids) originating primarily from erosion on the land slopes of the drainage area and or.....
5168Wash-inHoles formed in the land where water flows downward through the backfilled trench, washing large volumes of soil into a closed drain through the joint.....
6063Wash-out pitA pit at the base of a mixing plant into which the wash water used to clean the mixers and condemned batches are dumped......
4325Washing nozzleNozzle at the end of the jetting pipe......
7890WashlandAn area of the floodplain that is allowed to flood or is deliberately flooded by a watercourse for flood management purposes......
4123Washland storage, or Floodplain storageThe construction of dykes on a floodplain for the storage of flood water, in order to reduce flooding downstream. Schemes may be passive (they flood w.....
4122Washland, or Floodplain1 -An embanked, low-lying land bordering a river or estuary, usually part of the natural floodplain, over which floodwaters are allowed to flow period.....
5368WashoutThe washing out or erosion of earth from the canal banks, below hydraulic structures, caused especially by excessive water velocity and turbulence, ac.....
7212WashoutThe removal of dust, aerosols and gases from the atmosphere by impact with falling raindrops......
7117WasteAny substance, solid, liquid or gaseous, for which no use can be found by the organism or system that produces it, and for which a method of disposal .....
4646Waste channels, or Tail escapes1 -Channels that are extensions of the distribution canal system conveying surplus or unused waters to an outlet such as a stream, a depression of the.....
3238Waste concreteFresh concrete that is rejected before placement because of inferior quality or some other undesirable condition; it includes defective concrete that .....
7541Waste load allocation The result of monitoring and calculations to determine the total maximum daily load for a stream segment......
7537Waste management A comprehensive, integrated, and rational systems approach to the handling and treatment of wastes, to achieve and maintain acceptable environmental q.....
7539Waste processing An operation in which the physical or chemical properties of waste are changed to reduce size and/or volume to facilitate handling......
7538Waste reduction The prevention or restriction of waste generation at its source by redesigning products or the patterns of production and consumption......
7540Waste treatment Any process to which wastewater or industrial waste is subjected to make it suitable for subsequent use or less harmful disposal......
3571Waste waterThe water (excluding that spent in conveyance losses) that is unavoidably to run surplus due to breaches, closures or other mishaps out of water for b.....
6570Waste water re-useThe application of effluent water that has been used by man for one or more purposes for other productive purposes. Examples include the use of surfac.....
7338WastewaterWater carrying dissolved or suspended solids from homes, farms, businesses and industries......
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