Levees

Embankments built to prevent flooding of low-lying land. For embankments built to control or retain flood waters of rivers or seas, use "dikes.".

Quick Facts

Go Historic ID
2825
Names
levees
levee
flood walls
floodwalls
walls, flood
rivierdijken Dutch
rivierdijk Dutch
muros de contención Spanish
muro de contención Spanish

More Definitions

Embankments built to prevent flooding of low-lying land. For embankments built to control or retain flood waters of rivers or seas, use "dikes."

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Bibliography

  1. 1.  The Getty Art & Architecture Thesaurus, 300006156. The J. Paul Getty Trust.