- Stream Blockage/Irrigation Project
Wentworth, Darling River
New South Wales, Australia (2003)
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This used 4' x 100' closed-ended AquaDam® is being used to impound water
for irrigation purposes. Australia has been suffering from a long-term
drought, which has brought river levels to unforeseen lows. Notice that
the fill tubes of the AquaDam® (in the bottom of the picture) are filled
with water. This AquaDam® should have been started higher up the bank.
Because of this, this unit cannot reach it's maximum design height.
The closed end of the AquaDam® was abutted into a concrete spillway. This spillway
would allow water to pass in case of unanticipated rains. The spillway had slots that
boards could be slid into to regulate the amount of water that could pass.
Installation time was 2 hours.
A view looking upstream from the AquaDam®, showing the pool of impounded water.
Because of the flat grade of the river, hundreds of thousands of gallons can be
impounded behind this single AquaDam®.