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Levee

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(Redirected from Embankment)

noun - A levee, is an elongated naturally occurring ridge or artificially constructed fill or wall, which regulates water levels. It is usually earthen and often parallel to the course of a river in its floodplain or along low-lying coastlines.

Synonyms[edit]

levée, dike, dyke, embankment, floodbank, stopbank, levies