Last edited 31 Aug 2020


The word ‘overflow’ may refer to:

The word 'overflowing' can refer to: 'The passage of water over a component such as a road or railway embankment or river-bank due to high water level. Overflowing does not necessarily represent 'failure' of an asset to perform its function.' Ref Culvert, screen and outfall manual, (CIRIA C786) published by CIRIA in 2019.

It might also refer to the passage of water beyond the constraints of an over-full container such as a sink or bath.

See also: Overtopping.

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