Then, finally throwing the switch he opened the floodgate to the sluice, and let the water roll out into the place that was once the White River.
In Manggarai, South Jakarta, flood victims tried to take matters into their own hands and open a floodgate to allow the water to drain from their homes.
Landing hard she ignored the twinge that shot up her leg, stumbling past the daemon to the control platform and shoving the wheel around to fully open the floodgate .
Jakarta Governor Sutiyoso decided to open the floodgate after much pressure from local residents in southern areas, who ran amok on Friday, as they could no longer bear being continually flooded.
Jerry gave Jenny a boost as she crossed the closed floodgate .
The moment his feet stepped across the threshold the memories came flooding back like a floodgate had been opened, ironically causing simultaneous feelings of joy and sadness to nearly overwhelm him.
To wish for love is like opening a floodgate for emotion.
They fear that it could open the floodgates for similar walls - and ruin the character of the green area.
It could open the floodgates for offenders brought back to jail after committing crimes.
His victory could open the floodgates for other claims.