Floating dam

An anchored dam.
A caisson used as a gate for a dry dock.

See also: Floating, Floating

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary, published 1913 by G. & C. Merriam Co.
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The brainchild of innovation architect, John Dobozy (see Ecos 118), the Aquadam will capture and store rainwater, stormwater and desalinated seawater in a flexible, floating dam sited some 2 to 5 km out to sea.
All the necessary logistical means have been mobilised to stop the leakage, notably by setting up a floating dam around the perimeter and pipe sucking the crude oil, the same source indicated.
The new solution sees the implementation of containment booms, which will act as giant floating dams, trapping any oil spill to stop it spreading too far.