damming damming  /ˈdæ mɪŋ/

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. Chicago has mulled over the possibility of damming Lake Michigan near the Loop for additional airfield space.
  2. Last February a federal court enjoined the Army Engineers from damming the Cossatot River in Arkansas.
  3. In Vietnam, the fertile Mekong River is imperiled by upstream damming.

News

  1. Chile's Bachelet says Patagonia dams not viable

    Chile's leading presidential candidate, Michelle Bachelet, says she opposes the HidroAysen plan, a $7 billion project to power central Chile by damming Patagonian rivers. Most Chileans also oppose the ...
    on June 24, 2013     Source: Associated Press via Yahoo! News

  2. Chile's Bachelet against huge HidroAysen dam project in wild Patagonia

    SANTIAGO, Chile — Chile's Michelle Bachelet says she is against HidroAysen, a $7 billion project to power central Chile by damming Patagonian rivers. Bachelet is the frontrunner ahead of the Nov. 17 presidential elections.
    on June 24, 2013     Source: Minneapolis-St. Paul Star Tribune

  3. Chile's Bachelet says Patagonia dams not viable - Quincy Herald-Whig | Illinois & Missouri News, Sports

    SANTIAGO, Chile (AP) - Chile's Michelle Bachelet says she is against HidroAysen, a $7 billion project to power central Chile by damming Patagonian rivers.
    on June 24, 2013     Source: Quincy Herald-Whig

Quotes

  1. "Nothing has been as effective as the damming warrants. I believe that it is a very, very strong tool. Frankly, our fight against coyotes (smugglers) will be retarded if we cannot use them," Goddard said.
    on Jan 11, 2007 By: Terry Goddard Source: Arizona Republic

  2. "Can I make it perfectly clear that our objections to the Malcolm Turnbull proposal to dam the Clarence has absolutely nothing to do with our unwillingness to share water," Mr Koperberg told reporters in Brisbane. "Our objection to damming...
    on Apr 19, 2007 By: Phil Koperberg Source: The Age

  3. Environment Minister Trevor Mallard said the 90% renewable target "does not require damming every river and putting wind turbines on every ridge line".
    on Aug 13, 2008 By: Trevor Mallard Source: Stuff.co.nz

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