[Tagging] Feature Proposal - RFC - sluice_gate

Dave F. davefox at madasafish.com
Mon Jan 3 15:00:08 GMT 2011

On 03/01/2011 10:04, Ulf Lamping wrote:
> Am 03.01.2011 02:59, schrieb Paul Norman:
>> I've set up a proposal for sluice_gates, which are typically found on 
>> small
>> waterways in agricultural areas at
>> http://wiki.openstreetmap.org/wiki/Proposed_features/sluice_gate
> What's the difference to waterway=weir?
> http://wiki.openstreetmap.org/wiki/Tag:waterway%3Dweir

A weir is an immovable barrier to retain water level:

Towards the top of that picture behind the larger tree is a sluice gate:


Which is a gate that can be raised to allow flood waters to pass through 
quickly, or in some instances to deliberately flood land for 
agricultural use:


Dave F.

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