Definition of outfall
: the outlet of a body of water (such as a river or lake); especially : the mouth of a drain or sewer
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The Feb. 9 flood led to an estimated $57 million in damage and dumped 235 million gallons of untreated wastewater, including 30 million gallons of raw sewage, from an emergency outfall near the beach at Seattle’s Discovery Park.
Changing Channel Pacific Palisades Record rainfall last winter eased drought conditions but also pumped up the volume of runoff into the ocean, including at this outfall between Gladstones restaurant and the Getty Villa on PCH.
Other people, including representatives of the environmental group Potomac Riverkeeper Network, had questions about where the city was thinking of building its storage tanks or tunnels, particularly for the Oronoco Bay outfall.
The lower image shows the outfall area of the diversion in the bay.
The same outfall had an overflow on Feb. 8 that lasted for 13 minutes.
The Saturday storm combined with debris blocking drains led to an overflow from an outfall near Southwest Carolina Street, the bureau said.
The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, the city and the Sewerage and Water Board are monitoring water levels in the outfall canals and in Lake Pontchartrain.
Twenty million gallons of untreated wastewater was sent out the emergency outfall pipe just 490 feet from the beach at Discovery Park.
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