The Hinged Flood Gates are similar to our other panel systems, except they are permanently installed at the opening location, and so, are effectively stored in their open position. This system can be custom designed to suit any width opening within reason and can be supplied in either a single or two leaf configuration. For larger gates, central support wheels can be fitted for safety and ease of deployment. Once swung shut and locked, an effective seal is created with no further interaction required. Because this barrier is permanently installed and stored at the opening location, it offers a quick reaction time. This is critical in the face of a threatening flood event.To reduce the aesthetic impact of this barrier, the front surface of the gate can be colored or covered in a manner to match the mounting structure.