automatic dam

automatic dam

[¦ȯd·ə¦mad·ik ′dam]
(mining engineering)
In placer mining, a dam with a gate that automatically discharges the water when it reaches a certain height behind the dam.
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The design development, funding, construction and then, the operation, repairs plus regular as well as heavy maintenance activities of the 29 automatic dams and related paraphernalia are also included in the 30-year contract.
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