dam dam  /ˈdæm/

Definition(s):

  1. (n) a barrier constructed to contain the flow of water or to keep out the sea
  2. (n) a metric unit of length equal to ten meters
  3. (n) female parent of an animal especially domestic livestock
  4. (v) obstruct with, or as if with, a dam

Usage(s):

  1. There's a movement afoot to pull down old or ecologically unsound dams, starting with this one.
  2. The Serre-de-la-Fare dam was finally canceled in 1994, and two others are in jeopardy.
  3. Whether or not it is ever built to dam water, the proposed 675-ft.

News

  1. Dam Road closed due to construction

    The Dillon Dam Road is closed until further notice for construction. Click back for updates.
    on June 13, 2013     Source: Summit Daily News

  2. How Egypt Might Try To Stop Ethiopia's Dam Project

    Ethiopia's initiation of a dam project on the Blue Nile has quickly drawn the ire of Egypt, which is critically dependent on it as a source of much of the country's freshwater needs. As Egyptian Foreign Minister Mohamed Kamel Amr said June 9 following Ethiopia's refusal to halt construction of the dam and ahead of his trip to Addis Ababa to discuss the project, Egypt will not give up a "single ...
    on June 13, 2013     Source: Forbes

  3. Dam proposed Skykomish River near Index

    INDEX, Wash. (AP) — The Snohomish Public Utility District faces opposition from environmentalists as it seeks federal permission to put a dam across the Skykomish River. The Everett-based utility is looking at a site near Sunset Falls and Canyon Falls, about a mile south of Index. The dam would generate enough electricity for about 10,000 homes.
    on June 12, 2013     Source: The Wenatchee World

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Quotes

  1. Speaking a few hours after Obama's campaign reported raising a record $150 million in September, McCain said the overall sum the Democrat has raised for his campaign - $605 million - showed the "dam has broken" for future White House races.
    on Oct 19, 2008 By: John McCain Source: TIME

  2. "I thought the 11 points in the third quarter just kind of put a heavy weight on our shoulders," Denver coach George Karl said. "When the dam broke, it broke hard."
    on May 2, 2007 By: George Karl Source: USA Today

  3. "Very little of the total volume of the water in Warragamba Dam, or Lake Burragorang, is affected," Mr Koperberg told ABC Radio. "It is in fact about three to four per cent - nowhere near the 50 per cent suggested. On current indications we...
    on Sep 26, 2007 By: Phil Koperberg Source: Ninemsn

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