Water level regulation

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Water level regulation is a term used in water management. The word is made up of the two independent terms water level and regulation . It is the safeguarding of a natural or artificial body of water with its environment and its references, from inflow or outflow, which overflows or could undermine the respective specified water level.

The term "water level regulation" is used wherever water is managed: in national water management, for drinking, industrial and industrial water management, regardless of the type (whether river, lake or canal) and size in length and width and depth of the water. Instruments of the water level control are - depending on the intended purpose - inwardly or outwardly acting natural obstacles, artificial barrier systems such as heaped dikes or set screw cap or, masonry or concrete works, as well as the inlet and outlet controlled locks - or Sielanlagen , to also scoop - or Pumping stations .


  • Gerd Quedenbaum, VORFLUT, The Eider Association, A contribution to the history of the dike and drainage system in the central Eider region . Eider-Verlag, Düsseldorf 2000. ISBN 3-921908-08-6 , pages 143-147.

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