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Skimmer Weir[edit]

Should a bit about skimmer wiers be included?

==Too Many Does this short article really need 4 photos? Ando228 (talk) 22:37, 14 February 2008 (UTC) I enjoyed all four pictures. —Preceding unsigned comment added by 69.149.139.254 (talk) 20:02, 8 April 2008 (UTC)

Nothing wrong with the ones included. I moved some around to improve the layout.

Recreational Use[edit]

Might be nice to include a section on recreational use of many weirs by kayakers and canoeists. guiltyspark (talk) 11:08, 9 December 2007 (UTC)

Introduction[edit]

The introduction really need to be split up. It is simply too long. Someone with more experience in weirs should probably do this. Vegaswikian (talk) 00:15, 2 May 2008 (UTC)

Photos[edit]

Additional free photos for the article are at 1, 2, 3 with licensing {{PD-USGov-USGS}}. -- Suntag (talk) 05:38, 5 September 2008 (UTC)

Weirs in Fiction[edit]

Trying to remember the name of a novel (Victorian?) which prominently features a weir. I think one of the lead characters is killed on one. Drutt (talk) 17:43, 28 June 2009 (UTC)

The Weir is a play written by Conor McPherson in 1997. It was first produced at The Royal Court Theatre Upstairs in London, England, on 4 July 1997. It first appeared on Broadway at the Walter Kerr Theatre on 1 April 1999. It has since been performed in Toronto, Dublin, Belfast, Boston, Philadelphia, Pittsburgh, Los Angeles, Chicago, Buffalo, Washington, D.C. and San Jose.[1] — Preceding unsigned comment added by Twizzlemas (talkcontribs) 06:56, 18 September 2011 (UTC)

Flood Control[edit]

I think it might be useful to have some comments about Weirs used for passive flood control, for example the Fremont Weir at the north end of the Yolo Bypass. Kevink707 (talk) 17:42, 24 March 2011 (UTC)

Etymology[edit]

It would be interesting to know the origins of the word 'weir'. Twizzlemas (talk) 06:58, 18 September 2011 (UTC)

Dam vs. Weir[edit]

Is there a better way to differentiate between a dam and weir in the description of a weir? Is it safe to say that all dams are a type of weir, but not all weirs are dams? I'm honestly a bit confused as to the difference. Where I live, we have two structures we simply call dams, but when I read the description of a weir, it seems that they may be weirs in that their spillways are overtop the dam structure. --Criticalthinker (talk) 03:24, 10 July 2012 (UTC)

Weirs are really small dams with a specific purpose. I think the two structures you have just may be called dams based on local use and commonality. I rarely hear people use the word weir but dam is much more common. I'll tweak it a bit.--NortyNort (Holla) 14:57, 11 July 2012 (UTC)

Merge one?[edit]

I think this should be merged with "drop structure" or vice versa. They cover pretty much the same thing, and are repetitive at times. 142.136.145.221 (talk) 21:44, 25 April 2014 (UTC)