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- In hydrologic terms, the longitudinal profile of the surface of a liquid in a non-uniform flow in an open channel, when the water surface is not parallel to the invert owing to the depth of water having been increased by the interposition of an obstruction such as a dam or weir. The term is sometimes used in a generic sense to denote all water surface profiles; or for profiles where the water is flowing at depths greater than the critical.
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- Backwater Effect, Breach, Control Points, Dam, Dam failure, DAMBRK, Downstream Slope, Emergency Action Plan, Face, Forebay, GATE, Jokulhlaup, Phiezometer, Tailwater Height, Toe of Dam, Upstream Slope