Baffled AquaDam Pressure Test
Carlotta, CA (2003)
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The water level behind the AquaDam® is within inches of the top. The inside tube simply rises higher, surpassing the recommended maximum water depth for this size. The baffle provides additional support and will not allow water to flow over the top of this two sided baffled AquaDam®.
Carlotta, CA
The AquaDam® has turned so that one side is resting completely on top of the other, and is about to wash out. The water depth now far exceeds the recommended maximum water depth for this AquaDam®. The remainder of the AquaDam® roll abuts into the opposite bank and stays rolled up.
Carlotta, CA
You can see that the AquaDam® is almost ready to flip over itself. The baffle has provided additional stability compared to a standard AquaDam®, but eventually, the AquaDam® will flip all the way over itself, pulling the open end off the bank.
Carlotta, CA
The AquaDam® is just about ready to flip over.
Carlotta, CA
It all happens in a second. The AquaDam® is overpowered by the water it is holding back and washes out. This unit actually flipped from bottom to top, but only after the water depth had surpassed the original height of the baffled AquaDam®. The water depth actually achieved 4'+ in depth before washing out.
Carlotta, CA