de·​wa·​ter | \ (ˌ)dē-ˈwȯ-tər How to pronounce dewater (audio) , -ˈwä-\
dewatered; dewatering; dewaters

Definition of dewater

transitive verb

: to remove water from

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dewaterer noun

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Kurtz Brothers also has been mining thousands of tons of sediment from the Port's containment dikes, cleaning and dewatering the material, and trucking it off the dike for sale to off-site projects. James F. Mccarty,, "Portman-led investigation finds Army Corps angled for Lake Erie dumping," 10 May 2018 The company plans to dewater the ash ponds, consolidate them into a smaller footprint and install a liner on top of the ash material to prevent rain from entering the ash. Dennis Pillion,, "Mobile Baykeeper: Coal ash endangers 'America's Amazon,' Mobile-Tensaw Delta," 28 Mar. 2018 In Alabama, all utilities so far plan to dewater their ash ponds and close them in place, adding a top liner, dirt and plant cover to prevent rainwater from reaching the ash, but leaving it in place. Dennis Pillion,, "Alabama's proposed coal ash plan has too many loopholes, critics say," 22 Mar. 2018 To address landslide risk, crews can modify or dewater land or create some kind of protective wall structure. Rong-gong Lin Ii,, "Worried about being on top of an earthquake fault? New California maps will let you know on a smartphone," 23 Mar. 2018 The ash pond at Alabama Power's Plant Gadsden has already been dewatered, consolidated and covered. Dennis Pillion,, "Alabama Power fined $1.25 million over coal ash ponds," 2 Mar. 2018 Projections by the Illinois State Water Survey predict that water levels will continue to decline and that portions of the aquifer will be dewatered if current water use continues. Linda Girardi, Aurora Beacon-News, "Oswego considering Lake Michigan as possible water source," 28 Feb. 2018 Kurtz cleans and dewaters the dike sediment, then trucks the material off the dike for sale to construction projects or for use on its own projects. James F. Mccarty,, "Dredged sediment from Lake Erie ports has value, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers is discovering," 29 Oct. 2017 The current plan is to dewater the ash ponds as much as possible, and cover the remaining ash in place with fill material, topped with a synthetic liner, and covered by dirt and grass, much like modern municipal landfills. Dennis Pillion,, "Alabama town grapples with the coal ash in its backyard," 20 Oct. 2017

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circa 1909, in the meaning defined above

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