A bleed valve (dam block under levees) for regulating deep reservoirs.

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A lot of people have asked about this feature in one way or another. Some ask for the ability to put levees on top of dam-blocks. Some ask for ways to stack floodgates for a 6 levee deep water reservoir.

I've made a mock-up of a "reverse dam"-piece, a bleed valve, capable of being put under levees. It occupies a 3x1x1 volume and the center block is solid.

The idea is that this block allows you to drain water from the BOTTOM of a dam.
I assume it will be possible to do this with the same in-engine features as the pump station and dump site (water buildings).

The flow through one of these can be Q = (p1-p2) * C * S
-where p1 and p2 are the water depth on back-side and front-side of valve,
and C is a constant set by developers after testing,
and S is the setting of the slider where the player adjusts the flow of the water.

I think it's a good idea to allow the player to fully close the valve, because one can not block the valve on either side.

Thank you for your consideration.

Under consideration Suggestion Suggested by: AfterCrow Upvoted: 21 Apr Comments: 42

Comments: 42