barrier dam
a low dam on a stream used to divert water, block fish migration or guide fish into a fishway

Dictionary of ichthyology. 2009.

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  • Barrier Lake — Infobox lake lake name = Barrier Lake image lake = Barrier Lake Kananaskis Aerial.jpg caption lake = Lake, Hwy 40 and Mount Baldy image bathymetry = caption bathymetry = location = Kananaskis, Alberta coords =… …   Wikipedia

  • Dam — /dam, dahm/, n. (Carl Peter) Henrik /kahrl pee ter hen rik/; Dan. /kahrddl pay teuhrdd hen rddik/, 1895 1976, Danish biochemist: Nobel prize for medicine 1943. * * * I Barrier built across a stream, river, or estuary to conserve water for such… …   Universalium

  • dam — dam1 [dam] n. [ME < Gmc base seen in MLowG, MDu dam, ON dammr, MHG tam, Goth faur dammjan, to stop up < IE base * dhē, to set, put in place > DO1, L facere] 1. a barrier built to hold back flowing water 2. the water thus kept back 3. any …   English World dictionary

  • Barrier — may refer to: * Automatic full barriers, railway * Barricade * Crash barrier, highway * Language barrier, culture/linguistics * Noise barrier, noise prevention * Road block * Separation barrier, prevents the movement of people across a certain… …   Wikipedia

  • Dam — Dam, n. [Akin to OLG., D., & Dan. dam, G. & Sw. damm, Icel. dammr, and AS. fordemman to stop up, Goth. Fa[ u]rdammjan.] 1. A barrier to prevent the flow of a liquid; esp., a bank of earth, or wall of any kind, as of masonry or wood, built across… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Dam plate — Dam Dam, n. [Akin to OLG., D., & Dan. dam, G. & Sw. damm, Icel. dammr, and AS. fordemman to stop up, Goth. Fa[ u]rdammjan.] 1. A barrier to prevent the flow of a liquid; esp., a bank of earth, or wall of any kind, as of masonry or wood, built… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • dam — Ⅰ. dam [1] ► NOUN ▪ a barrier constructed across a river to hold back water, in order to form a reservoir or prevent flooding. ► VERB (dammed, damming) ▪ build a dam across. ORIGIN Low German or Dutch. Ⅱ …   English terms dictionary

  • dam — [n] embankment, wall bank, barrage, barrier, dike, ditch, gate, grade, hindrance, levee, milldam, millpond, obstruction, weir; concept 470 dam [v] hold back; block bar, barricade, brake, check, choke, clog, close, confine, hinder, hold in, impede …   New thesaurus

  • dam — dam1 /dam/, n., v., dammed, damming. n. 1. a barrier to obstruct the flow of water, esp. one of earth, masonry, etc., built across a stream or river. 2. a body of water confined by a dam. 3. any barrier resembling a dam. v.t. 4. to furnish with a …   Universalium

  • Dam — This article is about structures for water impoundment. For other uses, see Dam (disambiguation). Hoover Dam, a concrete arch gravity dam in Black Canyon of the Colorado River. Lake Mead in the background is impounded by the dam …   Wikipedia

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