In English, many things are named after a particular country – but have you ever wondered what those things are called in those countries?
1(barrier)dique masculinepresa femininerepresa feminine South America
- An Indian Supreme Court judgement finally gave the project the go-ahead, allowing the height of the dam to be raised to a level that would finally allow water to flow down the irrigation canals.
- Factors ranging from pollution to water turbines, dams and weirs, for example, also account for the loss of eels.
- A lake at Oakford Park, a pleasure resort near Pittsburgh, was flooded by a violent rainstorm and burst the dam, causing a wall of water to sweep down Bush Creek valley.
- It was reasoned that the completed dam would undeniably supply electricity and therefore be of economic benefit in the broadest sense.
- Increasing numbers of privatised water schemes are linked to ventures to abstract more water through vast dams and reservoirs.
- Water can already flow through turbines at dams in order to generate electricity.
- By raising the dam, water levels would reach a point where they would flood many of the beach-front properties that sit close to the lake shore.
- The next big project by the family was to build a dam to generate electricity to use to milk the cows and provide lighting for the house and sheds.
- But what if we build dams to generate electricity or protect low-lying regions from floods?
- He reasoned that constructing a dam would enable water to be stored for irrigation in the dry season, and flooding could be prevented at other times.
- Emergency crews and dive teams are standing by, and authorities say that water levels behind the dam are dropping.
- He says when more than 1.3-billion people in the world don't have access to safe water and electricity, new dams will have to be built.
- Hydroelectric dams use water turbines in the same way to generate power.
- You can have problems with rising and falling water levels as dams are opened and closed so never take water conditions for granted.
- The dam raised the water level by 54 feet and created a three-mile-long reservoir holding around 9,000 million gallons.
- Because of the canal's location between two dams, its water level stays constant, so the architects were free to place each little building as close to it as they wanted.
- The town went into a steep decline after the construction of a dam left the beach waters cold enough for trout, but too cold for summer visitors.
- The effect is achieved by pumping the water over small dams known as weirs.
- He'll test them on Nile crocodiles in South Africa, which are imperiled because changes to a local dam will raise water levels and swamp nesting beaches.
- Traditionally, increased water demands have been met by developing additional water supplies using dams, impoundment reservoirs, and canal systems.
2(reservoir)embalse masculinerepresa feminine South America
- Spring rain left dams full as bellies after chips for tea.
- It is situated 13 km from Alice on the Hogsback road and is a landmark with its large storage dams.
- ‘The water levels of dams are better… but we still need more rain,’ Gariep municipal foreman Jan Roules said.
- The total water level of these dams is presently 18.8%, also lower than the 29.3% last season.
- In 1895 it was decided that the northern end of the Reserve could be walled to form a dam to supply the needs of the rapidly growing town.
- The court ruled that the bureau can release water from its dams and reservoirs when needed to sustain silvery minnows and the dying river.
- When the rains began, the dams were full to the brim.
- Just 16 weeks ago, the dam was silted and full of reeds.
- The water level in Harangi dam near Kushalnagar has also increased.
- With water levels in the dams receding and ever tighter water restrictions looming, very soon there may not be enough water to grow new trees.
- Thirteen Eastern Cape dams were overflowing after rains over large parts of the normally drought-prone province, SABC radio news reported.
- Without rain to refill dams, the restrictions could last until the end of the year.
- Although the supply still outweighs demand, the reverse situation occurred during 2000 when production fell due to the low water level of certain hydroelectric dams.
- At present rain water is being collected in large storage dams and reticulated to the end consumer via a network of pipes, pumps and treatment plant to ensure drinking water quality.
- Once complete the aquifer will be able to supply water to various dams if there is a need.
- Referring to the present power situation in the state, Sivadasan says water levels in dams are low.
- There was one short opportunity for attack - in May 1943 when water levels in the dams were at their highest.
- The dam supplies water to millions of people in the Pretoria area, but the unicity has assured people that areas receiving piped municipal water were not at risk.
- Without seeing it Jess knew the water level of the dam would be down.
- Until a sufficient amount of rain falls to increase the water levels in the dams, everyone will need to do their part to conserve this precious resource.
transitive verbdammed, damming
1(lake/valley/river) represar(river/valley/lake) construir una presa en(lake/river/valley) construir una represa en South America
- There are only so many rivers that can be dammed, and we now understand the dramatic environmental impact of large-scale hydropower plants.
- Barro Colorado and other nearby islands were created during canal construction in the early 1900s when engineers dammed Panama's Chagras River to make Gatun Lake.
- This is a reservoir of approximately 800 acres formed by damming the River Wolf.
- In the Soviet era, the Vakhsh River was dammed for irrigation and electric power, and factories were built along its banks.
- The park was named for Town Lake, the part of the Colorado River that was dammed between the Tom Miller Dam and the Longhorn Dam.
- Still, we do have rivers, and one, the LaCrosse River, has been dammed, creating a recreational area, Lake Neshonoc.
- Lake Nasser was formed by damming the River Nile.
- Since the river was dammed, Chinook salmon numbers have declined by 90%.
- He says today's action has some similarities to the 1980s legal fight to save Tasmania's Franklin River from being dammed.
- The river Stour was dammed to create the main serpentine lake, which is overlooked by the circular Temple of Apollo, high on a hill.
- The reservoir is not particularly old, though it once had a river running through it which was dammed to form the lake.
- A plan was announced to dam the Whanganui River, an action that would submerge several cemeteries and sacred sites.
- The remaining forest died out when the Hackensack River was dammed upstream, resulting in an invasion of salt water.
- He dammed the loch, built a power station, and began installing what was to become the most sophisticated fish farm in the world.
- Since we began damming our inland rivers we have doubled our water consumption with each generation.
- In the mid-nineteenth century the headwaters of the river were dammed, forming Spring Lake, which remains a popular attraction.
- Nearby, a smaller lake was created by damming a tributary creek.
- Deal's congressional district includes Lake Sidney Lanier, created in the 1950s by damming the upper Chattahoochee River, about 50 miles northeast of Atlanta.
- We're hearing lots of discussion about plans to dam the inland rivers, to dam the Cooper Creek, for example.
- But the best form of water storage is in the ground, not in huge surface reservoirs created by damming rivers.
1(de un animal) madre feminine
- Their incorporation into these pedigree herds as suckler dams or resale as in calf cows offers a very lucrative second-hand value.
- Puppies can resemble the sire, the dam, or a combination of the parents or even a remote ancestor.
- Weaning BW is influenced by the growth potential of the sire and dam, the milk production of the dam, and the feed resources.
- However, the present study indicates Longhorns have a significant advantage in calving ease over Red Poll sires for dams calving at 2 yr of age.
- The greatest effect of scours was on young inbred dams; mature outcross dams had a lower incidence of scours.
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