The extent of overflow has thus on each occasion been less.
It is the source of the Rio Limay and receives the overflow from two smaller neighbouring lakes.
Each of the larger streams, as well as a large proportion of the smaller ones, is accompanied by a belt of bottom land, of greater or less width, lying low as regards the stream, and liable to overflow at times of high water.
There are a number of lakes in the lowland region of the Amazon valley, but these are mainly overflow reservoirs whose areas expand and contract with the rise and fall of the great river.
They are constructed not only as navigable waterways, but also to relieve the rivers from periodical overflow, and to drain the marshy districts.
43-409) there was ample time for cities to grow up from small beginnings, to overflow their borders and to be more than once rebuilt.
The circuit of the walls of London which were left by the Romans was never afterwards enlarged, and the population did not overflow into the suburbs to any extent until the Tudor period.
In the heart of the delta numerous large lakes or marshes abounding in fish are formed by the overflow of the Irrawaddy river during the rainy season, but these either assume very diminutive proportions or disappear altogether in the dry season.
M., and is fed by a number of small streams from the neighbouring mountains, and by the overflow of the other lakes..
Wide, which serves as an outlet for the overflow of those lakes and as a waterway for the natives who bring in flowers and vegetables for sale.
The earliest effort to correct this evil was by the Dutch engineer Maartens (Span., Martinez), who planned a deep cutting through Nochistongo Hill, north of the city, to carry away the overflow of Lake Zumpango (7493 ft.
Above the timber-bearing soil along the banks, and all along the lower river the country is liable to overflow; and as the land backward from the stream slopes downward from the banks heaped up by successive flood-deposits, each overflow creates along the river a fringe of swamps.
The north-east barrier was pierced by underground passages (katavothra) which carried off the overflow from Copais.
In length, prevent the overflow of the Wabash river, which for nine months in the year is navigable from this point to the Ohio.
On the appearance of serious leakage the overflow level of the water originally at of was lowered for safety to gh; and for many years the reservoir was worked with its general level much below gh.
The length of this dam from rock to rock at the overflow level is about 1500 ft.
This makes a difference of level, at the outside, of six or seven feet; and yet the water shed by the surrounding hills is insignificant in amount, and this overflow must be referred to causes which affect the deep springs.
I feel as if I were nearer to the vitals of the globe, for this sandy overflow is something such a foliaceous mass as the vitals of the animal body.
The inhabitants are totally ruined, the hospitals overflow with sick, and famine is everywhere.
"Only she lets her love of her husband and children overflow all bounds," said the countess, "so that it even becomes absurd."