Translation of weir in Spanish:

weir

presa, n.

Pronunciation /wɪr//wɪə/

noun

  • 1

    (dam)
    presa feminine
    • Through the extensive studies done in the area we know that raising the weir is the only way to go.
    • Mixed news from the Galway Fishery this week, as 13 open gates on the weir meant winter levels in the river.
    • ‘It's such a pity, that with the whole nation short of power, the water is simply flowing over the weir,’ he says.
    • A weir is a dam placed across a river to raise or divert the water, or a fence in a stream to catch or retain fish.
    • When levels are low, a weir prevents water from leaving the lake.
    • Set in idyllic surroundings, with the sound of the Barrow flowing gently over the weir in the background, the studio is the perfect location for an artist.
    • Cllr Clarke welcomed the development and said a walkway across the river at the weirs would be a great attraction.
    • If water levels in the river drop, the weirs will be dismantled, he added.
    • Three of four weirs in the river broke, and an influx of sand has left water depths of only two to four inches.
    • Sometimes on an exceptionally high tide the water flows over the weir causing a tidal effect as far up as Kingston.
    • Upstream of the weir the River Wharfe was glassy smooth with rising trout and cruising ducks, down river the water boiled amongst the smooth white rocks.
    • The Environment Agency is to set out its long-term plans for a variety of rivers, weirs and brooks across the north west.
    • After considering a voluntary program last week, the decision to impose tougher restrictions was made on Monday because the flow over the weir had ceased.
    • King Alfred the Great is said to have responded by building weirs and embankments on the river to lower the water-level, so stranding the Danish fleet upstream.
    • Follow the river upstream from the weir for about two hundred yards and you will come to a clearing.
    • The Derwent at Sutton is also worth a visit, with plenty of roach showing in the deeper water upstream of the weir.
    • Reduced river flows, brought about by the construction of dams, weirs and water diversions, compound the problem.
  • 2

    (trap)
    encañizada feminine
    • Unlike gill nets, fish weirs were permanent structures that essentially allowed one man to ‘fish’ twenty-four hours a day.
    • Men are responsible for line and weir fishing, hunting, gardening, and the felling of trees.
    • Fishermen use weirs, traps, gill nets, and dip nets for alewives, which they consider one of the easiest fish to catch.
    • Seines at least collected less mud and debris than weirs and staked gill nets.
    • Trouble began in the spring of 1816 when Judge Cooper built a weir, a fish trap, across the St. Jones River to catch migrating shad and herring.
    • Fish, especially Arctic char were caught in weirs and traps and taken using fish spears.
    • The effectiveness of fish weirs was well known throughout Europe.
    • Surprisingly, evidence of stone and willow fish weirs, which bridged estuaries and bays as far afield as western Europe and northern American, can still be found.
    • Evolving technologies have included aboriginal spears, nets, and weirs and European purse seines.