Monday, 19 November 2012

Star Shaped Spillway, Armenia

A spillway is known in the UK as overflow channels, are structures that offer controlled release of flows from a dam or levee into an area downstream. Spillways release floods so that water does not overtop and destroy the dam; water does not regularly flow over a spillway unless there is a flood. Typically spillways are round; this particular star-shaped one is located at the Kechut Reservoir near Jermuk in Armenia. We have already done a standalone feature on the round shaped bell-mouth spillways, but I have never seen a star-shaped spillway until now.

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