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[Suggestion] Self regulating floodgate


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Simple as the name says: a floodgate that adjusts its level  (height) based on water level on one side, working as dam but with varying height. It's a very basic mechanism, similar to the gravity battery in the game, but instead of a heavy box with rocks, it would be a wood block that floats based on water level, so that the lower the level, the lower the floodgate height. That would help a lot during droughts so we don't have to adjust several floodgates across the map.

 

Also, it would be nice if there was an option similar to priority in building, but one that allows configured buildings to halt during droughts.

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It would be nice to have an advanced dam that could have a more granular water level setting. This way we could specify how much water to hold in a reservoir coming off of the river. I think this is kind of like what OP means?

Also, I second the opinion of having an option (maybe in the building UI?) to auto-toggle buildings during drought.

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On 10/18/2022 at 8:37 PM, Drkrieger said:

It would be nice to have an advanced dam that could have a more granular water level setting. This way we could specify how much water to hold in a reservoir coming off of the river. I think this is kind of like what OP means?

Also, I second the opinion of having an option (maybe in the building UI?) to auto-toggle buildings during drought.

Beaver Overseer.  Assign him to check water gauges.  Add 'Recommended levels' option to water gauges.  Allow labeling of water gauges and naming of floodgates/dams.   Mix and match settings for overseer instructions. 

When Gauge labeled 'River Bend 01' is below recommended levels, open floodgate named 'Terror Dam 01'.  When Gauge labeled 'River Bend 01' reaches recommended maximum, close floodgate named 'Terror Dam 01'.  An overseer can only watch three gauges and he can open/close a maximum of six floodgates.

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Some way of regulating floodgates based on reading stream gauges would certainly be a great addition to the game. The idea of an overseer constantly checking the water level and telling another beaver responsible for maneuvering up or down a floodgate is brilliant @Ashpence.

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On 10/25/2022 at 7:47 AM, Ashpence said:

Beaver Overseer.  Assign him to check water gauges.  Add 'Recommended levels' option to water gauges.  Allow labeling of water gauges and naming of floodgates/dams.   Mix and match settings for overseer instructions. 

When Gauge labeled 'River Bend 01' is below recommended levels, open floodgate named 'Terror Dam 01'.  When Gauge labeled 'River Bend 01' reaches recommended maximum, close floodgate named 'Terror Dam 01'.  An overseer can only watch three gauges and he can open/close a maximum of six floodgates.

Oh yes please! This sounds even better, having to use a beaver to perform this service/function 🙂
This way, there's a penalty when you can't keep up with your population's needs.

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Something that is related is one way valves gates.  Basically if side A is higher than side B, side A can push the gate open (it opens into the B area) and allows water to flow, but if B is higher than A then it pushes the gate against the wall, closing and preventing water flow.

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