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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1 pass (left bank) - renovate the valve 6, raise it by 20 cm, - make operational the baffle device upstream of the dam, - restore the masonry and concrete dam, - replace the generator of rescue and renovate the power supply system of the dam, - replace the automatic dam, - replace the functional lighting fixtures of the dam.
Contract notice: maintenance and repair of the automatic dams of the first class watercourses of the sub-basins of sambre, meuse and lesse
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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