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3525. Fall, Drop, Drop structure, Fall structure, Canal weir : 1 - A structure designed to secure the lowering of the water surface in a channel in a short distance, and the safe destruction of the liberated surplus energy. In Egypt, a fall or drop structure with water flowing over it and having its surface subject to atmospheric pressure is called a `canal weir`. 2 - The terms `fall` or `drop` also refer to the difference between the upstream and downstream total energy lines of a fall structure.

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3525. Chute : 1 - Ouvrage conçu pour abaisser la surface d`eau dans un canal sur une distance courte et dissiper sans danger l`excédent d`énergie libérée. En Egypte, un tel ouvrage avec l`eau se déversant par-dessus et dont la surface est soumise à la pression atmosphérique est appelé en anglais `canal weir`. 2 - Le terme « chute » désigne également la différence entre les lignes d`énergie totale de l`amont et de l`aval de la chute.

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