(1) With their gently sloping sides, Sanxingdui's walls may instead have been dikes for flood control.(2) A lot of the route is along the dykes that prevent the river from flooding the neighbouring fields.(3) He is remembered as a benevolent ruler who increased agricultural production and built dams, dikes , and bridges for the Vietnamese people.(4) Moreover, they tended to live near dykes designed to irrigate rice farms.(5) Ponds are separated by dikes that prevent flooding and provide access routes to the ponds for electricity and aerator motors.(6) It also refers to the Delta Works, the network of dykes and dams that protect the Netherlands province of Zeeland from sea flooding.(7) The area flanks Lake Pontchartrain and suffered from floods when a canal dike burst.(8) More than 870,000 workers have been deployed to fight the floods and reinforce dykes along the Yangtze river.(9) They cleared it of stones and wood and built dykes and houses and herded cattle.(10) We have pumps to pump out the water that is continually leaking into our polders through the dikes .(11) The Netherlands is a land protected from flooding by dykes and dams.(12) Richmond has dykes , but they were built to protect against flooding from the Fraser, and as the ocean rises, such floods will become increasingly difficult to deal with.(13) Local authorities were ordered to step up patrols along dams and dikes .(14) Part of South Milford was flooded yesterday after swollen dykes overflowed into High Street, leaving the village playing field, post office and several houses under water.(15) By the 1920S, the Army Corps of Engineers built sturdier dikes , and valley flooding virtually ceased.(16) The authorities began working frantically up the river, using whatever materials and means available to construct dykes , dams and levees.