Activities of the Iwate Office of Rivers and National Highways
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Photos of construction work on the river Photos of road construction work on the roads Managing rivers and roads Introducing the Iwate Office of Rivers and National Highways.

Rivers and roads are managed as follows.


River
We cut weeds on embankments as part of embankment maintenance. We cut weeds on embankments as part of embankment maintenance.
We cut weeds on embankments as part of embankment maintenance.
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We monitor the water level of rivers.
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Laser rain gauges are valuable for predicting floods. Laser rain gauges are valuable for predicting floods.
We examine water for contamination.
Laser rain gauges are valuable for predicting floods.
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We examine water for contamination.

Road patrol car
Road patrol car
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We repair damaged roads.
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We repair road signs, road markings and damaged roads.
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We clear snow to make roads passable for cars.
We cut weeds along roads.
We clear snow to make roads passable for cars.
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We replace old bridges with new ones.
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We cut weeds along roads.

In the event of a disaster
Disaster management mobile office
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Disaster Management Office Disaster management mobile office
This is an office in which, in the event of a disaster, controls the emergency response. The staff in the office collect information from the disaster site, give instructions to those working on the site, maintain contact with the relevant agencies, and pass on details of the current situation and expected progress to the general public through the mass media. This vehicle provides space for a disaster management office, equipped with functions to support giving instructions, collecting information, contacting relevant agencies and maintaining public relations.

Flood-lighting vehicle
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Satellite communication vehicle
Water pump vehicle
Flood-lighting vehicle
This vehicle is used to transmit images from the disaster site to the disaster management office via a satellite link. This vehicle is used, in the event of a flood, to pump water from inside embankments or on roads into rivers. This vehicle is used to illuminate the disaster site at night to support emergency work.

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