diversion dam

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diversion dam

[də′vər·zhən ‚dam]
(civil engineering)
A fixed dam for diverting stream water away from its course.
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The Jordanians were in dispute with Syria over water in the 1990s following the latter's creation of diversionary dams on the Yarmuk River.