How Spillway Gates Work

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Dams and reservoirs need a way to control their water level, and for many, that’s managed using spillway gates. In this video, Grady from Practical Engineering introduces several types of spillway gates, including their advantages and disadvantages. As always, he’s got neat tabletop demonstrations of each type, and he digs into the practical issues engineers face when building, maintaining, and repairing these critical pieces of infrastructure. (Image and video credit: Practical Engineering)

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